Up to six studentships of £2000 are offered every year, split evenly between physical sciences, biological sciences and interdisciplinary projects.
Applications for our Summer Studentships must include a significant microscopy component and should be submitted by suitable host academic on behalf of a student. The Studentship is offered on the understanding that a 500 word project report is completed by the student by the end of the period of study and submitted to the RMS. The report should be in the form of an abstract with Introduction, Materials & Methods, Results and Discussion. It should also include images/data.
Awards will be made to students at the end of their second year of study for a three year degree or at the end of their second or third years for four year degree courses. Master’s students are not eligible. £1500 should be allocated by the supervisor to the student as a bursary to cover living expenses and £500 can be used to cover experimental and laboratory expenses.
The person making the application must be a Member or Fellow of the Royal Microscopical Society. If you have any questions about this award please contact Debbie Hunt.Summer Studentship Terms & Conditions
2020 Summer Studentships
Five bursaries were awarded for 2020, there were to:
- Jennifer Bertonesi, University of Strathclyde
- Poppy Cairney, University of Birmingham
- Rana Salem, Glasgow Caledonian University
- George Hume, University of Sheffield
- Mostin Hu, University of St Andrews
Reports from all the recipients will be available soon.
View details of all the Previous Recipients.
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Last year’s RMS studentship recipient has since been offered and accepted a PhD position in Cambridge, partly thanks to the highly successful project that they were able complete with the studentship and that played a big role in them being offered the position. This clearly demonstrates to me how much the studentship makes a difference to the career of students.