Summer Vacation Research Studentship Programme

Applications are now closed.

Summer Vacation Research Studentship

The Hannah Dairy Research Foundation (HDRF) main aim is to encourage research and education into dairying. Each year the Hannah Dairy Research Foundation (HDRF) offers a number of summer vacation studentships through its Summer Vacation Research Studentship Scheme.  The purpose of the Scheme is to provide undergraduate students, who have a genuine interest in dairy science, with hands-on experience of laboratory or field based research. Grants are available for stipends of £220 per week for projects lasting between 6 – 8 weeks, and up to £1,760 in total, plus up to £100 per week bench fees of laboratory consumable costs to support an undergraduate student (typically during the summer vacation before their final year) to carry out a summer research laboratory placement.

How To Apply

Interested students must identify a potential supervisor and work with that supervisor to develop a project together then jointly apply for funding. Successful applicants will be required to submit a report within three months of completion of the project. Once an award has been offered to a named student it cannot be transferred to another student.   Summer Vacation Research Studentships are open to all full-time matriculated students in a Scottish university or college. Awards will not be granted to support work that forms part of a degree course. The CLOSING DATE for applications is the 30 April 2019.  Short-listed candidates may also be invited to attend an interview in May in Glasgow.

Applications will be assessed on the basis of the following criteria:

Student Statements: -

  • Reasons for applying
  • What is your interest in the area of research
  • What contribution do you feel that this will make to the research group and / or your institution
  • Technical and transferable skills that will be developed

Supervisor Statements: -

  • Scientific content of project
  • Rationale and interest/benefits to the wider field of biochemistry
  • Time-frame
  • Support offered to student
  • Technical and transferable skills development offered to student

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