Summer Research Opportunities Section

Most deadlines for application are in February/March. The following organisations offer funding for vacation studentships. Further organisations may be found at the Society of Biology website.

Studentships within Oxford

Lister Summer Vacation Studentship
Open to students wishing to work with previous Lister Fellows In the Biochemistry Department .  Contact Prof. Ilan Davis, Dr Rob Klose or Prof. Judith Armitage.

Departmental Summer Vacation Studentship
Open to students registered for an M. Biochem in Oxford wishing to work in a laboratory in the Department of Biochemistry. (£1600, up to seven studentships)
Further Information
Closing date Friday 20th April 2018

BBSRC Research Experience Placements
Undergraduate vacation bursaries to provide outstanding students with the opportunity to work in one of the BBSRC's top training environments.
Further Information
Closing date: see website above

British Heart Foundation Summer Internship.  
Available to work on cardiac biochemistry/physiology at the BHF Centre of Research Excellence in Oxford.
Closing date Monday 12th Feb 2018 noon

The Laidlaw Undergraduate Research and Leadership Programme
The Micro-Internship Programme

The Summer Internship Programme

Weatherall Institute for Molecular Medicine and Nuffield Department of Medicine - TBA end of 2017

Some Colleges offer funding for laboratory work in the summer vacation
e.g. Brasenose, Magdalen, St Anne’s.  Apply via the Senior Tutor.

Studentships at Research Institutes in the UK

Cancer Research UK (Cambridge)
Closing date TBA

Crick Institute, London
For further information and to apply online visit the website:  
Applications open January 2018, Interviews in April 2018

Diamond Light Source
Projects advertised November 2107, Interviews 7th, 9th February 2018,
Placements start June 2018

Institute of Cancer Research (London)
Applications open mid January 2018

MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, Imperial College, London
Applications open January 2018

MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge
Closing date 1st  March 2018

John Innes Centre, Norwich
Closing date for applications midnight 19th Jan 2018

UCL Institute of Child Health 
Closing date March 2018

Studentships from UK institutions 

(*  Potential Supervisor must be member of the society)

Biochemical Society Summer Studentships*
The 2018 Summer Vacation Studentships are now open.
The deadline for applications is 23rd February 2018.

The Genetics Society Summer Studentships*
See Society of Biology site 
Closing date 31st March

Biology Undergraduate Research Bursaries Programme 
(Nuffield Foundation /Society of Biology)
Closing date various

The Physiological Society Vacation Studentship Scheme*
Closing date February 2018

The Society for General Microbiology*
Applications for the 2018 scheme will open on 1st December

Wellcome Trust
Closing date February 2018

British Society for Cell Biology
Application deadline March 26th 2018

Studentships outside the UK

Amgen studentships (Stockholm/Munich/Cambridge)
Closing date 1st February 2018

EPFL Lausanne
Closing date January 31st 2018

University of Zurich/ETH Zurich
Time window for applications: January 1st - March 1st 2018

Biocenter Vienna Summer School
The website opens for applications at the beginning of December
and closes on 31st January each year

Project on Molecular Dynamics and modelling.  Contact Dr Sylvia McLain in the Dept of Biochemistry, Oxford.

USA placements

Howard Hughes Medical Centre
The application system is now open and will close on January 5, 2018 at 5 p.m. ET.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Applications now open - Closing 5th January 2018

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