Scholarships on offer to help students kick-start their careers in research

Undergraduates are being given the chance to get hands-on experience in animal biosciences research thanks to vacation scholarship awards being offered by BSAS and the Knowledge Transfer Network. Four awards are up for grabs for students to take part in scholarships this summer, set up to encourage more people to consider careers in research. Scholarships will be available for six to eight weeks and carry a stipend of £200 per week. The scheme aims to provide practical work experience in an environment that will match a scholar’s area of study or interests. Long-term, it will help career prospects for young people. Who can apply? UK Research Institutes and Universities that have active research groups working in animal biosciences can apply to host a vacation scholarship. The project must be in the field of animal biosciences. The host institution will receive a grant of £2500 (including any applicable VAT) from BSAS to cover student salary (approx. £1600) and project costs (approx. £900). Organisations allocated an award will be responsible for recruiting the student including any costs of advertising. It is not necessary to have identified a student at the time of application, but if a student has indicated an interest, then details of the student may be provided at the time of application. How to apply? Full details of the KTN/BSAS Summer 2016 Vacation Scholarship Awards can be found here. Supervisors from institutions should complete the employer application form and submit it to biocompetitions@ktn-uk.org Deadline for applications Midnight Friday 15 April 2016 Find out more by visiting the KTN website or emailing biocompetitions@ktn-uk.org