Summer Student Funds available

22 Feb 2010

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A quick reminder to all BSPP members that the undergraduate vacation bursary is open to all BSPP members and that the closing date is April 15th 2011.  The scheme provides modest support for work on specified research projects (£500) during the summer vacation. The objective of the bursaries of £200/week for a maximum of 10 weeks is to provide undergraduates considering a research career with some practical experience in a plant pathology laboratory and to assist supervisors to meet some specific research objectives.  Applications are invited from supervisors on behalf of an identified student. Students should be in the middle year(s) of their degree course and each BSPP member will be restricted to making a single application annually. Bursaries will be awarded on a competitive basis.

Application forms are downloadable from the BSPP website and should be submitted as soon as possible to Dr Robert Coutts at the address stated.

We are constructing an 'Alumnus' of all individuals who have been beneficiaries of undergraduate vacation bursaries since the scheme was introduced.  We are keen to know when and where you carried out your project and especially what you doing now and how undertaking a vacation bursary impacted on your chosen career and lifestyle.  We are especially keen to hear from the individuals themselves but if previous supervisors have access to information that could be useful then this is welcome too.


Dr Robert Coutts (Education Officer)