Sussex Undergraduate Research Office

External Undergraduate Research Opportunities

As well as Sussex's own JRA scheme, there are plenty of other opportunities to undertake undergraduate research with external institutions throughout the UK.

On this page, you can find details of some of the UK's main providers of undergraduate research opportunities. If any of these interest you, follow the links below for more details.

Keep in mind that this list isn't comprehensive - there might be other opportunities that you could uncover through your own research. 

External Undergraduate Research Placements
Organisation/Institution Name of Scheme Award Amount
Alzheimer’s Society Undergraduate Bursaries £200 per week for up to 8 weeks plus up to £500 for research expenses
Animal Free Research UK Summer Studentship & Fellowships £180 per week for up to 8 weeks
Applied Vision Association Bradshaw-Eagle Undergraduate Research Scholarship £200 per week for up to 8 weeks
Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour Undergraduate Project Scholarships £200 per week for up to 10 weeks plus up to £500 for research expenses
Biochemical Society Summer Vacation Studentships £200 per week for 6-8 weeks
Botanical Society of Scotland Support for Student Fieldwork Maximum £400 plus up to £200 for subsistence
The British Lichen Society Summer Vacation Scholarships £200 per week for up to 10 weeks plus up to £200 for research materials
British Mycological Society Undergraduate Student Bursaries £200 per week for 4-10 weeks plus up to £250 consumable costs  
British Phramacological Society Vacation Studentships £185 per week for up to 10 weeks   
British Psychological Society                             Undergraduate Research Assistantship Scheme £200 per week for 6-8 weeks                  
British Society for Developmental Biology Summer Studentships £200 per week for up to 8 weeks
British Society for Gene and Cell Therapy BSGCT Undergraduate Research Bursaries £180 per week for 6-8 weeks
British Society for Neuroendocrinology Undergraduate Student Laboratory Experience Grant £140 per week (£160 if in London) for up to 8 weeks
British Society for Plant Pathology Undergraduate Vacation Bursary Fund £250 per week for 8-10 weeks plus up to £500 for consumables
British Society for Cell Biology Summer Studentships £180 per week for up to 8 weeks
The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy 

Vacation Scholarship

£270 per week for up to 10 weeks plus up to £500 for consumables
British Toxicology Society 

Summer Vacation Scholarship

£1,500 for up to 6-8 weeks
The Carnegie Trust Vacation Scholarships £250 per week for 2- 12 weeks
Diamond Light Source University Summer Placements £15,749pa paid pro-rata for 12 weeks
Experimental Psychology Society Undergraduate Research Bursary £200 per week for up to 10 weeks
The Francis Crick Institute Summer Studentships London living wage (9 weeks)
The Genetics Society Summer Studentships £200 per week for up to 8 weeks plus up to £750 for lab expenses 
Marine Biological Association Molly Spooner Bursary/G.Malcolm Spooner Bursary £1,500 for 10 weeks
Microbiology Society Harry Smith Vacation Studentships £188 per week for 6-8 weeks plus up to £400 for research costs
The Nutrition Society Summer Studentship £200 per week for up to 8 weeks plus up to £500 for research expenses
The Physiological Society Undergraduate Summer Studentship Scheme £200 per week for up to 8 weeks
Royal Society of Biology Plant Health UG Studentships £250 per week for 10 weeks
Royal Society of Chemistry Analytical Chemistry Summer Studentships £200 per week (£250 per week if in London) for 6-8 weeks
Sanger Institute  Undergraduate Summer Placements £1,258 per month
Society for Applied Microbiology Student Placement Scholarship £250 per week for up to 8 weeks
Society for Endocrinology Summer Studentships £185 per week for up to 10 weeks, plus £1,000 for consumables
Society for Reproduction and Fertility Vacation Scholarships £250 per week for up to 8 weeks, plus £1,000 for consumables 
Universities’ Federation for Animal Welfare Animal Welfare Student Scholarships £200 per week for 4-8 weeks plus up to £800 research costs
Wellcome Trust Biomedical Vacation Scholarships Salary at the real living wage for 6-8 weeks plus up to £1,500 living expenses (£2,000 in London)