International Junior Research Associate Scheme

The University of Sussex is a leading research intensive university. The International JRA Scheme is run in collaboration with selected institutional partners and is a pioneering project that aims to develop future research leaders by supporting talented and ambitious undergraduates to undertake supervised research at Sussex during the summer.

International Junior Research Associate Scheme

Students from selected partners are invited to work on a project for eight weeks, providing them with the opportunity to engage with distinguished researchers and develop invaluable academic skills and networks.

IJRA students become fully immersed in the Sussex summer experience, as they live alongside students participating in the Undergraduate Summer School and are able to join the organised trips as part of their social programme.

Here are some of the partners we have hosted scholars from since the IJRA was established in 2014:

  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • University of Ghana
  • Mahidol University
  • Renmin University of China
  • Tomsk State University
  • Tata Institute of Social Sciences
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Wilfrid Laurier University

Students have worked in a diverse range of research centres and networks across the sciences, humanities and social sciences, including the Green Brain Project, the Genome Damage and Stability Centre, Social Evolution Research Group and the Intrapreneurship Hub. Where possible, research placements are identified that connect students with Sussex faculty involved in collaboration with the partner institutions.

The IJRA scheme is part of a collection of undergraduate research opportunities available at Sussex. Further details about the scheme and information for prospective nominees can be found on the Sussex Undergraduate Research Office webpages.

Please note that we are unable to accept applications from students directly.


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