International Junior Research Associate Scheme

The University of Sussex is one of Britain’s leading research intensive universities. Run in collaboration with selected institutional partners, the International JRA Scheme 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 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. They also present their research to supervisors and other senior academics at a University showcase reception.

International JRA 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.

Since the International JRA was established in 2014, the University has hosted scholars from:

  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • University of Ghana
  • Cornell University
  • Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Mahidol University
  • Renmin University of China
  • Tomsk State University
  • University of Malaya
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Lund University
  • Monash University
  • Koc University
  • Georgetown University

Students have worked in a diverse range of research centres and networks spanning 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 International JRA Scheme is part of a suite of undergraduate research opportunities available at Sussex. Further details about the International JRA Scheme and information for prospective nominees can be found on the Sussex Undergraduate Research Office webpages.

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