BBSRC Summer Research Experience Placements 2014

The BBSRC has allocated the EASTBIO Doctoral Training Partnership 9 funded Research Experience Placements (REP) this summer for projects in Healthy Ageing, Food Security, Biotech & Bioenergy and World-class Underpinning Bioscience. The aim of these placements is to give talented undergraduates professional experience in a research environment, particularly useful for anyone considering a career in academic or industrial research. Each REP provides £200 per week stipend for a research project of up to 10 weeks.

To apply, you should email a supervisor you would like to work with at the Universities of Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh or St Andrews with a view to undertaking a REP in their research group. We recommend that if you do not already know your prospective supervisor, you attach a CV and in your email outline very briefly why you feel you would be interested in pursuing a REP under their supervision. Your prospective supervisor then needs to complete an application form by 28th February 2014. We hope to be able to announce the outcome of the competition by the end of March 2014.

If you or your prospective supervisor have any queries about this scheme, please contact us at