Research Experience Placements

EASTBIO Widening Participation Research Experience Placements

EASTBIO DTP3 continues to support the BBSRC-funded Research Experience Placements (REPs) scheme which has run successfully under DTP1 and DTP2. Our DTP3 specifically sets out to use this scheme to target undergraduates from low income backgrounds and cultures in which doctoral training and research careers are often not considered. The EASTBIO 9-week REP programme will focus on the development of an early career in science with a remit for widening participation and addressing diversity and inclusion.

The scheme provides an excellent opportunity to first- and second-year undergraduate students from non-research intensive institutions to gain hands-on research experience in bioscience research and receive support that will enable them to consider a career in research. Successful recipients will participate in a blended Induction/Summer School exploring bioscience-related careers before they will undertake an 8-week lab placement, thus receiving a ‘research taster’ experience; the schedule of activities will include talks by academics and will conclude with a mini symposium at the conclusion of the placements in August 2022.

Detailed guidance for students and supervisors here.

Application Form (with guidance) here.

Relevant deadlines:

Projects submitted by the 14 February 2022
Applications by the 31 March 2022

For queries, please email EASTBIO.