Find out more information about the Summer Vacation Studentships by reading the answers to our frequently asked questions. Search using the subheadings, then click on the question you want to see the answer for.
I am an undergraduate student wishing to apply for one of the grants, however, I am not currently a member of the Biochemical Society (although I do plan to join in the near future). Do I need to be a member to be eligible for the grants?
I have a potential student for a summer vacation studentship and I am looking for financial support for them. I am not yet a member of the Biochemical Society, would I be eligible to apply in the next round if I submit my membership application before that?
Is the scheme is suitable for medical science, biomedical science and forensic science undergraduate students?
Are there any nationality restrictions that apply to this scheme. For example, can an overseas student apply to carry out a placement in the UK or at their own institution?
Is the grant also open to UK students wishing to embark upon projects at overseas universities and institutions?
I am in my second year of a four year undergraduate degree. Am I eligible to apply for a studentship grant?
Do the summer vacation studentships include money for laboratory consumables, etc?
I am an undergraduate interested in your summer studentship scheme. However, I am finding some of the form difficult to complete, particularly with reference to the project details. Please can you help?
I am an undergraduate interested in your summer vacation studentship scheme. I was wondering, who finds the supervisor? Does the Society help with this or does the student have to find their own placement? If it is up to the student, do you have any advice about where to start?
I have just started my Summer Vacation Studentship placement and am thinking about writing a blog to report on my progress. Is this something the Society would be interested in following? If so, can you give me any advice on how to get started?
What sort of photos should I submit with my studentship report? Should they be pictures of my results or something else?
Is it acceptable for studentship reports to be more than 2 sides of A4? I tried to cut it down, but due to the amount of different experiments and results the report may fail to tell a complete story in two pages.
I am about to write my report on my summer studentship. Is there a fixed format that the report should adopt? Also, should the report be a scientific account of the project or a personal account of the experience?
I am about to submit my studentship report, however, my supervisor has requested that you do not publish this report on your website at this time. My work is part of an unpublished project which my supervisor is aiming to submit a paper on later this year. Therefore please could my report be treated as confidential until after the paper has been accepted?
It was mentioned that the report may be published in the Biochemist magazine or on the Biochemical Society's website. Are any requirements/criteria for an eligible report?
Is it true that I can receive free membership to the Biochemical Society after I have finished my studentship? If so, how do I sign up for this?