Grants and Bursaries

Summer Vacation Studentships

The Biochemical Society's Summer Vacation Studentship scheme funds 6 week summer placements for undergraduate students in biochemistry and related subjects.

In 2023, we will be offering studentships in four areas:

  • Programming skills

  • Research (laboratory based and/or computational biology/bioinformatics based projects)

  • Scientific publishing

  • Public engagement and science communication

Find the key information, criteria and eligibility and application form for each of the studentships on the pages below.

Please note: You can apply for up to two Biochemical Society studentships in 2023. If both applications are successful, you will only be awarded one studentship and you will be asked to indicate a preference during the application process.

Applications will open on 29 March and close on 2 May 2023.

Eisenthal Prize

Congratulations to Monica Smithies who won the Eisenthal prize in 2022! 

The Eisenthal prize is presented to the top awardee each year, based on their application score and post-studentship report.  

Contact us

For further information on the studentships, please get in touch with the Education department.

For further information on funding, please get in touch with the Grants department.


Related grants

For additional support, find out more about our Eric Reid Fund which emphasizes progress in methodology, and a student of any year (or just finished a degree course) may be supported for this.