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.

We offer 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 only apply for one Biochemical Society Studentship in 2024. 

Applications for 2024 have now closed and will reopen in early 2025.

Front cover of multiple issues of The Biochemist magazine in a fan shape.

Interested in a studentship at the Biochemical Society?

Read about working with the Biochemical Society from students who were awarded studentships in public engagement and scientific publishing.

Find out more

Hear from a Committee member

Members of our Reviewing Panels took part in a Biochemistry Focus webinar titled 'How to apply for Biochemical Society grants: Education, Research and Outreach'.

Hear from Dr Helen Watson, who discusses what to include in a Summer Vacation Studentship application.

Eisenthal Prize

Congratulations to Tobi Adegboye who won the Eisenthal prize in 2023! 

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, 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.