James Black Prize Studentships

Provides exceptional undergraduate students who wish to pursue a career in scientific research with experience of working in a world-class laboratory

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We have a number of James Black Prize Studentships available. These studentships will enable undergraduate students with an excellent track record in a scientific discipline, who wish to pursue a future career in scientific research, an opportunity to gain valuable experience of working in a world-class research laboratory within the School of Life Sciences. If your application is successful, you will be provided with a salary payment at the national living wage to work in in a specific laboratory for six to eight weeks across the summer months (June, July, August). 

The scheme is open to University of Dundee students and those studying in other UK Universities.  However, applicants must have no restrictions on how long they can stay in the UK (e.g. not sponsored on a Tier 4 visa). 

This year, funding is also available to support inter-institutional training for chemistry, computing, medical and biology students between the Universities of Dundee, Glasgow and St Andrews. 

We are open to approaches from students studying any scientific discipline that can be applied to the current research in the School of Life Sciences, for example (but not exclusively):

  • biochemistry
  • molecular genetics
  • biomedical sciences
  • medicine
  • dentistry
  • applied mathematics
  • computing 

Applications are now closed

The portal for 2023 applications will open in Dec 2022, check the website for details

“Attending great seminars and learning about research lab life and skills that I will take with me throughout my academic and professional career in the future. Thank you again for this great opportunity!”

Former summer student

For successful candidates funding may be available for short-term dependent care expenses. Learn more about applying for a flexible dependent care grant