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DCAT Vacation Studentships

DCAT Vacation Studentships

The DCAT vacation studentship scheme offers talented students at the University of Dundee the unique opportunity to work in a research environment during their summer break. 

  • Projects typically last 6-8 weeks, and students get hands on experience of a research project

  • They may be held in research groups across the University of Dundee and are not restricted to laboratory work. 

  • Bursaries of £175-£200/week (dependent on the funding body) are available from various funds held within the University as well as from external bodies.

  • Upon completion of the project, students are expected to write up their work in the form of an abstract.

Last summer we administered 19 bursaries, and we hope to be able to match that this year as feedback from the previous years has been very positive with all participating students indicating that they would recommend the scheme to friends and colleagues. Summer Vacation Studentship student Heather Lockwood has written about her experiences during her summer project 2013.

For more detailed information about the scheme please contact or have a look at the handbook.

A call for applications for the 2019 DCAT Vacation Studentship Scheme has been circulated and closes at 12 noon on Monday 11 February 2019.  More Information about the scheme.