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, with a large selection of varied projects to select from (in 2019 there were 20 projects available).  
  • 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.
  • These studentships generally offer a monthly payment at the ‘real living wage’ (depending on the funding body), and if you are unsuccessful in securing funding from external bodies, internal funding is available from various funds held within the University.
  • Upon completion of the project, students are expected to write up their work in the form of an abstract.
Over the sumer of 2020 we administered bursaries to 4 students that were able to undertake projects under the restrictions.  We hope to be able to match that and more in 2021 (in recent years we have been able to fund around 15 projects).  Feedback from previous years has been very positive with all participating students indicating that they would recommend the scheme to friends and colleagues.
For more detailed information about the scheme please contact dcat@dundee.ac.uk or have a look at the handbook.
The call for applications has now closed.  More information about the scheme.