4 January 2023

Applications open for the Royce undergraduate research internship scheme

Materials science researchers in the UK can apply for funding for an internship within their department or research group.

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The scheme running between June and September 2023 is open to applications from Postdoctoral Researchers, Research Fellows, Staff Scientists, Lecturers and Principal Investigators. University departments can also submit applications for funding as part of their own internship programmes. 

Priority will be given to junior researchers to give them an opportunity to mentor an undergraduate student on a course related to materials science or engineering.

To be considered for an internship, students should be moving from their penultimate to final year of study, however, exceptions may be considered (gap years, year in industry/abroad) or where integrated Master’s courses are offered as the norm. Final-year students already accepted onto a PhD programme are not eligible. 

Project applications will be reviewed by the Henry Royce Training team and funding will be awarded based on the following criteria: 

  • • Strength of project proposal 
  • • Relevance to Royce research area themes
  • • Benefit to student intern 
  • • Benefit to mentor and/or lab hosting the intern

Applications close on 31 January 2023. Find out more information here.