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Summer studentship

Summer studentships - University College London student Janice Lee awarded with a prize for her work in a summer studentship by Dr Sohaila Rastan.

Our summer studentship scheme aims to introduce the UK's brightest undergraduate students to hearing, deafness and tinnitus research.

The scheme allows undergraduates to take part in a research project during the summer, introducing them to this exciting field of work and encouraging them to consider it for their future careers. See our Biomedical Research Strategy (PDF 4,074kb, opens new window) for more information.

Summary of grant

  • Deadline: The deadline for the 2017 scheme has now passed. The 2018 summer studentship scheme will launched next year
  • Duration: Up to eight weeks
  • Value: £200 a week towards student living expenses
  • Eligibility: Students and supervisors must be based at recognised UK universities or research institutes

In the 2016 round of funding, we received 12 applications. Following review, six grants were awarded.

Application procedure

You can find the guidelines and application form below – please note that applications must be submitted by the proposed supervisor.

    Selection procedure

    Applications will be peer-reviewed if necessary and the most suitable projects will be selected by Action on Hearing Loss. We will notify successful supervisors as soon as possible, usually within two or three weeks of the application deadline.

    Successful candidates are required to submit a short report after their placement has finished. We will award a prize to the student with the best report.

    For more information

    Biomedical research - beakers.If you would like more information about our Summer Studentship grant, please contact:

    Telephone: 0203 227 6159


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