BPS awards available to encourage young researchers

Only a few weeks remain to apply for the BPS 2016 Undergraduate Research Assistantship Scheme.

The scheme, run by the BPS Research Board,  is a prestigious award that marks out a student as a future researcher and potential academic. It is hoped that the senior researcher, to whom the award is made, will develop the student's potential and interest in research.

Awards are made to researchers (not directly to the student) to allow them to provide an undergraduate with 'hands-on' experience of research during the summer vacation, to gain an insight into scientific research and to encourage them to consider an academic career. 

Further details, including the full criteria and an application form, can be obtained from the Board Administrator.

Deadline for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 9 March 2016.

Last year we we supported 12 projectsTo find out more about how the scheme works in practice, take a look at Diving into the thick of things - an article that was published in the Careers section of the November 2009 edition of The Psychologist.

You can read about all BPS awards on this website.