Undergrad Vacation grant

This grant gives students the chance to experience what it’s like to work in research.

This grant is for undergraduate students to get hands-on research experience during the summer before their final year. It encourages supervisors to get students directly involved in the day-to-day activities of their research group or lab.

Our nutrition committee awards it for research in human and animal nutrition and crop husbandry. Our optoelectronics committee awards it for research in optoelectronics, vision and the eye.

We welcome applications from supervisors in UK universities who are already working on these kinds of projects and are willing to share their experiences with undergrad students.

The grant covers a total of £3,000 per student (£300 per week for ten weeks) together with up to £500 for day-to-day costs.

Minnie Ruangsorn is one of 20 students who were awarded an undergrad vacation grant in 2021. She will spend ten weeks in the Nutritional Sciences Department at the University of Surrey working on a research project measuring resistant starch, supervised by Dr Terri Grassby.

How to apply

The deadline for applications is midnight on 15 March 2021.

Research supervisors in UK universities can apply.

Terms and conditions are shown on the application form.

Please upload your completed application form here.

Or email it to enquiries@rankprize.org with the subject line ‘Undergrad vacation grant’.

You can also email us here if you need any help with the application form.