16 students to complete summer projects

We are delighted to be awarding 16 Undergrad Vacation grants this year in nutrition and optoelectronics. Over the summer, our winning undergraduate students and their supervisors will be working on an exciting range of projects from free school meals and diet quality to visual discomfort and neurodiversity.

Our Undergrad Vacation grant gives students the chance to experience what it’s like to work in research by providing them with paid, 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, and gives the supervisor a valuable helping hand too.

The Undergrad Vacation grant is currently closed for applications but the 2025 round will open later in the year. 

I would greatly encourage students and supervisors to apply for the summer vacation grant as it offers an excellent opportunity for undergraduates to work in a research environment that goes beyond the scope of regular coursework.”

Sabrina Henry, student on a 2023 Undergrad Vacation grant at Heriot-Watt University