Wellcome Biomedical Vacation Scholarships

These awards provide promising undergraduates with hands-on experience of research during the summer holidays, with the aim of encouraging them to consider a career in research.

  • Career stage: Undergraduate education
  • Where your host organisation is based: UK
  • Level of funding: Salary at the real Living Wage
  • Duration of funding: 6 to 8 weeks

Who can apply

You can apply for a Biomedical Vacation Scholarship if you're studying for an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject and you want to find out more about research in the biomedical sciences.

Examples of relevant subjects include:

  • science (including biomedical, natural, computing or physical sciences)
  • medicine
  • dentistry
  • veterinary medicine
  • engineering
  • mathematics
  • allied health professionals.

The university where you're currently doing your undergraduate degree must be in the UK or the Republic of Ireland. 

See the 'How to apply' section on this page for a list of universities that run our Biomedical Vacation Scholarships.

You're eligible to apply in the middle year(s) of your degree, when you have not yet undertaken a substantial period of research.

We particularly encourage students from groups that are currently underrepresented in postgraduate science research, including black and minority ethnic (BME) students and those from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds.

To find out more, or apply, visit the call webpage.

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