Nuffield Research Placements
Nuffield Research Placements (previously Nuffield Science Bursaries) provide over 1,000 students each year with the opportunity to work alongside professional scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians.
Students in the first year of a post-16 science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) course are eligible to apply. Placements are available across the UK, in universities, commercial companies, voluntary organisations and research institutions.
Nuffield Research Placements are administered at a regional level by a network of Nuffield coordinators.
We particularly encourage students who don't have a family history of going to university or who attend schools in less well-off areas. We make sure no-one is excluded on a financial basis by covering students' travel costs. Some students may also be eligible for a weekly bursary in addition to travel expenses. Your regional coordinator will be able to advise on eligibility.
Applications for 2014 are now open, visit our online system to apply.
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Nuffield students Emily O'Regan and Fred Turner win UK Young Scientist and Engineer of the Year 2013 at the Big Bang Fair.
Many more of our students were nominated for prizes. Read what Omar Asad from Dundee had to say about reaching the final.
See what our students have done during their research placements.
A video to encourage the participation of new project providers has recently been produced. Watch it here.
Students who undertake a Nuffield Research Placement are invited to attend a celebration event.