You may be able to help your son or daughter benefit from the Nuffield Research Placement scheme. However we recommend that you help mainly by giving advice. Leave it to your son or daughter to take the initiative.

Oliver Marsh

How to get involved

Firstly, it is important for your child to check if they are eligible for the programme. Only students who fulfil our criteria will be able to apply for the programme. As more placements are provided to students from low-income backgrounds, or those who are eligible for a bursary, you may wish to check whether your son or daughter fulfils those requirements before supporting them in their application. 

If your child is eligible, they should contact their Regional Coordinator because the scheme runs in a slightly different way in each region. This coordinator is responsible for matching your son or daughter to a project in a university or organisation. 

You should wait until you have heard whether or not your son or daughter's application has been successful before making any project arrangements as competition for the scheme is high and no applicant is guaranteed a place on the programme.

See also

Find out how to apply for a Nuffield Research Placement

Download a copy of our student information leaflet for further guidance about the programme

Also on the web