A Nuffield Research Placement is a well-supervised but independent research project relating to an area of science, quantitative social science, computing, technology, engineering or maths (or a combination!).
4 -6 weeks during summer holidays after Year 12 (England, Wales & Northern Ireland) or S5 (Scotland).
Placements take place in a variety of locations including offices, museums, research centres, laboratories or fieldwork settings.
Students can take part in a placement at no cost. Travel costs are reimbursed and students may be eligible to receive a £100 bursary each week.
Our eligibility criteria have recently changed. Please answer the questions below to see if you are eligible to apply for a Nuffield Research Placement.
For more information, please read our Guide for Applicants which contains detailed information about our eligibility criteria.
Based on your responses, you are eligible to apply for a Nuffield Research Placement.
We recommend that students who are eligible, apply.
Competition for placements is high and we have more applications than places, so we advise that you read our guide for applicants carefully and contact your regional coordinator with any questions.
Applications are now open!
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If you have any questions about eligibility, please contact your regional coordinator in the first instance. You can also download our Guide for Applicants which contains detailed information about our eligibility criteria and Nuffield Research Placements in general.
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