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Kickstart your career with a Nuffield Research Placement

Students in the first year of a post-16 science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) course studying at a state-maintained school or college in the UK are eligible to apply. The majority of the placements will go to students from low-income households. We also provide placements to students who do not have a family history of going to university. We make sure no one is excluded on a financial basis by covering students’ travel costs and providing weekly bursaries for eligible students. Please see our application criteria for more information on which students are eligible to apply.

Projects take place in the summer holidays and must have broadly scientific or technical content, but they don’t have to be based in a laboratory. They might be office-based or include fieldwork, or they might focus on engineering, data science or computer science. Placements take place across the UK and are administered at a regional level by a network of Nuffield Coordinators. They are here to help you every step of the way. See some case-studies to get an idea of some projects that previous Nuffield students have undertaken.

Your details

Our eligibility criteria have recently changed. Please answer the questions below to see if you are eligible to apply for a Nuffield Research Placement.

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1. Are you over 16 years old and in Year 12 (or equivalent)?

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2. Are you in full-time, state-funded education in the UK?

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3. Do you have at least 5 GCSEs at Level 6 or above OR Scottish Nationals at Level B or above including: maths, a science and English or another humanities subject?

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4. Are you studying one or more A-Levels, Scottish Highers (or equivalent) in a science, technology, engineering, economics, geography, geology, psychology, computer science, statistics or maths?

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5. Are you willing to spend four weeks of your summer holiday working on a research project?

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6. Select all that apply to you

Eligibility for a Nuffield Research Placement

We prioritise finding placements for students from low-income backgrounds and those who are the first in their immediate family to attend university.
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For more information, please read our Guide for Applicants which contains detailed information about our eligibility criteria.

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Based on your responses, you are eligible to apply for a Nuffield Research Placement.

Next steps

Next steps

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.

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Guidance

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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  • The next round of applications closes on 1st May 2020.
  • The next round of applications closes on 6th March 2020.
  • The next round of applications closes on 30th June 2020.
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  • The next round of applications closes on 30th June 2020.
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