Undergraduate Research Bursaries (science)

We no longer fund Undergraduate Research Bursaries in science (2013 was the final year of funding).

Our decision to close the programme followed a review of our work in science and mathematics education. The review concluded that while the programme was an excellent opportunity for students, this kind of award is now funded by a range of other providers. We have therefore decided to close the scheme and concentrate its resources on our work with younger students.

Organisations offering undergraduate research bursaries

The organisations listed here provide research bursaries for undergraduates. Please contact them directly. 

Learned Societies

Astronomy - Royal Astronomical Society

Biological Sciences - the Society of Biology and some of its member organisations

Chemistry - the Royal Society of Chemistry

Engineering & Computing - the Royal Academy of Engineering

Gene Therapy - the British Society for Gene Therapy

Geology - The Geological Society

Mathematics - the London Mathematical Society

Physics - the Institute of Physics

Radiography - the Society of Radiographers


Analytical Chemistry Trust
Biochemical Society

British Society for Plant Pathology

Carnegie Trust (Scotland)

Experimental Psychology Society

Genetics Society

Medical Research Scotland (Scotland)

Royal Meteorological Society

Society for General Microbiology

Wellcome Trust

Research Council
Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)

Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

Amgen Scholars European programme
The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh


Please note that this list is not exhaustive and all enquiries should be made to the individual organisation.