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Summer Studentships 2016

Feb 16 2016

The studentships are typically of 6-8 weeks duration focussed on involving the student in scientific research resulting in a report (see below). The report may be shared via society's publications and associated websites and many studentships have led to academic publications and talks.

The BMSS Advisory Board, ChromSoc, SSG and NWAD representatives will rank and select the projects that will receive funding based on their mass spectrometry and/or chromatography content, relevance to current topics, novelty of the project, deliverables and the development of the student. Some degree of matched funding will be looked upon favourably.
The BMSS will fund approximately six projects, to a maximum value of £1500 per studentship. In addition the RSC SSG and ChromSoc will both each fund up to a further two projects, provided that they contain a strong separation focus.

To qualify for consideration of funding:

  • The application must be submitted by a student’s supervisor
  • The supervisor must be a BMSS member of at least 3 months standing, or a ChromSoc or RSC member (to qualify for SSG or RSC NWAD support).
  • The supervisor must be a bone-fide employee of the institution/company in which the project will be conducted, to which the funds will be paid (not to named individuals).
  • Only a single application per supervisor per round will be considered by this scheme.
  • Funding should typically be used to provide direct financial support to the student, and is not to be used for conference attendance or travel (BMSS or ChromSoc travel grants are available for this purpose) or continuation of PhD studies/projects. Grants must be used solely for the purposes set out in the application.
  • Funding is open to academics who are in full time employment at a British University and who will be fully employed for the duration of the project and report deadline, or where in part-time employment, name a full time collaborator who is able to provide suitable cover. Successful candidates may recruit undergraduates who are UK or EU nationals, or who have UK residence qualifications, and to overseas students who are attending a British University for full time education with valid student visa for the period of the Summer Studentship. The involvement of industrial bodies (as co-sponsor or collaborator) is acceptable, but the studentship application should be made solely by the academic where the student is based, and that the institution and student both fulfill the aforementioned criteria, otherwise such applications will not be considered.

A project report, for which a template will be provided, must be produced within 6 weeks of project end dates for publication in the appropriate area. Delayed publication (so as not to prejudice journal submission) can be negotiated, but report submission must be on time. Late reports will negatively affect chances of future applications for any future BMSS funding. Financial support from sponsoring society/ies must be acknowledged in all presentations/publications resulting from the student’s work.

Application deadline is Saturday 2nd April 2016, please complete the application form online HERE>>. Applicants will be informed in May 2016.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the BMSS Administrator, Lisa Sage at bmssadmin@btinternet.com

For guidance notes and the application form please visit the webpage below. For information on this and other upcoming events please follow us on twitter.

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