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URSS Application 2022

The URSS is great opportunity lead your own research or public engagement project, develop valuable transferable skills, enhance your CV and career prospects, as well as building your confidence.

in 2020/21 URSS funded 275 undergraduate students to carry out a summer project.

To apply you will need to find a supervisor, an academic or post-doctoral student, and discuss the project with them before applying. The URSS application is now open and should be completed in conjunction with your lead supervisor by the closing date of Sunday 20 February 2022 at 11:59pm. Please note that this is the absolute deadline and we will not be able to accept any further applications beyond this date.

You will need to prepare the content of the application with your supervisor in advance in order to complete the online application and include a public engagement activity. WIE can offer advice and support and we strongly advise you to contact them before you make your application at

The URSS application Review Board will meet in March, after the applications have been assessed by the URSS reviewers, and the outcome will be communicated by email to both staff and students in April 2022. It is worth considering the URSS/Public Engagement scoring criteria (PDF) before completing and submitting your application.

We are also pleased to announce that the EUTOPIA partnership are offering funding to carry out a URSS summer project at one of the EUTOPIA campuses. The application deadline is Sunday 20 February 2021.

This form is currently closed.

Thank you for your interest.