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URSS Step 2: Apply

Applications for summer 2024 projects are now closed. Please note that we cannot accept any late applications.

How to fill in the application form

Your URSS application form is available onlineLink opens in a new window and must be completed jointly with your supervisor. You will need to provide a description of your project that can be easily understood by a non-expert reader. You will also need to provide a detailed breakdown of your project costs.

You must complete the first part of the form, including your supervisor’s contact details, and the form will then be automatically sent to the supervisor to complete and submit. You will receive a confirmation email once your application has been submitted.

Please take the time to read through the application questions and the assessment criteria carefully before you start. Your application is more likely to be successful if it meets the assessment criteria.

Upload your bank details to eVision

Don’t forget to upload your bank details to the eVision system before you submit your URSS application. We need this information so that we can pay your bursary to you if you are successful.

  • Go to opens in a new window
  • Click on ‘My Student Finance’ on the top bar
  • Click on ‘Providing your bank details’
  • Click on ‘Collecting Bank Details for Payments to Students’
  • Go through the process, selecting ‘UG payments (departmental awards for undergraduate students only, including URSS)’ from the drop down list
  • When you have entered your details, please remember to select the ‘validate’ button before submitting.

Please note you can only submit bank details for UK bank accounts via our online system. If you don’t have a UK bank account, please contact before you submit your application.

Application form questions

Assessment criteria

Examples of high scoring answers from previous URSS applications

Finance department’s budget pagesLink opens in a new window

Student Terms and Conditions

Public Engagement Assessment Criteria

Whether you are applying for a standard URSS research project or a full public engagement project, the application form is the same.

Public engagement project assessment criteria

Key Dates

  • URSS Showcase:
    Wednesday 15 November 2023
  • Applications open:
    Friday 1 December 2023
  • Applications close:
    Sunday 4 February 2024
  • Project submissions:
    Sunday 25 October 2024

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact us at

Other sources of funding

If you think you may need additional funding on top of the URSS bursary to be able to do your project, there are other sources of funding that you may be eligible for:

  Turing scheme for study abroad

Hardship fund