Funding area: Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)
Are you an undergraduate studying Astronomy looking for funding to further your research skills this summer? The RSE Cormack Vacation Scholarship scheme is now open for applications.
The Cormack Vacation Scholarship scheme is for undergraduate students studying astronomy who have a class record indicative of good research potential and who would like to further their skills and experience by undertaking a period of research at a Scottish Higher Education Institution over the summer holiday period. Applicants should be full-time astronomy undergraduates, normally up to and including the Summer before final year.
This year, we will fund three Scholarships. Scholarships have a value of £266 per week and will be funded for up to a total of six weeks. Applications with a clear link to mountain-top observing/data may also be considered for the Piazzi Smyth Bequest Award, also valued at £266 a week.
COVID-19 Update: Because of the uncertainties caused by COVID-19, it is currently not clear what projects can take place this summer. The scheme is going ahead and we welcome applications, but please be aware that the actual award of projects will be at the discretion of the hosting institutions. Prospective applicants must make sure they get clear guidance from their proposed host institutions before proceeding.
Fund deadline passed
This fund is currently closed for applications.
The value of each Cormack Scholarship and the Piazzi Smyth Scholarship is £266 per week, and the maximum length of each Scholarship is six weeks. The total maximum value of the scholarship is £1,600.
The maximum length of each Scholarship is six weeks.