Vacation Scholarship

Vacation Scholarships are designed to give undergraduates experience in research. BSAC invites applications for Vacation Scholarships on worldwide basis. Each research project should be designed so that it could be completed in the time available (up to 10 weeks) and of relevance to the field of antimicrobial chemotherapy.

Successful candidates will be paid a grant of £180 per week for up to 10 weeks and the Department will be paid a consumables grant of £500. Payment will be made direct to the Secretary/Finance Officer of the Institution who will administer the grant.

Number awarded:
A maximum of 3 vacation grants will be awarded each year.

Candidates should be in the middle years of a full-time first degree course in the sciences, medicine, veterinary medicine or dentistry.

Only undergraduates are considered for these scholarships.

Project development designed to be presented as undergraduate or postgraduate laboratory practical assignments will not be considered.

Vacation scholars must submit a report to BSAC within two weeks of the end of their award period, normally by mid-October of the same year the grant is awarded. Reports should be no more than 3  pages in length and contain a brief commentary by the supervisor as to whether the objectives of the research have been achieved, plus a brief outline of the performance of the Vacation Scholar (commitment, conscientiousness).

The Head of Department agrees to house the research and to supply adequate facilities for the research to be carried out.  Only one application can be submitted per department.  BSAC should be informed immediately if the department is unable to supply adequate facilities for the research to be conducted.

If a student withdraws for any reason substitute students will not be allowed as the quality of the student is one aspect of the decision process.

How to apply:
Applications must be submitted electronically via the BSAC online Grants Submission System. It is the responsibility of the applicant to confirm receipt if email confirmation is not received.

Submission deadline:
31 March each year
. Applications are considered by the BSAC Grants Committee in May each year. Scholarships are taken up the same year in which they are awarded.

Award dates: By 31 May each year.

Correspondence including submission of final reports should be addressed to The Secretary, Grants Committee, British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, Griffin House, 53 Regent Place, Birmingham, B1 3NJ.

Telephone: +44 (0) 121 236 1988

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