**Announcing Cii Summer Studentship Research Programme 2014**
The CII Summer Research Programme provides a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to participate in laboratory-based research during the summer months. Each participant will be assigned to a discovery research project in the laboratory of a Principal Investigator. Students will work as part of an enthusiastic research team comprising postdoctoral fellows, research assistants, PhD students and/or technicians. The projects will run for a specified 8-week period (dates between June and August) during summer 2014 and students will work in the laboratory from Monday to Friday on a full-time basis. Students will also attend social, career and research events. At the end of the programme, students will present their work in a short talk at our Summer Studentship Research Symposium.
Students currently enrolled for Biomedical Sciences, Medicine, Dentistry or a related discipline who have completed at least one year of full-time study will be eligible to apply. Several funded studentships will be available; these typically pay a student stipend of £150 per week for 8 weeks. In addition, students that have secured an externally-funded summer studentship from a funding body (e.g. Wellcome Trust, Society for General Microbiology, etc.) with a host lab in Cii will be permitted to enrol in this programme. In some circumstances, students that are volunteering on a full-time basis with a Cii research group may also be eligible to enrol.
To maximise your competitiveness for a studentship, it is strongly recommended that you identify a Principal Investigator (PI) in Cii that you would like to work with and arrange 'agreement in principle' that they will host you in their group. If you have made such arrangements, highlight this in your application.
Details of other PIs and their research areas can be found in the staff pages of the Cii website.
Students from all Universities are welcome to apply.
The application process will open around Dec 2013 with a deadline of Feb 14th 2014.