Nuffield Foundation

Nuffield Research Placements Scheme for Schools and Colleges


Managed in Northern Ireland by Sentinus, the Nuffield Reserch Placements Scheme for Schools and Colleges allows first year AS Level, BTEC or HND students to take part in science research projects during the summer.



Nuffield Research Placements Scheme


The Centre for Infection & Immunity (CII) at Queen's University Belfast is pleased to support this Scheme in 2014. Projects hosted by CII will provide students with the opportunity to gain four to six weeks of valuable hands-on experience in a laboratory setting working alongside research assistants, PhD students, Postdoctoral Fellows and technicians. Training will be provided.


Interested students should download an application form from the Sentinus website and return to Sentinus by the stated deadline (usually February)

Students wishing to apply to a CII project should be working towards a Science AS/A level in Biology and/or Chemistry (or an equivalent) and have an enthusiastic interest in CII’s research areas.   CII researchers are also happy to talk to any student who has their own idea about a project appropriate to CII.

Further information on the Scheme can also be found on the Nuffield Foundation website