Undergraduate Summer Vacation Research Scholarships

Awards made for 2013


Awards made for 2014

Applications are currently being invited from prospective supervisors to commence a scholarship for up to a 10 week period in the summer vacation of 2015.


The Anatomical Society is offering up to 5 bursaries a year commencing 2015 to encourage more undergraduate members by enabling enthusiastic and qualified Undergraduate Students to apply for a bursary to undertake research in the Anatomical Sciences (including Anatomy Education) for a 4 to 10 week period in the summer vacation normally at their own institution.  It is hoped that this opportunity will encourage students to consider a research career in anatomical science.

Successful applicants will receive a bursary up to a maximum of £2,500 each (comprising a stipend (£180pw) and a bench fee of £700 (£70pw)).Students are required to submit a final summary report within 6 weeks of the end of the project.

Students are encouraged to prepare and submit a Poster and, attend one of the Anatomical Society Meetings within 12 months of the end of the Scholarship (NB free meeting registration will be offered but not travel or accommodation costs).


a)Applicants must be Members of The Society who have been elected to membership by Council for at least a year.
b)Applicants must be in good standing with their membership fees.
c)Applicants must be researchers in the field of Anatomical Sciences (including research relevant to Anatomy Education) at Universities and Research Institutions within Britain or Ireland.
d)Applicants must be tenured members of staff and be working full time in their Departments.
e)Postdoctoral researchers and new lecturers, early in their careers are also encouraged to apply providing they hold a full-time contract that extends throughout the period of the scholarship.
f)Applicants can only submit one application in a year.
g)No more than two awards will be made to an individual department or subject area within multidisciplinary departments or schools.
h)Applications on behalf of first or final year undergraduates, or graduates, will not be considered.
i)Applicants who have had a previous student are not eligible unless they have submitted the required Final Summary Report for their student.
j)Applicants who have successfully applied for Undergraduate Summer Vacation Research Scholarship Awards the year before cannot apply again the following year (a gap of one year must elapse before the Applicant is eligible to apply again).
k)Supervisors and Co-Supervisors of current Anatomical Society 3 year PhD Research Studentships are not allowed to apply for Undergraduate Summer Vacation Research Scholarships Awards.


An Application Form and Terms and Conditions can be obtained from the website Application Form and Terms and Conditions 2015

Or by e-mailing the Anatomical Society Office
Emails and enquiries should be directed to Ms Mary-Anne Piggott (maryanne.piggott@kcl.ac.uk).

NB Closing date for applications is midnight Wednesday 1st April 2015.