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Research internships

There are various sources of funding to support students spending some time in St Andrews in the summer between their Junior and Senior Honours years and work in a research area of their choice.  The following lists some examples of such funding.

Laidlaw Scholarship Programme in Research and Leadership

The Laidlaw Scholarship Programme in Research and Leadership is sponsored by a generous donation from The Rt Hon Lord Laidlaw of Rothiemay, an honorary graduate of the University. This exciting Programme equips students with the skills and values to become the leaders of tomorrow in their chosen discipline and beyond University.

Over two years Scholars complete a bespoke, intensive leadership training programme. In addition, they participate in two periods of research during which they work on designing, pursuing and reporting a research question in collaboration with an academic in their chosen School.

This programme is open to undergraduate students in their penultimate year of study. Please see the Laidlaw website for more information: The Laidlaw scholarship programme in research and leadership

Undergraduate Research Assistantship Scheme (URAS)

This programme was introduced to promote projects that emphasise the many ways in which Research and Teaching can come together and to give undergraduate students the opportunity to gain experience doing independent research. The URAS is open to any undergraduate student matriculated at the University of St Andrews.  URAS funding (currently at £50 per 6 hours of work, up to £2,000 per school) cannot be used to support research for a credit-bearing programme. The programme is administered by the Proctor’s Office.  For full details of the application process is found on the University website.