Vacation Studentships

This studentship encourages undergraduates to take pharmacology as a specialism. Winners will receive up to £1,850 for up to ten weeks (£185 per week) to help cover living costs during a research project. 


  • Student’s academic record and evidence of interest in research
  • Project quality and pharmacological relevance
  • Suitability of the institute to host the project (please note that one institute will not ordinarily be awarded more than two studentships per year).


  • Applicants must be undergraduate members
  • Available to students based both in the UK and internationally
  • Must be supervised by a Society member of at least three years (who must be an Early Career Member in a post-doctoral position, a Full Member or Fellow)
  • Projects will be considered in areas including exploratory or applied pharmacology and experimental/translational medicine and clinical research
  • Supervisors may only submit one application per year.
  • Final year students may apply, but the award will only support a standalone project


You must gather the following information in one PDF document and upload for the 'apply now' link. All information must use Arial 11 and Moderate margins. Exceeding the page limits may result in an application being marked down or removed from the review process.

  • one page cover letter from the student outlining what they hope to gain from the studentship
  • one page official transcript of academic record at university
  • one page outlining the research project
  • from the supervisor: one page containing
    • a statement on the student's suitability for a research project
    • confirmation that funds are available to cover the research
    • the duration of the project in weeks
    • statement on why their institute is suitable for the project

Winners must submit a report on their project, provide a personal email address and update the Society on their career progression.

The deadline for applications: 31 March 2024.

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Published: 06 Feb 2024 in Studentship