Through the University‚Äôs Development Trust, we offer opportunities for undergraduate Medical Science students to engage in  research during their Summer breaks.

One of these opportunities is the HOTSTART Scholarship Programme for Medical Sciences students only, allows students to embark on 8-10 week paid projects.

Applications are usually invited between November and January for projects commencing in the Summer of that year.  Students are usually informed of these by School email.  Applicants will be asked to send in a CV, including their course marks to date, and may specify the area of research that they are interested in.

Projects are carried out in the labs of the Institute of Medical Sciences or the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health).

Places are limited for both of these research scholarship programmes which are very popular among the students. Students do not need prior research experience for these programmes.

Medical Science students (BSc or MSci) interested in the Hotstart programme should contact Dr Jenny Gregory or Dr Ian Fleming or visit our HotStart & Externally Funded Summer Studentships page.