Nature of Awards

The purpose of the awards is to give experience of research to undergraduate students to explore the potential of becoming a researcher and to encourage them to consider a career in rheology. Two such awards will be granted in 2021.

The awards provide support for the student at a rate of £200 per week for a period of between 6 and 8 weeks if full time. Applications from students wishing to work part – time will also be considered. The awards will be transferred to the successful applicant’s Institution; it is the responsibility of the applicants to inform their respective administrative departments of the award.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm, Friday 27th February 2021. Successful candidates will be informed by end of March.


Students may only take up the award during the summer vacation between the intermediate years i.e. students must have completed their second year of their undergraduate degree. Students in the final year of their degree intending to undertake a taught Master’s degree immediately following their undergraduate degree may apply. Applications on behalf of first-year undergraduate students will not be considered.

Researchers in rheology at universities and research laboratories in industry within the UK are eligible to apply.

A supervisor may support no more than one student application. Priority will be given to projects supervised by postdoctoral researchers or early career academic staff.

Students will normally be expected to be on track for a first-class or upper second-class degree in order to be considered.

Students must be registered at a UK institution for the majority of their undergraduate degree.

Supervisors and students do not necessarily have to be based at the same institution, however we expect that they will work together at the same institution for the duration of the project and have regular meaningful personal contact (an average of 1 hour per week meeting in person is the minimum expected).

Bursaries will only be granted for the student named on the application form; awards are not transferable between students.

How to apply

The completed application form should be emailed by the student applicant to the BSR secretary at [email protected], by the above deadline.

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