Vacation Laboratory Scholarships



Vacation Laboratory Studentships  fund promising undergraduates up to £160 per week for up to 6 weeks in cases where the research laboratory proposed agrees to support the research but is unable to meet the living expenses of the vacation student. 

All on-course undergraduates, except Finalists and Visiting Students, studying for Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Engineering Science, Experimental Psychology, Geography, Geology, Materials Science, Mathematics, Medicine and Physics are eligble to apply.

  • Laboratories should be in institutions of Higher Education or Governmental Research Units, anywhere in the world. Where research is performed outside a laboratory (e.g. fieldwork), the supervisor must be attached to such an institution.
  • The research project must be additional to mandatory vacation work that is a prescribed component of the course
  • Students will be asked to submit a short report to their Personal Tutor & the Senior Tutor by the beginning of the subsequent Michaelmas term.

Please note:

  • Preference will be given to students in second or third years of study though first years are welcome to apply
  • Preference will be given to students with strong exam results
  • Partial awards will be made where applications exceed the total funds available
  • It is unlikely though not impossible that more than one award will be made per subject
  • Applicants must make their own arrangements for accommodation, but if working in Oxford they may approach the St Anne’s Accommodation Office who may, or may not, be able to accommodate them.

Applications for the 2017 Vacation Laboratory Scholarships are now closed.