Summer Studentships

Applications for the LMB Research Summer Studentship Programme are open.

The LMB Summer Studentship scheme is aimed at undergraduate students who are considering a future in academic research. If you are a secondary school or sixth form student, in Years 10-13, you may be interested in our Work Experience scheme.

The studentships provide hands-on experience of research and a true feel for what it is like to work in a lab. Summer students join one of the research groups at LMB and carry out original research, working along side LMB scientists with full access to the world-class facilities at the LMB.


Funding & Eligibility

MRC Summer Studentships:

8 – 12 MRC Summer Studentships are available each year, depending on the availability of funds. Studentships last for 8 to 13 weeks, usually between July and September, and we are able to pay a competitive salary for the period of the studentship.

MRC Summer Studentships are open to undergraduates who are UK or EU nationals, or who have UK residence qualifications, and to overseas students who are attending a British University for full time education with valid student visa for the period of the Summer Studentship, or who have valid Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme visa (see below).

Amgen Scholars Programme

The University of Cambridge Amgen Scholars Programme provides support for undergraduates who are enrolled in colleges or universities in European countries that are participating in the Bologna Process. See University of Cambridge Amgen webpages for further details, including eligibility requirements: The deadline for applications to this programme is 1st February 2020. To apply go to:

Students who have secured their own funding:

We also welcome applications from undergraduates who have secured their own funding. Some Colleges and Universities have funding available for studentships. It is worth checking with your institute to see if there is funding you can apply for. MRC Summer Studentship eligibility requirements apply (see above).

How to apply

If you would like to be considered for a summer student position at the LMB, a list of group leaders who are interested in hosting a summer student in 2020 is below;

Please remember to tick up to three box(es) of the group leader(s) you are applying to and information about any funding schemes you have or intend to apply to (Amgen or other external funding bodies). You should also include information about your nationality/visa status. Early application is recommended, however the closing date for applications is 1 March 2020.

Applications will be considered by the group leaders concerned and Heads of Division. Successful candidates will be notified at the beginning of April 2020.

To apply, please use the link below to access our application form.

Further information:

Tier 5 Youth Mobility Scheme:

For more information please see UKBA website for further details

If any of your queries are not answered on these webpages please contact us.