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Cambridge Centre for Physical Biology


Remit of the Programme

The Undergraduate Summer Studentship programme will fund up to three undergraduate students to undertake an interdisciplinary research project in Cambridge during the summer vacation. The Programme aims to give motivated undergraduate students the opportunity to work in partnership with a research group on a collaborative project in the general field of Physical Biology.


List of Projects


Information for Students

The Cambridge Centre for Physical Biology invites undergraduate students from the University of Cambridge to apply for a bursary to support project work during the summer vacation (list of projects available here). The CPB will fund the subsistence costs for students for up to 3 projects in 2023. 

This Programme is set up to allow undergraduate students an opportunity to gain deeper insight into the research being undertaken by the academics that teach you. It also provides an opportunity for you to develop some of the technical and transferable skills required in research activities, and by many other graduate careers. Projects will be chosen from a list submitted by potential supervisors (see list of projects here).



The CPB Undergraduate Summer Studentships is designed to support undergraduates studying at the University of Cambridge who are going to return for at least one more year of undergraduate study.


Application Process

1) To apply please submit a concise letter detailing your interest and motivation in the call, as well as a CV, by email to Dr Margarida Rodrigues. You can apply for up to 2 projects on the CPB list indicating a rank order of preference, if applicable.

2) You are welcome to contact the named supervisor for further information regarding their proposed project(s). 

3) Deadline for application: 31st March 2023

Project allocation is dependent on available funds and candidate suitability. 

The outcome of the application process will be announced by early May.


Once a Summer studentship has been allocated, subsequent arrangements for project administration may differ between Departments. Successful students will be expected to liaise with their project supervisor to determine the necessary procedures.


Note: Students will be paid at the National Living Wage plus the appropriate holiday pay, as a minimum. Payments made to students are subject to appropriate deductions for PAYE (Income tax and National Insurance contributions), if applicable.