Research Funding Opportunity: Summer Projects
The DHT Studentship & Fellowship schemes have been established to assist undergraduate or newly graduated students in gaining practical animal-replacement research experience by working in a laboratory environment.
These short summer projects are a great way to get students to begin their research careers. They also allow students the opportunity to gain a better understanding of how to conduct animal-free research. Former placement students have found that these short projects influence their career decisions and encourages them to pursue non-animal based research careers.
Studentships are open for students who have not yet finished their undergraduate degree, but have completed at least 2 years of study.
Fellowships are for individuals who have completed their undergraduate (BSc) degree course.
|For biomedical science UNDERGRADUATES who have completed at least 2 years of a relevant degree||
For biomedical science GRADUATES.
|Duration: 8 weeks||Duration: 12 weeks|
|Stipend: £180/week||Stipend: £200/week|
|Consumables: up to £500||Consumables: up to £1,000|
|Projects must show the potential to replace any regulated animal experiments in the UK||Projects must offer the potential to replace the use of cats, dogs or primates in the UK|
Research that requires or involves the use of animals* in any way, even though the ultimate aim may be to replace their use, will not be supported.
The DHT will not support the use of any animal-derived biomaterials, such as, foetal calf serum (FCS), animal-derived antibodies, collagen, trypsin etc. for any reason.
* - The term 'animal' is defined as any organism of the Kingdom Animalia (excluding Humans).
- Students cannot apply for the funding for either scheme directly. Applications must be made by a Staff member at an appropriate research facility (University, Hospital, Research Institute).
- Applicants do not need to be tenured or have a permanent contract to apply, i.e. PostDocs, Research Assistants/Technicians or Lab managers are also eligible to be the Grant holder for the Summer project.
The deadline for the return of the completed application form is 5:00pm Friday 7th April 2017.
The Summer Fellowships have been made possible through the immense generosity of Alan & Kathie Stross. Alan & Kathie were both dedicated supporters of the DHT and believed that medical research should continue without the use of animals.