The Beaufort Cottage Educational Trust is a small charity that aims to encourage and support educational projects and events relevant to the Thoroughbred. This includes a veterinary summer scholarship (up to 10 weeks in duration) intended to provide promising undergraduates with hands-on experience of equine research relevant to the Thoroughbred. These are during the summer vacation aim to encourage veterinary students to consider a career that incorporates research. Project areas include (but are not limited to) basic science, clinical research, animal welfare and behaviour. Applications from veterinary undergraduates wishing to conduct research projects in a UK university that is different to their own are highly encouraged. Applications will also be considered from veterinary students wishing to conduct a research project in their own university.
To be eligible for a summer studentship, veterinary undergraduate students need to be:
- In the middle years of their degree studies
- Registered for a veterinary degree at a UK university
- Expected to obtain a first or upper second class UK honours degree (or equivalent)
In addition, it is essential that the project supervisor must hold an established academic position with a UK university. Preference will be given to students who wish to use the placement to find out more about their suitability and aptitude for further research.
The value of a summer studentship is £2,500 to cover a minimum stipend of £200 per week to the student and a contribution towards research expenses during the placement.
How to apply
The scheme has an application deadline of 28 March 2017. Veterinary undergraduate students are encouraged to seek a suitable supervisor as early as possible so that they can start to develop an application for the programme. The first cohort of students commences projects in summer 2017.
The application form can be accessed here.
Those awarded the studentship will be expected to complete a brief report about their experience within three months of completion. In addition, they will be expected to present their research to the Beaufort Cottage Educational Trust in Newmarket at a time between September and December 2017 (travel expenses will be provided).
For more information, please contact Professor Linda Wooldridge (email@example.com).