Vacation Scholarships

As part of its policy of furthering research and education in the biology of reproduction, the Society for Reproduction and Fertility invites applications from undergraduate students for a limited number of Vacation Scholarships.

Applications are closed for 2021. 

Objective:

The objective of these scholarships is to enable students to work during the summer vacation in university departments or research institutes on research projects related to reproduction, fertility and lactation in humans and other animals.

Students should normally be in the second (if on a three year course) or second/third (if on a four year course) year of their undergraduate degree studies and may be considering research as a career.  Ideally, projects should be undertaken in the summer vacation prior to the student entering their final year.  Projects can be a maximum of 8 weeks long, and include a stipend funded of £250 per week to cover living costs for the student, plus an award of £1,000 to be paid to the host laboratory to cover the cost of consumables for the project.

Scholarships are not available for students to undertake projects which form part of their normal degree course. Novel, stand alone projects are encouraged.

A report, (maximum two sides of A4), must be submitted, detailing the findings of their investigation (further details will be sent to successful candidates). This report may be published in the SRF newsletter or on the website. If a report is not received by the end of December, the project supervisor will become ineligible for future vacation scholarships for 3 years.

The SRF would strongly encourage the award recipients (especially the student, but if not, the supervisor) to present their results at the following Fertility meeting if possible. They will need to submit their work via the Fertility abstract submission system. Registration, accommodation and travel expenses (the same bursary package that will be available to SRF members) will be covered for any student selected to present their scholarship data at this conference.

Only one scholarship will be awarded per student over the course of their undergraduate study. Project supervisors MUST be fully paid-up SRF members.

Covid-19 Eligibility update

Due to the cancellation of the Vacation Scholarship in 2020, applications will be considered from final year students, however please note that priority will be given to students who meet the above criteria.

No schloarships were awarded in 2020.

To apply please complete the form below, please note that you will be unable to save this form and come back to it, please make sure you have all relevant information in order to submit.

Entries are now closed for the Vacation Scholarship

 

2019 Vacation Scholarships

We are pleased to announce below the names of the 2019 successful applicants. Reports of their projects will be available via the reports link below as they are received.

Vacation Scholar     Supervisor
Miss Katherine Morling Binyam Mogessie
Miss Eva Shelmerdine John Aplin
Miss Louise Dryburgh Katarzyna Siemienowicz
Mr John Louca Amanda Sferruzzi-Perri
Miss Giuliana Calabrese Sofia Makieva
Miss Marie Biolkova Norah Spears
Miss Michaela Rogers Erin Williams
Miss Katy Walsh Karen Forbes
Mr Neil Taylor Roseanne Rosario
Miss Caitlan Onabanjo Kim Jonas
Miss Rosie Mitchel Charlotte Brassey
Miss Mahnoor Khalid Tyler Stevenson
Ms Georgia O’Sullivan Lynne O’Shea
Miss Martha Chimal Alvarez Juan Hernandez-Medrano

 

2018 Vacation Scholarships

We are pleased to announce below the names of the 2018 successful applicants. Reports of their projects will be available via the reports link below as they are received.

Vacation Scholar       Supervisor
Miss Barbora Badurova Mary Herbert
Miss Anna Brodie Ali Fouladi-Nashta
Miss Laura Copley Bob Robinson
Miss Courtney Di Filippo Suzannah Williams
Miss Kate Hurlow Helen White-Cooper
Miss Ella Jameson Suman Rice
Mr Robert Kay Hilary Critchley
Miss Magdalena Matkovic Norah Spears
Miss Georgia May Alireza Fazeli
Miss Sophia Mohammed Nicholas Wheelhouse
Miss Imogen Nichols Binyam Mogessie
Miss Gabrielle Oxley Suzanne Madgwick
Mr Niall Slater Sarah Conner
Mr Aniruddha Voruganti John Parrington
Miss Mabel Vos Sari Pennings
Miss Sijia Yao Amanda Sferruzzi-Perri

 

2017 Vacation Scholarships

We are pleased to announce below the names of the 2017 successful applicants. Reports of their projects will be available via the reports link below as they are received.                               

Vacation Scholar       Supervisor
Sofia  Akhtar Adam Watkins
Chandler Bray Sarah Calvert
Eman Butt Amanda Sferruzzi-Perri
Federico Caso Tyler Stevenson
Joan Embola Guy Whitley
Isabella Inzani Alison Forhead
Jessica McLachlan Rupsha Fraser
Daniel Stark Mark Fenwick
Hannah Webb  Hilary Critchley

 

Grants

Academic Scholarship Fund

Travel Grants

Vacation Scholarships