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 for 2022 are now closed
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.
The following information will be needed to submit an application:
- University course & details
- Courses completed & results
- Referee & department contacts
- Project details including; title, laboratory, project background & aims, experimental materials & methods, reasons for undertaking the project
- Confirmation letter from the host university – to be uploaded
Applicants for this scholarship will be advised by 6 June 2022
2021 Vacation Scholarships
We are pleased to announce below the names of the 2021 successful applicants. Reports of their projects will be available via the reports link below as they are received.
|Miss Nusaiba Masnurah||Guy Whitley|
|Miss Lisa Abraham||Agnes Stefansdottir|
|Miss Juliet Tyndall||Andrew Horne|
|Mr Louise Page||Paul Fowler|
2020 No Scholarships were awarded due to COVID-19
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.
|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.
|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.
|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|