Wai Kheong Ryan Lee and Simon Tso give a taste of a summer spent doing research work
- By: Wai Kheong Ryan Lee, Simon Tso
From fresher to finalist, our summer holidays diminish from months to weeks. Summer holidays give you time to pursue other interests. Some students become couch potatoes, others work or travel abroad for exotic holidays. And some students carry out research, to widen their horizons and to make a contribution to science and medicine. In this article, we explain the mysteries behind undergraduate research scholarships.
Be warned: a summer research scholarship is hard work. It takes tenacity and discipline to complete a short research project. Personal sacrifices must be made to excel in your project, but the job satisfaction and personal gains are immense. Here are some reasons why research work might be a good idea for you.
Various organisations offer research scholarships. For example, in the United Kingdom the Wellcome Trust and the Institute of Child Health at Great Ormond Street Hospital (University College London) offer generous scholarships for undergraduate