The Society for the Study of Human Biology (SSHB) is offering bursaries (£800-£1000) to support undergraduate research in human biology.
The purpose of the bursaries is to give undergraduates (normally between the second and third years of study) the opportunity to undertake a specific supervised research project during the summer vacation. The research project must fall within the remit of the SSHB (the general advancement and promotion of research in the biology of human populations in all its branches, including human variability and genetics, human adaptability and ecology, and human evolution). Retrospective applications are not permitted.
- Must submit a report within one month of the stated end date of the project.
- Must acknowledge the SSHB in subsequent publications and presentations.
- Are encouraged to present their work at a meeting of the SSHB and to submit the results of the project they undertook to the Annals of Human Biology for publication. The submission can be in the form of a full paper or a short report and will be subject to the same editorial and review processes as other submissions.
The scheme is open to Supervisors who are full members of the Society who currently supervise, or have the opportunity to supervise, undergraduate project students. Applicants must be based in any organisation that undertakes research into human biology, including (but not confined to) universities, museums, and NGOs, provided that adequate supervisorial, research and infrastructure support are available and outlined in the application. Applicants who are not full members of the Society are permitted to apply for full membership at the same time as they submit their application. Membership application forms can be found HERE.
How to apply
The below application form, which requires input from both the Supervisor and the named student, is to be submitted by the Supervisor.
Applications will be assessed in relation to the quality of the work submitted, the suitability of the student to undertake the proposed project, the suitability of the applicant to supervise the project, and the relevance of the topic to the aims and scope of the SSHB. Applications that fail to adhere to the guidelines will not be considered. All applications will be reviewed by referees appointed by the SSHB committee.
Deadline and submission
Applications should be submitted online via the form below by Friday, 29 March 2024. Decisions will be communicated to applicants within 1 month of the deadline.
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