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Learning Through Research Internships - second call for proposals

26 Feb 2020

Researchers are invited to submit proposals for funded internships

The Careers Service are opening a second round of Learning Through Research proposals for our Summer 2020 scheme.

Designed for penultimate year undergraduates, the objective of the Learning Through Research Internships is to provide students with an insight into the work of academic researchers plus an informed understanding of some of the key issues shaping contemporary research. 

The aim is to have a high proportion of Widening Participation students participating, helping this group of students in particular to gain an insight to a career that they may not normally have, nor consider.

Thanks to a merged endowment there is funding to pay the students for an eight week internship period. Students will also be supported through a weekly development programme of workshops.

We are now seeking proposals for Learning Through Research Internships for next summer, aiming for the internships to start in June or July 2020.* 

To be considered for funding, proposals should be submitted by Friday, 6 March 2020 - if you are leading a research project and would welcome some additional researcher support over the summer vacation, we would very much like to hear from you.  

To submit a proposal please contact Lewis Howells via or 0161 275 2841 for further details and a Learning Through Research Internship template for completion. 

  • There will also be a drop-in session between 1pm and 3pm on Friday, 28 February in Whitworth Hall Committee Room E should you wish to ask Lewis any questions about the scheme.

*We would strongly recommend that interns start their internships during the first week of the month due to casual staff system payment deadlines.