EPSRC Vacation Bursaries for students in year 2 or year 3 (but not finalists) to enable them to gain first-hand experience of scientific research. Each year Durham University is awarded a number of bursaries. Members of Physics staff in the EPSRC research area who are able to host students over the summer supply project summaries and these will be advertised, with the application process in February. A selection procedure will be arranged by the Head of Department and successful applicants will be notified. Further details are available on the University's EPSRC Vacation Bursaries page, including a link to the EPSRC's eligibility criteria. Departmental deadline 1st March 2013.
Summer studentships in the Durham Physics Department, available to current undergraduates.
Anglo-Australian Observatory (AAO) student fellowships for science and engineering students with at least two years undergraduate experience to carry out 10-12 weeks of paid research at the Anglo-Australian Observatory.
CERN Summer Student Program offers undergraduate students of physics, computing and engineering a unique opportunity to join in the day-to-day work of research teams participating in experiments at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland.
DESY Summer Student Programme: Each summer DESY, one of the world's leading accelerator centres, in Germany, offers undergraduate students in physics or related natural science disciplines the possibility to participate in the research activities of the laboratory.
DAAD Research internships in Science and Engineering: A programme of internships giving Physics students and other students the chance to spend a summer working with PhD students in a German university or research centre on a real research project.
IAESTE provides science, engineering and applied arts undergraduates with paid training experience abroad, relevant to their studies, on a reciprocal exchange basis.
Institute of Physics (IoP) work placement scheme for penultimate year students, studying in the UK or Ireland, offering the opportunity to find a summer work placement funded by the IoP.
Nuffield Foundation undergraduate research bursaries: If you are considering applying to work in Durham under this scheme then probably the first thing to do is to find a supervisor. The best thing is to come up with a shortlist of 2-3 people you think might be interesting to work with (you can get clues from the Department's web pages where research areas are listed for prospective PhD students), and then work down the list to see if one of them will help you put in the application.
Diamond Light Source summer projects: Diamond Light Source is the UK's national synchrotron facility, located in Oxfordshire. Each year Diamond gives 10-15 undergraduate students the opportunity to work on a beamline during the summer period.
Internationalization Research Opportunities at Durham: There are two bursaries per Faculty (six across the University) for penultimate-year students to carry out research projects on an aspect of Internationalization. Each bursary will be for up to 10 weeks, at £220 per week. Students will work in Durham, with support from the Matariki network, and the expectation is that the research will be presented at an appropriate conference. Contact email@example.com.
STSI Space Astronomy Summer Program, Baltimore, USA.
Ogden Centre Trust Teach Physics Internship offers 36 internships to Physics undergraduates currently in their second year or above, who are considering a career in teaching. The internship is for a period of 4-5 weeks at the end of the summer term.
The FAQs below are extracted from the main FAQs page, http://www.dur.ac.uk/physics/students/faqs/.