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Durham University

Faculty of Science

BP Funding and Sponsorship Opportunities

BP are providing a number of opportunities for Durham University undergraduate students in the early years of their course; these sponsorship opportunities are in addition to the Scholarship programme that was launched in 2012.

Women in Industry - Preparing for your future

Open to first and second year female undergraduate students studying STEM subjects, Business and Management or Economics – funding of up to £500 to support attendance at conferences and workshops to build skills and awareness of career opportunities. You will need to produce a short report and/or summary presentation outlining what you did.

Applications should include a short (1-page) CV and a 500-word section on what you would use the funding for and how you believe that this will have a positive impact on your future career. It's important that you include your student ID on your application, which should be submitted to sciencefaculty.office@durham.ac.uk by 12 noon on Friday 17th March 2017.

Decisions on the Women in Industry Awards will be announced in April 2017 with reports of activity to be submitted by October 2017.

BP Community Engagement Award

Open to STEM first and second year undergraduate students – funding of up to £500 to carry out voluntary or community work beyond your studies e.g. charity work, voluntary tutoring etc. You will need to produce a short report and/or presentation outlining what you did.

Applications should include a short (1-page) CV and a 500-word section on what you would use the funding for and why you believe this will have a positive impact on you and others. It's important that you include your student ID on your application, which should be submitted to sciencefaculty.office@durham.ac.uk by 12 noon on Friday 17th March 2017.

Decisions on the Community Engagement Awards will be announced in April 2017 with reports of activity to be submitted by October 2017.

Summer Research Internships

Summer placements are available for first year students on a three year degree and first and second year students on a four year degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Earth Sciences. These placements will also be available to Natural Sciences students doing certain combinations of modules.

Placements will take place over 10 weeks in the summer vacation and be within an academic department to work on a current research project. Students will receive £250 per week for the 10 week placement. You will need to produce a report and a presentation outlining what you did.

The titles of the projects will be available during Epiphany Term and you will be notified of these by email at that time. You do not need to do anything before you recieve the titles of projects available in your area of interest.

Departmental Prizes

A prize of £100 will be awarded to the strongest performing first and second year undergraduate students within Earth Sciences, Engineering, Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Natural Sciences, Business & Management and Economics.