To be eligible for the bursaries, applicants must meet the following criteria:
Be a student currently undertaking an undergraduate degree at a UK university.
Be in at least the second year of their degree.
Not have previously undertaken a substantial period of research (e.g. an integrated Master’s research project).
And at least one of the following:
Come from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic background.
Have a disability.
Their highest earning parent or guardian at age 14 was not self-employed, not in senior management, and was employed in one of the following categories:
technical and craft occupations (e.g. motor mechanic, plumber, electrician)
manual and service occupations (e.g. postal worker, security guard, driver, cleaner)
unemployed and seeking work.
How to Apply
Candidates must submit their application to Ella (Internship Coordinator) at email@example.com. The following information is required:
- The name of the project you are applying for
- A 500-word statement explaining why you are interested in the bursary scheme and how you think it will enhance your career
- A CV
- A completed diversity monitoring form
In addition, you will be required to ask a personal tutor or another member of academic staff to send a reference to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The reference should provide details of the applicants' academic ability and potential, and explain why this opportunity would be beneficial for their career.
Deadline for applications and references: 01 April 2022 at 12:00 noon.
Following the application closing deadline, submitted applications will be read by the relevant project supervisor and a team of two other staff members. A shortlist of applicants will then be decided upon for each project.
Applicants will be shortlisted according to the following criteria:
1. Eligibility (based on diversity monitoring criteria)
2. Understanding of, and enthusiasm for, the outlined project
3. Relevancy of previous experience and achievements (academic, work experience, hobbies and interests)
All applicants will receive an email to confirm whether or not they have been shortlisted.
Shortlisted applicants will then be invited for an interview. This interview will take place either in-person or online, depending on the preference of the applicant. The Museum will cover travel costs for in-person interviews.
Successful applicants will then be decided upon on the basis of their written application and interview.