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Apply for a student bursary

Apply for an undergraduate student bursary
Grants are available to provide financial support (up to 8 weeks support at £175 per week) for undergraduate students interested in gaining research experience by carrying out a cancer related research project over the summer vacation. The purpose of the award is to encourage students to consider a career/research associated with cancer.

Student Bursaries will only be awarded to students who have yet to complete their degree i.e. those who will still be undergraduates during the summer vacation when the burary project is undertaken.
Application deadline: 5pm British Summer Time - 31 March each year.
Please read details about our award eligibility:


Must be currently registered for an undergraduate degree at the University of East Anglia
Applicants should be in the middle years of a degree course
One application per student

Must be cancer related
Must have ethical and research approval if relevant
Must have clear objectives which are achievable by the student in the time available
Should not be part of degree work
May be undertaken in a laboratory/department outside UEA
Hosting laboratory should be able to demonstrate appropriate level of supervision for the student

The work must take place in the summer immediately following the award.

Click here to download the application form for a student bursary.

LILAC Ladies Student Bursary

Every year, one student bursary is supported by Big C Fundraising Group - LILAC Ladies. Since 1995 the LILAC Ladies have been dedicated supporters of Big C and its work and they are particularly keen to see some their funds raised applied to Big C student bursaries.

Their support does not change the basis on which this award is made but their Committee members would like to meet with the bursary student after the project has finished, so they can speak to you in person about why you applied for the bursary, what you did during your studentship and how you think you have gained from the experience. 


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