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Leverhulme Centre for Life in the Universe


Cambridge Summer Student Programme


The LCLU Cambridge Summer Student Programme is designed for specific students to complete a piece of work over the summer on one of the LCLU research themes: 


This programme is open for members of the LCLU to submit with named students in mind and will run for up to 8 weeks over the summer break 2023.  Dates are flexible to suit the applicant and the student. Either the lead applicant or a post-doc in their group needs to be available throughout most of the summer to supervise the project. Living wages will be provided for the students, and research funds of £500. 


Completed application form should be sent to by 8th May 2023.



How to Apply

Please complete the application form and send it to by 8th May 2023.

In the application form you will be asked to provide the following:

  • Student's name that will undertake the work 
  • Length of internship - we provide funding for up to 8 weeks of work. 
  • Research proposal:  a general description of the proposed research to be carried out.  This should include context, objectives, methodology, key milestones, and expected results of the proposed work; a brief description of relevant expertise of the lead applicant or team proposing the project. 
  • Relevance to LCLU aims: a brief discussion of how the proposed project aligns with any of the Centre's research objectives