Vacation Scholarships

These awards are designed to encourage students or new graduates to experience working in the field of toxicology. There are two studentships on offer and each studentship will provide up to £1,500 to support the living costs of the student for up to six to eight weeks. The student will gain valuable hands-on research experience and their supervisor will gain an extra pair of hands in the laboratory. Interested students or new graduates must pair up with a potential supervisor to develop a project before applying for funding.

Eligibility – The award is available to students or new graduates (no more than three months after completion of their degree) studying toxicology and/or pharmacology, or where toxicology is a main component of their degree. The research project must have substantial toxicological content.

Award attributes

Support the living costs of a student to gain research experience


Annually (two studentships per year)

Support provided

Up to £1500 towards living costs


Supervisor must be BTS member for at least 1 year prior to application closure date

Supervisor must work in a university or research institute

Student or new graduate (<3 months following completion of degree) studying toxicology or pharmacology or where toxicology is a main component of their degree

Research project must have substantial toxicology component

Application requirements

By supervisor on behalf of student by end of March preceding summer

Description of project, including background, aims, methods and training provided

CVs of supervisor and student

Personal statement from student stating reasons for wanting to undertake project countersigned by supervisor

Short reflective account of experience

2016 Olivia Matthews and Nicholas Heng

2017 Will Hotham and Ida Fischer
Members can read their reports by clicking on the names above

2018 Emma Walker

2019 Carolina StamboulidJustina Grigalyte and Tim Kuhnlenz