Welcome to the Nuffield Research Placements Platform

Nuffield Research Placements (previously Nuffield Science Bursaries) provide over 1,000 students each year with the opportunity to work alongside professional scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians… find out more

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Students in the first year of a post-16 science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) course are eligible to apply. Placements are available across the UK, in universities, commercial companies, voluntary organisations and research institutions… Am I eligible?

Applications for summer 2017 will open on Monday 24th October 2016Applications started before this date will not be valid, if you have applied early by mistake please contact nrp@nuffieldfoundation.org

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Project Providers

We’re always looking for new partners to benefit from our scheme. Project Providers offer one or more projects lasting between four to six weeks, during July and/or August. Get in touch if you’d like to find out more.

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If you’re a teacher you can get behind our scheme, inspire students to consider higher education and careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM)… learn more

Returning teachers from 2016 must re-register using the link provided in the reference request email.

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