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Summer School Scholarships

Every year YCCSA runs a Summer Scholarship Programme which runs for nine weeks starting in July.  

Applications for the 2019 Summer School are now open and closes at noon on Friday, 22 March.  For instructions on how to apply please see the tab below.  The School will run from Monday, 8 July 2019 until Friday, 6 September 2019.

If you have any questions about the Summer Scholarship Programme, please email  yccsa-scholarships@york.ac.uk.

Background

YCCSA offers a number of interdisciplinary vacation scholarships to students from universities in the UK, EU and overseas. Students undertake 9 week placement during which time they pursue a research project with at least two academic supervisors from different disciplines.

Eligibility - All students who are committed to a course of study in the following year are eligible.  This constitutes either a continuing undergraduate programme, or an offer for an MSc or a PhD has been given and accepted by the time applications have closed.

The scheme has supported 106 students over the last nine years working on interdisciplinary projects between the following Departments:

Archaeology Biology Chemistry Computer Science Electronic Engineering English
Environment Health Sciences History of Art  HYMS Language & Linguistics Mathematics
Music  Physics Psychology Sociology Stockholm Environment
Institutute
Theatre Film &
Television

They proved to be an invaluable resource for academics to develop cross-disciplinary collaborations and students in turn receive training and experience of research. 

The scholarships carry a tax-free stipend and financial assistance will be given for travel expenses to and from York. Accommodation for successful students is available on the University of York Campus.

Projects for 2019

Please select which project/s you are interested in and mark these clearly in your application.

Note: 25 January, another project has been added.

NoProject TitleSupervisors
01

Tailored health-related information using the ‘magic triangle’ QoL assessment tool
Quality of Life (PDF  , 113kb)

02 Citizen Science: Environment, Education and Activism
Citizen Science (PDF  , 154kb)
03 Automating the construction of the Tree of Life (PDF  , 142kb) 
  • Dr Jon Hill - Environment & Geography
  • Dr Katie Davis - Biology
04

‘Becoming human’: How did changes in group dynamics affect the emergence of
our species?
Becoming human (PDF  , 106kb)

05

Creating a Carbon Computer – Unconventional Computing with Novel Nanomaterials
Creating a Carbon Computer (PDF  , 111kb)

06

Dynamic Spectral modelling of Human Voice Directivity for Forensic Speech Science and
Virtual and Augmented Reality
Spectral modelling (PDF  , 147kb)

07

Spintronics-based reservoir computing with magnetic devices (PDF  , 119kb)

08

What is (in) a relation? An interdisciplinary inquiry and applications on the
nature of relations and relational processes
What is (in) a relation? (PDF  , 155kb)

09

3D rendering of a viral genome organization from assembly kinetics data
3D rendering of a viral genome (PDF  , 162kb)

Timetable for 2019

Timtable for applying for the Summer School 2019 

  • Thursday, 10 January - projects will be published at noon and applications will be accepted from this date
  • Friday, 22 March noon - deadline for applications
  • Friday, 29 March - scholarships will be awarded
  • Week comencing Monday, 01 April - successful and unsuccessful students will be notifed

Applying

Interested in applying? To apply you need to provide, as one PDF document:

  1. Your CV (maximum of 2 pages)
  2. A brief personal statement (maximum of 1 page) including:
    • Which project(s) and/or which role(s) in (a) group project(s) you are interested in (as many as you like but in preference order)
    • Your reasons for applying
    • Your academic interest
    • Your future aspirations
  3. A full written academic reference (not just contact details). Your application will not be accepted without this reference (maximum of 1 page).

Please note: Eligibility - All students who are committed to a course of study in the following year are eligible.  This constitutes either a continuing undergraduate programme, or an offer for an MSc or a PhD has been given and accepted by the time applications have closed.  If you are in any doubt, please contact yccsa-scholarships@york.ac.uk

Send these via e-mail as one PDF document to yccsa-scholarships@york.ac.uk  Please note that your information will be made freely available to potential supervisors at the University of York and that by applying you consent to this.

If your referee would prefer to send the reference separately, they can do so to the email address above but we ask you to co-ordinate with your referee to ensure that the application and reference arrive more or less together. We cannot consider applications that are incomplete after the deadline has passed.