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Summer School Scholarships

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

The timetable for the 2019 Summer School will be announced in autumn 2018.

For Supervisors - information on project proposals

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 95 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.

Scholarships for 2019

Projects for Summer School 2019 will be advertised in January 2019

 

Timetable for 2019

The timetable for applying for the Summer School 2019 will be advertised in autumn 2018.

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.