Apply for the Junior Researcher Summer Programme 2023 by 28th April

The JRSP provides resources and a summer stipend to black undergraduate students to explore a topic of their choice during the summer months. The programme aims to encourage and inspire black UG students to think about postgraduate study and research-based careers, and to support students along that path by introducing them to research skills and giving them an opportunity to explore research questions that they feel are relevant to their lives, communities and the world.
This year, the programme has received additional funding from the John Cass
Foundation to support three awards for black UG students that are carers, meaning those who have caring responsibilities for family members or others, or are care-leavers.


  • Six black UG students will be selected as JRSP Awardees
  • Three awards will be given specifically to black UG students that are carers or
  • Each JRSP Awardee will embark on a 6-week full-time research project during
    the Summer 2023 (between 01 June – 01 September).
  • JRSP awardees are given a 1250.00 stipend and a 250.00 grant for research,
    transportation and internet expenses.
  • Each student receives, research skills training to assist them with their project, and three mentorship sessions with a doctoral student, post-doctoral fellow or faculty member through the programme.
  • At the end of the programme students are expected to produce a research
    output of their choice (for example a poster, video, podcast or blog post) to
    showcase their research findings.
  • Presentations of the projects will be held in September/October 2023

Application Process

  • Interested applicants should complete and submit the JRSP application form along with a CV. The application calls for a 300-word outline of the proposed research project and intended output.
  • Students should also identify a member of academic staff who they would like to mentor and support their project.
  • The application should also include a brief letter of support from the proposed faculty mentor.

Key Dates

Application Deadline: 28 April
Notification of Awards: 01 May
Programme Dates: 01 June – 10 September
Presentations: mid- September
Any questions regarding the JRSP can be sent to

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