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					Imperial College UROP Bursaries: Summer 2009
This information note has been produced by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme Administrator based in the Student Placement Section, Registry, Level 3, Sherfield Building, South Kensington Campus, Imperial College. E: urop@imperial.ac.uk T: 020 7594 8044 F: 020 7594 8004

The College will provide 18 bursaries each worth £1440. To ensure the UROP scheme is promoting and supporting placements across the College, the bursaries will distributed as follows on the basis of the faculty in which the placement will take place:  Faculty of Engineering: 7 (so, to clarify, 7 UROP placements supervised by academic staff in the Faculty of Engineering will be supported).  Faculty of Medicine : 5  Faculty of Natural Sciences: 6 The distribution is based on the number of undergraduates in each faculty. Please note that the student or students are responsible for applying (not the placement supervisor) Undergraduate students of all faculties at Imperial College are invited to apply for a bursary (but not including occasional students, exchange students and intercalated students). Applications are subject to the following rules and guidelines:  Applications for an individual bursary are invited from either one or a pair of students (who expect to undertake a placement on a joint-basis) who are registered undergraduate students of Imperial College at the time of application (i.e. students of Imperial College who expect to graduate in June 2009 are also eligible) and whose proposed project placement lasts 8-10 weeks (full-time) within the period 1 May and 30 September 2009. A project placement undertaken by two students is acceptable on the basis that the students undertake the same number of weeks (but not necessarily concurrently), i.e. 4 weeks each or 5 weeks each. A UROP placement must be identified in the application. The proposed supervisor will need to assist you with details of the placement/project you have been offered (see further down this sheet for the application procedure). The application must be submitted by the student (not the supervisor) Do not apply for a bursary unless you have a placement secured. IMPORTANT: a member of Imperial College Faculty may only support one bursary application per year. Each individual bursary will form a contribution towards the living costs of the student or students concerned. Each bursary will have a value of £1440 (normally allocated as either £180 per week for an 8 week placement or £144 per week for a 10 week placement). The bursary will be disbursed to the participating student or students by the UROP Administrator at the end of every second week during the placement. A project report must be submitted within one month of the placement ending (details from the UROP
Administrator).

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If any of the successful applicants are also successful in obtaining another vacation scholarship for the same placement (e.g. Nuffield Foundation or Wellcome Trust), it is assumed that they will relinquish one or other of the bursaries as soon as is convenient. For example, in the case of both Nuffield and the Wellcome Trust the value of their awards is normally higher than that provided by the Imperial College UROP bursary so, we would therefore expect the Imperial College UROP bursary to be relenquished in order that the UROP scheme may seek to recycle it for the benefit of another student. Both the Nuffield and Wellcome Trust vacation scholarships schemes at Imperial College are administered by the UROP scheme. Further general information on bursaries at : http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/urop/fundingandfinances

Composition of the Application: The application should be made using the form on pages 3-4. There are two sections/parts. Where there are two students applying for one bursary on a joint basis they should just complete one form. Part A includes a requirement for the supervisor’s research group to confirm that they are willing to host you. Part B requests:

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The applicant’s motivations and expectations: What motivates the student(s) to undertake this placement and what benefits do they expect to derive from the experience (maximum 300 words); A brief project description. Please remember that the reviewers of the application may not be experts in your field (maximum 750 words); How the project integrates with the work of the supervisor/host research group (maximum 300 words); Details of how the student(s) will be deployed. Identify the tasks to be undertaken (maximum 300 words);

Please respect the Word Counts (if not, it will count against your application). Applications which do not follow the structure laid down face being disallowed. APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applicants should submit the following by Wednesday 18 March 2009 (noon):  ONE hard copy of their application – bearing both the required signatures - by hand or post to the [UROP Office] Student Placement Section, c/o Student Hub, Level 3, Sherfield Building, South Kensington Campus. Please note that if you are handing in your application at the Student Hub you can use their drop in box facility to save you queuing (place in an envelope which is clearly addressed to the UROP Administrator). AND  ONE copy electronically to a.hawksworth@imperial.ac.uk What happens next?  Each application will be reviewed by the UROP Administrator to check that it is has been submitted correctly and that the applicant and proposed placement are eligible. Incorrectly submitted and ineligible placements will be removed at this stage from the selection process.  The UROP Administrator will then undertake a preliminary ranking of the remaining applications by faculty, based on the content of Part B.  The ranked applications will then be reviewed by one or more of the College Deans.  Both the preliminary ranking and the review will concentrate on the quality of the placement provided, especially the potential to achieve the tasks indicated in the time available (i.e. is the placement realistic). Priority may be given to new members of staff. A final ranking will be returned to the UROP Administrator.  Successful applicants will be notified by 24 April [unsuccessful applicants will be emailed soon thereafter]. Successful applicants will then be required:  to email acceptance or refusal of the bursary to a.hawksworth@imperial.ac.uk asap after 24 April.  If they accept to the bursary to submit a completed UROP Placement Registration Form - confirming the placement - to the [UROP Office] Student Placement Section [c/o Student Hub, Level 3 Sherfield Building, South Kensington Campus] by Monday 18 May, thus confirming the acceptance of the bursary. o The UROP Placement Registration Form is available at www.imperial.ac.uk/urop/formsanddownloads o and also see the following page for advice on completing the UROP Placement Registration Form www.imperial.ac.uk/urop/howtogetinvolved/successfulapplicationwhatnext/registeringyourplacement o further support and guidance for establishing a UROP collaboration can be found at: www.imperial.ac.uk/urop/abouturop/uropforstaff/establishingauropcollaboration After 18 May if, for any reason, it transpires that the student(s) for whom the bursary is meant will no longer be undertaking their project placement as indicated in the UROP Placement Registration form, every effort should be made by the supervisor and/or applicant to inform the UROP administrator at the earliest possible opportunity so that the scheme can try to re-allocate the bursary. If, at any stage, it transpires that a bursary has been paid to a student for a purpose other than that described in the bursary application and confirmed in the UROP Placement Registration Form, the supervisor may be required to reimburse the College for part or whole of the said bursary. Academic staff may wish to take notice of the following:  [Through the UROP Scheme] additional bursary payments can be paid by the supervisor up to a combined total of £300 per week. Placements can last longer than 10 weeks but the supervisor is responsible for any further bursary payments. In both these cases details of any additional weeks/bursary payments can be detailed on the UROP Placement Registration Form which will be required to be completed by 18 May  In the event of an unsuccessful application for an Imperial College UROP bursary, should the placement still go ahead, either with support from another source or with no funding, academic staff are still encouraged to register the placement with the UROP scheme [Depts & Divisions will normally insist] using the aforementioned UROP Placement Registration Form. For full information on UROP visit www.imperial.ac.uk/urop

UROP: Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme: Imperial College UROP Bursaries 2009 Application Form: Part A (to be completed by the student or students applying for the bursary) Hand written forms will NOT be accepted (except – obviously! - the signature) Please refer to the instructions provided in the information notes available with this application form (including deadline). Details of Student(s) Student 1 Surname Forenames Dept @ Imperial College Current Year of UG Study Expected Date of Graduation CID Student 2 (if required)

All correspondence will be sent to your Imperial College E-mail account Details of UROP Placement arranged Name of Faculty Member Department or Division Faculty Brief title of project/technical area Number of weeks (excluding any agreed breaks, holidays) Provisional start date (must be 1st May or later) Provisional end date (must be no later than 30 September Who will be the day-to-day supervisor for the placement? If “undetermined” please state so.
I, the Faculty Member named above, confirm that this placement has been provisionally agreed (and I have the approval of my research section to go ahead). I understand that if this application is successful that the student and I need to conform to the requests provided in the information notes available with this application form.

Signature (for hard copy only): Name: Date:

UROP: Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme: Imperial College UROP Bursaries 2009 Application Form: Part B (to be completed by the student or students applying for the bursary). Hand written forms will NOT be accepted (except – obviously! - the signature). Please refer to the instructions provided in the information notes available with this application form (including deadline). Name of applicant (Student 1): Name of applicant (Student 2 : if applicable):

The applicant’s motivations and expectations: What motivates the student(s) to undertake this placement and what benefits do they expect to derive from the experience (maximum 300 words);

A brief project description: Please remember that the reviewers of the application may not be experts in your field (maximum 750);

How does the project integrate with the work of the supervisor/host research group? (maximum 300 words)

How will the student(s) be deployed? Identify the tasks to be undertaken (maximum 300 words)

I/We, the student or students named in Part A, confirm that this placement has been provisionally agreed. I understand that if this application is successful that the supervisor and I need to conform to the requests provided in the information notes available with this application form.

Signature of student (for hard copy only): Name: Date:


				
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