BHF Centre of Research Excellence, University of Oxford

Cardiovascular Science Vacation Studentships

The call for studentships is closed for 2017


The BHF Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Oxford is offering a small number of vacation studentships to enable talented and motivated undergraduates to carry out a research project in cardiovascular science this coming summer.

The BHF CRE brings together over 60 world leading research groups, based in departments and centres across the University of Oxford. Each research group focuses on different aspects of cardiovascular science and together they cover the translational research spectrum from basic to clinical research.   

Further information about all the Oxford BHF CRE lead researchers can be found here.

The vacation studentships are for a maximum of 10 weeks duration and offer undergraduates an exciting opportunity to contribute to a challenging and meaningful research project in a world leading cardiovascular research group in Oxford.

Successful student’s will be allocated to Oxford BHF CRE group leaders / supervisor, and will be expected to have the opportunity to be involved in the design and planning of the research project.

Funding available

Each student will receive a tax free stipend of £200 per week, or £100 per week if living at home. Each host lab will receive up to £1,000 towards consumables.


Applicants must be one of the following:

The Oxford BHF CRE research groups are multi-disciplinary in their research approaches, so applicants from a wide range of undergraduate courses will be considered e.g. chemistry, biomedical science, statistics, biological sciences, biochemistry, biomedical engineering etc.

Selection criteria

Selection will be based on a student’s track record and their enthusiasm and commitment to cardiovascular research. 

When we consider your application, we'll also look at your:

Please note, we will give preference to undergraduates with limited research experience.

How to apply

The student should submit an application which must include:

A current academic supervisor / programme manager should submit:

Please note that students are not permitted to use the vacation studentship to work on a dissertation, project or other submitted work for their degree.

Applications and letters of support (letters submitted directly by the supervisor if possible) should be emailed to:

Final report

All students will be expected to submit a short report at the end of their studentship, outlining the background to their research, the results they obtained and their conclusions.  In addition they should also write a paragraph on how the studentship has benefited them. 

How to Apply: PDF to download


Any questions regarding the studentships should be directed to Philippa Major, Research Facilitator for the Oxford BHF Centre of Research Excellence, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine. or 01865 234348.