In2research

Take the Next Step into Research!

Are you curious about doing a PhD but aren’t sure how to make the leap from your undergraduate studies or your job?

This programme will guide you through every stage: from how PhD funding works, the application and interview process – alongside a fully funded 8-week summer research experience!

Summer placement

To apply you will be someone who is currently studying for a STEM degree or is already working, and has a passion for science, technology, engineering, maths or AI.

You will also need to be able to commit to an 8-week placement in London without accommodation support during summer 2022.

The In2research programme will help you gain the knowledge, experience and confidence to apply for a PhD, PhD funding, as well as skills to help you succeed in the world of research.

The In2research Programme

Starting in November 2021, this programme runs alongside your studies or work and will offer guidance on how to pursue postgraduate research in a STEM subject.

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Skills Workshops

Attend online workshops designed and delivered by experienced researchers to help you develop key skills. Master these further with follow up tasks and mentor feedback.

Personal statement support
Subject Specific Mentorship

Online workshops delivered by experts will be paired with small group mentor sessions, also delivered online. Your mentor will be an expert in your subject and there to support you throughout this process.

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Inspiring Away Days

Attend an inspiring and fun in person away day where you will meet your cohort, share experiences and gain top tips from world experts.

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Summer Research Placements

Choose from a range of world leading research groups in London and Cambridge and join them for a fully funded 8-week placement.

“In2Research is a valuable programme as it aims to equalise opportunity for all. This is crucial so as to not disadvantage those trying to achieve a career in research, but who perhaps don’t know an individual with a degree, or haven’t had the possibility of engaging in extracurricular activities that expose them to a research environment, something increasingly essential for progressing into postgraduate research. Not all mentees on the programme may choose a career in research but they should have access to the knowledge that enables them to choose what is right for them. In2Research is a key way of facilitating this.

Professor Martina Callaghan
Principal Investigator (Physics) and Deputy Director, Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging, UCL

Our Impact

We are passionate about improving diversity at the PhD level, and believe that the wider STEM community will benefit from students from all backgrounds being able to pursue post graduate research.

Evaluations show that after the programme students are more likely to:

Understand the day-to-day life of a PhD student

Know how to network effectively with academic professionals

Feel confident to write a high-quality PhD application

Take the Next Step in Your STEM Journey