In2research FAQs

Everything you need to know about getting involved in the In2research programme. For any further questions, please contact [email protected]

When will applications close?

Applications close at midnight on 30th September 2021. If you need assistance to complete the application form, please contact our team at [email protected]

When will interviews occur?

Interviews will take place in October 2021.

How much does the programme cost?

The programme is fully funded and it does not cost anything to participate.

When does the programme run?

The workshops and mentoring will run online from November 2021 – February 2022, with one webinar and one mentor session a month. Webinars will take place from 6-7pm. There will also be two separate Saturday away days in London (COVID-19 permitting). Fully funded research placements will run for 8 weeks over the summer (2022), with dates dependent on the research group’s availability.

Which research areas does the programme cover?

The programme covers most STEM based subjects including Physics, Maths, Engineering, AI, Biology, Chemistry and Health. Please note it does not currently cover Medical related degrees. If you have a specific research area in mind, feel free to have a chat with our team at [email protected]

How many events will I be expected to attend?

There will be five online workshops, five online mentoring sessions and two physical away days to attend alongside your research placement.

How do the mentor sessions work?

At the interview we will ask you about your subject interests and place you in a small mentor group with an experienced researcher aligned to that subject. You will meet with them each month following your workshop. You can ask them questions on research and PhD applications, as well as tips for success and guidance. They can also give you feedback on your workshop tasks.

What will the workshops cover and will I need to prepare anything?

Each session will be different, covering a range of topics from PhD applications to how to network effectively both online and in person. Pre-reading will be provided to help you get the most from the session.

Who is eligible to participate?

We are only accepting applications from people who are a British resident or have refugee status and are either from a low socio-economic background or have parents who do not hold higher education qualifications. The programme is targeted towards people who are considering postgraduate study but feel they need more information and support. Participants must be currently studying for their degree or have already completed their undergraduate and/or Masters degree and are now in employment or unemployed, but wish to return to academic study. 

Will I get a formal qualification with In2research?

This programme will provide you with the information, confidence and experience to support you to progress to postgraduate study. You will receive a certificate of completion however In2research is not a formal qualification and does not count towards credits for a masters.

How do the placements work?

You will have the opportunity to choose from a number of world leading research groups and join them for a fully funded 8-week summer research project. We will not be providing accommodation.

Do I need find accommodation if I do not live in London?

This years programme will be for people based in London. If you are studying outside of London during term time but are planning on living in London for the summer you can still be part of the programme, as accommodation will not be provided as part of the placement.

How much is the 8 week stipend?

Participants will be paid a full tax-free stipend equivalent to the London living wage.

Are all students on the programme eligible for a research placement?

Yes, all students who complete a minimum of 80% of the workshops and mentor sessions are eligible for the 8-week placement programme. 

Will I have a choice for my research placement?

Yes, you will be able to apply to a number of research placements in January 2022. Participants will then go through a selection process including a short interview to secure a placement with a research team.

What happens after the programme ends? 

Participants receive a certificate and become a member of our growing In2research Alumni Community. Alumni will have continued access to resources, networks and specific alumni events.

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