In2research: Participants

The In2research is a year-long programme that runs alongside your studies or work.
It provides experiences that will help you access postgraduate research degrees and careers.

Applications are now closed.

But we are open for expressions of interest for our 2023/24 programme, which will launch in autumn.

During this programme, participants will receive:

  • 4 workshops delving deeply into key skills such as cover letter writing, analysing research papers, and networking
  • 4 mentoring sessions, with a mentor selected based on your subject interests who helps you apply insight from workshops to your career path
  • 2 away days to build on your confidence whilst practising key networking skills
  • One 8-week research placement including a tax-free stipend of £3000
An infographic of a road with dates and descriptions, titled the in2research journey. August’s description is participants are accepted to the in2resarch programme and are paired with subject specific mentors. September to December’s description is participants receive four online research skills workshops and four small group mentoring sessions. Early 2023’s description is three placement interviews, In-person skills and networking away day. Summer’s description is 8-week paid research placements with researchers at top universities. September’s description is in-person presentation away day and celebration event.

The 2022/23 Programme!

The 2022/23 programme runs in London for people interested in the following subject streams:

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

Arts and Humanities

Social Sciences

Application Process

Applications are currently closed but you can check your eligibility for the programme in advance of the 2023/24 Programme.

When applications open, we will ask you to write about why you are interested in:

  • postgraduate research
  • your research subject interests
  • the In2research programme

We are open for expressions of interest!

Upcoming information events

Want to find out more before you apply?

We will run online information sessions where the In2research team will answer all your questions about the programme: what it involves, what the main benefits to you are, and how to apply.

These will take place in summer 2023.


Core criteria

To be considered for the programme you must meet all of the following eligibility criteria:

Be UK-domiciled or have refugee status

Have the right to work in the UK

Be able to work full-time in a research placement in London for an 8 week period between June and August 2024

Be in an eligible year group at university or be a graduate of a STEM, Arts and Humanities, or Social Sciences degree

Additional criteria

To be considered for our shortlist, you must meet at least one of the following criteria:

Previously been a recipient of Free School Meals
at school or sixth-form

Received money during school for your education (e.g. Pupil Premium, EMA, or the 16-19 bursary)

Come from a low socioeconomic background

We will review all eligible applications and if you are successful you will be invited to a short interview. If you are successful at interview, you will be offered a place on the programme.

100 participants are currently taking part in the In2research programme in 2022/2023.

75 of these places are funded by Office for Students and Research England, which supports access and participation in research study for Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups – particularly for people from Black British, British Pakistani and British Bangladeshi backgrounds.

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