The EMS Student Research Bursaries in Mathematics and Statistics welcomes applications, with closing date on 10 March (extended to March 24th due to the industrial action). The EMS offers funding at £300/week for up to six weeks.


  • Students may only take up the award during the summer vacation between the intermediate years (usually between years 3 and 4) of their undergraduate degree.
  • Researchers in Mathematics or Statistics at universities and research institutions within Scotland are eligible to apply.  Interdisciplinary projects will be considered providing the project has significant mathematical or statistical content.
  • Only one application should be submitted per university, or two if the university is cofunding both applications at £150/week for 6 weeks. 
  • Students will normally be expected to be on track for a first class degree in order to be considered.
  • Students must be registered at a Scottish institution for the majority of their undergraduate degree. 
  • Bursaries will not be awarded for projects that are a part of degree work, or that take place overseas for more than 50% of the project time.
  • Bursaries will only be granted for the student named on the application form; awards are not transferable between students.
How to apply
  • Applicants should complete an application form and submit this to the ​EMS secretary and the EMS Research Support Fund Convener by March 10th (extended to March 24th due to the industrial action).
  • Applications must be made by the project supervisor on behalf of the student, and not by the student.
  • Applications should be discussed with the nominated student, who should also contribute to the project design.
  • Applications must be completed in full, including a signature from the Head of Department/School to confirm her/his approval for the award to be administered by the department and to confirm any match-funding contributions by the department (awards are not offered directly to individual researchers but to the institutions to which they belong).

Application Form (Word)