Nuffield Undergraduate Scholars Institute

The Nuffield Undergraduate Scholars Institute (NUSI) is a summer programme which aims to enhance diversity and inclusiveness within the social sciences at Oxford, and in UK academia more broadly. It is for bright, motivated undergraduate students ordinarily resident in the UK, who have the potential for successful graduate study in the social sciences. The aim of the NUSI is to expand access to advanced education to students whose socioeconomic background or other life circumstances may have made it more difficult for them to reach their full educational potential, or to consider graduate study.

Developed and hosted by Nuffield College, Oxford, in partnership with the Oxford Q-Step Centre and with support from the Oxford-led Grand Union Doctoral Training Partnership, the NUSI is free for all participants and will run Monday 1 July - Friday 9 August 2019. It offers six select undergraduate students the opportunity to gain research experience and exposure to social science methods training through course work and a mentored research experience. Students will receive mentorship from Oxford academics, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students.

The Scholars Institute is offered free of charge, and includes:

  • Two weeks of hands-on training in research design and statistical computing through both lectures and data-labs taught by world-leading academics.
  • A four-week research internship with a Nuffield College academic.
  • A bursary of £2,500, intended to allow participants to fully concentrate on the six-week programme without the need for paid employment to support themselves.
  • Free accommodation and weekday meals at Nuffield College.

The deadline for applications is Monday 15 April 2019 at 11:59pm. See the How to Apply for further details.

If you are a student in medical, biological, mathematical or physical sciences, you may also be interested in UNIQ+, a summer school that gives undergraduates in these subjects the opportunity to experience what postgraduate study is like at the University of Oxford.