Data science winter fellowship: MSc students and final year PhDs

The Data Incubator is a Cornell-funded data science training organization. They offer a free intensive 8 week fellowship that prepares masters students, PhDs, and postdocs in STEM fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. The program is supported by sponsorships from hundreds of employers across multiple industries. A variety of innovative companies partner with The Data Incubator for their hiring and training needs, including LinkedIn, Genentech, Capital One, Pfizer, and many others.

Who Should Apply

Anyone who has already obtained a masters or PhD degree or who is within one year of graduating with a masters or PhD is welcome to apply. Applications from international students are welcome. Everyone else is encouraged to sign-up for a future session.

More details on their website

Data Science in 30 minutes: Learn how to build a data-science project in their upcoming free Data Science in 30-minutes webcast. Signup soon as space is limited.

Showcasing opportunities for Women in Physics

In March 2016, six undergraduate students from the College of Science & Engineering attended the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics held at the University of Oxford. Now in its second year, the Conference aims to help undergraduate women continue in physics by showcasing options for their educational and professional futures. Find out more – and 3rd year physicist Emma Stam telling us about her experience here.

Principal’s Go Abroad Fund: £350 – £1000 grants!


Whether getting a taste for a new city whilst visiting for a conference or immersing yourself in a different culture whilst volunteering for two months, going abroad can offer life-changing experiences and opportunities for personal growth.

Many students are not short of brilliant ideas and plans to go abroad, but they are short on funding and time. The Principal’s Go Abroad Fund addresses this by allowing you to go away for as short as 7 days and providing financial support whilst you provide your ideas and create an experience unique to you. The Principal’s Go Abroad Fund is available to any undergraduate or postgraduate students looking to undertake any educational trips abroad over the summer, including:

  • research
  • conferences
  • work placements
  • volunteer opportunities
  • and any other cultural experiences.

The deadline for applications is Friday, 25 March

Details and applications at:


Funding for summer experience

If you have managed to get yourself a research placement and need some money to fund it, start with these:

The College of Science and Engineering advertise a number of summer vacation scholarships, including:

  • Barnson Bequest (deadline 1 March 2016)
  • British Association Travel Fund (deadline 1 March 2016)
  • Carnegie Vacation Scholarships (deadline 15 March 2016)
  • College Scholarships (deadline 1 March 2016)
  • Deans’ Vacation Scholarships (deadline 1 March 2016)
  • EPSRC Undergraduate Vacation Scholarships (deadline 12 April 2016)
  • Mackay Greenland Fund (deadline 1 March 2016)
  • Weir Fund (deadline 1 March 2016)

The Royal Society of Edinburgh have Robert Cormack Bequest / Piazzi Smyth Bequest Vacation Research Scholarships.  Deadline 30 March 2016.

There is also The University of Edinburgh Principal’s Go Abroad Fund -funds available for students to go abroad for a short international experience such as a conference or educational exchange.  The deadline is 25 March 2016.


STEM Awards 2016: win £25,000!

STEM awards

Are you a STEM student with dynamic ideas, ambition and the determination to make a difference in the world? If so, the STEM Awards 2016 is a unique opportunity to prove your talent to some of the biggest names in the industry – and put yourself in the running to win £25,000.  These are annual awards for STEM, hosted by the Telegraph in association with Babcock and are offered in to entrants either in teams or individuals in the following categories:

  • Aerospace – in association with Rolls-Royce
  • Design in the Built Environment – in association with Atkins
  • Energy – in association with SEMTA
  • Healthcare – in association with GSK
  • Innovation – in association with McLaren

Closing date for all entries: 15 February, 2016.

More details here::