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Calling all undergraduate students! Get funding to learn and take part in research alongside our leading academics

career fellowship

Applications for this year's King's Undergraduate Research Fellowships (KURF) are now open. Exclusively for undergraduate students at King's, these fellowships provide a unique opportunity for you to learn alongside our leading academics during the summer.

A Fellowship will give you the experience and exposure to help you in your next steps, whether it is in pursuing further study, or in demonstrating your leadership and drive to future employers. 

KURF encourages interdisciplinary research and you can even take part in research outside of your faculty. In 2019-20 the team offered over 135 projects from all faculties, and even from non-faculty departments including Culture and Careers & Employability. 

You can be involved in a variety of ways, including library or archive research, laboratory projects and undertaking interviews. Previous Fellowship holders have published peer-reviewed academic journal articles and conducted major laboratory research, to give some examples. 

If successful, as an Undergraduate Research Fellows you will receive a £1000 bursary to support 150 hours of your fellowship or, if job-sharing, £500 to support 75 hours of your fellowship.

The Fellowships will culminate in completing the King's Experience Research Award, involving an academic poster and reflective essay of 1000-1500 words. If successful this will be mentioned on your Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR).

How to apply

Applications are open and can be made via King's CareerConnect.

Applications close on Sunday 24 April 2022, 23:59 (BST).

Please note that you can only submit one application, so familiarise yourself with all projects and make a careful decision.

For more information, please see the KURF website, FAQs and Programme Regulations. You can also check out the King's Careers Blog to find out about the benefits of taking part, skills development and academics' top tips for students applying this year. If you have any further questions, please contact