WR Henderson Scholarship

WR Henderson Scholarship



The WR Henderson Scholarship is awarded annually and aims to allow motivated students to gain experience and opportunities that will promote their future research careers in brain sciences.  It will be awarded to undergraduate students (including those in their final year of study) to allow them to pursue laboratory research over the summer vacation in a laboratory within Edinburgh Medical School: Biomedical Sciences, University of Edinburgh. The WR Henderson Scholarship provides:

  • A stipend for the student of £200 per week for up to 12 weeks
  • A contribution to the host laboratory of £1000

Eligibility criteria

  • You should be an undergraduate student at the time of application, although you may be in your final year of study. You may an undergraduate at any university.
  • Your proposed research project must be in a neuroscience-related field and be undertaken within a laboratory based in Edinburgh Medical School: Biomedical Science.  Your application can be supported by either the laboratory head or, with their permission, a suitable postdoc researcher from that laboratory.
  • Laboratory placements should normally be completed by the end of September in the year of the award

Previous successful applications

Find out about successful applications from previous years

If you have questions

The committee are happy to informally answer any queries about the WR Henderson Scholarship and you are encouraged to talk to a member of the committee before submitting an application. The committee currently consists of:

How to apply


Application deadline is 15 May 2019