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The Gordon Rosen Undergraduate Research Scholarship

Applications for the Gordon Rosen Undergraduate Research Scholarship are now closed.

Thanks to the generosity of Vanda Rosen, we are pleased to have established the The Gordon Rosen Undergraduate Research Scholarship to support talented undergraduate students studying a science- based, BSc degree in the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences at Nottingham Trent University.

The scholarship is worth up to £2,500 and is for 2nd year students who wish to develop their research skills by undertaking a summer research project in the field of animal production (specifically pig/poultry production). The successful applicant will be involved in a project for up to 10 weeks during the 2022/23 summer vacation.

This award is extremely competitive, and we will award the bursary to the applicant who most closely meets or exceeds the criteria for the award. The decision is made by an awarding committee and all decisions of that awarding committee are final.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible to apply applicants must:

  • be a 2nd year undergraduate student on a full-time science-based, BSc degree in the   School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences. Students studying sandwich courses are not eligible to apply for this scholarship
  • have a research project proposal, based on pig or poultry production
  • predicted to achieve a 1st or 2:1 in their current undergraduate degree
  • available to undertake the project during the 2022/23 summer break, between the 2nd and 3rd years of their course

Deadlines for applying

Applications received after 16:00 GMT (4pm) on the day of the deadline will not be considered.

Timings are in GMT:

Deadline for scholarship application

27 April 2022 at 4 pm (final deadline)

Terms and conditions

  1. To be eligible to apply applicants must:
    • be a 2nd year undergraduate student on a full-time science-based, BSc degree in the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences. Students studying sandwich courses are not eligible to apply for this scholarship.
    • have a research project proposal, based on pig or poultry production
    • predicted to achieve a 1st or 2:1 in their current undergraduate degree
    • available to undertake the project during the 2022/23 summer break, between the 2nd and 3rd years of their course
  2. Please do not send your scholarship application before or with an application to study at NTU. You must have started your 2nd year on a science-related BSc degree and been allocated an NTU ID number before submitting your scholarship application.
  3. This scholarship is open to UK and international applicants.
  4. Students who receive sponsorship (i.e., some or all of your tuition fees are being paid for) from their employers, government or a funding body are not eligible to apply for this scholarship award.
  5. Applicants are only eligible to apply for this scholarship if they have enrolled on the 2nd year of their course in September 2021.
  6. Applications received after 16:00 GMT (4 pm) on the day of the deadline will not be considered.
  7. This application form is for eligible undergraduate courses only. Please do not use this form to apply for postgraduate scholarships or research funding.
  8. If you meet the eligibility criteria, one award of up to £2,500 is available.
  9. The scholarship will be awarded as a cash bursary. The cash bursary will be paid in instalments, at a rate of £200 per week of the project for up to 10 weeks. The first instalment will also include a cash bursary of £500.
  10. The scholarship is not transferable and will not be awarded if you choose to withdraw from or defer your final year, or if you choose to transfer to a different course at NTU. Students may re-apply for the scholarship should it still be available.
  11. Applicants will be informed whether they have (or have not) been awarded a scholarship (and of the value of the scholarship award they have been awarded) within four weeks of the application deadline dates.
  12. The scholarship will be awarded when an applicant accepts their scholarship offer. If you do not formally accept the scholarship within the deadline when requested, then NTU reserves the right to withdraw the scholarship and award to another candidate.
  13. Scholarships are competitive, and selection is based on the information provided on the scholarship application form. It is, therefore, of great importance that you give your scholarship statements careful thought and preparation, and that you refer to the criteria provided on the application form.
  14. If your scholarship application is successful, we may ask you to become a student ambassador, or appear in online and / or printed marketing materials for NTU, such as the Alumni Magazine. For example, providing a student profile, quote, case study and photograph which may be used to promote NTU and NTU’s scholarship schemes and courses. Your name and course will be printed in the annual Donor Report. If you do not wish for us to use your data in this manner, please notify us as soon as possible by emailing NTU.scholarships@ntu.ac.uk.
  15. As a recipient of a donor-funded scholarship, you may be expected to be involved in the following activities to assist the University in thanking donors for their donation and to demonstrate the impact that donor-funded awards have on students and NTU:
    • Write a thank you letter to your donor which introduces yourself (providing your name and subject of study);
    • Write an end of year report which will be shared with your donor to explain the impact that the scholarship has had on your studies and your university life – within the report you will be expected to provide your name and subject of study;
    • Attend an introduction event during your studies at NTU, where you will:
    • Meet other scholarship winners and members of NTU staff;
    • Get advice on how to write your thank you letter and end of year report.
    • Attend other University events, from time to time, to meet and thank donors.
  16. In the event that a student who has been awarded the scholarship fails to complete the specified research project or withdraws from the course and chooses to retake the course or undertakes another eligible course then the scholarship will not be applied again, regardless of the reason for doing so. Students may re-apply for the scholarship should it still be available.
  17. In the event that a student who has been awarded a scholarship withdraws from the course or their studies are suspended or terminated (by the student or by NTU), they will not be eligible to receive the award and may be asked to repay any monies already paid to them.
  18. If a student is required to repeat an academic year of study (either in full or in part), the scholarship will not be awarded a second time.
  19. Students are obliged to inform NTU immediately of any change in their circumstances, which may affect their entitlement to receive the scholarship. In the event of failure by a student to notify NTU promptly of any such changes, NTU will be entitled to recover any payments made or adjust (as appropriate) the scholarship amount.
  20. If a student makes a false or materially incorrect declaration that resulted in NTU awarding them the scholarship, then the scholarship will be cancelled, and no payments will be made. Depending on circumstance, NTU may attempt to recover some or all of any payments already made.
  21. If NTU makes a payment which was not expected or where the amount is incorrect, the student must let NTU know as soon as they are aware that this has happened. NTU will be entitled to recover any payments made in error.
  22. NTU’s decision in all matters relating to the scholarship is final.

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