Arts and Law: Undergraduate Research Scholarships

The UGRS scheme gives non-finalist CAL students the chance to extend their knowledge and understanding of research by providing five weeks of high quality research support to academics over the summer vacation.

Latest update – January 2021

In 2020, we received student applications for the projects detailed below, but the scheme was not able to go ahead.  The scheme will not run in 2021.  We await a decision with regard to whether the scheme will run in 2022.

Our 2020 projects:

Key dates

  • Applications from academic staff  are now closed. We're currently sorting through the projects
  • Student applications open 5 February 2020
  • Student applications close 27 March 2020
  • Applications workshop: 4 March 2020, 1pm in Arts LR3

Watch out for the communications from your School Student Experience Officer!

If you’d like to find out more, contact the College of Arts and Law Student Experience team (

2019 Prize winners

Congratulations to our UG Research Scholarship 2019 prize winners.

Poster prize winners

  • Phoebe Geary - The Maimed Hero. Theatrical Responses to WWI
  • Bethany Harwood (runner up) - Accents in Children’s Literature

Blog winners

Testimony in Practice: Working with Stories of the Self and Others
Nataliya Nikolova

Grammars under threat: recording the grammatical legacy of Judeo-Spanish Old Age
Michael Barnes

Case studies

Counterfactual Skepticism

Tyler Collins worked with Dr Nikk Effingham from the Department of Philosophy. Watch their video and then read Tyler's blog post 


Ladies of London

Lucy Cutter worked with Dr Tom Cutterham from the Department of History. Watch their video and then read Lucy's blog post 


Information for staff

Professor Andrzej Gasiorek, Head of the College of Arts and LawProfessor Andrzej Gasiorek

Head of College of Arts and Law

"The Undergraduate Research Scholarship Scheme offers academics and students a wonderful opportunity to work collaboratively on a project. As somebody who has participated in the UGRS in the past, I can testify to its many benefits. It’s a truly rewarding experience, which I greatly enjoyed."


Lydia, who was an UGRS scholar in 2017Lydia

UGRS scholar in 2017

"Without the UGRS scheme I would not have had the confidence to apply for postgraduate courses"

Read about Lydia's experiences on our blog

Scholarships take place between 22 June and 18 September 2020