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.

Scholars receive a weekly stipend (£280 in 2019), and many are also inspired to pursue further study after their first degree. 

The 2019 Scholarships

Find out more about the 28 projects that ran this past summer by reading the project summaries and blog posts:

Key dates

  • Applications from academic staff close 6 Jan 2020
  • Student applications open early Feb 2020
  • Student applications close 27 March 2020

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

Information about the 2020 scheme will be available here in early February.