Summer REPs

In 2024, NERC has allocated the DTP in Environmental Research funding for six Summer REPs. These are mini projects of 6 - 10 weeks that are undertaken in departments within a research group and with supervision of a senior academic.

Summer Research Experience Placements are a great way for undergraduate students to get paid research experience during the summer holidays. You can apply for a Summer REP if you are currently an undergraduate undertaking your first degree and won't have completed prior to the date of the Summer REP.  You also need to be eligible to be funded by NERC (UK resident, or pre-settled/settled status).

Summer REPs are increasingly being aimed at helping socio-economic and under-represented ethnicity students to get valuable research experience, particularly those who need to work during the holidays.  Students will be paid a living wage in line with the table below.  They also give students from other areas the added opportunity to become familiar with an Oxford department and to network with staff and students. 

This year, we will again be offering free accommodation for the duration of the Summer REPs for students coming from outside Oxford, in addition to the salary.  We will be basing salary on the UKRI stated wage band for 23+ (to be confirmed plus free accommodation), irrespective of age.  We assume a working week of 37 hours.


If you wish to apply for a project, you should first make contact with the supervisor to discuss the project and then go to the online application form.  Applications for 2024 are not yet open. 


We are still gathering projects from our supervisors, and these will be publicised shortly.