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Call for Student Applications: STRIDE Programme

We are inviting UK fee-paying undergraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds at Queen Mary to apply for the STRIDE Programme. Gain research experience, training, and a £500 per week stipend. Apply by April 1st.


Queen Mary is proud to announce the opening of the Summer Training Research Initiative to Support Diversity and Equality (STRIDE). This program aims to provide research opportunities and financial support to students from underrepresented groups during the summer months. As part of our commitment to fostering inclusivity and equal opportunity, STRIDE offers paid research experiences to students who may require additional support to pursue their studies.

Programme Details

  • Full 8-week period between 10th June and 2nd August 2024.
  • Students will engage in an 8-week research project under the guidance of a supervisor in their chosen discipline.
  • Additionally, participants will undergo a program of training and development opportunities alongside their research.
  • Selected students will also receive a tax-free payment of £500 per week for the duration of the program.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Open to UK fee-paying undergraduate students from underrepresented backgrounds.
  • Applicants must identify as Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic, or Gypsy/Traveller.
  • Applicants must be in their second or third year of study at Queen Mary University.

We invite applications from students who:

  • Self-identify as Black, Black British, Caribbean, or African.
  • Are first-generation university students, eligible for free school meals, or otherwise underrepresented in the university community.
  • Have not failed any module for which examination was taken before their application.

Application Process

  • Interested students can apply for projects through the online STRIDE Application Form.
  • Applications should include a statement explaining why participation in the program is desired and how it will benefit the applicant.
  • Applicants must also specify their interest in the particular research project they wish to participate in.
  • Selection will be based on academic engagement, the statement of benefits derived from the internship, and alignment with the chosen research project.
  • Applications close on Monday, 1 April 2024.

Outcome Notification

Supervisors will be informed about applications to their projects by 5th April 2024.  We will ask supervisors to rank the applicants to their projects.  Students will be notified of the outcome of their application by 16th  April 2024.

Please find the STRIDE Application Form here.

You can explore all project details on the STRIDE 2024 Projects Call page.

For additional inquiries, please reach out to



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