2022 SURE Scheme

Applications for the 2022 SURE Scheme will open in February 2022, you can find out more at the SURE Showcase on Tuesday 14 February 2022, 5-7pm.


All applications will need to comply to University and Government restrictions and policies at the time of the project. Project applications with any element of in-person activity (such as lab or other non desk-based work) will need to include full details of how the project could be altered to be conducted online, should circumstances require this.

Applying for SURE

Please note:

  • Both Supervisor and Student must be named at application (not retrospectively recruited)
  • Only one SURE application will be considered per student or member of staff. Please do not submit multiple applications.

Student requirements:

  • Must be a University of Sheffield student in their penultimate year of undergraduate study, although those on a 4 year course may apply in their 2nd or 3rd year.

Please note: Scholarships cannot be provided to first year or final year students.

  • Cannot have participated in SURE previously. Students may undertake SURE only once during their time at University.

Please note: Students are welcome to re-apply if their previous application has been unsuccessful and if they are still eligible.

  • Must be available over the first 6 weeks of the summer vacation period - though there is some flexibility on start/end dates.
  • Must have a keen interest in the subject of their choice.

Successful SURE students are awarded a bursary for their projects. Bursaries are awarded based upon the standard rate of up to a maximum of £1,250 for a six-week full-time project.

Supervisor requirements:

Must be employed by the University of Sheffield.

Must be either;

  • Academic staff,
  • Research associates with demonstrable experience of supervising student research, or
  • PhD students with an experienced named member of academic staff available to support them during the project, in the role of guarantor/ mentor. This will need to be reflected in the supervisor requirements.

Must be available to support the student researcher during the 6 week project.

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