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What does the PIPS scheme offer to Employers?

Our Professional Internships for PhD Students (PIPS) scheme offers the opportunity for employers to take on a University of Cambridge PhD student for up to three months to carry out work on projects that suit both the employer and the student. It gives students the opportunity to see the application of their academic skills outside academia, and how their research fits into broader society.

The scheme is funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), covering living costs, travel and accommodation.

Host organisation guidelines

The following document outlines the terms of taking on a student from the BBSRC DTP to undertake a PIPS project. In organising the PIPS, the host organisation will be expected to sign the PIPS Project Description. In doing so, they are indicating both that they are satisfied with the description of the project and that they agree to the terms laid out in the Host Organisation Guidelines.