Month: March 2016

British Lung Foundation Summer Studentship Award Scheme

We are delighted to announce this year’s summer studentship scheme in collaboration with the Cystic fibrosis Trust, offering promising medical and science undergraduates hands-on experience of research during the summer vacation period. If you are supervising any relevant students, or are a relevant student yourself we would strongly encourage you to make an application.

The scheme aims to attract the brightest and best into a future career in research, combining clinical practice with an active research programme.

A total of 10 studentships will be available, each lasting a maximum of eight weeks, in the following areas:

  • Cystic fibrosis (four places).
  • A specific lung condition, such as lung cancer, mesothelioma, COPD or interstitial lung disease (four places).
  • Cross-respiratory research, with value across all areas, such as pulmonary infections (two places).

The award will comprise:

  • a stipend of £1,200 for living expenses,
  • £300 for consumables (including poster printing costs), and
  • expenses for attending the UK CF conference in September 2016, (for those undertaking a CF project), or another relevant UK respiratory conference (for those researching other lung conditions). Please refer to the CF Trust website for further details and requirements.