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Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Summer Studentships

The studentship scheme is intended to provide promising medical and basic science undergraduates with hands-on experience of research during the academic summer vacation. It aims to attract the brightest and best into a future career in cystic fibrosis, combining clinical practice with an active research programme.

2017’s Call for applications for Summer Studentships is now closed. Please see below for further information on this funding programme.

Young woman presenting a research poster

The Trust is delighted to announce that it will be collaborating with the British Lung Foundation again this year.

Applicants are invited to apply for a summer studentship, to take place in the summer vacation period, for a maximum of eight weeks, in the following areas:

  • Cystic fibrosis – four places available.
  • A specific lung condition (eg Lung cancer, Mesothelioma, COPD, Interstitial Lung Disease etc ) – four places available.
  • Cross-respiratory research, with value across all (eg pulmonary infections) – two places available.

British Lung Foundation logo with balloonStudents will finish the programme by attending the UK CF conference, or other UK respiratory conference, where they will present their work as a poster and see some of the other cutting-edge research taking place in the field of cystic fibrosis/other lung conditions. It is hoped and intended that this experience in the laboratory and at the conference will encourage students to consider incorporating CF/lung research into their future clinical careers.

The Trust does not assist in the organisation of project placements; supervisors should identify prospective students themselves. The award will comprise:

  • A stipend of £1,200 for living expenses.
  • £300 for consumables (including poster printing costs).
  • Expenses for attending the UK CF conference in September 2017 for those undertaking a CF project, or another relevant UK respiratory conference, (eg BTS, BALR etc) for those researching other lung conditions.


Find out more about eligibility requirements and how to submit an application form.

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Application form

Once you've taken a look at the details and eligibility requirements, download a form.

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Other research

Check out some of the other research into cystic fibrosis that the Trust is funding.

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