The Cystic Fibrosis Trust's Summer 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.
2021 Summer Studentship scheme
Studentships provide promising medical and basic science undergraduates with hands-on experience of research during the academic summer vacation, with the aim of attracting the brightest and best into a career in CF research.
The call for applications is now open.
How to apply
Researchers with an established academic position within a university or research institute may apply for a placement for a named student. To apply, please read our application and eligibility information and then download and complete the summer studentship application form. Please return the form to us on firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Wednesday 21 April 2021. Applications received after this deadline will not be accepted.
What areas does the scheme cover and what are its benefits?
Summer Studentship take place in the summer vacation period, for a maximum of eight weeks on cystic fibrosis-related project.
The award comprises:
- A stipend of £1,400 for living expenses.
- £100 for consumables (including poster printing costs).
- Expenses for attending the next in-person UK Cystic Fibrosis Conference (UKCFC)
The students will finish the programme by attending the next in-person UKCFC 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. It is hoped and intended that this experience in the laboratory and at the conference will encourage students to consider incorporating CF research into their future careers.
Please be aware: The Trust does not assist in the organisation of project placements; supervisors should identify prospective students themselves.