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Summer studentships 2024





This year, the BALR, in association with Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis, Breathing Matters and Pulmonary Fibrosis Northern Ireland, invites applicants to apply for summer studentships, to take place in the summer vacation period. The awards will cover a maximum of eight weeks for research projects in the following areas:


  • A specific lung condition (e.g., Asthma, Lung cancer, Mesothelioma, COPD, IPF, bronchiectasis etc.)

  • Cross-respiratory research, with value across all (e.g., pulmonary infection)


Applications will be open to basic science undergraduate students in their final two years of study and medical students either postgraduate medical students or between their second and penultimate years of study or undertaking an intercalated BSc.


The awards will comprise of:

  • A stipend of £1,600 for living expenses,

  • £400 for consumables (including poster printing costs). For non-laboratory-based research projects, applicants will be required to justify their use of the consumables budget if requested.

  • A £250 travel award will be provided for studentship recipients who submit their research findings to a scientific conference and are invited to present their research in the form of a poster/talk. Conference attendance should be within 6 months of completion of the Studentship project and travel award recipients will be required to submit a short conference summary for the BALR website.


Please note: It is a requirement for students in receipt of the BALR Summer Studentship to submit an overview for the BALR newsletter/website, and for those being awarded APF, Breathing Matters, or PFNI studentships to highlight their experience of undertaking a Summer Studentship to their patient panels/audience.

Please note: student and supervisor are required to be BALR members. To join the BALR, click here.

How to apply:

Deadline for submission: Friday 10th May 2024, 5pm

Outcome will be communicated by the 7th June 2024

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