BALR Summer Studentships 2020

UPDATE 19th March 2020

We are still accepting applications, but these will be subject to the situation surrouning COVID-19 pandemic and are liable to be cancelled if necessary. 


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


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

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


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


There are 2 awards available which will comprise of:

  • A stipend of £1,200 for living expenses,

  • £400 for consumables (including poster printing costs), and

  • Expenses for attending the a respiratory conference to present the work (registration, hotel and travel)


Please note: It is a requirement for students in receipt of the BALR Summer Studentship

  • To submit an overview for the BALR newsletter/blog, highlighting their experience of undertaking a BALR-funded summer studentship. 

How to apply:

  • Download the eligibility criteria and application form

  • Send the completed forms to

  • Deadline for submission: 5pm Friday 17th April 2020

ATS Travel Award 2020

The ATS meeting has been cancelled due to COVID-19. We will not be providing travel awards this year. 

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