BALR Summer Studentship 2022


This year, applicants are invited to apply for

the BALR summer studentship, 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 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 between their second and penultimate years of study or undertaking an intercalated BSc.

The awards will comprise of:

  • a stipend of £1,200 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, highlighting their experience of undertaking a BALR-funded summer studentship. 

The award will be administered as a grant by the Finance team at the Host University and invoices for the stipend and consumables sent to BALR for payment on completion of the project. 
Expenses relating to Travel awards and conference attendance will be paid directly to the student on provision of receipts.

To apply, please download the application form, and email it to

Deadline for applications is Friday 6th May 2022.

Read about the experiences of past summer studentship recipients on our blog page

Download the application form here