Summer Studentships

Lister Institute Summer Studentships

As part of our outreach activity the Lister Institute provides funding for summer students in biomedical fields.

The Scheme:

The summer studentship scheme is open to Fellows and Former Fellows of the Institute working in the UK, and provides funding for a student to spend time working in a Fellow’s laboratory during the summer holiday period.

The scheme is aimed at undergraduates, usually at the end of their second year and provides a total of £2,000 (notionally at £200 per week for the students’ accommodation and similar expenses) that is paid prior to the commencement of the studentship. To obtain the full amount of £2,000 the studentship must be held for a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 10 weeks.

We are able to fund up to 35 studentships per year, and some of the finance may also be used to offset laboratory costs.

How to apply

If you are a student interested in a Lister Institute-funded summer studentship, please make contact with a current or former Lister Fellow.

Former Fellows who do not currently have a designated studentship, or who are approached by a student whom they wish to have in their laboratory, are encouraged to contact the Institute to see if funding for a studentship can be made available.


Here’s what some of the previous staff and students who have benefited from the Lister summer studentship scheme say about the experience: