Lister Summer Studentship FAQ’s

Who are the Lister Summer Studentships aimed at?

The Lister Summer Studentship scheme is aimed at undergraduates usually at the end of their second year.

As a student how can I apply?

Students will need to reach out to the Lister Fellows and Former Fellows in December/January to discuss working in their labs. The Lister does not have any involvement at this stage, and students are encouraged to approach Fellows and Former Fellows that work in their area of interest or studies.

What is the Studentship duration?

Typically, the studentships are for 6- 8 weeks, and no more than 10 weeks.

As a Fellow how do I apply?

Applications must be made by the Lister Fellow via the Lister online application form. Please contact for the link to application form.

Funding is allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Can I apply for more than one Studentship?

We accept applications for one student per Lister Fellow / Former Fellows, however student details can be updated, if necessary, e.g. if a student withdraws and is replaced by another undergraduate.

When is the funding paid?

The stipend is typically paid in June directly to the host institution, that will need to arrange to pay the student.

Who can apply?

Any Lister Fellow or Former Fellow can apply for funding. The Lister Fellow will then choose their own student.

Lister Student Poster Session

All Lister Summer Students will have the opportunity to present their posters during the poster session at the Annual Fellows Meeting held in September in Oxford. Invitation to the Annual Meeting will be sent to the Fellows / Former Fellows, and their respective students in the summer ahead of the Meeting. All students that present their posters at the Annual Fellows Meeting will be emailed certificates in the autumn after the meeting.

Reporting obligations

Supervisor and student reports will need to be submitted for all participants that have completed the Lister Summer Studentship scheme. Templates will be emailed to supervisors and students in September following completion of the scheme.