Summer studentships in sepsis research

Two summer studentships, funded by Sepsis Research (the Fiona Elizabeth Agnew Trust) are available at the University of Edinburgh.


£1500 will be provided to be used flexibly to contribute to a stipend at £180 per week, with the remainder being used for consumables and research expenses.

Research focus

Sepsis is life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection. It is an important and poorly-understood clinical problem. Research in any domain that aims to tackle the problem of sepsis will be supported. This includes (but is not limited to) cell biology, model systems, computational biology, epidemiology, data science, engineering, physics, and applied social sciences.


The primary supervisor must be a principal investigators at the University of Edinburgh.


Applications should be submitted by email to:

Applicants should provide: - a CV - a pdf-format description of the project on a single A4 page with font size 11, containing the following headings: - applicant name and contact details - supervisor(s) name(s), department, and contact details - title - background - project plan - budget


The deadline for applications for summer 2020 will be in May 2020.


A single-page report is required 8 weeks after the start of the project, with the following sections: