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Christine Lavery Memorial Fund opens a call for applications for summer vacation studentships 2023


The MPS Society are delighted to announce that we are launching the Christine Lavery Memorial Fund on 21 November, Christine’s birthday, to honour her memory and dedication to research and improving the lives of our community. The fund will go towards supporting a university student to undertake a summer vacation scheme on a research project that will study an MPS or related disease.

As part of the MPS Society’s 40th anniversary, we are launching the Christine Lavery Memorial Fund Summer Vacation Studentships in memory of our founder. This scheme will provide funding for two summer vacation studentships for undergraduates. It will provide the students with the opportunity to work in a university research group during the summer vacations with the aim of encouraging them to consider a career in research into rare genetic disorders, particularly the lysosomal storage diseases.

The studentships will be awarded to researchers working in a university department in the UK with a track record of research into Lysosomal Storage Diseases and/or association with the NHS-funded Specialist Lysosomal Storage Disease Centres. The successful project supervisors will be responsible for recruiting the students but the MPS Society will help in publicizing the studentships.


Applications must be submitted by 19th May 2023

Funding available

A salary based on the relevant living wage will be available to enable undergraduate students to carry out a summer laboratory placement for a period of 6-8 weeks.

How to apply

Complete one of the application forms below. For further information contact the Clinical Scientific Advisory Board (CSAC) team at

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