Student Scholarships

The HRB-TMRN invites Supervisors from eligible institutions (NUI Galway, TCD, UCC, UCD and UL) to submit an abstract for a proposed research study suitable for an undergraduate student to complete in the Summer of 2022. The proposed projects MUST consist of methodology research related to the conduct or reporting of randomised trials.

Opening Date: 10th January 2022 Closing Date: 11th March 2022

NUI Galway
UCC
Trinity Dublin
UCD

WHO should apply?

Researchers based in the partner institutions listed, who wish to supervise an undergraduate summer scholar can apply for this award. The HRB-TMRN summer scholarships are allocated to specific projects, based on external peer-review, as submitted by Supervisors by March 11th 2022. Undergraduate students who are studying in a partner university (NUI Galway, TCD, UCC, UCD and UL) in Ireland who have not previously received a Summer Student Scholarship from the HRB are eligible to be awarded this scholarship. Student selection is the responsibility of the individual Supervisors. An abstract template is available here. Projects will be funded based on external peer-review.

In line with the HRB-TMRN strategy the project must relate to methodology research related to the conduct or reporting of randomised trials.

WHAT is the value of the award?

The amount paid will be a total of €2,400 for a maximum of eight weeks and is paid to the student by the eligible host institution on a monthly basis.

WHAT is the commitment for Supervisors and Students?

Supervisors are expected to supervise their selected student for the eight week period. Students will require one-to-one supervision and support throughout their placements. Students and supervisors are expected to complete a project form at the start of their placement, which outlines the nature of the work and details the supervision committed. Students and supervisors are invited to present their findings (poster format) at the annual Trials Methodology Symposium. The network will cover travel costs associated with the students’ attendance.

HOW many awards are available?

In 2022, FIVE awards will be offered in each of the following host institutions;

  • NUI Galway (1 award)
  • TCD (1 award)
  • UCC (1 award)
  • UCD (1 award)
  • UL (1 award)

WHEN is the DEADLINE for applications?

The deadline for abstract submissions by supervisors is 1 pm Friday 11th March 2022. Supervisors will be notified of the outcome by the 31st March 2022 at the latest, after which successful supervisors can liaise with interested students, or advertise internally.

HOW to apply?

Project supervisors in eligible institutions should submit a project abstract, relevant to trials methodology to the HRB-TMRN by March 11th 2022 for peer-review and selection.

Please note that this programme is subject to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic restrictions and remote supervision and desk-based research is anticipated. Any on-site summer studentships will be subject to the current health guidelines in place in Ireland at that time.

Student selection is at the discretion of the Supervisor. Students are requested to complete a project form, with help from a Supervisor upon commencing their placement.

Please contact hrb-tmrn@nuigalway.ie or Institution Lead for further details.

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