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Student Summer Scholarships

The HRB-TMRN invites Supervisors from eligible institutions (University of 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 2024. The proposed projects MUST consist of methodology research related to the conduct or reporting of randomised trials.

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 22nd 2024. Undergraduate students who are studying in a partner university (University of 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 €2,000 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 2024, FIVE awards will be offered in each of the following host institutions;

  • University of 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 22nd March 2024

Supervisors will be notified of the outcome by the 05th April 2024 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 22nd 2024 for peer-review and selection. An abstract template is available here

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 or Institution Lead for further details.

Past HRB-TMRN Summer Scholarship Holders

Click to view the details of previous HRB-TMRN Summer Scholarship holders including details of their projects and supervisors.

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