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HRB Grants and Fellowships

Summer Student Scholarships 2016
Training / Career Development
Opening Date:
4 December 2015
Closing Date:
11 February 2016
Application Restrictions:

The Health Research Board invites applications for Summer Student Scholarships from undergraduate students in a health or social care-related discipline to support their participation in research during the summer months in 2016. The purpose of the student scholarships is to encourage an interest in research and to give the student an opportunity to become familiar with research techniques.

All grant applications are made through the HRB Grants E-Management System (GEMS) 

The nominated Host Institution will approve and submit each application on behalf of the applicant. Please make this a time consideration when preparing your grant application.

Please see the Guidance Notes which can be downloaded below for further details.

Who should apply?

Undergraduate students who are studying in a relevant discipline at a university/third level institute in Ireland but not in the final year of their degree course and who have not previously received a Summer Student Scholarship from the HRB.

In line with the HRB strategy the project must fall within one of the following research areas: 

  • patient oriented research,
  • health services research or
  • population health research.

Applications that focus solely or predominantly on basic biomedical research are not eligible.

What is the value of the award?

The amount paid will be €250 per week for a maximum of eight weeks and is paid to the student by the nominated Host Institution.

How can one apply?

Applications must be made online through the HRB GEMS online system

Deadline for applications

Applications must be submitted on the HRB GEMS system. The deadline for the submission of applications is Tuesday, 11 February 2016 at 13.00.

How can one apply?

Applications must be made online through the HRB GEMS online system. Please refer to Guidance Note and the HRB website for further details on the GEMS system.

Please read the Applicant Guidance Notes and FAQ for further information.


Additional Summer Student Scholarships will be offered through the HRB Trial Methodology Research Network (HRB-TMRN)

The following institutions, NUI Galway, UCC, UCD, TCD and UL, in conjunction with the HRB-TMRN, are offering Summer Student Scholarships specifically in the area of trial methodology. Please click here for further information and details of the projects for which Summer Scholarships are available.

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