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HRB Grants and Fellowships

Summer Student Scholarships 2018
Training / Career Development
Opening Date:
8 December 2017
Closing Date:
15 February 2018
Application Restrictions:

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 below for further details.

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 2018. The purpose of the student scholarships is to encourage an interest in research and to give the student an opportunity to become familiar with some research techniques.

Who should apply?

Undergraduate students who are studying in a relevant discipline at a university/third level institute in Ireland but not in the first or final year of their degree course. Applicants must not already hold a PhD. They must not be registered in an intercalated degree course that has a research component such as research placements, MSc or PhD. They must also 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 €300 per week for a maximum of eight weeks and is paid to the student by the nominated Host Institution.

When is the deadline for applications?

Applications must be submitted on the HRB GEMS system. The deadline for the submission of applications is Thursday 15th February 2018 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.

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