Evidence Synthesis Ireland invites Supervisors based in the National University of Ireland Galway to submit an abstract for a proposed research study suitable for an undergraduate student to complete in the Summer of 2019. Approved abstracts are eligible for funding, subject to securing an interested student, which is the responsibility of the individual Supervisors. The proposed project(s) MUST consist of research related to evidence synthesis design, conduct, reporting or knowledge translation as well as primary evidence synthesis methodology questions. Opening Date: 24th April 2019   Closing Date: 12th May 2019

Please Note: In 2019, Summer Studentships are open only to Supervisors and students based in NUI Galway

The purpose of the student scholarships is to build evidence synthesis knowledge, awareness and experience among undergraduate students by working on a relevant project related to evidence synthesis design, conduct, reporting or knowledge translation including methodology questions.

Submitted project abstracts will be subject to peer-review. The highest-ranking abstracts will receive studentship-funding equating to €2000 over a period of 8 weeks. Selection of the student is the responsibility of the individual Supervisors. To assist with the identification of students, successful abstracts will be listed on the ESI website. Interested students should review the abstracts and contact the nominated Supervisors as listed on each abstract. Students selected by the supervisor are then requested to complete an agreement form with help from the supervisor.

WHAT TYPES OF students are eligible to be selected by Supervisors?

Supervisors of successful abstracts will select an undergraduate student to work on the project. Students must:

  • Be registered and undertaking a full-time Bachelor’s degree in NUI Galway;
  • Have a PPS number and an Irish Bank Account

Student applicants must NOT:

  • Have previously conducted a PhD and/or MSc by research and/or a taught MSc with a significant research component;
  • Be registered in an intercalated degree course that has a research component such as research placements, MSc or PhD;

 WHAT is the value of the award?

€2,000 over eight weeks will be paid to the student on a monthly basis (monthly in two instalments). To receive payment, the student must complete an online scholarship application and a Revenue Student Scholarship Declaration Form and submit the latter to ESI before they start work on the project. Guidance on how to complete this application is available here: http://www.researchaccounts.ie/scholarship_application_process_students.pdf

With additional information here:

http://www.nuigalway.ie/research-accounting/scholarships/importantscholarshipinformation/

 WHEN is the DEADLINE for applications?

The deadline for abstract submissions by supervisors is May 12th 2019. 

HOW to apply?

Project supervisors should submit a project abstract, relevant to evidence synthesis methodology, dissemination or implementation, to ESI (esi@nuigalway.ie) by May 12th 2019 for peer-review and selection. The suggested abstract headings are:

  • Project title
  • School/Department
  • Project Supervisor Name
  • Project Supervisor Email Address
  • Project details (max 500 words)
  • Expected outputs/benefits for student (max 200 words)

Specifically include how this project will a) contribute to evidence synthesis design, conduct, reporting or knowledge translation, b) contribute to evidence synthesis methodology and c) build evidence synthesis knowledge, awareness and experience among undergraduate students.

Successful supervisors will be notified by May 20th 2019 after which supervisors can liaise with interested students, or advertise to identify and select a suitable student. To assist with the identification of suitable students, successful abstracts will be advertised on the ESI website. Interested students should review the proposed abstracts and contact the nominated Supervisors as listed on each abstract. The selected students are requested to complete a project agreement form, with help from a Supervisor. Completed project agreement forms and a revenue declaration form must be submitted to ESI before the student can commence.

Following completion of the summer studentship, the student will be asked to present their work at the annual ESI Symposium. The student will also be asked to complete a brief Report Form to outline the completed project and capture the main experiences and outputs around evidence synthesis knowledge, awareness and experience gained from the studentship.

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