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StAR Summer Research Internships

Background

The purpose of this initiative is to provide support for high calibre undergraduate students to conduct a research project at RCSI during the summer. The best performing students would be eligible to apply for the ongoing RCSI StAR PhD programme and other funded PhD programmes. 

RCSI

RCSI has been at the forefront of educating healthcare professionals since 1784. Today we are Ireland's only focused health sciences institution, Ireland's largest medical school and one of the leading health sciences institutions in the world. Based in Dublin, with students from over 80 countries and four overseas campuses, RCSI has a global reach through our network of Alumni in 97 countries. RCSI has been ranked among the top 2% of universities worldwide in the 2018 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings and joint second out of the nine institutions in the Republic of Ireland. RCSI's performance in the rankings is linked in particular to the College's research strength and it is ranked first in Ireland for publication citations and has a field-weighted citation impact (2.06) that is twice the world average. RCSI's Strategic Academic Recruitment (StAR) Programme is an ambitious initiative to accelerate the delivery of innovative, impactful research to improve human health through innovative translational medical research.

Benefits 

  • Opportunity for an international research placement as part of your undergraduate training in a world class institution
  • Potential to apply for RCSI's ongoing StAR PhD programme
  • Potential to apply for additional funded PhD programmes (e.g. Government of Ireland Postgraduate Training Programme) 

Eligibility

Eligible students must be entering the final year of their undergraduate degree programme in basic science/health sciences after completion of the internship and will have a clear plan to pursue a PhD. Students can be from any country in the world, there are no restrictions on nationality.

Extent of Funding

Students will receive a €2000 stipend and paid accommodation in Dublin city centre will be provided for 8 weeks commencing June 9th 2018. Travel costs are not included and non-EU students will also require a Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) card and appropriate visa. Assistance in obtaining both for successful applicants will be provided. 

Application process 

Students must submit completed application forms here. Applicants should detail academic progress to date, including class rank, CV/Resume and a brief motivational statement describing your career plans. Applicants should also list their chosen research project in order of preference (1-10). Details of available research projects can be found here

Deadline

Completed applications must be submitted by 30th March 2018. Successful candidates will be notified by Mid-April 2018.