Funding opportunities and studentships

Two Anatomy Travel Grants – the Guiney and Ryan Studentships – are offered each summer to RCSI Undergraduates working with faculty in the Department of Anatomy and Regenerative Medicine as part of the Research Summer School (RSS).

RSS students work on a research project for eight weeks and subsequently present their findings at the University's Annual Research Day and at the International Conference for Healthcare and Medical Students (ICHAMS). The Anatomy Travel Grant enables these students to also present their research at an Anatomical Society meeting in Great Britain or Ireland, and pays their society membership subscription for one year. Please apply to the Research Summer School.

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RCSI students in 26 York Street

The Health Research Board’s Summer Student Scholarships support undergraduate students in health or social care-related disciplines to complete short research projects during the summer. The purpose of the scholarship scheme is to encourage an interest in research and give students an opportunity to become familiar with research techniques.

The Boulos Hanna Studentship aims to provide RCSI Undergraduate students with a first-hand opportunity to investigate psychosocial aspects of healthcare and its delivery. The chosen students work on a summer research project in a multidisciplinary research context in the Department of Health Psychology, RCSI. The studentships are dedicated to the memory of Mr Boulos Hanna, former consultant surgeon at Cavan General Hospital.

The Wellcome Trust’s Biomedical Vacation Scholarship provides undergraduate students with hands-on summer research experience, with the aim of encouraging them to consider a career in research.

The Charitable Infirmary Charitable Trust, or 'Jervis St Hospital' as it used to be known, was the first voluntary hospital in Ireland or Great Britain. Founded in 1718, it is the oldest, continuous, active charity in Ireland. In 1987, Jervis St Hospital closed its doors, and staff and patients were transferred to the newly-established Beaumont Hospital. A Trust was created to support research in this new hospital. Among the many research initiatives which the Trust supports are projects carried out by RCSI students during the summer period.

The Association of Physicians of Great Britain and Ireland was founded in 1907, at the instigation of Sir William Osler, with the aim of advancing "internal medicine" in a manner that "promotes friendship amongst physicians". The Association promotes medical research in various ways and many RCSI have successfully applied for summer studentships under its The Grant Schemes and Awards.