Eligibility, Application & Timeline

Programme Eligibility 

  • Must be a current NUI Galway undergraduate medical student
  • Priority given to 2nd/3rd year students
  • Years 1-4 may apply

Please consider the following carefully, before submitting your application;

  • Significant Time Commitment; 6-8 weeks full time research, Clinical or Laboratory based.
  • Funding is not guaranteed: not a replacement for a summer job.
  • Location: you must be located at same site as research supervisor for duration of the project.

Application Process

The Programme is extremely competitive with a limited number of places available. Please make sure you submit your application on time. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.  

All applications must submit an online Application Form to be considered for the Programme, even if the research project is being organised independently by a student and supervisor.  

Click here to submit your application for the Summer 2017 Programme  (applications now closed). 

Programme Timeline

  • November 2016: Information Seminar & Application Open
  • 12th December 2016: Applications Close 
  • December 2016: Application Outcomes
  • December 2016: Meet Supervisors, plan Grant Applications
  • January 2016:  Funding Applications Seminar
  • February 2017: Submit Funding Applications
  • June & July 2017: Programme is active & research undertaken
  • August 2017: Call for Abstracts for Undergraduate Research Day

Further details of the Programme, Funding Applications and additional resources are available for current NUI Galway Medical Students on Blackboard.