Summer Internship Programme 2019

Applications are invited for research bursaries intended for undergraduate students wishing to pursue a 4-6 week summer research project in the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics, starting 27 May 2019.  Each bursary has a value of 500 euro (or possibly more in certain cases).

These internship bursaries are available to undergraduate students of any nationality and university.  Preference will be given to students in the penultimate year of their undergraduate studies.  

Eligible supervisors are listed under "Academic Staff" on the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics website.  Candidates should make contact directly with a prospective supervisor to discuss a project and to arrange for the sumission of the required recommendation by the propspective supervisor.

In particular, they must obtain a written statement that their supervisor will be available on campus to meet at least once a week for the duration of the internship.

Application Deadline

5pm Friday 22 March 2019

Application Procedure

To apply for a bursary students should first find  a supervisor within the school who is willing to supervise them for a 4-6 week summer project.  The project should start on 28 May 2019, though the 4-6 week research period need not be continous.

Students should email a single pdf file to michael.tuite@nuigalway.ie containing:

  1. The name of the proposed project supervisor
  2. A short description of the research project (200 word maxmimum).
  3. A table containing percentage grades for all university modules completed to date.  Provisional results for Semester I of the current year should be included.

Students should also ensure that the proposed supervisor sends a short letter of recommendation to michael.tuite@nuigalway.ie.  There is no offical application form.

Evaluation

Applications will be evaluated by members of the School's Research Committee.  Students will be ranked based on their academic grades, the proposed research project and the supervisor's recommendation letter.