Postgraduate Research Funding Opportunities

Postgraduate Research Travel/Registration Grant

The School of Medicine Postgraduate (PG) Travel and registration award 2022.2023 is now open for applications. 

The School of Medicine Research Committee provides limited funding for research travel on a competitive basis to undergraduate students within the School of Medicine. Conferences must have occurred between 1st October 2022 and 1st September 2023. Conference that occur outside these dates are not eligible for funding.

Please conference attendance that occurred between 1st October 2022 to 28th February 2023 must be submitted to RPAC by Tuesday 28th February

For conferences from 1st March 2023 until 1st September 2023 the application must be submitted to RPAC 7 working days prior to the conference commencement.


Students who wish to apply for this funding are advised to:

  1. Fill in the attached form and ensure it is signed by your supervisor
  2. Attach a copy of your abstract with apparent Department and School of Medicine, UCC visibility on the abstract.
  3. Attach email from Conference organiser to confirm your poster/oral presentation at the Conference

All applications need to be submitted to Please include in the subject line the applicant’s name and the title of the conference

PG Travel & Registration fund application form 2022.2023

PG Travel & Registration Guidelines 2022.2023

PG Travel award recipients 2022

Student Name               Abstract Title Conference details
Aoife Slyne Accessory Muscle Support of Breathing in Young Dystrophin-deficient mdx Mice

Experimental Biology 2022

Philadelphia, USA

2nd - 5th April 2022

Caoimhe Lynch

Sex Dependent Effects of Early-Life Microbiota Depletion on Behaviour, Neuroimmune Function and Neuronal Development 

Advance Neuroscience Course (NSAS): Microbiota and the Brain

Venice, Italy

30th April - May 7th 2022

Cristina Cuesta Marti Gut microbiota modulate hypothalamic and hippocampal gene expression
regulating eating behaviour, food reward and stress

ECNP Workshop for Early Career Scientists in Europe

Nice, France

17th - 20th March 2022

Kevin Baker

IL-36 signalling enhances a pro-tumorigenic phenotype in colon cancer cells with cancer cell growth restricted by administration of the IL-36R antagonist.

AACR Annual Meeting 2022

Louisiana, USA

8th - 13th April 2022

Colm John McElwain Mitochondrial dysfunction drives a dysregulated inflammatory response in gestational diabetes mellitus

ASRI 2022

Tennessee, USA

22 - 26th May 2022

Raminder Singh An IBD-associated pathobiont collaborates with the NSAID piroxicam to promote inflammation and cell death in a susceptible host via rge casppase 8/NLRP3 axis

EMBO: Innate immunity in host-pathogen interactions

Heidelberg, Germany

17th - 20th July 2022

Clara Deady

The investigation into the anatomical, neuronal, and histochemical changes in the brain and the gastrointestinal tract induced by early life stress in a rat model

Anatomical Society Winter Meeting (Rescheduled over Covid-19).

Dublin, Ireland

4th - 6th July 2022

Patricia Flynn A Bioinformatics Approach Highlights the Potential of Retinoids in Glioblastoma Growth Regulation

Cancer research UK Brain Tumour Conference 

London, UK

5th - 7th Sept 2022

Michael Vaughan Altered calcium homeostasis in induced pluripotent stem cell-derived human neural progenitor cells containing familial presenilin1-linked Alzheimer’s disease mutation, M139V. 

Europhysiology 2022 Continental Physiology Congress

Copenhagen, Denmark

15th - 18th Sept 2022

Postgraduate Research Travel Grant Awardees 2019

Recipient Abstract Title Conference Name
Sarah Drummond Role of NADPH oxidase in chronic intermittent hypoxia-induced respiratory dysfunction: insights from phamacological and transgenic approaches. Experimental Biology  2019, Orlando, Florida USA
Sara AlMarabeh Blunted diuretic and natriuretic responses to volume expansion following exposure to chronic intermittent hypoxia. 019 APS/ASN Control of Reneal Function in Health and Disease Conference, Virginia USA
Andreea Mona Pavel Early predictive biomarkers for grade and seizures in neonatal encephalopathy Congress of joint European Neonatal Societies
Francisco Donoso Dietary Intervention with Polyphenols Ameliorates Maternal Separation-Induced Depressive Behaviours European Behavioural Pharmacology Society (EBPS) Biennial Meeting 2019
Eimear Maloney The incidence of first seizures, new diagnosis of epilepsy, and seizure mimics in a defined geographic region in Ireland Society for Social Medicine and Population Health and International Epidemiology Association European Congress, Joint Annual Scientific Meeting.
Patricia Flynn Retinoic Acid Receptor Specificity in Glioma Growth Suppression 2019 meeting of Irish Society of Human Genetics

Postgraduate Research Travel Grant Awardees 2018

Student Surname Student Firstname Conference/Meeting Location Abstract Title
Fennelly Mehael Actions of Infections Conference Birmingham Real-time Monitoring of Biological Airborne Particles in the Hospital Environment (ReM-BAPHE)
Jinih Marcel Society of Academic and Research Surgery Annual Meeting University of Nottingham Evaluation of the novel anti-neoplastic agent 1,4,5-Oxathiazinane-4,4-dioxide (OTD) in Triple-negative Breast cancer
Burns David International meeting of the American Physiological Society San Diego, USA Chronic Intermittent Hypoxia Enhances Respiratory Muscle Weakness in Dystrophindeficient mdx Mice
Leacy Jack Experimental Biology 2018 San Diego, USA The Neurovascular Coupling Response Remains Intact During Incremental Ascent to High Altitude (4370m) in Acclimatized Healthy Volunteers
Boscaini Serena 25th Experimental Congress on Obesity (ECO 2018) Vienna, Austria Dietary alpha-lactalbumin influences energy balance in association with altered gut microbiota composition and intestinal nutrient transporters without affecting body weight in high-fat diet fed mice.
Maloney Eimer International Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology & American Academy of Neurology Washington, USA The Incidence of First Seizures, New Diagnosis of Epilepsy and Seizure Mimics in County Cork, Ireland; An Epidemiologic Protocol and Interim Report

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