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:
- Fill in the attached form and ensure it is signed by your supervisor
- Attach a copy of your abstract with apparent Department and School of Medicine, UCC visibility on the abstract.
- Attach email from Conference organiser to confirm your poster/oral presentation at the Conference
All applications need to be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include in the subject line the applicant’s name and the title of the conference
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
2nd - 5th April 2022
Sex Dependent Effects of Early-Life Microbiota Depletion on Behaviour, Neuroimmune Function and Neuronal Development
Advance Neuroscience Course (NSAS): Microbiota and the Brain
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
17th - 20th March 2022
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
8th - 13th April 2022
|Colm John||McElwain||Mitochondrial dysfunction drives a dysregulated inflammatory response in gestational diabetes mellitus||
|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
17th - 20th July 2022
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).
4th - 6th July 2022
|Patricia||Flynn||A Bioinformatics Approach Highlights the Potential of Retinoids in Glioblastoma Growth Regulation||
Cancer research UK Brain Tumour Conference
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
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|