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Summer Scholarships 2023

1 Mar 2023

PPI Ignite Network@ UCC invites UCC undergraduate students to apply for a summer student scholarship to complete a short research project during the summer.

Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) can be described as research carried out ‘with’ or ‘by’ members of the public rather than ‘to’, ‘about’ or ‘for’ them. PPI is a mechanism for people to contribute to the research process, for example by identifying what research is important, checking that the language of materials for participants in a study is appropriate and understandable or participation in data analysis or in an oversight group for a study.

The purpose of this scholarship scheme is to encourage an interest in PPI and give students an opportunity to become familiar with PPI in research approaches.

There are two summer scholarships available.  The topics for the scholarships are as following:

  • Exploring staff and students’ understanding and experience of Public and Patient Involvement (PPI) in University College Cork- A quantitative survey.
  • Working with All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care (AIIHPC) Voices4Care, PPI group, to support research involvement in palliative care– event and activities.

Summer scholars will be paid €300 per week for a 6 week period (between June- August 2023) Students may also complete on a part-time basis.

To apply, please complete this short application form and upload your CV.

Closing date: 31st March, 2023. 

Notification of successful applications: 21st April, 2023.

For more information, please contact

PPI Ignite Network@UCC

4th Floor Western Gateway Building, University College Cork, T12 XF62