Summer Bursaries

Summer Bursaries

SEFS SUMMER RESEARCH BURSARIES

The College of Science, Engineering and Food Science (SEFS) provides funding for ten summer research bursaries to be awarded through a competitive application process to undergraduate students registered in particular years of study in SEFS programmes (see below). Successful students participate in research work, within a SEFS research group, during the summer period. The bursaries provide €2,000 towards subsistence costs for the student for the duration of an 8-week summer research project. 

A total of ten bursaries will be distributed among the following areas:

  • Engineering (including Architecture) & Computer Science, 2nd-year students;
  • Food Science and Nutritional Science Programmes, 2nd-year students;
  • Life Sciences and BEES Programmes, 3rd-year students;
  • Mathematical Sciences, Chemistry and Physics, 3rd-year students.

Only students currently in the eligible year of study for their programme (indicated above) should apply. Applicants are invited to look for projects that interest them in a collated list of projects available online from mid-February. The onus is on each student to make contact with the corresponding supervisor(s) to get more information and discuss the possibility of carrying out the indicated research project under supervision.    

Student applications will be ranked by the SEFS Teaching Learning and Student Experience Committee, based on each applicant's academic record, CV and personal statement (see below). The 10 applications deemed to be strongest will be identified and allocated a bursary.

SUMMER RESEARCH PROJECTS 2019

2019 Research Projects can be found here: Combined Research Projects 2019

 

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO APPLY

The application must include: 

(i) CV (no longer than two pages), including the overall mark for each completed year of their programme (e.g. third years to include first and second year results) with years’ marks indicated both as a fraction of the total possible mark (e.g. 890/1200, 783/1000) and as a percentage (74.2%, 78.3%);

(ii) a personal statement (no more than 300 words) explaining why you are applying for the SEFS Summer Research Bursary in the context of past experience and future plans;

(iii) a prioritised list of up to three proposed research projects, each accompanied by the signature of the corresponding supervisor and completed Supervisor's Confirmation Form, indicating their agreement to supervise you for that particular project Supervisor(s) Confirmation Form 2019.

As soon as all applications have been received and reviewed, the successful applicants will be notified and requested to confirm their intent to participate in the proposed summer research project. A one-page report about the outcomes and results of the summer research project must be submitted by you after the project is completed, in addition to a poster.

The completed student application should be returned to ruth.mclaughlin@ucc.ie on or before 12 noon on 1st March 2019.

We would encourage you to look over the projects and discuss them with the relevant supervisor(s) as soon as possible.

A large proportion (ca. 80%+) of the students who were awarded SEFS Summer Bursaries since its inception subsequently progressed to do postgraduate work, mostly PhDs (at UCC and other universities around the world).  The experience obtained during the SEFS Bursary project contributes to making the SEFS Bursary recipients more competitive in applying for PhD scholarships (including IRC Fellowships, which many past bursary recipients have been successful in winning).

TIMELINE

The time scale for the procedures indicated above for 2019 is as follows:

  • Distribution of initial Call for the programme: week of 28th Jan 2019
  • Deadline for submission of proposed research projects by potential supervisors: 7th Feb 2019 (4 pm)
  • Distribution of collated approved research projects to students: 15th Feb 2019
  • Deadline for submission of applications by undergraduate students to ruth.mclaughlin@ucc.ie: 1st March 2019 (12 noon)
  • Review of applications by the TLSE Committee: 19th March 2019
  • Notification of students initially allocated bursaries: end of March 2019
  • Deadline for successful applicants to confirm their participation: Early-April 2019
  • The final list of students (and projects) allocated bursaries announced: Mid-April 2019
  • Deadline for submission of final reports and posters from the students and supervisors: 18th Sept 2019

 

Recipients of Summer Research Bursaries 2018 can be found here - Recipients of Summer Research Bursaries 2018

Recipients of Summer Research Bursaries 2017 can be found here - Recipients of Summer Research Bursaries 2017

Recipients of Summer Research Bursaries 2016 can be found here - Recipients of Summer Research Bursaries 2016

Recipients of Summer Research Bursaries 2015 can be found here - Recipients of Summer Research Bursaries 2015

Recipients of Summer Research Bursaries 2014 can be found here - Recipients of Summer Research Bursaries 2014

Recipients of Summer Research Bursaries 2013 can be found here - Recipients of Summer Research Bursaries 2013

 

 

2019 Research Projects can be found here - Combined Research Projects 2019

2018 Research Projects can be found here - Combined Research Projects 2018

2017 Research projects can be found here - Combined Research Projects 2017

2016 Research projects can be found here - Combined Research Projects 2016

‌2015 Research projects can be found here - Combined Research Projects 2015

2014 Research projects can be found here - Combined Research Projects 2014

2013 Research projects can be found here - Combined Research Projects 2013

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