Opportunities exist for undergraduate students to undertake a research project
over the summer under the supervision of a senior clinical, biomedical or public
health researcher. The award is a $5,000 stipend, with $3,500 paid in December
and $1,500 on completion. The scholarships usually run for a minimum of 10 weeks
through November to February.
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How the programme works
Projects for Summer Studentships
will be advertised from Monday 5th August 2013. Interested
students should follow the process below.
- Read the
guidelines to check you meet the eligibility criteria(30.0KB DOC)
- Select a project of interest and contact the supervisor offering the project.
- When you meet the supervisor, take a copy of your C.V and academic record (for University of Auckland students please print
out from Student Services Online or request one from the Student Centre).
- If selected, student and supervisor together submit an application for a studentship
to the faculty's Research Office - deadline
Monday 2nd September 2013. Please submit a PDF copy of your application to email@example.com.
- Ethical approval must be obtained before work on the project begins (student to arrange
Students are required to submit a final project report which signifies the
completion of the studentship. The report should be accompanied by a short
covering letter from the studentship supervisor commenting on the research
conducted and your performance. There are no rules with regards to font type or
size but please stick to the word or page limits specified for each section of
Please download a copy of the
FMHS Summer Studentship Reporting Template(200.7KB DOC)
Deadline for submission of the report and supervisor letter is Friday
28th February 2014 and both can simply be emailed together to
Submission of a satisfactory report by the deadline will trigger the release of
the final portion of the studentship stipend, which will be paid out in March.
Supervisor nomination for Wallath Prizes
Every year the Faculty awards prizes to the top student reports in each of the 3
project categories (Biomedical, Clinical & Public Health), each prize of $750 is
kindly provided by the Wallath Trust.
Nominated entries will be judged by a Faculty assessment committee in March and
prizes conferred during a Summer Studentship awards ceremony which usually takes
place in April/May. In assessing the report reviewers will be asked to consider
the quality of the following, with more weight given to the first 3 components -
Scientific content, Clarity of thought, Lay language/Significance to health
summary, Abstract, Personal gain/Career development & Supervisor comments.
There is section on the front page of the report template for your supervisor to
indicate if they would like your report to be nominated.