Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences

Summer Research Scholarships - Details for successful students

Congratulations on being awarded a summer research scholarship, please read through the instructions below to arrange payment of your scholarship stipend and the requirements for final reporting. Start dates and hours of work will be arranged directly with your supervisor and access to offices/labs through your host Department/School.

Workshops available

Summer Students: Literature Searching for Systematic Reviews

If your summer studentship involves doing a systematic review of the literature, your search will need to be deep and wide.
This practical workshop provides guidance on constructing an in-depth search strategy, as required for a systematic review.

·       Wednesday, 22nd November 2017. 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. Tamaki, Information Commons, 730.289, Tamaki Campus.

·       Monday, 27th November 2017. 9:30 am - 11:30 am. Philson Library Training Room (Room 503-120), Grafton Campus.

Please book at:       https://www.library.auckland.ac.nz/workshops/?p=view_workshop&id=2433


Medical & Health Summer Students: Literature searching

This workshop covers planning your search, selection of databases, and search techniques to find academic articles on a variety of databases.

The session also includes a brief overview of reference management tools.

·       Tuesday 21st November, 2017, 10:30am - 12:30pm Philson Library Training Room (Room 503-120), Grafton

·       Wednesday 29th November, 2017, 9:30am - 11:30am Philson Library Training Room (Room 503-120), Grafton

Please book at:    https://www.library.auckland.ac.nz/workshops/?p=view_workshop&id=1633

Scholarship stipend

UoA summer scholarship stipends - There will be five fortnightly payments of $1,000.00 each, paid retrospectively.  The first two payments will be made on Thursday 14 December and will cover from 1 December to 28 December.

Payment dates will be 14 December, 11 January, 25 January and 8 February.  A final payment of $1,000.00 will be made on acceptance of your final report (March 2018).

FMHS and Externally funded scholarship stipends - your scholarship will be paid in two installments - one large payment in December (08/12 TBC) and then a final payment of $1,000.00 will be made to you on acceptance of you final report (March 2018)

If you are have been confirmed for a UoA or FMHS funded summer scholarship; you would have advised your bank account details through the Scholarships portal - thank you. 

If you are being funded through one of our external funders then you will need to send Faculty Research healthresearch@auckland.ac.nz a screen print of your bank account which clearly shows your name, bank account number and bank logo

Please note our Finance Department cannot process payments that do not have evidence of your bank details. Please ensure the details clearly display your name, name of your bank and your bank account number.

Final reporting

Students are required to submit a final project report which signifies the completion of the scholarship. The report should be accompanied by a short covering letter from your supervisor commenting on the research conducted and your performance. Please use the template below to prepare the report, adhering to the word or page limits specified for each section. If your scholarship was supported by an external funder we will forward them a copy of your report.

Deadline for submission of the report and supervisor letter is Friday 09 March 2018. Both can be emailed together, as one PDF document, to healthresearch@auckland.ac.nz. Full submission instructions are included on the reporting template.

Submission of a satisfactory report by the deadline date is necessary to recieve the final portion of the scholarship stipend. Payments will usually be made in March following processing and review of the reports.

Wallath Prizes

Every year the faculty awards prizes to the top student report in each of the 3 project categories (Biomedical, Clinical and 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 scholarships awards ceremony which usually takes place in April. 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, significance to health summary, abstract, personal gain/career development & supervisor comments.

To nominate your report for a prize your supervisor will need to tick the appropriate box on the front page of the report template. They can then utilise the supervisor letter to detail their reasons for the nomination.  

Further questions

If you have any questions with regards to the above instructions, please contact: