Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences


Other Summer Research Scholarships in Auckland

There are a number of external organisations who also offer summer studentships and internships. These funders prefer to administer and assess applications themselves, so if you are interested in applying please read the instructions below. We will endeavour to list these opportunities as they are announced.  

NZSSD - New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes


External deadline:  Friday 10 August 2018

New Zealand Society for the Study of Diabetes     

Summer Studentship – 2018

NZSSD is offering funding of $5,000, including GST, for two studentships for the coming summer, 2018-19.

Projects relevant to issues concerning diabetes and where the host institution offers appropriate supervision are eligible for consideration. Applications describing the project (no more than two A4 sides), a brief CV of the student planning to undertake the work, and a supporting letter from the supervisor should be forwarded by e-mail to the secretariat: info@nzssd.org.nz by 10th August. The supervisor must be a current member of NZSSD.

A decision about the project to be funded will be made by 31 August 2018 directly to the applicant.

We anticipate no more than one student will come from each centre. It is an expectation that the successful student will submit an abstract for presentation at the NZSSD Annual Scientific Meeting, which is held in May each year. Students may apply for financial support to attend the meeting.

 

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Neurological Foundation of New Zealand


Internal deadline:  Wednesday 22 August 2018

Each year the Neurological Foundation of New Zealand (NFNZ) allocates two Summer Studentships. These are awarded on a competitive basis and can be undertaken in any New Zealand educational institution that carries out postgraduate research. The value of each award is $6,000 and any research topic in the fields of biomedical, clinical and public health that relate to neurology will be considered.

How to apply?

  • Please contact the Faculty Research Office if you intend on applying.
  • You are required to complete and submit an application form which is available to download from the Neurological Foundation website.
  • Once complete, please forward a WORD version of your application to the Faculty Research Office.
  • You will need to obtain the applicant, supervisor and Head of Department signatures (on page 1, 7 & 9).
  • We will obtain the remaining signatures, make the correct number of copies and submit the application to the Funder on your behalf. This will be uploaded into the UoA Research Funding Module in anticipation of successful funding which will then be paid out to you in two installments by FMHS

 

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New Zealand Artificial Limb Service (NZALS)


 

Internal deadline:  Thursday 23 August 2018

This year the New Zealand Artificial Limb Service (NZALS) is making available a Contestable Research Fund to promote research into issues that will benefit amputees. It is anticipated that the programme would be suitable, though not necessarily limited to, summer studentships.

How to apply?

  • Please contact the Faculty Research Office if you intend on applying.
  • You are required to complete and submit an application form which is available to download from the NZALS website
  • Please request funding to the same value as other UoA summer scholarships of $6000.00 for a 10 week research project.
  • You will need a supervisors CV and endorsement
  • Once complete,  Submit the original to the NZALS directly and please forward a copy of your application to the Faculty Research Office.  This will be uploaded into the UoA Research Funding Module in anticipation of successful funding which will then be paid out to you in two installments by FMHS
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Heart Research Institute


Applications close on Funder portal:  5pm Friday 24 August 2018

Applications for the 2018/19 New Zealand Heart Research Summer Scholarship Program are now open.

New Zealand Heart Research Summer Scholarship Program includes return flights to Sydney, accommodation and stipend.

The Heart Research Institute is excited to offer a number of Summer Undergraduate Scholarships to New Zealand's best and brightest young researchers. 

These scholarships provide high-achieving and promising Kiwi students the opportunity to work on a medical research project directly related to cardiovascular disease, expand on their skills and knowledge, and be mentored in a world-class research institute. Scholarship recipients are expected to write a report on their work experience and will have the opportunity to make a presentation to their peers and supervisors at the end of the scholarship period.

These summer scholarships will take place in Sydney, Australia over the Australian summer holidays for eight weeks. Placements are full-time and typically begin early December 2018, running until the end of January 2019. 

Research Themes

The HRI's mission is to prevent death and suffering from cardiovascular disease. The wide variety of scientific groups at the Heart Research Institute each conduct cutting-edge research into a specific aspect of the disease. These include stroke, hypertension, atherosclerosis, bioengineering, biomaterials, medical devices and thrombosis. Find out more about our research areas here.

Post-doctorate scientists will provide mentorship, leadership and provide regular feedback, with Group Leaders overseeing. 

Selection Criteria - How do I apply? (directly with the funder)

Applications will be assessed by senior HRI scientists on the basis of academic merit and suitability. Applications must include: 

  • A one-page cover letter outlining your reasons for applying and your interests in research
  • Your academic record (including certified academic transcript for current degree)
  • Your CV including referees (a summary of your work experience and other relevant activities)
  • Indication of which research themes you are interested in

Please submit the application all together in one PDF document. 

Please be aware: This Scholarship is a Category A position according to the NSW Health Policy - Occupational Assessment, Screening Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of protection against the infectious diseases specified, at their own cost, prior to commencing with the HRI. Please check out HRI website for further details.

 

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Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand


Internal deadline:  Friday 24 August 2018

Summer studentship grants are on offer to medical students throughout New Zealand to carry out projects of haematological importance. The grants are intended to support study that will aid understanding of these diseases. All applications are judged on merit by the LBC Medical and Scientific Committee and the decision to award grants is based on the quality of the submissions.

How do I apply?

  • Please contact the Faculty Research Office if you intend on applying.
  • The application is available online through the Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand portal. Once you have completed all the application fields, please send a copy of your application along with the administrative agreement to the Faculty Research Office.
  • You will need obtain the applicant and Head of Department signatures on the agreement and we will arrange the final sign off.
  • We will return a scanned copy of the fully signed administrative agreement for you to load into the funder portal before submitting.
  • The application will also be uploaded into the UoA Research Funding Module in anticipation of successful funding which will then be paid out to you in two installments by FMHS

 

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Arthritis New Zealand


Funder deadline : Friday 31 August 2018

Arthritis New Zealand offers $5,000 summer scholarships received from 25 June 2018, Closing date – 31 August 2018.

Applications will be received from supervisors of research projects in the form of a written proposal including:

  • Title of the proposed research
  • An outline (not more than two pages) of the proposed research and its expected completion time. This should include purpose aims and methodology.
  • Supervisors Name, position, department, contact details and summary of the qualifications and recent publication record of the supervisor(s).

Please contact a supervisor to discuss if they are interested in working with you on this project.  If yes, the supervisor will submit the application for funding directly to arthritis.org.nz directly.  If funding is awarded; the supervisor will arrange for the stipend to be paid to the successful student and arrange for the research work flow.  It is anticiapted that a final report wil be submitted to the funder.

NB: Supervisor should upload a copy of the proposal into the Research Funding module as well

 

Please see the Arthiritis New Zealand webpage for further details

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Health Research Council - Ethics


Internal deadline : Thursday 20 September 2018

The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) is calling for applications for the Ethics Summer Studentship. The purpose of the studentship is to enable a student to train during the summer break with a research team with the focus on ethical challenges.

The HRC Ethics Committee (HRC EC) has requested that the submitted topic, reviewed at its May meeting, be related to any health and ethics issues or ethical issues associated with one of the following topics:

  • big data
  • data sharing
  • genetic research
  • health disparities
  • ethics issues arising from health strategy and/or health research strategy
  • non-consensual research
  • immortalised, patient-derived tissues for health research and clinical investigation
  • predictive risk modelling and health care
  • the challenge of ensuring equity in health and research in Aotearoa New Zealand

The value of the studentship is $6,000.00. The HRC EC will assess all the applications received and make recommendations to the HRC to grant awards to the best five applications based on the following criteria:

  • Potential of the student
  • Quality of the intended supervision
  • Health research career aspirations

How do I apply?

  • Please contact the Faculty Research Office if you intend on applying sot hat we know to look out for your application and assist with any queries.
  • Liaise with a supervisor to develop a proposal for your application
  • Complete the attached Application for HRC Ethics Summer Studentship
  • Please forward a scanned copy of the final, complete application along with a certified copy of your academic transcript to Prof. Tim Dare t.dare@auckland.ac.nz  and cc the Faculty Research Office. We will ensure your application is submitted to HRC, including the required hard copies.
  • Succesful awardess will be notified by HRC directly on or after Friday 19 October 2018

 

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Precision Driven Health


Funder deadline: Saturday 15 September 2018

The summer research application form is available on the PDH website. Applications from any PDH-related research area are welcomed, but there is high interest in receiving applications in the following specific areas:

  • Economic analysis of health data to measure the effectiveness for data-driven decision making in precision health
  • Modelling healthcare pathways to enable interoperability, and the collection of data around the process of care 
  • Activating patients and increasing their engagement in health data management 
  • Reducing inequity in healthcare quality (distinct from healthcare outcomes) using data-driven approaches 
  • Data-driven visualisation to improve healthcare quality
  • Application of genomic data to clinical practice
  • Data-driven approaches to understand and predict the impact of social interventions on health

To apply for this summer research project...

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Child Injury Prevention Foundation of New Zealand - 2018 TBC


Deadline closed:  TBC - no details for 2018

Projects must relate in some way to child injury prevention (intentional or unintentional) and preference will be given to those that will be of immediate practical benefit to the community. The $5,000 scholarships are open to students who are currently enrolled in an undergraduate programme.

How do I apply?

  • Please contact the Faculty Research Office if you intend on applying.
  • You are required to complete and submit an application form which is available to download from
    the CIPFNZ website.
  • Once complete, please forward a WORD version of your application, your supervisors letter of support and a certified copy of your transcript to the Faculty Research Office.  
  • Faculty Research Office will upload the aplication into the Research Funding Module (RFM) in the name of your supervisor and forward to the funder and Research Office on your behalf.

 

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Worldwise Malaria Review - 2018 TBC


Deadline Closes: 4pm Monday 30th October 2017

Value $4000.00

completed applications to be sent directly to: judith.crann@worldwise.co.nz

Applications are invited from students who will have successfully completed Part II of the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) prior to the start date.

Selection for the scholarship shall take into account the applicants academic performance and research experience and the nature of the research

The aim of this study is to develop national guidelines for the i) pharmaceutical prophylaxis and ii) the prevention of malaria in NZ travellers. These guidelines would be primarily of use to those general practitioners who practice travel health, and secondarily to those from other disciplines such as public health, tropical medicine, occupational health and school health. It is anticipated that these guidelines will be endorsed by the NZ Ministry of Health and will become the standard for providing ongoing malaria prevention advice for NZ travellers.

Research project - please see attached application form for further details

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Worldwise application form
(318.2 kB, PDF)
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Health Research Council - Māori Health Research summer Studentship


Internal deadline : Wednesday 4 July 2018 - closed

HRC Māori Health Summer Studentships are designed to introduce research to students studying health related courses, and for those who would like to be involved in a Māori health research project over the summer vacation. Students should have a suitable supervisor over the tenure of the award (ten weeks). Summer Studentships are worth $5,000.

How do I apply?

  • Please contact the Faculty Research Office if you intend on applying.
  • Sign up for the HRC Gateway and complete Module 1 of the application. This must be completed on the HRC Gateway to register your application and receive a HRC Ref ID#.
  • The application form is available for download from the HRC website and contains the Coversheet, Module 1 section 1B-1E, Module 2, Module 3, Module 4, Module 5 and Module 6.
  • The Word application form must be downloaded and completed by the applicant before being uploaded to the HRC Gateway as a PDF file.
  • A complete application combining all of the modules will be generated by the HRC Gateway for downloading and printing.
  • Please forward a scanned copy of the final, complete application along with a certified copy of your academic transcript to the Faculty Research Office. We will ensure your application is submitted to HRC, including the required hard copies.

 

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Health Research Council - Pacific Health Research summer Studentship


Internal deadline: Wednesday 4 July 2018 - closed

These HRC Pacific Health studentship awards, worth $5,000, aim to introduce research to Pacific students wanting to develop research skills with supervision and guidance from experienced senior researchers. This provides an opportunity to develop a career in health research by working on a ten week project over the summer break.

How do I apply?

  • Please contact the Faculty Research Office if you intend on applying.
  • Sign up for the HRC Gateway and complete Module 1 of the application. This must be completed on the HRC Gateway to register your application and receive a HRC Ref ID#.
  • The application form is available for download from the HRC website and contains the Coversheet, Module 1 section 1B-1E, Module 2, Module 3, Module 4, Module 5 and Module 6.
  • The Word application form must be downloaded and completed by the applicant before being uploaded to the HRC Gateway as a PDF file.
  • A complete application combining all of the modules will be generated by the HRC Gateway for downloading and printing.
  • Please forward a scanned copy of the final, complete application along with a certified copy of your academic transcript to the Faculty Research Office. We will ensure your application is submitted to HRC, including the required hard copies.

 

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