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.  

Heart Research Institute

Internal deadline : Tuesday 10 September 2019

The Heart Research Institute is excited to announce applications are now open for our 2020  New Zealand Summer Scholarship program.

Established in 1989, the HRI is a world-class research institute and a hub for scientific excellence in cardiovascular research. Our scientists are focused on understanding the causes and complications of cardiovascular disease and are at the forefront of conducting innovative research to prevent, detect and treat the world’s number one killer – cardiovascular disease.

The Heart Research Institute (HRI) is excited to offer multiple Summer Undergraduate Scholarships to New Zealand's best and brightest young researchers. This is an outstanding opportunity for talented researchers to develop their skills and gain valuable experience at state-of-the-art research facilities. High calibre scientists, new technologies and cutting-edge equipment are just a few features that make this an exciting opportunity for promising NZ Undergraduate students.

The 7-week scholarship provides high-achieving and promising 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. Scholarships are aimed at New Zealand citizens in their 2nd or 3rd year of an Undergraduate University course and take place over the Australian summer holidays. Placements are full-time and will begin in early January 2020 and finish at the end of February 2020.

The students will be paid a monthly stipend whilst they complete program here in Sydney and we will also provide them with paid accommodation at Sydney University including breakfast as well as flights to and from NZ to take up the opportunity.

Interested students find all details on our website and can apply for these NZ Summer Scholarships here.

 

Arthritis New Zealand


Internal deadline : Tuesday 10 September 2019

Arthritis New Zealand offers $6,000 summer scholarships.

The purpose of Arthritis New Zealand summer scholarships is to engage and support students in research in the area of arthritis. Summer scholarships are granted for small research projects allowing students to develop valuable research skills. It is the student’s and the supervisor’s joint responsibility to ensure that the project is completed on time.

If ethics approval is required for the summer scholarship, it is the supervisor’s responsibility to ensure that this is obtained at the time an application is submitted for consideration.

Research projects should be related to arthritis with the precise topic to be determined by the applicant and their supervisor.

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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Brain Research New Zealand (BRNZ) Māori summer research scholarship


Internal deadline:   Friday 30 August 2019

Brain Research New Zealand – Rangahau Roro Aotearoa is delighted to offer summer scholarships to give Māori students experience on research projects led by a BRNZ member and within BRNZ’s research scope over the 2019-2020 summer break. Students are advised to contact one of our investigators to discuss possible research topics.   We encourage all Māori students currently studying at 200, 300 or 400 level to talk to potential supervisors about this rewarding opportunity.

Students will need to have a supervisor from within the CoRE during the period of the award (six-ten weeks).

Summer Studentships are worth up to $5,500.

How do I apply?

  • Please contact the Faculty Research Office if you intend on applying.
  • Refer to the guidelines to identify a suitable BRNZ staff member.
  • Develop your application with the supervisor
  • You need to provide a CV and transcript and obtain the signatures of the primary supervisor and Academic Head on the application form
  • Submit the application to via email nrc_roc@auckland.ac.nz, by 5pm Friday 30 August 2019.
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Neurological Foundation of New Zealand


Internal deadline:  Thursday 22 August 2019

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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Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand


Internal deadline:   Thursday 22 August 2019

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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Auckland District Health Board: Department of Clinical Immunology and Allergy & Immune Deficiencies Foundation New Zealand (IDFNZ)



Deadline: 26 July 2019

Clozapine-induced hypogammaglobulinaemia: how bad is it?

Project aims: to determine characteristics (including prevalence and severity) of clozapine-induced hyogammaglobulinaemia

All treatments have complications and in some cases these are unanticipated. International data established a connection between treatment with clozapine, an atypical anti-psychotic, and the development of hypogammaglobulinaemia, further complicated in some cases by significant bacterial infection. The exact details of who will develop this complication, and how rapidly, are still being ascertained.

 

Small numbers of these patients have presented to the immunology department, but we suspect there are far more out there affected. We have access to prescription information for clozapine and, from this, the monitoring blood tests. Although immunoglobulins themselves are not regularly assessed, calculated globulin (performed as part of the standard liver function test screen) can be used as a surrogate to identify patients likely to be affected. The department is currently running a larger study looking specifically at calculated globulin as a screening tool, and you will be able to help with this as well.

 

You will review current relevant literature and then in conjunction with departmental staff develop an audit tool, collect data and analyse it with the intent of presenting your findings.

 

Skills: literature review, study design, data collection, database administration, data analysis, preparation of material for presentation (written and/or oral)

 

This is an eight to ten week research project from early December to February. Fourth and fifth year MBChB students will be considered if they are able to commit to the research without jeopardising their study.

Primary supervisor: Dr Miriam Hurst

Secondary supervisor: Dr Anthony Jordan

Please contact Miriam Hurst mhurst@adhb.govt.nz to discuss further.

How to apply?

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Health Research Council - Māori Health Research summer Studentship


Internal deadline : CLOSED Wednesday 26 June 2019

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: CLOSED Wednesday 26 June 2019

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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New Zealand Artificial Limb Service (NZALS)


 

Internal deadline:  CLOSED  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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