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.  

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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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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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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Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand


Internal deadline:   Tuesday 20 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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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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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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