Health Research Council Summer Studentships (Ethics)

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Closing date: 28/08/2018   

The HRC is the major government-funded agency responsible for purchasing and co-ordinating health research and fostering the health research workforce in Aotearoa New Zealand. The HRC mission is to improve human health by promoting and funding health research. HRC purchase a range of health research, including biomedical, clinical, public health, health services, Maori and Pacific research. It also funds a range of health research career development awards. Further information is available from the HRC's website:

This Studentship has a value of $5,000. Half the remuneration will be allocated at the outset of the studentship, with the remaining amount paid once the report is received.

Topics should related to ethical issues associated with one of the following topics or on issues contributing to HRC goals:

Ethical issues:

-big data sharing,
-genetic research,
-health disparities,
-ethics issues arising from health strategy and/or health research strategy.

HRC goals:

-Invest in research that meets NZ health needs and research that has international impact
-Maximise the benefits of health research
-Champion the integrity of the health research environment
-Enhance the value of the organisation.

The project should be a discrete piece of research that is achievable within the period of the studentship.

Reporting Requirements


A short paragraph (300 words or less) summarising the background to and aims of your intended research, written in terms understandable to a layperson or non-subject specialist.

2.Final Report

The final report should be of a high academic standard. The report will not exceed 10 pages in length (minimum of 8 pages is required) of the research undertaken. This will include a brief review of the field of the proposed project and an outline of their research.

3.Presentation and publication
The HRC Ethics Committee encourages the summer studentships to present the report within the university environment and/or submit the report for publication with acknowledgement to the HRC.

Within four weeks of completion of the studentship a report is required from the recipient, in collaboration with their supervisor, outlining the work performed by them while funded by the HRS Summer Studentship and any outcomes resulting from their research (for example, publications or seminars). The final date for submission of reports will be 3 April 2019.

Applications for the Summer Studentships close with the Scholarships Office on Monday, 28 August 2018.
All applications are acknowledged by email.

Applications will NOT be accepted more than 3 months in advance of the closing date.

Application cannot be accepted before 28/05/2018.

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