The 2024 All Ireland Multiple Sclerosis Research Network (AIMS-RN) summer fellowship programme is now open for applications!

We will provide talented undergraduate students with the opportunity to acquire experience in multiple sclerosis (MS) research during the summer of 2024.

The aim of the award is to encourage promising undergraduates to consider a research career focused on MS and make discoveries that can ultimately halt disease.

Career stage: Undergraduate level (must currently be enrolled in a programme).

Host organisations: This year our research teams are based in Belfast HSC Trust/Queens University Belfast, Trinity College Dublin, University College Cork, MS Ireland and University of Galway.

Preliminary project descriptions are available on the “Fellowships” tab (https://aims-rn.org/fellowships/).

The leaders of the research teams hosting the scholarships in the summer of 2024 are all members of AIMS-RN.


Stipend
: €300/week in Republic of Ireland or £250/week in Northern Ireland

Start Date: mid-June for a duration of 6 weeks (to be arranged with project supervisors).

Eligibility:

  • Must have a strong interest in MS research.
  • Must be studying for an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject (e.g. medicine, neuroscience, biomedical sciences, psychology, occupational therapy or other HSCSP disciplines, sociology etc.). Details of relevant disciplines are provided with the project descriptions.
  • Must currently be enrolled in an undergraduate course on the island of Ireland (NI or RoI).
  • Must have completed at least one year of undergraduate study by summer 2024.

How to apply:

Send a CV and a 1-page motivation letter combined in a pdf document to info@aims-rn.org and please add “AIMS-RN Summer Fellowship Application” to the subject line.

Please state at the top of your cover letter which project(s) you are interested in.

Deadline for applications: 5pm on Friday 5th April 2024.

Suitable applicants will be shortlisted for interview in April and notified of outcome in early May.

Students will be required to present their work at the annual AIMS-RN Summer Fellowship Symposium and help disseminate their work on our website and social media.