The AIMS-RN studentship programme is now open for applications!

We will provide talented undergraduate students with the opportunity to acquire experience in Multiple Sclerosis research during the summer of 2022. The aim of the award is to encourage promising undergraduates to consider a research career focused on discoveries that can ultimately halt disease.

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

Host organisations: Research teams that will host the scholarships in the summer of 2022 must be members of AIMS-RN. Collaboration with at least one other AIMS-RN research team is expected, with the possibility of collaborative visit(s)

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

Start Date: mid-June for a duration of 6 weeks with the possibility of extension


  • Must have a strong interest in MS research.

  • Must be studying for an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject (science, medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, engineering or similar).

  • Must currently be enrolled in an undergraduate course in either the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland

  • Must have completed at least one year of undergraduate study by summer 2022.

How to apply: Send your CV and 1-page motivation letter combined in a pdf document to

Deadline: The deadlines for applications is Febuary 28th 2022. Suitable applicants will be selected for an interview in March and notified of the outcome by mid-April. Successful students will rank their preferred research projects from a list of eligible projects supplied by AIMS-RN. Students will be required to present their work at the annual AIMS-RN Symposium and help disseminate their work on our website and social media. For further information or enquiries, please use the contact tab on the AIMS-RN website (

***Note: While we aim to ensure these research projects will be undertaken in a lab environment, it must be noted that AIMS-RN are obliged to adhere to any COVID guidelines outlined by the government and host institute meaning that the project may have to move online.

Melody Cui Sun tells us about her experience as an AIMS Research Network Summer Studentship Awardee in 2021

Pearse Hillis shares his experience as an AIMS Research Network Summer Studentship Awardee 2021