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Summer Studentships

School of Pharmacy Summer Studentships - 2016

Objective


The Summer Studentships are available to encourage the students to undertake a research project in any field relevant to pharmacy.

General Guidelines


Each award will be in the form of a tax-free scholarship that will be paid as three instalments, the final payment upon receipt of a satisfactory report of the research undertaken.

  • Students interested in pharmacy-related projects may apply.
  • Students who will complete their BPharm at the School of Pharmacy, University of Otago may apply.
  • Students are required to be on campus for a 10-week period between November and February in which to undertake their project (suitable to the supervisor involved in the project).
  • Applicants are encouraged to discuss research projects with the relevant staff member.
  • The application should be submitted by email to pharmacy.research@otago.ac.nz by 5 August 2016
  • Students should submit with the application form, a current curriculum vitae and a typed statement saying why they want to do a summer studentship and what skills or experience they have that relates to the project they wish to do.
  • Application form


Selection Criteria

  • Students interested in pharmacy related projects are eligible to apply for the summer studentships.
  • Selection is based on academic record.
  • Students must achieve B grades and above in all subjects to be eligible.
  • Fred Fastier Trust sponsored scholarships only available to P2 students
  • Health Sciences Division sponsored scholarships available to both P2 and P3 students
  • Students should submit with the application form, a current curriculum vitae and a typed statement saying why they want to do a summer studentship and what skills or experience they have that relates to the project they wish to do.

Projects

Project 1 - Structure based drug discovery of new azole antifungal drugs, with Assoc. Prof. Joel Tyndall

Project 2 - Novel oral dosage forms, with Dr Greg Walker

Project 3 - Powder formulation of combination drugs for multi-drug resistant tuberculosis, with Dr Shyamal Das

Project 4 - What do patients know about their medicines?, with Dr Alesha Smith and Assoc. Prof. June Tordoff

The School of Pharmacy Summer Studentships have been sponsored by:

  • Division of Health Sciences, University of Otago
  • Fred Fastier Trust

Other Summer Studentship opportunities

Child Injury Prevention Foundation of New Zealand has summer research scholarship opportunities. Closing date for applications 9 September 2016.
Information on the opportunities available

This opportunity is not available through the School of Pharmacy. You need to apply directly to Child Injury Prevention Foundation of New Zealand.


AgResearch has a number of summer scholarships/internships available for this summer. Areas of expertise/skill required are diverse and include anything from biology, bioinformatics, genetics, agriculture, statistics, computing, mathematics depending on the project. Check out the information link for further details.


Health Sciences Division offer summer studentships. Closing date for Health Sciences Divisional Summer Studentships is Friday, 26 August 2016.