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The Healthcare Infection Society Summer Studentship Grant Scheme aims to support and develop student interest in Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) and medical microbiology.
This scheme is indented to provide students with research experience in a project that relates to the clinical practice of IPC in preventing healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs). This project is intended to generate data that can lead to a future translational clinical research project.
The student will be paid weekly whilst carrying out a research project between, at minimum, their second and third years of a degree programme.
Up to £500 is available for consumables for the research project and after successful completion of the project, the student will be given HIS associate trainee membership for one year, and will have the opportunity to attend and present their work at the annual Federation of Infection Societies (FIS) conference. HIS will cover the costs of the registration fee and expenses of the student for the conference.
Please see the HIS Research Strategy 2020-2025 document for full information on our funding remit.
Eligibility requirements for the Primary Applicant:
Eligibility requirements of the named undergraduate student:
The scheme can be used to:
Funding is not available:
Please see 'How to apply' for the scoring criteria related this this scheme.
Your application must be reviewed and approved by your host organisation. The application and terms and conditions require signatures from an authorised authority within your institution who undertakes financial management of award, in addition to a Director of Research, Dean of Medicine or equivalent.
Applications must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11.59 pm on the application deadline.
The following items must be included in your application:
The following Conditions of Funding are absolute and apply in all cases unless otherwise stated:
Reporting on project outcomes
Successful applicants are required to report on project outcomes (including publications and follow-on funding). Failure to report the outcomes of your project may result in your department being ineligible to receive HIS funding in the future.
In line with the Society’s terms and conditions, publications resulting from the research must be submitted to the Journal of Hospital infection for first refusal. Award holders will be required to acknowledge HIS funding in oral and poster presentations, and may be asked to present at a HIS meeting or conference.
Projects are supported on the understanding that all applicants are familiar with the MRC’s policies and guidance on research ethics and research integrity and that the PI has taken ethical considerations into account in the project design, and has or will receive relevant formal ethical review and sign-off by the relevant research ethics committee and governance committees (and any relevant external committees), prior to the commencement of the research. The responsibility for identifying and responding to ethical considerations, referring them for review, and securing approval before the research commences lies with the PI: failure to do so can constitute misconduct.
Projects should be completed within a maximum of 8 weeks of the grant start date.