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Health Research Council Summer Studentships (Ethics)

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Closing date: 09/09/2020   

Focus
Health

Level of study
Postgraduate

Background
HRC is the major government-funded agency responsible for purchasing and coordinating 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.

Purpose
The purpose of the studentship is to undertake a research project which aligns with the HRC goals. It will enable a student to train during the summer break with a research team with the focus on ethical challenges.

Value and tenure
The value of the scholarship will be $6,000.
The scholarship is tenable for one year.

Typical number on offer
Typically, one scholarship will be awarded per year.

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

The submitted topic be related to ethical issues associated with health in one of the following areas:

•Research ethics or resource allocation in a pandemic
•The Te Ara Tika principles and their application in research
•Ethics and infectious diseases
•Māori health
•Big data
•Data sharing
•Genetic research
•Health disparities
•Ethics issues arising from health strategy and/or health research strategy
•Non-consensual research
•Immortalised, patient-derived tissues for health research and clinical investigation
•Predictive risk modelling and healthcare
•The challenge of ensuring equity in health and research in Aotearoa New Zealand.

As approved by the Health Research Council in June 2019 and Dr Smith’s whānau in July 2019, the top- ranked studentship is offered as the “Dr Barry Smith Ethics Summer Studentship” in memory of the outstanding contribution to Māori and the New Zealand research environment by the late Dr Barry Smith. The name of the recipient and a copy of the research report will be provided to Dr Smith’s whānau in due course. Members of the HRC EC would like to meet with the recipient of this award at the studentship’s commencement to congratulate them and share information about Dr Smith’s legacy in research in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Selection criteria
The selection will be based on:
•academic merit
•the relevance of the project

Selection panel
The scholarship is awarded by the Health Research Council.

Conditions of the Scholarship
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).

Half the remuneration will be allocated at the outset of the studentship, with the remaining amount paid once the report is received .

Further information is available from the HRC's website: http://www.hrc.govt.nz/


Closing date
09 September

Application cannot be accepted before 09/06/2020.

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