Collections-based Biology in Dublin

Undergraduate Research Experience and Knowledge Award (UREKA)

Applications for Summer 2010 are now closed.

The CoBiD-UREKA award provides funding for students currently completing their first degree to join researchers in a ten-week summer programme in Dublin.

Collections-based Biology in Dubin (CoBiD) UREKA provides an exciting research environment, with experience both in high quality laboratories in the science schools in University College Dublin, and important international research centre in the National Botanic Gardens and the National Museum of Ireland (Natural History) collections in Dublin.

Diverse research projects are offered, with topics ranging from systematic biology (including traditional and molecular techniques) to ecology and population genetics. Students will work side-by-side with senior scientists and will be involved in all aspects of research including collection and curation of specimens, participation in field expeditions, and dissemination of scientific results through oral presentation and publication.

The CoBiD-UREKA summer school programme is funded by Science Foundation Ireland.