International Projects

The Student Summer Research Awards (SSRA) programme is an undergraduate research initiative to support and showcase Undergraduate Research affiliated within the UCD School of Medicine. SSRA is a 5 credit 8-week elective module, which provides an ideal opportunity for undergraduate students to undertake a supervised research project. Each year, many of our students compete for highly-prized international summer elective opportunities at locations all over the world.  A long-established feature of our undergraduate programmes, clinical and research electives allow students to develop their knowledge and understanding of issues and themes relevant to their study of medicine, and the opportunity to publish a peer reviewed article.

SSRA Dean's Scholarships

Each year the Medicine International Office offers students Dean’s Scholarships to undertake research in world class institutions such as: 

Details of 2021 projects will be advertised to students directly in Trimester 1. Please email for further information.

Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, projects may not take place or may move virtually. 


SSRA International 2020 Hospital Saturday Fund Grant

About the Hospital Saturday Fund Grant

The UCD School of Medicine has been awarded a grant of €13,000 from the charity The Hospital Saturday Fund (HSF) to support international, self-sourced SSRA research projects. 

The HSF grant amount that is available to apply for is €1,000 per student and will be awarded to 13 students/ The grant can only be used to cover student costs (e.g. flights, accommodation). The projects must be based overseas. 

Who is eligible?

Students enrolled in one of the UEM, GEM, BHLS, Radiography or Physiology courses, who secure a 6 week for audit or 8 week for credit SSRA project. Projects must be secured in advance of applying for the HSF grant and approved through the SSRA portal.


TBC - Changes due to COVID-19 will be announced for the 2021 projects.


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