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Learning Through Research Seed Funding Results 16.01.17

Over €60,000 have now been allocated to nine projects under the new “Learning Through Research”, seed funding scheme launched in October. Jointly sponsored by the Registrar and the VP for Research, Innovation and Impact, this scheme aims to embed research in UCD’s undergraduate curriculum.  As an excellent research-intensive university, UCD's educational experience is further enriched through student participation in research and enquiry and by the internationally-recognised research expertise of those that teach them. Congratulations to the successful project teams:

  • “Undergraduate Research proposal: Identification of novel yeasts from the Irish environment” School of Biomolecular & Biomedical Science, College of Science, Project lead Professor Geraldine Butler, awarded €8000.00.
  • “Developing research skills in medical students using clinical audit during General Practice placements- an opportunity to learn essential research skills and embed research in the medical curriculum.” Project lead, Professor Crea Carberry, School of Medicine, College of Health and Agricultural Sciences, awarded €6000.00.
  • “Development of Enquiry-Based Labs in Chemistry” Project lead, Dr Michael Casey, School of Chemistry, College of Science, awarded €7000.00.
  • “Linking Quantitative Business Research to Undergraduate Business Education”, Dr Paula Carroll, School of Business, awarded €7713.60.
  • “Embedding research in the 3rd and 4th year undergraduate physics laboratory” Project lead, Assoc Professor Thomas McCormack, School of Physics, College of Science, awarded €4000.00.
  • “Taking the lead in response to need: A model for community-based learning through research at UCD” Project lead, Dr Denise McGrath, School of Public Health, Physiotherapy and Sports Science, College of Health and Agricultural Sciences, awarded €7927.13.
  • “Embedding Digital Research Skills in the Undergraduate Curriculum” Project lead, Dr Claire McGuinness, School of Information & Communication Studies, College of Social Sciences and Law, awarded €6079.20.
  • “Learning Through Research”, Project lead, Dr Karen Smith, School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice, College of Social Science and Law, awarded €7036.00.
  • “Environmental Biology in the 21st century - preparing the next generation of biodiversity custodians”, Project lead, Dr Tom Wilkinson, School of Biology & Environmental Science, College of Science, €6353.00.

Further information on the programme is available in the Learning Through Research Seed Funding Guide for Applicants

If you are interested in embedding research in the curriculum you may wish to consult the Learning Through Research webpage on the UCD Teaching & Learning website for ideas on activities and approaches.

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