Summer Research Scholarship


Applications are invited for research bursaries for undergraduate students of the School of Engineering, University of Galway, wishing to pursue a 5-week summer research project in the School of Engineering, starting on the 27th of May 2024. Two scholarships are available, each with a bursary of €2,000.


These internship bursaries are available to eligible students in the School of Engineering, University of Galway.  Students in years 1-4  are eligible to apply

  • Students who are on a paid PEP or due to be on a paid PEP will not be eligible.
  • Students who are already committed to undertaking a funded placement/internship are ineligible to apply.
  • Final year students are eligible to apply.
  •  Underrepresented students in Engineering are especially encouraged to apply; e.g. female students, students with a disability, international students, LGBT+ students, Deis school graduates

Academic Co-ordinator

The academic Co-ordinator is Dr Magda Hajdukiewicz.  For any queries, students can email

Possible Project Descriptions

Please see the bottom of this page for a list of available project descriptions and associated supervisors.

Application Deadline

Friday, 19th April 2024

How to Apply:

Students should email a single pdf file to containing:

  1. Your Full Name and Student ID.
  2. The name of the proposed project supervisor and a copy email confirming their agreement to act as supervisor.
  3. A short description of the research project (200 words maximum).
  4. A table containing percentage grades for all university modules completed to date. Provisional results for Semester I of the current academic year should be included.
  5. Do you consider yourself to be from an underrepresented student category in Engineering? If so, please specify which (e.g. female students, students with a disability, international students, LGBT+ students, Deis school graduates, other).

There is no official application form.


Applications will be evaluated by members of the School's Research and Graduate Studies Committee. Students will be ranked based on their academic grades, the proposed research project and the supervisor's recommendation of the application.  


Research Keywords

Example Project

Dr Brian Deegan


Smart City


Implement a "vacant parking space" detector. An edge device with camera and processor will identify occupied and vacant car parking spaces, and report the status to a remote server.


Dr William Finnegan

structural testing

composite materials

marine energy

Design and testing of sustainable composite materials for marine applications


Dr Muhammad Muhammad


acoustic metamaterials

In-door acoustics

Noise control


Advancing Indoor Acoustic Quality Through Innovative Acoustic Metamaterial Solutions


Dr Manus Biggs

3d printing


medical devices


The student will design and optimise anatomically accurate organ models for the training of pathologist currently working at UCHG. In particular these models must be mechanically soft and suitable for direction training.


Dr Eimear Dolan

Medical implant

Soft Robotics



The objective is to investigate the use of an active medical implants for the treatment of Type 1 Diabetes in the form of an encapsulation device or insulin reservoir


Prof Rory Monaghan

Renewable Energy


Zero carbon

This project would study the development of renewable hydrogen infrastructure in Galway and Ireland