Summer school bursary fund

The All Ireland Institute of Hospice and Palliative Care is offering two bursaries worth €2,000 each for those interested in attending the week long palliative and end-of-life care International Research Summer School at the University of Lancaster, United Kingdom from June 18 – 22, 2012.

The purpose of the International Research Summer School is to provide individuals with opportunities to develop their knowledge and skills in social research methods relevant to palliative and end-of-life care. The week long programme consists of a range of lectures and workshops which focus on five main topics: Getting Started in end-of-life research; Conceptualising and designing your study; Face-to-face methods; Reviews, surveys and measures; Analysis, reporting and dissemination.

The AIIHPC bursary worth will assist with fees, travel, accommodation and subsistence costs while attending the summer school.

Applicants must be in a position to attend the full five days of the event and should be currently enrolled in a full time Masters or PhD programme (in the first year of studies) related to palliative care in a University in Ireland or Northern Ireland. Alternatively, applicants should be commencing a PhD programme related to palliative care in September 2012.

AIIHPC is an all island organisation working to improve the experience of supportive, palliative and end-of-life care in Ireland and Northern Ireland. One of the key work pillars of the Institute is research, offering a major opportunity to develop a coherent, strategic approach to research in the field of palliative care. The International Research Summer School offers researchers the chance to participate in a research capacity building activity. The successful candidates will be expected to share their learning from the summer school with AIIHPC by means of a written summary report which will be submitted two weeks after the summer school has finished.

Closing date for applications is 1.00pm on Friday 30th March 2012. Applicants must complete the application form, which is available on the AIIHPC website http://www.aiihpc.org/, as well as submitting their CV. Successful applicants will be notified by Friday April 20, 2012 and it is the responsibility of the candidates to register for the summer school and make their own necessary travel and accommodation arrangements. For more information on the International Research Summer School see http://www.lancs.ac.uk/shm/research/ioelc/education/summer_school.php