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Summer Undergraduate Research Programme 2021 (SURP21)

Dundalk Institute of Technology is delighted to announce that the Research Office is, once again, running the Summer Undergraduate Research Programme (SURP21). We welcome applications from suitable undergraduates for the Projects listed below.

The SURP will run for six weeks in total across June and July 2021 and the weekly stipend is €150 which is not subject to income tax or other deductions.

How to Apply

Each applicant should submit the following documents by email to

  • CV including academic transcripts
  • A 300-word statement as to why you are a suitable candidate for the SURP Project you have chosen.

Please state clearly in the subject line of your covering email the abstract title and project reference number (as listed below).

An applicant may apply for more than one programme, but each application must be made separately.

Deadlines & Interviews

The deadline for receipt of submissions is 9 am on Monday, 24th May 2021. Normal GDPR applies.
All applications will be acknowledged and each applicant will be informed of the outcome of their application before the 10th June 2021. An interview may be part of the application process which will be conducted remotely via Teams or Zoom.  

Project 1:

The effects of agricultural management on soils and micro-plastic distribution

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Project 2:

Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 on the Arts in Co. Louth

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Project 3:

Green Campus Stakeholder Analysis

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Project 4:

Printing the Past

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Project 5:

Evaluation of building ventilation systems and their effectiveness in reducing contaminant concentrations within specific areas

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Project 6:

Communicating science through Podcasts

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Project 7:

Sport, Racism and Social Media in Irish soccer: An assessment of how Irish clubs are coping with this growing phenomena?

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Project 8:

Laid back breastfeeding. Knowledge, attitudes and practices of midwives and student midwives in Ireland

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Project 9:

H2O Heroes: Transitioning a science outreach programme to online delivery in the era of COVID‐19

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Project 10:

Technology support demands on home healthcare assistants (HHCAs): identifying digital skills of HHCAs 

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Project 11:

Investigation of nitrate inflows to a humic lake using high frequency monitoring data

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Project 12:

Technology support demands on community volunteer social care organisations during Covid-19: identifying digital skills of staff and volunteers

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Project 13:

Evaluation and collation of resources for digital skills development of older people and their support networks

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Project 14:

Novel Data Visualisation Techniques

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Project 15:

Secure Client-Side Management of Credentials for Accessing Web Application APIs

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Project 16:

The Revival of the Meetings & Conference Industry, Post-Covid – Are Hotels Ready?

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Project 17:

Intersectional Experiences of the Irish Music Industry: Gender and Age 

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If you have any queries pertaining to the Project please contact the Research Supervisor detailed in the project description directly.