Applications are invited for research bursaries for undergraduate students wishing to pursue a 6 week summer research project in the School of Computer Science, starting on the 5th June 2023. Two scholarships are available, each with a bursary of 2,000 euro.


These internship bursaries are available to all undergraduate students in University of Galway and other Irish HEI’s who have a significant computing aspect to their degree. Students who are already undertaking a funded placement/internship are ineligible to apply. Final year students are eligible to apply.

Eligible supervisors are listed below under the Possible Project Descriptions section. Candidates should make contact directly with a prospective supervisor to discuss a project and to arrange for the submission of the required recommendation by the prospective supervisor.

Academic Co-ordinator

The academic Co-ordinator is Dr Karl Mason.  For any queries, students can email

Possible Project Descriptions

Please see below for a list of available project descriptions and associated supervisors.

Supervisor Research Keywords Example Project
Dr. Ihsan Ullah
Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Neural Networks, Medical (cardiovascular) Imaging. A deep learning approach for segmenting cardiovascular images e.g. CT angiograms, echocardiograms.
Dr. Frank Glavin
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Reinforcement Learning, Game AI, Computer Science Education Classifying High-Dimensional Spectroscopy Data using Deep Learning Algorithms and Data Synthesis Techniques.
Dr. Bharathi Raja Chakravarthi
Natural Language Processing, Multimodal Data Analytics, Under-resourced Languages Detecting Signs of Depression from Social Media Text
Dr. Patrick Mannion
Artificial Intelligence, Neural Networks, Reinforcement Learning, Game-playing AI Applying reinforcement learning to real time strategy games. 
Dr. Natalia Resende
Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Machine Translation, Neural Networks, Natural Language Processing  An Exploration of Active Learning Uncertainty Techniques for Multi-Label Text Classification
Dr. Karl Mason
Artificial Intelligence, Evolutionary Computing, Neural Networks, Applied Machine Learning, Evolutionary Robotics, Optimization Developing optimization algorithms for high dimensional problems.
Dr. Jawad Manzoor
Cyber Security, Network Protocols, Artificial Intelligence Artificial Intelligence for improving the cyber security posture of smart cities.
Dr. Effirul Ramlan
Generative Adversarial Networks, Regenerative Medicine, Stem Cell Research, Synthetic Data Synthetic Data Generation for Stem Cell Application using GANs

Application Deadline

Sunday, 30th April 2023 at midnight

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.

There is no official application form.