What We Do | Research
In association with the EWB-UK Research Programme, EWB-Ireland has made various research briefs available for students. This programme offers a direct contribution to tackling poverty in developing countries. It provides the research skills and the facilities of the universities and colleges our volunteers study at as a huge resource for development organisations.
Once the research is complete, the findings are communicated back to the partner organisations through EWB-UK.
Research briefs are available in a number of different disciplines:
- Water and Sanitation
- Information and Communications Technology
- Industry and Transport
How to get involved
A research project can be undertaken in a number of ways:
- As part of a final year project
- As part of a group project in second or third year
- As a PhD topic
The research programme is flexible and the university, volunteer(s), academic mentor and partner organisations are open to decide how the research is undertaken.
If you would like to apply to undertake one of our research briefs:
- Take a look at the Available Research Briefs and take a note of the titles that interest you (you can apply for more than one).
- Find yourself an academic mentor who is willing to supervise you for this project.
- Contact the EWB-Ireland Research Manager to let us know that you are interested in undertaking these particular research briefs.
- We will then confirm your application and once a title is decided upon we will put you in touch with EWB-UK.
- Collaborate with your academic mentor, EWB-Ireland, EWB-UK and the partner organisation to fully scope out the research brief so that it is suitable for your academic institution.
Upon completion of the research project, the volunteer is required to submit the report, along with a summarised mini-report, to EWB-Ireland, EWB-UK and the partner organisations. The report will be published online through the EWB-Ireland and EWB-UK websites – subject to the checking of accuracy, quality and any issues relating to intellectual property rights and confidentiality.