Graduate Studies Office

Scholarships and grants for postgraduate students

Current opportunities:


Ph.D. studentship in Bioanalysis

Applications are invited for a postgraduate studentship position (MSc leading to PhD) at Dublin City University, to start September 2014. 

Applications are invited by email and should include the (i) candidate’s CV, (ii) the names of two referees (one of whom should be an academic) and (iii) a clear outline of why this postgraduate opportunity is of interest to the candidate. Suitable applicants should hold or expect to hold a First Class or Upper Second Class Honours Science degree. Experience in cell culture techniques and Flow Cytometry, although not essential, would be an advantage. 

The student will receive a stipend of €16,000 excluding student fees which will be paid by Alltech. This project is funded by Alltech Inc. 

Applications should be emailed directly to both of the following addresses: and 

Application deadline: Wednesday July 16th 2014.

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Ph.D. studentship in Biotherapeutics for Chronic Pain

A four-year Ph.D. position is available for a highly imaginative and self-motivated candidate to work on an exciting inter-disciplinary project based in the International Centre for Neurotherapeutics (ICNT), Dublin City University. This will focus on the development of a new generation of biotherapeutics to block the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines and/or neuropeptides for treating chronic inflammatory and neuropathic pain.

Applications are invited from able, creative, progressive and efficient graduate researchers with expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Cellular Neurobiology 
  • Expression and purification of recombinant proteins
  • Immuno-cytochemistry, microscopy (confocal and multi-photon) and imaging

Qualifications: Candidates must possess or be expected to obtain a B.Sc. (preferably first class honours) and/or M.Sc. degree in Biological Sciences and have relevant laboratory experience, good communication and a deep commitment to research in biotherapeutics.* Note: in-depth training can be provided in specialised techniques to bright, receptive new graduates.

Remuneration: Stipend of €18,000 + DCU tuition fees of €5,500 p.a. for four years

Initial enquiries: C.V. and 3 confidential recommendation letters should be e-mailed as soon as possible to: Dr. Jiafu Wang, E-mail:; Phone: (01)7007769

Closing date: 31st August 2014

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PhD studentships in fusion research (x2) 

Applications are invited for two (2) fully funded Physics PhD positions in fusion research at the National Centre for Plasma Science & Technology, DCU as follows:

  1. PhD Position: BOUT++ Code
  2. PhD Position: Study of Magnetized Radio Frequency Sheaths Using Kinetic Simulations

The duration of the scholarships will be for 3 years, starting in October 2014. Students will receive a stipend of €18,000 per annum. The Supervisor will be Professor Miles Turner. Initial enquiries: C.V. and covering letter should be emailed to Huw Leggate ( by Friday, 5th September 2014.

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Ulysses Research Programme for 2014 

Ulysses Research Programme for 2014: Call now open! The programme offers grants of up to 2 x €2,500 to Irish and French researchers to support visits linked to mutual research projects. The grants covers travel and subsistence costs.

Applications from researchers at an early stage of their academic career will be favourably received.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 12th September 2014

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Other opportunities in DCU for postgraduate research:

For other funding opportunities that currently exist within DCU research centres/faculties please visit the individual webpages:


Taught postgraduate bursary & scholarship schemes:

DCU Fiontar Masters bursaries:


Other postgraduate funding schemes:

1. DCU Postgraduate Research Travel Grant

Each postgraduate research student (full-time or part-time) can apply for one €500 travel grant in the period of his or her studentship. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. See below for the application procedure. All paperwork to go to Jonny Hobson in the Graduate Studies Office (Room AG40, Albert College, tel #5136).

2. Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI)

Details of the 2012 Student Grant Scheme are now on the SUSI website. The website also provides details of other scholarship and bursary schemes available.