For information purposes, we have listed below previous calls published on this website.
Please note that all calls listed below are now closed.
FUNDING SCHEMES / CALLS CLOSED IN JULY 2020
- School of Chemical Sciences - PhD opportunity in Physical Inorganic Chemistry - closing date Thursday 16th July
- Scholarship for Research in Deaf Education - closing date Monday 20th July
FUNDING SCHEMES / CALLS CLOSED IN JUNE 2020
- Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics - PhD opportunity in Multi-Criteria Edge Computing-based High Bitrate Multisensorial Data Management - closing date Friday 5th June
- Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics - PhD opportunity in Wearable Sensing - closing date Friday 12th June
- Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics - PhD opportunity in Bias in Media Analytics - closing date Tuesday 30th June
- Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics - PhD opportunity in Multi-Criteria Edge Computing-based High Bitrate Multisensorial Data Management - closing date Tuesday 30th June
- Postdoctoral opportunity (DEADLINE 15th June 2020):
- Marie Sklowdoska-Curie Slowdoska Individual Fellowships (MSCA-IF 2020)- host University of Jaén (UJA) Spain - offer deadline 15th June 2020 - FURTHER INFO AT FOLLOWING LINK
FUNDING SCHEMES / CALLS CLOSED IN MAY 2020
- School of Communications PhD scholarships - closing date Friday 8th May
- DCU Business School PhD scholarships - closing date Thursday 28th May (noon)
- PhD Project _ Osteoinduction Augmented Magnesium Medical Implants for Skeletal repair - Advanced Metallic Systems CDT - closing date for applications 31st May
FUNDING SCHEMES / CALLS CLOSED IN APRIL 2020
- Master's in Europe scholarship - educations.com - deadline 13th April 2020
- HEA - GOI International Education Scholarship scheme - (*extended closing date to Friday 17th April - COVID-19). Adertised on Research & Taught opportunities listing.
FUNDING SCHEMES / CALLS CLOSED IN MARCH 2020
- Notre Dame ESTEEM master's programme & Naughton Fellowship - deadline 1st March 2020
- Rev. Liam Swords Foundation Bursary 2020 (closing date 6th March 2020)
- Insight SFI Centre for Data Analytics - PhD position - Natural Polymers for Customized Additive Manufacturing (closing date 12th March 2020)
- Insight SFI Centre for Data Analytics - PhD position - Dialogue Systems (closing date 12th March 2020)
- Insight SFI Centre for Data Analytics - PhD position - Understanding Human Decision Making through Machine Learning (closing date 27th March 2020)
- HEA - GOI International Education Scholarship scheme - (closing date Friday 27th March 2020)
- Insight SFI Centre for Data Analytics - PhD position in Wearable Sensing (closing date 31st March 2020)
- 2020 San José Dublin Sister City Exchange Scholarship - 2020 SCHEME NOT RUNNING BECAUSE OF COVID-19/CORONAVIRUS (closing date was to be Thursday 16th April 2020)
MARCH 2020 Taught Master's Scholarships
- HEA - GOI International Education Scholarship scheme - (closing date Friday 27th March 2020)
- External Opportunity: George Moore scholarship scheme - closing date 27th March 2020
FUNDING SCHEMES / CALLS CLOSED IN FEBRUARY 2020
- IRC Employment Based Postgraduate Programme (closing date 27th February 2020)
- SFI Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Metallic Systems - PhD opportunities (closing date Friday 28th February 2020)
- SFI Centre for Research Training (CRT) in Artificial Intelligence - fully funded PhD positions (closing date 29th February 2020)
- Insight SFI Centre for Data Analytics - PhD position in E-Mobility for Intelligent Edge Computing in 5G Networks
- 2020 San José Dublin Sister City Exchange Scholarship - (Taught Masters scholarship) - DID NOT OPEN
FUNDING SCHEMES / CALLS CLOSED IN JANUARY 2020
- Scholarship for Postgraduate Research in Deaf Education (closing date 6th January 2020)
- Insight SFI Centre for Data Analytics - PhD position in Neurotechnology for the Blended Control of Autonomous Vehicles (closing date 17th January 2020)
- SFI Centre for Research Training in Machine Learning - x4 years funded PhD opportunities (closing date 31st January 2020)
FUNDING SCHEMES / CALLS CLOSED IN DECEMBER 2019
- Insight Centre for Data Analytics - PhD position in Machine Learning for Human Movement Analysis in Sport (closing date 16th December 2019)
- Insight Centre for Data Analytics - PhD position in Understanding Human Decision Making Through Machine Learning (closing date 16th December 2019)
- Insight Centre for Data Analytics - PhD position in E-Mobility for Intelligent Edge Computing in 5G Networks (closing date 16th December 2019)
FUNDING SCHEMES / CALLS CLOSED IN NOVEMBER 2019
- IRC European Southern Observatory Studentship Progamme - for existing PhD students (closing date 15th November 2019)
FUNDING SCHEMES / CALLS CLOSED IN OCTOBER 2019
- 2020 IRC Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship scheme (closing date 31st October 2019)
FUNDING SCHEMES / CALLS CLOSED IN SEPTEMBER 2019
- 2020 IRC Enterprise Partnership Scheme (closing date 17th September 2019)
- Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting Awards (closing date 27th September 2019)
FUNDING SCHEMES / CALLS CLOSED IN MAY 2019 (Taught Postgraduate Opportunities)
- IRC European Space Agency Traineeship Scheme 2019 - *OPENING SOON - candidates to be nominated by HEI
- North/South postgraduate scholarships - closing date 4pm on 16th May 2019
FUNDING SCHEMES / CALLS CLOSED IN APRIL 2019
- 2019 San José Dublin Sister City Exchange Scholarship - (Taught Masters scholarship) - closing date: 18th APRIL 2019
FUNDING SCHEMES / CALLS CLOSED IN MARCH 2019
- DAERA studenships - funds a small number of postgraduate studentships for a 3 year period of research leading to a PhD qualification at a university in the United Kingdom or Ireland. NOTE: eligibility criteria state that applicants must have been ordinarily resident in Northern Ireland for the full three-year period before the first day of the first academic year of the course.
- Non-EU/EEA students only:
- HEA - GOI International Education Scholarship scheme - (closing date 29th March 2019)
FUNDING SCHEMES / CALLS CLOSED IN FEBRUARY 2019
- IRC Employment Based Programme 2019 (closing date: 28th February 2019)
FUNDING SCHEMES / CALLS CLOSED IN NOVEMBER 2018
- 2019 IRC Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme (closing date for applicants 1st November 2018)
- DCU Student Assistance Fund 2018/2019 (EU students only)(closing date Friday 2nd November 2018)
- Fulbright Awards (research trips to the USA)(EU students only)(closing date Tuesday 6th November 2018)
- HEA Making an Impact communications competition (closing date Wednesday 7th November)
- Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting Awards (closing date 3rd October 2018)
FUNDING SCHEMES / CALLS CLOSED IN SEPTEMBER 2018
- 2019 IRC Enterprise Partnership Scheme (closing date 5th September 2018)
FUNDING SCHEMES / CALLS CLOSED IN MAY 2018
- 2018 San José Dublin Sister City Exchange Scholarship - closing date: 15th May 2018
- IRC European Space Agency Traineeship Scheme 2018 - closing date for nominations: Wednesday 30th May 2018
FUNDING SCHEMES / CALLS CLOSED IN APRIL 2018
- IRC Employment Based Programme 2018 (closing date:12 April 2018)
FUNDING SCHEMES / CALLS CLOSED IN NOVEMBER 2017
- 2018 IRC Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship scheme (closing date 4pm - Wednesday 1st November 2017)
FUNDING SCHEMES / CALLS CLOSED IN JUNE 2017
- 2017 IRC Enterprise Partnership Scheme(closing date 8th June)
FUNDING SCHEMES / CALLS CLOSED IN APRIL 2017
- 2017 San-José Dublin Exchange Scholarship Scheme (closing date 20th April)
FUNDING SCHEMES / CALLS CLOSED IN FEBRUARY 2017
- Irish Cancer Society PhD scholarships 2017: (closing date 10th February 2017)
Biomedical Scholarship Programme
- IRC Employment Based Programme 2017 (closing date 16th February 2017)
FUNDING SCHEMES / CALLS CLOSED IN NOVEMBER 2016
FUNDING SCHEMES / CALLS CLOSED IN JUNE 2016
- 2016 IRC Enterprise Partnership Scheme (closing date 10th June)
FUNDING SCHEMES / CALLS CLOSED IN APRIL 2016
- 2016 San-José Dublin Exchange Scholarship Scheme (closing date 22nd April)
FUNDING SCHEMES / CALLS CLOSED IN FEBRUARY 2016
- Irish Research Council Government of Ireland 2016
- Irish Research Council Employment Based Programme 2016
FUNDING SCHEMES / CALLS CLOSED IN JUNE 2015
FUNDING SCHEMES / CALLS CLOSED IN MAY 2015
FUNDING SCHEMES / CALLS CLOSED IN FEBRUARY 2015
FUNDING SCHEMES / CALLS CLOSED IN APRIL 2014
FUNDING SCHEMES / CALLS THAT CLOSED IN JANUARY 2014
IBM Internship Programme 2014
For the second time IBM Ireland, in association with IBM Research Brazil, are offering two DCU PhD students the opportunity to undertake a summer internship at the IBM Research Brazil laboratories in São Paulo or Rio
de Janeiro. These prestigious internships for postgraduate research students have previously only been offered to students undertaking research at elite universities in the USA - DCU is the first university outside North America to
collaborate with IBM in this scheme. There are two internships on offer, each will be approximately 10 weeks in duration and will commence in May/June 2014. Costs covered will include return travel to Brazil, visas, accommodation, and a
stipend for the duration of the stay. The internships are subject to securing the appropriate visa.
How to apply:
Applications should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org as follows:
1. Enter "IBM Internship Application" in the subject line of your email
2. Indicate the internship project (project location, proponent, title) for which you are applying in the body of your email
3. Attach a single PDF to your email comprising the following:
- Curriculum Vitae - please ensure that your contact details are clearly
detailed on the first page, also ensure that you include details of your full
academic record to date, relevant professional experience and your DCU student
- Summary of your PhD project (in no more than 500 words)
- Personal statement describing why you are applying to the internship
programme and how it will be of benefit to you and your research (in no more
than 500 words)
- The name of the principal supervisor for your PhD
Please ask your principal supervisor to send an email to email@example.com indicating their support for your application to the IBM internship programme.
Shortlisting will be done in DCU and final selection by IBM. DCU will consider academic record, motivation as described in the personal statement, alignment of chosen IBM project with own skillset and the strength of supervisor’s recommendation.
Closing date for receipt of applications is 12 midday on Friday, 17th January 2014.
Enquiries: All queries can be directed to Senior Administrative Research Officer, Dr. Tracy Dixon: email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel +3531 700 7655 (ext 7655).
Project details: please click here
- The Irish Research Council Government of Ireland & Enterprise Partnership Postgraduate Scholarship Schemes 2014-15
The Irish Research Council has launched the 2014-15 round of its Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme; the Enterprise Partnership Scholarship Scheme; and the Andrew Grene Scholarships. Students can apply under 2 new strategic funding partner themes (see IRC Terms and Conditions) but applying for these themes will not prevent them also being considered for a Government of Ireland scholarship.
The call is open to new applicants and continuing research students (EU and non-EU) who are not currently in receipt of an IRC award or who have not previously been in receipt of an IRC award (the exception being students who were funded for a research masters, who have since graduated with this and are applying for a PhD). Students who have previously applied without success (on one occasion) are eligible to apply again. The IRC have been keen to stress that there is no bias between new and continuing students in terms of how funding is allocated and whether an application is made for 1, 2, 3 or 4 years.
Applications will only be accepted through the online submission system which is now live.
As per page 4 of the Guide for Applicants, students must inform the research office in their institution of their intention to submit an application. In this instance therefore, please contact Jonny Hobson in the Graduate Studies Office - email@example.com (the Graduate Studies Office is responsible for the postGRADuate scheme).
Any queries on the scheme are also to be filtered through Jonny Hobson in the Graduate Studies Office who will submit a FAQ to the IRC as necessary. The FAQs should be read by all applicants as should the Guide for Applicants and Terms and Conditions.
Academic Supervisors/Enterprise Partners/Enterprise Mentors/Referees
Academic Supervisors have to be pre-registered on the IRC online system if they haven't been previously, and they should contact Jonny Hobson for this to happen. Applicants will know if their supervisor needs to be pre-registered as their details won't appear in the drop down list on the online system (Referees do not need to pre-register).
Re: the EPS Scheme, the proposed Enterprise Partner (ie. the actual organisation) needs to be pre-registered if it is not listed on the online system. The applicant triggers this by submitting the 'Request Enterprise Partner Registration' form. Only after the Enterprise Partner has been registered can a student go in and select an Enterprise Mentor. Applicants should liaise with their Enterprise Mentor so that they are aware of when the Enterprise Partner has completed the registration - at this point they can add the Enterprise Mentor who can then view the draft application. Enterprise Mentors (person or persons designated by the partner as being responsible for supporting and mentoring the scholar in relation to the partner's involvment in the scheme) do not have to be pre-registered.
Applicants to the EPS Scheme should also contact the Invent Centre in DCU as research/IP agreements have to be in place between the institution and Enterprise Partner before the scholarship can commence.
Applicants for the GOI scheme will have an Academic Supervisor and 2 referees; applicants for the EPS scheme will have an Academic Supervisor, Enterprise Mentor and 2 referees.
Referees cannot view the application at any stage and are only contacted after the final application is submitted. Information on who a referee should be is included within the online application form. They are not expected to comment on the research project that the student is planning to undertake. Referees are expected to be frank and to vouch for the character of the applicant, their skills, dilligence and how they could see the applicant in a research career - it is a character reference. In choosing their referees, applicants should also ensure that referees are willing and able to engage with an online system and will have no difficulties making their submissions before the deadline.
NB: In a change from 2013-14, an applicant's supervisor or co-supervisor (nor enterprise mentor) can be nominated as a referee.
The relevant deadlines are as follows:
1. The deadline for FAQs to the IRC (to be directed through the Graduate Studies Office) is 4pm (GMT) on Tuesday 21st January 2014.
2. The deadline for applicants to the scheme is exactly 4pm (GMT) on Wednesday 29th January 2014.
3. *The deadline for supervisors, referees and mentors is exactly 4pm (GMT) on Wednesday 5th February 2014.
4. The closing date for endorsement by the research office of the proposed host institution is exactly 4pm (GMT) on Wednesday 12th February 2014.
*Applicants should note that they have the ability to check and see which of their referees has submitted and which hasn't (the Graduate Studies Office cannot check this). It is their responsibility to chase up outstanding submissions therefore. Both supervisors and referees can only make their submissions after the application has been submitted so the sooner an application is submitted the more time the supervisor/referee will have to submit.
Potential applicants can use the following link to ascertain an appropriate academic contact in DCU (see Academic Contacts for Postgraduate Research): https://www4.dcu.ie/graduatestudies/contact.shtml
Applicants should read Appendix 111 on p.50 of the Guide for Applicants on Postgraduate Evaluation Criteria & Detail. With reference to the 'Personal Statement' applicants should note that assessors will be aware that a supervisor has been involved in writing the research proposal so what is really valued in the Personal Statement is the ability of the applicant to communicate effectively. Applicants need to show how their research will challenge the field and their career (thought should be given to potential outputs/dissemination). Applicants should try and make their application stand out.
Note that word counts vary from the indicative application form. Word counts are also maximums, not targets.
Applicants should read Appendix IV on p.51 of the Guide for Applicants for the Applicant Submission Checklist.
Results are expected to be announced in June 2014.
List of graduate training modules per Faculty: http://www.dcu.ie/graduatestudies/training.shtml
Reference can also be made to the postgraduate research induction programme for new research students run by the Graduate Studies Office.
Academic Contacts for Postgraduate Research: https://www4.dcu.ie/graduatestudies/contact.shtml
The GSO will provide further details to applicants who have registered their intention to submit with the Graduate Studies Office, in early January 2014
FUNDING SCHEMES / CALLS THAT CLOSED IN OCTOBER 2013
- IRC Employment Based Postgraduate Programme (EBPP)
The Irish Research Council’s Employment Based Postgraduate Programme is an initiative providing postgraduate researchers with an employment-focused educational experience. The programme offers researchers the opportunity to undertake a Master's or PhD degree while employed by a private company or public organisation based in the Republic of Ireland. The programme is open to all disciplines.
The IRC also has strategic funding partners - the Department of Food and the Marine (DAFM), Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEAI), Teagasc and Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) who are using the EBPP as a vehicle to deliver on a number of their own objectives as outlined in the government's Action Plan for Jobs (APJ) and the National Research Prioritization (NRP) Exercise - and these will lead to additional awards as part of this scheme. See Appendix 1 of the Terms and Conditions for further details.
Successful candidates (a majority of who will be EU candidates) will be issued with a full-time employment contract with the employment partner and must register as a full-time DCU postgraduate research student for a period of 24 months (Masters by research) or 48 months (PhD). (Candidates must be new IRC entrants - see Terms and Conditions for eligibility).
NB: Applications and participant forms must ONLY be submitted via the IRC online system: this is accessed via a link "Online Award Application" at the top of the IRC website: http://www.research.ie/ No hard copy forms or emailed versions can be sent to the IRC. Applicants should firstly read the IRC Guide for Applicants and Terms and Conditions. Applications can be saved as drafts and edited at will prior to the deadline however applications should not be left to the last minute as Employment Partners need to be pre-registered by applicants on the online system if they are not already on the system (Supervisors not on the system will be pre-registered by the Graduate Studies Office; Referees and Employment Mentors do not need to be pre-registered).
Application forms must be submitted by 4pm GMT on Tuesday 24th September 2013.
Participant forms - Academic Supervisor Form, Enterprise Mentor Form and two *Referee Forms - must all be submitted by 4pm GMT on Tuesday 1st October 2013. * Applicants must nominate 2 referees and the applicant's academic supervisor cannot act as one of these referees.
Applications are to be endorsed by the Dean of Graduate Studies by 4pm GMT on Tuesday 8th October 2013.
Applicants who have not registered with the IRC first will have to do at the following link: https://irishresearch.smartsimple.ie/s_signup.jsp?token=XVtQC1oGYFpfRxNZXxVSSlBSZg%3D%3D Note that applicants must enter the correct level of fees at DCU pertaining to their Faculty - eg. Science and Health, Engineering and Computing €5,500 (p.a.) EU fees; Humanities and Business €4,900 (p.a). Eligible direct research expenses must be justified up to a figure of €2,250 per annum. Non-EU fees are not covered under this scheme.
A FAQs section will shortly be published on the IRC website but any queries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
For full details on the programme visit: http://research.ie/scheme/employment-based-postgraduate-programme
2013 DCU Taught Masters Bursary Scheme
The 2013 DCU Taught Masters Bursary Scheme is now open.
A number of postgraduate bursaries are on offer for students registering on full-time taught postgraduate masters programmes for 2013-2014.
See Terms and Conditions below for details including eligibility and the application process.
Closing date for applications is 12 midday GMT on Thursday 4th July 2013 with results to be communicated to applicants in the first week of August.
FUNDING SCHEMES / CALLS THAT CLOSED IN JUNE 2013
San José - Dublin Sister City Programme Exchange Scholarships
As part of the San José - Dublin Sister City Exchange Programme, Dublin City University (DCU) is now inviting applications for the San José - Dublin Sister City Programme Exchange Scholarships. The scholarships offer an exciting opportunity for academically strong candidates in Electronic/Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics, Computer Science or other Engineering discipline. Applications are open to graduates/prospective 2013 graduates from all Dublin higher education institutions.
These generous scholarships are for a DCU taught masters programme (students will register for the DCU MEng in Electronic Systems), undertaken in partnership with San José State University (SJSU), and a Silicon Valley-based company, leading to an award that is both industry and internationally relevant. Skills and knowledge developed will include advanced engineering, but also corporate organisational and cultural skills.
Under the terms of the scholarship the successful candidates will register in DCU, undertake some modules in SJSU, and undertake a project during an internship in a US company based in San José.
The scholarships are valued at over US$50,000 each and cover tuition fees in DCU and SJSU, a stipend while in Dublin, book expenses, meals and accommodation and an allowance/internship salary while in the US, as well as the international airfare.
This call will close at 5pm GMT on Friday 14th June 2013.
FUNDING SCHEMES / CALLS THAT CLOSED IN MAY 2013
Universities Ireland North-South 2013 Postgraduate Scholarships
Universities Ireland, the body which promotes collaboration between universities in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, is offering two-three scholarships to students undertaking a recognised Master’s or the first year of a PhD programme (taught or research) in the other Irish jurisdiction. These scholarships are worth €15,000 and must be taken up for the academic year 2013-2014. The aim of this scheme is to encourage outstanding students from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland to cross the border to undertake postgraduate study and experience life in the other Irish jurisdiction.
These scholarships are open to all students currently registered at an Irish or a Northern Irish university, or who have graduated within the past five years, proposing to take up a place on a Master’s or the first year of a PhD programme which would require them to locate to the other Irish jurisdiction or wishing to follow a cross-border Master’s or the first year of a PhD programme involving a significant period of study in the other Irish jurisdiction. All applicants must have a minimum of a 2.1 in their undergraduate degree or its equivalent in a Master’s degree.
The closing date for applications for this scholarship scheme is 5pm on Friday 24 May 2013.
For further information please contact: Patricia McAllister, Administrator, Universities Ireland, Tel 048 37518282, Email email@example.com.
FUNDING SCHEMES / CALLS THAT CLOSED IN APRIL 2013
2013 DCU Daniel O’Hare PhD Scholarship Scheme 2013
Four PhD scholarships will be offered to fund research in DCU's ‘Priority Themes’ of Grand Challenges and Sustainability, Enterprise and Internationalisation, to commence in the academic year 2013-14. One scholarship will be awarded per DCU Faculty: one in the Faculty of Science and Health, one in the Faculty of Engineering and Computing, one in DCU Business School, and one in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Successful candidates will be known as “O'Hare Scholars” and will be paid a stipend of €16,000 per annum for three years in addition to payment of their DCU fees.
DCU Daniel O’Hare PhD Scholarship Scheme – Application Form (11th April 2013)
Closing date for applications is 12 midday GMT on Thursday 18th April 2013
FUNDING SCHEMES / CALLS THAT CLOSED IN MARCH 2013
The Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme 2013-14
The Irish Research Council has launched the 2013-2014 round of its Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme, including the Enterprise Partnership and the Andrew Grene Scholarships.
Following the merger of IRCHSS and IRCSET the Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme subsumes the previous IRCSET Embark Scholarship and IRCHSS Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship schemes.
Applications will only be accepted through the electronic submission system which is now live: http://research.ie/scheme/irish-research-council-government-ireland-postgraduate-scholarship-scheme-including-enterpris
The relevant deadlines are as follows:
- The deadline for applicants to the scheme is exactly 5pm (GMT) on Thursday 14th March 2013.
- The deadline for referees and mentors is exactly 5pm (GMT) on Tuesday 26th March 2013.
- The closing date for endorsement by the research office of the proposed host institution is exactly 5pm (GMT) on Thursday 11th April 2013.
Supervisors should email Jonny Hobson in the Graduate Studies Office to pre-register.
FUNDING SCHEMES / CALLS THAT CLOSED IN FEBRUARY 2013
Fulbright-Schuman Awards [CLOSED]
The Fulbright-Schuman Program, financed by the US Department of State and the Directorate-General for Education and Culture of the European Commission, awards grants to citizens of the US and EU Member States to further understanding of the EU and to promote US-EU relations. Grants are awarded to EU citizens to study, research or lecture at universities or institutions in the US on the development of the EU, EU policies and the US-EU transatlantic agenda. Areas of interest must relate to EU competencies and not merely Europe or countries of Europe.
22 awards will be made available for EU professionals, including professionals in training from any member states for an average of 4 months to conduct pre-doctoral study, post-doctoral research or university lecturing in the US at an accredited university, vocational training/professional institution providing training at post-secondary level, or at an independent research centre. Candidates must have significant academic or professional experience in at least 2 member states of the EU, 2 years relevant experience beyond the Bachelor's degree and must be proficient in English. Grants are for a minimum period of 3 months, maximum of 1 academic year, with a preference being given to projects of 4 months' duration. Students without a PhD must stay for a minimum of 6 months. Interested applicants must submit a preliminary application, CV and project proposal by 01 February 2013 to assess their eligibility for the program.
For more information: http://fulbright.ie/irishcitizensawards/fulbrightschumanawards
FUNDING SCHEMES / CALLS THAT CLOSED IN JANUARY 2013
The Naughton Graduate Fellowship Program in Science and Engineering enables University of Notre Dame students to experience international education at one of Ireland’s leading universities, including DCU, or Irish students to experience the opportunities offered at the University of Notre Dame. During the 2013-14 academic year, there will be opportunities for four graduating Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) students from the University of Notre Dame to study a select master’s degree in an Irish university, and four graduating STEM students from Irish universities to attend the University of Notre Dame to study a select master’s degree. The master’s fellowship includes a tuition scholarship and a stipend of US$20,000.
The application process involves two stages. First, all interested students must complete a written application. Second, committees will select finalists from the written applications for oral interviews. The awardees will be chosen on the basis of both the written application and the oral interview. Applications must be received on or before January 28, 2013. The successful candidates will be notified by March 30, 2013.
For more information visit the Naughton Graduate Student Exchange Program website.
Fulbright student awards [CLOSED]
What's on offer:
- 6 – 12 months of post-graduate study or research in the US in all disciplines
- Awards worth maximum $20,000 plus insurance, J-1 visa and programming
- The 2013/14 competition will open to applicants from 24 August 2012 - 15:00 14 November 2012
- Successful applicants will be eligible to study/research in the US between August 2013 - August 2014.
For more information: http://fulbright.ie/irishcitizensawards/fulbrightalldisciplinestudentawards. This scheme closed on 14 November 2012.
Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship (FLTA) Awards [CLOSED]
What's on offer:
- Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship (FLTA) Awards in the Irish language
- Approximately €20,000 plus insurance, J-1 visa and programming
- Certificate in Teaching Irish for Adult Learners
- 10 months of post-graduate study and Irish language teaching in colleges around the US
- The next round will open August 24th 2012 for the 2013/14 competition. Deadline is 15:00 14 November 2012
For more information: http://fulbright.ie/irishcitizensawards/fulbrightforeignlanguageteachingassitantshipawards. This scheme closed on 14 November 2012.
Fulbright-Marine Institute Award [CLOSED]
Applications are sought in any marine science/business related topic. Applications within the following topics are particularly encouraged: Marine Sensor Technolo gies and Observation Systems, Maritime Economics, Ocean Energy, Marine Biotechnology (incl. Functional Foods), Oceanography & Marine Modelling, Food Safety and Ecosystem-based Management.
What's on offer:
- A maximum of €20K is available assuming you will spend a full academic year in the US. The award will be adjusted for a shorter period of research.
Who can apply:
- PhD Students who are already doing a PhD in Ireland and wish to carry out research in the US for a period of 6-12 months as part of their doctoral study. Apply as a student.
- Post Doctorates – who are currently engaged in research in Ireland and wish to carry out specific work in the US for a period of 3-12 months. PLEASE NOTE: Applicants must have been conferred with a PhD within the past 3 years – i.e. if applying for 2013-2014 you would have been conferred no earlier than November 2010. Apply as a scholar.
How to apply:
1) Visit www.fulbright.ie to confirm your eligibility
2) Download guidance and application documents
3) Apply as a student or scholar
4) Apply separately to a US institution for research affiliation
For more information click here. This scheme closed on 14 November 2012.
FUNDING SCHEMES / CALLS THAT CLOSED IN OCTOBER 2012
The Irish Research Council’s Employment Based Postgraduate Programme is a new and exciting initiative offering an employment focused postgraduate experience. The programme offers researchers the opportunity to complete a Masters or PhD degree while employed by a private company or public organisation based in the republic of Ireland. Applications will be accepted from researchers across all research disciplines with the support of an eligible Higher Education Institution and a company or public organisation. Successful researchers will be registered as a postgraduate researcher in the Higher Education Institution but will be employed by the employment participant for the duration of the award. The online application system open for submissions on 02 July, and the submission deadline is midday on 25 September. For more information visit the Irish Research Council website. This scheme closed on 18 October 2012.
- DCU IRC information sheet for potential researchers
- DCU IRC information sheet for academic staff
- DCU IRC information sheet for interested employment partners
- IRC Presentation - 13 September 2012
FUNDING SCHEMES / CALLS THAT CLOSED IN AUGUST 2012
As part of the San José - Dublin Sister City Exchange Programme, Dublin City University is now inviting applications for the San José - Dublin Sister City Programme Exchange Scholarship. This Scholarship offers an exciting opportunity for an academically strong candidate, in Electronic Engineering or Applied Physics, to work in Cypress Semiconductor Corporation in Silicon Valley and pursue advanced modules of study in both San José State University and Dublin City University.
This Scholarship is an industrial postgraduate research scholarship in the area of Capacitive Sensor Development. Under the terms of the Scholarship the successful candidate will undertake research in Dublin City University (DCU) and San José State University (SJSU), as well as an internship with Silicon Valley-based company, Cypress Semiconductor Corporation. The Scholarship is valued at over USD$30,000 and covers tuition fees in DCU, and SJSU tuition fees, book expenses, meals and accommodation, as well as the international airfare. Click here to view full details of the Scholarship. This scheme closed on 30 August 2012.
Irish Research Council Ulysses Travel Scheme for Researchers [CLOSED]
The Ulysses scheme is a travel programme for researchers, which facilitates the exchange of innovative ideas and the development of joint research projects. The immediate objective of the scheme is to foster new collaborations between researchers in Ireland and France, by funding reciprocal visits between the research groups over the course of one year. The scheme is jointly funded and administered by the Irish Research Council and Campus France, the leading French agency for international mobility, with participation by the French Embassy in Ireland and Teagasc. Support of up to €2500 is provided for short visits to partner institutions over a one-year period, and covers travel and subsistence costs. Applications from researchers at an early stage of their academic career are particularly encouraged. For more information visit the Irish Research Council website. This scheme closed on 27 August 2012.
DCU Postgraduate Accommodation Scholarship Scheme - 2012-13 [CLOSED]
From 2012-13 the Accommodation Scholarship will be managed by individual faculties. Please contact your Associate Dean for Research / alternative contact point for details on how to apply for a scholarship in your Faculty:
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Not running in academic year 2013-14
Faculty of Science & Health
Associate Dean for Research: Dr Enda McGlynn - firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty of Engineering & Computing
Associate Dean for Research: Prof Liam Barry - email@example.com
DCU Business School
Contact point: Emily Phipps - firstname.lastname@example.org
DCU School of Nursing and Human Sciences PhD Studentship [CLOSED]
Applications are invited from candidates interested in pursuing a Health Research Board (HRB) funded 3-year PhD studentship in the School of Nursing and Human Sciences. Candidates must have at least a 2.1 undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline. See full project description & application details. This scheme closed on 24 August 2012.
DCU Taught Masters Bursary Scheme 2012 [CLOSED]
In response to the significant reduction in funding support from local grant authorities for taught postgraduate students for the coming academic year, DCU is introducing 40 postgraduate bursaries for students registering on full-time taught postgraduate masters programmes for 2012/2013.
The scheme is open to those students who have been in receipt of a local County/City Council Higher Education grant in their final year of undergraduate study in recent years (2008-2012).
The Bursaries - valued at €2,000 - are for students who will register on Masters programmes in the following school/Faculties:
Despite increasing budget constraints, DCU is prioritising this scheme to support students will who will struggle to continue on to a Masters level qualification. These students, previously supported by their local authorities, have had very little time to plan for the withdrawal of government support for maintenance costs.
The Bursaries will be awarded competitively, based on academic excellence, and are available to those students accepted onto a full-time taught Masters programme at DCU commencing in September 2012 . Applicants will need to meet the minimum entry requirements of their Masters programme.
- DCU Taught Masters Bursary Scheme application form
- DCU Taught Masters Bursary Scheme Terms & Conditions
This scheme closed on 05 July 2012.
FUNDING SCHEMES / CALLS THAT CLOSED IN MAY 2012
North-South Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme [CLOSED]
Universities Ireland, which promotes collaboration between universities in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, and the Electricity Supply Board (ESB), are offering five scholarships to students undertaking a recognised Master’s or the first year of a PhD programme (taught or research) in the other Irish jurisdiction. These scholarships are worth €15,000 each. This year three of the scholarships will be in the areas of energy and engineering, and two will be in another area – arts, business, science and social science. These scholarships must be taken up for the academic year 2012-2013 - see website. This scheme closed on 25 May 2012.
FUNDING SCHEMES / CALLS THAT CLOSED IN APRIL 2012
Veronica Guerin Memorial Scholarship [CLOSED]
The Veronica Guerin Memorial Scholarship offers a bursary for a sum of €8,500 intended to meet the cost of fees and some of the general expenses of a prospective or present student on the MA in Journalism at the School of Communications, Dublin City University who wishes to specialise in investigative journalism. This scheme closed on 23 April 2012.
DCU Daniel O'Hare PhD Scholarship Scheme 2012 [CLOSED]
Please click here for more information on the DCU Daniel O'Hare PhD Scholarship Scheme. This scheme closed on 12 April 2012.
FUNDING SCHEMES / CALLS THAT CLOSED IN MARCH 2012
The Ireland Canada University Foundation [CLOSED]
The Ireland Canada University Foundation (ICUF) Dobbin Scholarship scheme offers funding for 'scholarly exchange' between universities in Ireland & Canada. The awards are designed principally for those currently engaged in graduate-level research in a discipline which is, or has potential to be, related to both Ireland and Canada, or who are commencing such research. The scholarships are for short visits which are to benefit the scholar’s research, to establish new academic contacts in the other country, and which will provide the opportunity for the development of ongoing links in that research area. All academic disciplines are eligible. This scheme closed on 30 March 2012.
The Irish Research Council [CLOSED]
Both the Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology (IRCSET) and the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS) offer a number of postgraduate funding opportunities each year:
- There is one call per year under the IRCSET Embark Initiative, with a deadline in February, for commencement in October of the academic year. Please note that the 2012 IRCSET EMBARK Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme closed on 15 February 2012.
- There are three calls per year under the IRCSET Enterprise Partnership Scheme, with deadlines in February, June and September, for commencement during the academic year. Applications for this scheme can be created on the IRCSET website at any time but are only accepted during particular time-frames - the 2012 dates during which IRCSET are accepting applications are as follows: 30 Jan-03 Feb, 28 May-01 Jun, and 24-28 Sep. Please visit the website for more details.
- There is one call per year under the IRCHSS Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme with a deadline in March for commencement in October of the academic year.
This scheme closed on 20 March 2012.