Graduate Research - Postgraduate Scholarships

Graduate Research Studies

Postgraduate Scholarships

Details on scholarship opportunities can be obtained from the school/research centre in which you are interested in conducting your research. Information is also available from the Finance Office. See below for details of internal and external scholarship opportunities and funding.

Internal Funding

Postgraduate Accommodation Scholarships

Dublin City University, through its Postgraduate Accommodation Scholarships, recognises outstanding achievement at undergraduate level by students commencing the first year of their Masters or PhD programme by full-time research at DCU in academic year 2011/12. Only students who have registered on or after 1st April 2011, and who will thus be considered first year students in 2011/12, are eligible to apply. Up to FIVE scholarships may be awarded annually. Accommodation Scholarships consist of rental expenses in the Postgraduate Residences for one year starting in September 2011. Postgraduate Accommodation Scholarship Criteria (pdf)

The closing date for applications is Friday 1 July 2011. Candidates must also submit an online application to Postgraduate Residences by Friday 1 July 2011.

Postgraduate Travel Grants

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 and to download an application
form which must be sent, fully completed, to Jonny Hobson in the Graduate Research Office (#5136).

External funding

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 graduate opportunities each year.

IRCSET IRCSET have one call per annum under the Embark Initiative, with a deadline in February, for commencement in October of the academic year. The Enterprise Partnership Scheme is also open to applications three times a year, with deadlines in February, June and October, for commencement during the academic year. Visit the IRCSET website for details.

IRCHSS have one call per annum with a deadline in January for commencement in October of the academic year.