The Irish Research Council is inviting applications for the Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme in 2021.
The Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme is an established national initiative, funded by the Department of Education and Skills and managed by the Council. In 2018, they invested in a total of 1,193 postgraduate scholars, with over 5,000 individual scholarships for excellent research awarded to date.
The programme provides outstanding students with the opportunity to direct their own research at the early-career stage, working with a supervisor, in their chosen area of interest. Pioneering proposals addressing new and emerging fields of research or those introducing creative, innovative approaches are welcomed. Proposals of an interdisciplinary nature are also encouraged as it is recognized that advancing fundamental understanding is achieved by integrating information, techniques, tools, and perspectives from two or more disciplines.
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Worth of Award
The Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship;
- A stipend of €16,000 per annum
- A contribution to fees, including non-EU fees, up to a maximum of €5,750 per annum
- Eligible direct research expenses of €2,250 per annum
To be considered eligible;
- All applicants must have a first-class or upper second-class honors bachelor’s, or the equivalent, degree.
- If undergraduate examination results are not known at the time of application, the Council may make a provisional offer of a scholarship on condition that the scholar’s bachelor’s, or the equivalent, degree result is a first-class or upper second-class honors.
- If a scholar does not have a first-class or upper second-class honors bachelor’s, or the equivalent, degree, they must possess a master’s degree.
- The Council’s determination of an applicant’s eligibility on these criteria is final.
How to Apply
- Potential applicants should read the 2021 Terms and Conditions carefully to ascertain whether or not they are eligible to apply.
- Indicative versions of the applicant, supervisor and referee forms are provided for information purposes only.
- All participants must create and submit their forms via the online system.
Deadline: Application closes 16:00 (Irish time) October 22, 2020.