2016 Government of Ireland Awards Postgraduate Scholarship for International Students in Ireland

2016 Government of Ireland awards postgraduate scholarship for scholars from any country, and applications are submitted till 16.00 (Irish time) 3rd February 2016Scholarship is awarded for qualified Research Master’s and Doctoral candidates pursuing or intending to pursue full-time research in any discipline, based in an Irish HEI. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): Higher education institutions (HEIs) in Ireland
| Ireland

Level: Masters & Doctoral Degree

Field(s): Scholarship is awarded in any discipline, based in an Irish HEI.


Course Level: Scholarship is available to masters and doctoral students for pursuing full time research at an eligible HEI within Ireland.

Deadline: 28th January 2014.

Funded By: Government of Ireland and the higher education institutions (HEIs)

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): 2016 Government of Ireland awards postgraduate scholarship is targeted for International Students:

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: Not Specified.

Scholarship Duration:Scholarship is offered for research masters degree: 12 months
-for structured research masters degree: 24 months
-for traditional doctoral degree: 36 months
-for structured doctoral degree: 48 months

Scholarship covers: The total value of the 2016 Government of Ireland awards postgraduate scholarship  Enterprise Partnership Scheme Postgraduate Scholarship and all strategic funding partner scholarships, will be up to a maximum of €24,000 in any approved year and will consist of the following:
-A maintenance award of €16,000 per annum within the Funding Term;
-Contribution to fees, including non-EU scholarship fees, paid to the HEI up to a maximum of €5,750. Any differential must be paid by the Scholar and/or HEI per annum. Scholars who hold a fee waiver from their HEI, or where no fee is required, or where fees are paid in full or in part by a third party, must inform the Council and the appropriate offices in their HEI and will not be eligible for the fee portion of the Scholarship. their HEI, or where no fee is required, or where fees are paid in full or in part by a third party, must inform the Council and the appropriate offices in their HEI and will not be eligible for the fee portion of the Scholarship.
-The maximum that can be spent in any year of the Scholarship is €24,000, plus any unspent balance of eligible direct research support expenses carried over from the previous year of the Scholarship. Apart from this exception, funds may not be carried forward from one year to the next.

Description

The 2016 Government of Ireland awards postgraduate scholarship Scheme offers scholarships for suitably qualified individuals to pursue a Research Masters or a PhD (either traditional or structured) in any discipline at an eligible HEI within Ireland. The Council does not fund taught Masters.

In addition, a number of targeted Scholarships are offered in collaboration with our strategic funding partners. Applicants may only apply for one Scholarship and should carefully consider which Scholarship to apply for. Full descriptions of each of the Strategic Funding Partner scholarships can be found in the Appendices of the Scheme Terms & Conditions.

Eligibility

Have what it takes to avail 2016 Government of Ireland awards postgraduate scholarship ?

‣ Scholars must be full-time students affiliated with an eligible HEI in Ireland.


‣ must not be a permanent member of staff in an HEI or in a non-Irish based research body or HEI.


‣ must have a first class or upper second-class honours primary degree, or the equivalent4. If 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 undergraduate degree result is a first class- or upper second-class honours, or the equivalent.

‣ Masters degree results may be considered to take precedence over the results of the

primary degree.

‣ The Council decision on these matters is final;


‣ must not have applied more than once to the Scheme (including strategic partner themes within the Scheme).

‣ This includes applications since 2009 to the EMBARK scheme previously run by the Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology (IRCSET), and the Government of Ireland Scholarship Scheme previously run by the Irish Council for Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS).


(a)and at the time of application:

  • be a new entrant to the degree for which they are to receive Council funding and have been formally accepted by the relevant department/school by, at the latest, 1st October 2016;
  • fulfill the criteria in 4.4 if already registered and part of the degree has been completed.
-In the case of Research Masters Scholarships, not currently holding or having previously held a Council Postgraduate Scholarship;

  • Doctoral Degree Scholarships, not currently holding or having previously held any Council Postgraduate Scholarship other than those which would enable them to obtain a Research Masters Degree.

  • Scholars from any country may hold a Council Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship. However, Scholars must:

  • maintain her/his principal residence in Ireland (as defined) during the period of the Scholarship;

  • satisfy the State’s regulations on immigration and have the support of their HEI with respect to these regulations and requirements if not a national of a member state of the European Union (EU).

Notification of 2016 Government of Ireland awards postgraduate scholarship results

‣ Applicants will be notified by June 2016


Scholarship Application Method

‣ Applications will only be accepted through the electronic submission system, which will be launched in due course.

‣ A “Guidelines for Applicants” document will be posted below once the online system opens. In advance of the e-system and as an aid to preparing an application, an indicative word document version of the application form is provided below.

‣ Academic Supervisor, Referee and (where relevant) Enterprise Mentor forms will be available in due course. All electronic applications must be submitted via the e-system

Scholarship Application Due Date:

Important Dates

  • Call open 26th November 2015 
  • FAQ Deadline 16.00 (Irish time) 27th January 2016 
  • Applicant Deadline 16.00 (Irish time) 3rd February 2016
  • Supervisor and Referee Deadline 16.00 (Irish time) 10th February 2016
  • Research Office Endorsement Deadline 16.00 (Irish time) 17th February 2016 
  • Outcome of Scheme June 2016
  • Scholarship Start Date 1st October 2016

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure (http://www.research.ie/sites/default/files/goipg_2016_guide_for_applicants.pdf ) , and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

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