Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme for International Students 2018

Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme for International Students and  applications are submitted till 16:00 (Irish time) 1 November 2017Applications are invited for  Ireland Postgraduate Fellowships available for researchers across all disciplines. Fellows from any country may hold a  Ireland Postgraduate   Fellowship. Acceptance of the award is subject to these Terms and Conditions and the Guide for Applicants which, in conjunction with the Letter of Offer and completed and signed Acceptance Form, constitute the basis on which the award is held and/or renewed. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): Ireland

Level:  Postgraduate  programme

Field(s): all disciplines.

Deadline: 16:00 (Irish time) 1 November 2017

Funded By: The Irish Research Council


Beneficiaries(Target Groups): Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowships are targeted for Irish and international researchers.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

‣ Award No: Not Known

‣ Scholarship Duration: Not Known

‣ Scholarship covers: What we offer

  • a stipend of €16,000 per annum
  • a contribution to fees, including non-EU fees, up to a maximum of €5,750per annum
  • eligible direct research expenses of €2,250 per annum

Description

The Irish Research Council has opened the 2018 call for the Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship scheme.

This scheme offers scholarships for suitably qualified individuals to pursue a research master's or PhD (either traditional or structured), in any discipline, at eligible higher education institutions in Ireland. In addition, a number of targeted scholarships are offered in collaboration with our strategic funding partners.

Potential applicants should read the 2018 Terms and Conditions below and carefully ascertain whether or not they are eligible to apply to the scheme.

Indicative Word versions of the applicant, primary supervisor and referee forms are also provided below. Please note that these are for information purposes only. All applicants must create and complete their submission through the online system.

Eligibility

Candidates must meet the following criteria to apply for Government of Ireland Postgraduate Fellowships:

All potential applicants should carefully ascertain whether or not they are eligible to apply for the scheme by studying the questions and important application advice table below:

1. Have you had two previous unsuccessful applications to the Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship scheme? Please note that ineligible applications do not count towards this limit.

Yes: you are not eligible to apply to the scheme.

No:goto2. 

2. Do you have a first class or upper second-class honours bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree? If examination results are not known at the time of application, the Council may make a provisional offer on condition that the applicant’s final grade for their bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree is a first class or upper second-class honours.

  Yes: go to 4.

 No: go to 3. 

3. Do you have a master’s degree?

  Yes: go to 4.

  No: you are not eligible to apply to the scheme. 

4. Do you currently hold, or have you previously held, any other Irish Research Council awards? 

  • Yes, to do a research master’s degree: you are not eligible to apply for funding to carry out a research master’s degree. You may apply for funding to complete a doctoral degree if you finish your research master’s degree prior to 1 October 2017. Go to 5. 
  •   Yes, to do a doctoral degree: you are not eligible to apply to the scheme. 
  •   No:goto5.

5. Will you be a new entrant to the degree for which you are seeking Council funding? 

  • Yes: You are eligible to apply to the scheme (questions 6 and 7 do not apply to you). 
  •   No, I have already registered and completed part of the postgraduate degree for which I am applying for funding: go to 6.

6. Have you completed part of the postgraduate degree for which you are applying for Council funding on the basis of (a) being self-funded; (b) being in receipt of a Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) grant; (c) being in receipt of a higher education institution-funded bursary or scholarship or (4) being in receipt of a Central Remedial Clinic Ciaran Barry Graduate Scholarship:

  •   Yes: Go to 7.
  •   No: you are not eligible to apply to the scheme.

7. Does your date of first registration for this degree fall within the eligible dates detailed on page 5 of the 2018 Terms and Conditions?

  •   Yes: You are eligible to apply to the scheme. Your date of first registration will determine the maximum number of years funding which you are eligible to apply for. 
  •   No: you are not eligible to apply to the scheme.


Scholarship Application Method

Potential applicants should read the 2018 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.

GUIDE FOR APPLICANTS (including details of the online application system)

Key dates

  • First FAQ document published => 1 September 2017
  • FAQ deadline=>25 October 2017
  • Applicant deadline=>16:00 (Irish time) 1 November 2017
  • Supervisor and referee deadline=>16:00 (Irish time) 8 November 2017
  • Research office endorsement deadline => 6:00 (Irish time) 15 November 2017
  • Call outcome=>End of March 2018
  • Scholarship start date=>1 October 2018

Due to heavy server traffic on the closing day of the competition, applicants are strongly advised to submit applications well in advance of the deadline

For more Information about Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme


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