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Research Awards and Scholarships

The School of Education offer research awards and scholarships.

Postgraduate Ussher Fellowships

This Faculty Fellowship covers EU and non-EU fees and provides an annual maintenance of €16,000 for three years (paid monthly). It is available to new entrants to the full-time Ph.D. register and is awarded competitively on academic merit by the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.

Application Process
There is no separate application form for this award, students must apply online using tcd.ie/courses in conjunction with their application to study with the School of Education.

Deadline
The deadline for application for School of Education nominations to this College award is Friday 27th April 2018. However, the application will require the approval of a potential supervisor before the applicant can be accepted by the College. Consequently, intending applicants must discuss research ideas with potential supervisors before making a formal application for admission. It is therefore advised that applicants contact the School by April 1st in order to secure a supervisor.

Results are normally announced mid June.

Postgraduate Research Studentships

General Information
This Studentship covers EU and non-EU fees and provides an annual maintenance of €6,500 for three years (paid monthly). It is available to both new entrants and continuing students on the full-time Ph.D. register and is awarded competitively on academic merit. Studentship holders are required to engage in teaching-related activities, as advised by the Head of School and/or the School's Director of Teaching and Learning (Postgraduate) to a maximum of 6 hours per week in teaching term.

Application Process

New students: There is no separate application form for this award, students must apply via this web portal in conjunction with their application to study with the School of Education.

Deadline
The deadline for application for this award is 2nd May 2018. However, for new students, the application to study with the School will require the approval of a potential supervisor before the applicant can be accepted by the College. Consequently, intending applicants must discuss research ideas with potential supervisors before making a formal application for admission. It is therefore advised that new applicants contact the School by April 1st in order to secure a supervisor.

Results are normally announced mid June.

Heffernan Bursary

The Heffernan bursary fund was established in 2003 in memory of Lola Margaret Heffernan through a bequest from her brother, the late Reverend Brendan Heffernan P.P. who was the first Catholic Chaplain to Trinity College Dublin. The income of the fund, to be allocated by the trustees of the fund, is to support such person or persons being in need of financial assistance to enable them to undertake a course of study which would lead to an enhancement of their skills as teachers or principals within the secondary school system.

This Bursary is open to all Doctoral or Masters students who already hold the status of secondary school teachers/principals.

It is envisaged that the Bursary will be applied for (funds allowing) twice a year. The next Bursary Award is 17th November 2017.

Please download and fill in the Application Form and return by the closing date, with required documentation (as outlined in application form), to the Director of Postgraduate Teaching & Learning, Dr. John Walsh, Room 3094, School of Education, Arts Building, Trinity College.

Postgraduate Travel Grants

The Executive Committee of the Trinity Trust makes funds available to the Graduate Studies Committee for allocation to graduate research students for attendance at conferences related to their research or for students who wish to carry out research abroad to supplement research already undertaken in Dublin.

Please submit application to Dean.Gradsecretary@tcd.ie.

School of Education Post-doctoral Research Associate bursaries

Post-doc bursary awards are currently under review, an update will be posted in the near future.

Further Information
For further information and regulations on these awards and for other funding information, please contact the Graduate Studies Office or contact School directly to phdresearch@tcd.ie.

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