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Research Awards & Scholarships

Teachers' Union of Ireland 'Ben Bishop PhD Scholarship'

This is a full-time scholarship in the area of higher education studies which will be awarded on a competitive basis. Please see HERE (PDF) for further details.

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 1st May 2016. 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.

Click here for award regulations.

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.

Continuing Students: Postgraduate Research Studentship Award Application | Academic Year 2016/2017 ➤➤Form [PDF]

Deadline
The deadline for application for this award is 1st May 2016. 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.

Click here for award regulations.

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 suppliment research already undertaken in Dublin ➤➤ Further Information [PDF] | ➤➤How To Claim [PDF]

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 at phdresearch@tcd.ie.

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Last updated 11 April 2016 kellyva@tcd.ie.