Postgraduate Ussher Fellowships
These postgraduate fellowships are only applicable to new entrants on the Research Register
What are the requirements for this Award?
Postgraduate Fellowships are available to new entrants to the full-time Ph.D. register for entry in September and/or the following March of the same academic year (e.g. September 2016 and/or March 2017). The Fellowships aim to support and develop gifted research students. They are awarded competitively on academic merit.
How much would I receive?
The Fellowship fully covers EU and non-EU fees and provides an annual maintenance of €13,000 for three years.
How would this be paid?
Fees will be covered and maintenance is payable monthly via Trinity College payroll directly to your bank account.
Will I have any teaching obligations?
The fellowship is unrelated to teaching.
It is important to be aware that income received by the award recipient from other sources (such as private tuition, research funding), can be to the maximum annual income level of €18,000 excluding fees but including the studentship maintenance. The receipt of any additional funding must be notified immediately to the Graduate Studies Office and the Staff Office payroll.
How do I apply?
New entrants to the Research Register must make their applications online using tcd.ie/courses.
You must make your application for the Ussher award in conjunction with your Ph.D. application. This process is done online using tcd.ie/courses.
Please note that the closing date for applications for this award is the 1st of May 2016.
This closing date covers September 2016 and March 2017 entrants only.