Postgraduate Ussher Fellowships
- These fellowships are only applicable to new entrants on the Research Register
- 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 12 and/or March 13). The Fellowships aim to support and develop gifted research students. They are awarded competitively on academic merit.
- The Fellowship fully covers EU and non-EU fees and provides an annual maintenance of €16,000 for three years.
- Fees will be covered and maintenance is payable monthly via College payroll directly to your bank account.
- The fellowship is unrelated to teaching.
- New entrants to the Research Register should apply for the Ussher Award when completing the online application here
Postgraduate Research Studentships*
Studentships are available to new entrants as well as continuing students on the full-time Ph.D. register for entry in September and/or the following March of the same academic year (e.g. Sept 12 and/or March 13). The aim of the Studentship Award is to support and develop gifted research students. Applications are assessed competitively and nominations are made at a Faculty level.They are awarded competitively on academic merit only.
The value of the studentship is €8,000 as a contribution towards maintenance, plus waiver of the annual fee. The maintenance is payable monthly via the Staff Office payroll over twelve months. As the number of studentships is limited, applicants are strongly advised to apply for all other awards and grants open to them. Candidates are expected to apply for the renewal of any Local Authority Scholarship they may have held as undergraduates. Research Scholarships awarded by the Ministry for Education for Northern Ireland are tenable in the University of Dublin.
Individual Schools, particularly in the Engineering, Mathematics and Science and Health Sciences Faculties may have specific funds at their disposal and candidates, when applying, should enquire as to the availability of such funds.
*Changes made to the regulations of the Postgraduate Research Studentship Awards in 2009 now allow continuing students on the Ph.D. Register to apply for these awards.
The Trinity College Postgraduate Research Studentship Awards are open to graduate students undertaking research in any branch of learning subject to availability of resources and supervision in the chosen area. They are offered subject to the following conditions:
- the holders must engage in full-time research and must register for a Ph.D. degree in the University of Dublin;
- holders are required to engage in relevant academic and professional activities as determined by the Director of Teaching and Learning (Postgraduate). Within such activities, teaching-related activities such as demonstrating are limited to a maximum of six hours per week and are governed by guidelines provided by the Graduate Studies Committee.
- income received by applicants 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.
- Studentships cannot continue beyond the fourth year on the Ph.D. register.
- Successful students may not be simultaneous holders of Government of Ireland or Research Councils' awards (or any other awards with a similar monetary value).
How do I apply?
- New entrants apply when completing the online application here.
- Continuing students who wish to apply for this Award should contact their School directly.
- Nominations are considered at various times of the year depending on the School. You are advised to contact your School as early as possible in order to be considered for this award.
Scholarships of Limited Application
Frances E. Moran Research Studentship
This studentship is offered by the Trinity Trust for research in any area of Irish law. The grant will normally be of one year's duration. The successful candidate will be required to register for the degree of M.Litt. The successful candidate may be required to assist with tutorial work in the Law School for four hours per week. Applications should be addressed to the Regius Professor of Laws. Value, M.Litt. fees for the year will be paid, together with a tax-free stipend of €1,841 - €2,222.
John A. Boland Memorial Scholarship (Law):
The John Boland memorial prize was founded in 2007 by subscription in memory of John Boland (LL.B., M.A., Barrister-at-Law, 1954), former U.K. Public Trustee, who founded the UK Trust for TCD (then called ‘The London Trust for TCD’), and who was a very loyal graduate serving Trinity in many capacities. The Prize is awarded annually by the U.K. Trust for Trinity College Dublin for a new incoming research postgraduate student in Law. Award to be decided on the basis of merit in application. Value: Sterling £1,000 pa.
This page was last updated on 16 May 2012 by Kelley McCabe