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Funding Opportunities

2020 PhD Scholarships
The Department of Economics invites applications for fully funded PhD scholarships at Trinity College Dublin. Financial support is typically provided in the form of tuition grants, stipends, teaching and research assistantships. Applications from excellent candidates in all research fields will be considered for financial support.

In addition to general scholarship funding, the Department also has the following specific Provost Scholarship opportunity available.  The successful candidates for the Provost Scholarship will receive an annual stipend of €16,000 (plus a tuition fee waiver) for each of the four years of the PhD programme, subject to successful confirmation on the PhD programme after 18 months.

PhD Scholarship in labour market effects of trade
A PhD scholarship is available in international trade, with a focus on the labour market effects of trade shocks. In particular, the project aims to investigate the degree to which female labour market outcomes are differentially affected by exposure to global competition.
The ideal candidate will have a strong interest or background in international trade and / or labour economics. A willingness to engage in empirical research is essential. The project will provide the opportunity to investigate gendered labour market effects in both developing and developed countries.
The successful candidate will conduct a research assistantship under the supervision of Prof. Marvin Suesse. Please email Prof. Marvin Suesse at for further details.

Admission Requirements
Successful candidates will have:

  • An excellent background in economic theory and good technical skills as evidenced by their performance on a taught Master's degree programme in Economics or equivalent with a significant component of theory and quantitative methods.
  • Interest in pursuing research in an area of interest to a staff member. The Department of Economics gives preference to students interested in pursuing research on topics in which staff members have a special interest. A list of areas of interest proposed by members of staff is available on the Department’s website.

All applicants whose first language is not English and who have not been educated through the medium of English must present evidence of English language competency. For further details, please see

The Department does not accept applications for part-time PhD students except under exceptional circumstances where an applicant can make a case that a substantial amount of his or her work time would be of relevance to his or her research.

Please note that in order to be considered for scholarships, students must first be admitted to the Department's PhD programme ( ).

The closing date for applications to be considered for funding is the 15th April 2020.