Provost’s PhD Project Awards  - Invest in the Future 

 

Trinity College Dublin has launched 40 fully funded PhD positions across a wide variety of disciplines.

The 40 Provost’s PhD Project Awards are open to EU and Non-EU candidates and include an annual stipend of €16,000 for four years. These doctoral awards are generously funded through alumni donations and Trinity’s Commercial Revenue Unit. 

Learn with us in a research-centred environment


At Trinity, you will be given the opportunity to work with and learn from global leaders in research, to benefit from their experience and networks. 
As the only Irish member of the prestigious League of 22 European Research Universities (LERU), Trinity is committed to providing excellence in education and research. We meet the highest standards in learning, innovation and independent critical enquiry, and we win more than 50% of the European Research funding coming into Ireland.
Our doctoral candidates are registered on the 4 year structured Trinity PhD programme and have access to a variety of taught modules, both discipline specific and generic skills, to enhance and support their own research.  We welcome the best students each  year to begin their PhD journey with us here in Dublin.
The successful applicants to these prestigious Provost’s PhD Project Awards will produce an independent piece of research in the form of a PhD thesis. They will also assist their supervisors with other elements of the project (for example: research tasks; conference organisation; workshop management). In addition to their own research and doctoral studies, students with a Provost’s PhD Project Awards may be asked to work up to 24 hours per month on the project for their supervisor.
The contact details of each of the Principal Investigators (PI’s) for these projects  is below and we encourage you to make contact directly with the PI in the first instance to assess your suitability for these PhD Project Awards.  Each PI has requested that you submit some information to them with your initial contact and full details on what they expect are listed below.


The Provost's PhD Projects:


Principal Investigator Project Title  Contact Details  Initial requirements 
Prof Max Garcia-Melchor High-Throughput Screening of Hybrid Materials for Sustainable Energy Applications

garciamm@tcd.ie

+ 353 1 8968485

Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under his supervision. 
       
Prof Gary Moran  The role of the Oral Microbiome in Oral Cancer progression gpmoran@tcd.ie Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under his supervision. 
       
Prof Conor McGinn Development of a tele-operated control system for supporting human-robot interaction

c.mcginn@tcd.ie

+353 1 896 4582

Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under his supervision. 
 
Prof Daniel Trimble  Metal 3D Printing of Titanium Orthopaedic Implants  dtrimble@tcd.ie  Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under his supervision. 
       
Prof Michael Monaghan  Cell-Specific Metabolic FLIM Profiling of the Ulcerative Colitis Microenvironment to Establish an Association with Patient Treatment Response monaghmi@tcd.ie Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under his supervision and the contact details of two referees
       
Prof Gareth Bennett Dark-MetaLiner gareth.bennett@tcd.ie Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under his supervision. 
       
Prof Daniel Geary  Integration: An Intellectual History gearyd@tcd.ie Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under his supervision. 
       
Prof Carole Holohan Poverty and Welfare in Postwar Ireland (http://histories-humanities.tcd.ie/postgraduate/provost-PhD-scholarships.php)

 

holohaca@tcd.ie

 

Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under her supervision. 
Prof Isabella Jackson China, Ireland and Empire 

isabella.jackson@tcd.ie

+ 353 1 896 3166

Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under her supervision. 
 
Prof Martine Smith  My Day, My Life and Me: Personal stories of people with communication impairments mmsmith@tcd.ie Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under her supervision. You must also supply evidence of experience with people with communication impairments and/or eligibility for registration with CORU as a speech and language therapist. 
       
Prof Jan Manschot Modularity in Quantum Gravity and String Theory manschot@maths.tcd.ie Please send  a cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume , unofficial academic transcripts, and a brief statement of research experience and interests to phd-position-18@maths.tcd.ie, and arrange for two recommendation letters to be sent to the same email address
       
Prof Sinead Smith Notch signalling in Helicobacter pylori-driven disease. smithsi@tcd.ie  Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under her supervision. 
       
Prof Michelle Armstrong Characterisation of the role of IL-17A and the associated promoter-polymorphism,  IL-17A G197A, in the pathogenesis of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). michelle.armstrong@tcd.ie  Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under her supervision along with Name and contact details for two academic referees. Scanned copy of academic transcripts.
       
Prof Simon McCarthy Jones Shame and child sexual abuse mccartsi@tcdie Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under his supervision and a sample of your academic writing (no longer than 1,000 words).  You should also send the names of two referees with email addresses and phone numbers.
       
Prof Stephen Maher Understanding the role of microRNA-31 in the regulation of cellular sensitivity to chemoradiotherapy in pancreatic adenocarcinoma

maherst@tcd.ie

+ 353 1 896 2104

Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under his supervision. 
 
Prof Margaret Lucitt Calcium supplementation and its effects on the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease. 

 

lucittm@tcd.ie

+ 353 87 215 3297

Please send a copy of your CV/resume. 
 
Prof Jeremy J Piggott ExStream: Freshwater Ecosystems under Global Change

 

jeremy.piggott@tcd.ie

 

Please send a copy of your CV/resume. 
       
Prof Niamh O'Boyle Development of Novel Anti-Tumour β-Lactams for Treatment of Aggressive Breast Cancer niamh.oboyle@tcd.ie Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under her supervision. 
       
Prof Cormac McGuinness Formation and Properties of Novel Porphyrin Functionalised Nanoribbons: Towards Integrated MultiFunctional Nanoribbon Electronics

cormac.mcguinness@tcd.ie

+ 353 1 896 3547

Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under his supervision.  You should also include some information on your relevant experience (if any) of surface science or techniques related to the project. 
 
Prof Aline Vidotto Stellar winds of M dwarfs: can red dwarfs host habitable exoplanets? https://www.tcd.ie/Physics/research/groups/vidotto/positions/

astro.jobs@tcd.ie

 

Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under her supervision. 
Prof Clare Gillan  Prediction Research in Mental Health gillancl@tcd.ie  Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under her supervision. 
       
Prof Stefan Hutzler A physics approach for understanding lifetime and mortality stefan.hutzler@tcd.ie  Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under his supervision. 
       
Prof Frédérique Vallier Improving the Psychological Treatment of Refugees and Asylum Seekers who have experienced torture and other forms of extreme trauma.

fvallier@tcd.ie

+ 353 1 896 2130

Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under her supervision. 
 
Prof Davide Romelli Gender biases in monetary policy

romellid@tcd.ie

+ 353 85 2275371

Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under his supervision along with letters of recommendation or a list of academic referees. 
 
Prof Pablo Gracia Social Inequalities, Child Development and Longitudinal Research

graciap@tcd.ie

+ 353 87 6057670

Please send a copy of your CV/resume. 
 
Prof Kenneth L Pearce Irish Philosophy in the Age of Berkeley

pearcek@tcd.ie

+ 353 1 896 1026

Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under his supervision. 
 
Prof Michelle D'Arcy The Political Determinants of Forced Migration

darcym1@tcd.ie

Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a sample of your writing. 
       
Prof Paula Mayock Migrant Homelessness in Ireland: A Mixed Methods Study 

pmayock@tcd.ie

 + 353 87 2976508

Please send a copy of your CV/resume, a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under her supervision and a writing sample. 
 
Prof Martin Fellenz The role of engagement for health-service employees and patients/clients mfellenz@tcd.ie  Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under his supervision and that indicates  any relevant experience or skills in: (a) research or project management; (b) management/organisational/behavioural field research; (c) health services and/or clinical settings. Further details supporting these should be provided as part of the CV. 
       
Prof Naomi Harte Remote and Automatic Monitoring of Bird Populations nharte@tcd.ie Please send a copy of your CV/resume, a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under her supervision and the names and email addresses of two academic referees  
       
Prof Daniela Zisterer Novel therapeutic strategies for Malignant Rhabdoid Tumours dzistrer@tcd.ie  Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under her supervision. 
       
Prof Gareth Brady  Novel use of Human-Adapted Poxviruses to Understand and Inhibit the Key Pathways Driving Inflammation.  bradyg1@tcd.ie Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under his supervision. 
       
Prof Nessa O'Connor Quantifying the impact of multiple stressors on the production of marine benthic resources n.oconnor@tcd.ie  Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under her supervision. 
       
Prof Mary Bourke Natural Flood Management bourkem4@tcd.ie Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under her supervision. 
       
Prof Matthew Saunders  Investigating the impacts of peatland restoration on net ecosystem carbon and greenhouse gas dynamics.

saundem@tcd.ie

 + 353 1 896 4870

Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under his supervision. 
 
Prof Vasilis Politis  Plato's Essentialism vpolitis@tcd.ie Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under his supervision. 
       
Prof Joanna McGouran A new approach to probing deubiquitinating enzyme activity  jmcgoura@tcd.ie Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under her supervision. 
       
Prof Lorna Carson  Multilingualism in Hong Kong - Examining changes in Hong Kong Cantonese  carsonle@tcd.ie  Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under her supervision. 
       
Prof Sheila Ryder Development of Deprescribing Supports for the Frail Older Patient  sryder@tcd.ie Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under her supervision. 
       
Prof Lorina Naci PREVENT Dementia  nacil@tcd.ie Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under her supervision. 

How to Apply

Our minimum requirements for applicants apply (see here for further details) and the PI will instruct you on how to formally apply for the project through our online application systems. Closing date for applications: 1 June 2018.