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Scholarship Opportunities

NEW - Funded PhD and MLitt scholarships available at the School of Law

The School of Law, Trinity College Dublin, invites applications for three prestigious European Research Council-funded scholarships for PhD and MLitt training opportunities. These scholarships will be of interest to graduates of law or the social sciences.

Prisons: the rule of law, accountability and rights (PRILA) is a research project funded by the European Research Council.

The Principal Investigator on the project, Dr. Mary Rogan, Associate Professor in Law, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, is seeking three scholars for the project:

  1. 2 full-time PhD scholars: approximately 18,000 euro p.a (comprising the cost of home/EU fees per year, and a stipend of 12,000 euro p.a), for up to 4 years. Any costs for fees above the EU rates must be borne by the scholar. In addition, direct research expenses will also be covered by PRILA.
  2. 1 full OR part-time MLitt scholar: approximately 8,000 euro p.a. full-time for up to two years, (comprising cost of home/EU fees per year and a stipend of 2,000 euro p.a) OR 4,200 euro p.a., part-time for up to four years: (comprising cost of home/EU fees p.a. only). Any costs for fees above the home/EU rates must be borne by the scholar. In addition, direct research expenses will also be covered by PRILA.
  3. The start date for all scholarships is planned to be March 30th 2017, but is subject to negotiation. The closing date for applications has been extended to January 27th 2017. The maximum period of funding is four years; the project and funding ends on March 30th 2021.

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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 2016 and/or March 2017).
  • 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 €13,000 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.
  • 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.
  • New entrants to the Research Register should apply for the Ussher Award when completing the online application here
  • Please note that the closing date for applications for this award is the 1st May 2017.

Further information is available at Graduate Studies website.


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. September 2016 and/or March 2017).
  • The aim of the Studentship Award is to support and develop gifted research students. They are awarded competitively on academic merit.
  • The studentship fully covers EU and non-EU fees and provides an annual maintenance of €6,500.
  • Fees will be covered and maintenance is payable monthly via College payroll directly to your bank account.
  • 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.

Conditions

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.
  • Please note that the closing date for applications for this award is the 1st May 2017.
  • Further information is available at Graduate Studies website.

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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: €1,000 p.a.

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