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Armenian, Austrian and Irish Students Win 2015 Grattan PhD Scholarships

Posted on 21 November 2015

Grattan PhD Scholars 2015

The School of Social Sciences and Philosophy recently awarded three prestigious Grattan Scholarships to outstanding postgraduate students from Armenia, Austria and Ireland. A total of eleven Grattan Scholarships have been awarded since the programme was established in 2012 and have helped to attract some of the best students from around the world to Trinity.   In addition, for the first time this year, the School has also awarded an IRC Grattan Supported Fellowship.

“The ability to attract outstanding young researchers, with these very competitive scholarships, is integral to Trinity’s commitment to continue and build on its position as a world class research institution,” stated Head of the School of Social Sciences and Philosophy, Professor Gail McElroy. “These Scholars not only undertake research on an expansive range of issues of global societal and economic importance they also enrich the learning experience of our undergraduate students by delivering high-quality and engaging teaching.”

The Grattan Scholars programme supports exceptional PhD students who are committed to understanding and improving society through their research, teaching and education. The scholarship programme builds on the School's record of teaching and research excellence ensuring that Trinity continues to play a leading role in key areas of research expertise within the disciplines of economics, philosophy, political science and sociology.
Funding for the Grattan Scholarships has been made possible thanks to the generous support of Trinity College alumni and friends. For further details on the Grattan Scholarship programme visit the School of Social Sciences and Philosophy's website:

Pictured: Head of the School of Social Sciences and Philosophy Professor Gail McElroy and Professor of Economics and Alumni Coordinator John O’Hagan with Grattan Scholars Gayane Vardanyan (left), Katharina Bergant (centre left), Egle Gusciute (centre right) and IRC Grattan Supported Fellowship recipient Cian Allen.