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Provost’s PhD Project Awards

Welcome

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

Applications for 2017/18 are now closed.

Who can apply?

Applications 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. 

What will I gain?

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.

How long is the programme?

Our doctoral candidates are registered on the 4 year structured Trinity PhD programme. You will have access to a variety of taught modules, both discipline specific and generic skills, to enhance and support your own research.  We welcome the best students each  year to begin their PhD journey with us here in Dublin.

How much research is involved?

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.

Who do I contact?

The contact details of each of the Principal Investigators (PIs) for these projects are listed below. We encourage you to make contact directly with the PI to assess your suitability for these PhD Project Awards. Please submit the information to your PI listed below.

Our minimum requirements for applicants apply and the PI will instruct you on how to formally apply for the project through our online application systems.

The Provost's PhD Projects

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • High-Throughput Screening of Hybrid Materials for Sustainable Energy Applications
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Max Garcia-Melchor
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under his supervision. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • The role of the Oral Microbiome in Oral Cancer progression
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Gary Moran 
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under his supervision.
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Development of a tele-operated control system for supporting human-robot interaction
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Conor McGinn
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under his supervision. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Metal 3D Printing of Titanium Orthopaedic Implants 
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Daniel Trimble 
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under his supervision. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Cell-Specific Metabolic FLIM Profiling of the Ulcerative Colitis Microenvironment to Establish an Association with Patient Treatment Response
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Michael Monaghan
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under his supervision. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Dark-MetaLiner
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Gareth Bennett
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under his supervision. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Integration: An Intellectual History
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Daniel Geary 
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under his supervision. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • China, Ireland and Empire 
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Isabella Jackson
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under her supervision. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • My Day, My Life and Me: Personal stories of people with communication impairments
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Martine Smith 
  • Initial Requirements
    • 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. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Modularity in Quantum Gravity and String Theory
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Jan Manschot
  • Initial Requirements
    • 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.
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Notch signalling in Helicobacter pylori-driven disease
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Sinead Smith
  • Initial Requirements
    •  Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under her supervision. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Characterisation of the role of IL-17A and the associated promoter-polymorphism,  IL-17A G197A, in the pathogenesis of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Michelle Armstrong
  • Initial Requirements
    • 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.
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Shame and child sexual abuse
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Simon McCarthy Jones
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under his supervision, a sample of your academic writing (no longer than 1,000 words), and the names of two referees with email addresses and phone numbers.
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Understanding the role of microRNA-31 in the regulation of cellular sensitivity to chemoradiotherapy in pancreatic adenocarcinoma
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Stephen Maher
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under his supervision. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Calcium supplementation and its effects on the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease 
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Margaret Lucitt
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • ExStream: Freshwater Ecosystems under Global Change
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Jeremy J Piggott
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Development of Novel Anti-Tumour β-Lactams for Treatment of Aggressive Breast Cancer
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Niamh O'Boyle
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under her supervision. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Formation and Properties of Novel Porphyrin Functionalised Nanoribbons: Towards Integrated MultiFunctional Nanoribbon Electronics
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Cormac McGuinness
  • Initial Requirements
    • 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. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Prediction Research in Mental Health
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Clare Gillan 
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under her supervision. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • A physics approach for understanding lifetime and mortality
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Stefan Hutzler
  • Initial Requirements
    •  Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under his supervision. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Improving the Psychological Treatment of Refugees and Asylum Seekers who have experienced torture and other forms of extreme trauma.
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Frédérique Vallier
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under her supervision. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Gender biases in monetary policy
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Davide Romelli
  • Initial Requirements
    • 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. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Social Inequalities, Child Development and Longitudinal Research
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Pablo Gracia
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Irish Philosophy in the Age of Berkeley
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Kenneth L Pearce
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under his supervision. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • The Political Determinants of Forced Migration
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Michelle D'Arcy
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a sample of your writing. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Migrant Homelessness in Ireland: A Mixed Methods Study
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Paula Mayock
  • Initial Requirements
    • 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. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • The role of engagement for health-service employees and patients/clients
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Martin Fellenz
  • Initial Requirements
    • 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. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Remote and Automatic Monitoring of Bird Populations
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Naomi Harte
  • Initial Requirements
    • 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  
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Novel therapeutic strategies for Malignant Rhabdoid Tumours
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Daniela Zisterer
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under her supervision. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Novel use of Human-Adapted Poxviruses to Understand and Inhibit the Key Pathways Driving Inflammation. 
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Gareth Brady 
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under his supervision. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Quantifying the impact of multiple stressors on the production of marine benthic resources
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Nessa O'Connor
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under her supervision. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Natural Flood Management
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Mary Bourke
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under her supervision. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Investigating the impacts of peatland restoration on net ecosystem carbon and greenhouse gas dynamics
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Matthew Saunders 
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under his supervision. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Plato's Essentialism
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Vasilis Politis 
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under his supervision. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • A new approach to probing deubiquitinating enzyme activity 
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Joanna McGouran
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under her supervision. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Multilingualism in Hong Kong - Examining changes in Hong Kong Cantonese 
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Lorna Carson 
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under her supervision. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Development of Deprescribing Supports for the Frail Older Patient 
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Sheila Ryder
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under her supervision. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • PREVENT Dementia 
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Lorina Naci
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under her supervision. 
  • Contact Details