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Congratulations to the recipients of the The Provost's PhD Project Awards 2020-21

Trinity College Dublin launches 50 fully funded PhD positions across a wide variety of disciplines.

Under this competitive scheme, funding is awarded to a PI at Assistant or Associate Professor level, for research projects to be undertaken over the subsequent four years.  The funding covers the fees (EU/non-EU) plus a €16,650 p/a stipend (to be raised by 4% to €17,316 from 1 October 2021) for a PhD student to work on the project and for whom the successful PI applicant will act as primary PhD supervisor.

These doctoral awards are generously funded through alumni donations and Trinity’s Commercial Revenue Unit. 

What will the student gain?

At Trinity, the PhD student 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. The student will 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.

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.