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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.

2019-20

 

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
    • Time is in the Eye of the Beholder
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Andrew 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 their supervision. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Collecting Childhood: Exploring Narratives of Ownership in The Pollard Collection of Children's Books
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Jane Carroll 
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under their supervision.
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Self-correcting quantum materials prediction
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof David O’Regan
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under their supervision. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Harnessing the immune system to fight blindness 
  • Principal Investigator
    • Sarah Doyle 
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under their supervision. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Microphysiological models of human bone: A new platform for investigation and drug screening
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof David Hoey
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under their supervision. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Constraining the origin of gold: heavy element production in neutron star collisions
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Kate Maguire
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under their supervision. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • "Waking up the sleepy beauty”– Macrophage modulation as a strategy to fight multidrug resistant tuberculosis
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Marta Martins 
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under their supervision. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Non-invasive Electrical Imaging of the Spinal Cord for Neurological Diagnosis
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Bahman Nasseroleslami
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under their supervision. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • The Reception of the Bible in Stained Glass 
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof David Shepherd
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under their supervision. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Unravelling the relationship between host miRNAs and the gut microbiome in IBD
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Sinead Corr 
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under their supervision.  
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Colonial Armies and their Legacies
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Jesse Dillon Savage
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under their supervision.
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Citizen-Led Constitutional Reform: Assessing the Promise of Deliberative Democracy
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Rachael Walsh
  • Initial Requirements
    •  Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under their supervision. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Situating Sherlock: mapping space and place in Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes stories
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Clare Clarke
  • Initial Requirements
    •  Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under their supervision.
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Complex Quantum Thermal Machines
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof John Goold
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under their supervision.
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Investigating the role of microRNA in the resistance of oesophago-gastric cancer to chemoradiation therapy
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Niamh Lynam-Lennon
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under their supervision. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Understanding the contribution of neuroinflammation to neonatal brain damage
  • Principal Investigator
    • Eva Jiminez Mateos
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under their supervision.
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Can we know reality as it is in itself? The status of metaphysics in the analytic tradition
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof James Levine
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under their supervision. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Old drugs, new tricks. Beta2-adrenoceptor agonists for Parkinson’s disease
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Andrew Harkin
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under their supervision. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Household Medication Safety - The HOMES Study: Household Medication Practices that Support Safety
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Tamasine Grimes
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under their supervision
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Development of an anti-bacterial virus delivery system
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Stephen 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 their supervision. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Quantum thermodynamics in flows of light
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Paul Eastham 
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under their supervision. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Multi-Ethnic Communities and Religion: How Accommodating are Irish Primary Schools?
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Daniel Faas
  • Initial Requirements
    •  Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under their supervision. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • The Many Lives of the Minoan Snake Goddess
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Christine Morris
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under their supervision. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Exploring experiential and attentional processes in children's worry
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Charlotte Wilson
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under their supervision. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Child well-being in rich countries: role of parenting, poverty and policy
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Yekaterina Chzhen
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under their supervision. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Trade and Gender: Female labour market outcomes in a globalising world
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Marvin Suesse
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under their supervision. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Unpacking Transnational Governance and Corporate Political Strategies
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Tanusree Jain
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under their supervision. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Fat of the LAM; Lipid uptake in Lung-Alveolar Macrophages (during TB infection)
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Frederick Sheedy
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under their supervision.
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Experiencing Domestic Violence in Childhood: Identifying and Evaluating Supports for Resiliency & Recovery
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Lorraine Swords
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under their supervision.
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • An investigation into the manner in which the brain instinctively knows how to respond to temperature changes in the environment and modulates animal behaviour and physiology accordingly
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Tomás Ryan
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under their supervision.
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • The Synergetic Relationship between National and Local Elections
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Emanuel Coman
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under their supervision. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Peat mining as an unwritten chapter in the fossil fuel age
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Katja Bruisch 
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under their supervision. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Saviours and Slavers: the Irish in the Catholic Atlantic 1763-1860
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Ciaran O’Neill
  • 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
    • Ride the autonomous city: an analysis of cycling in the age of self-driving cars
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Federico Cugurullo
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under their supervision. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Understanding and responding to the need for spiritual safety in parenthood when new-borns are hospitalised in intensive care
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Vivienne 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 their supervision. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Investigating the role of the innate immune system in ageing-associated pathophysiology
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Nollaig 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 their supervision. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Hair And Vitamin D: Health Archaeology and Commercial
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Lina Zgaga
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under their supervision. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Mathematical Solutions for Inferring Brain Neurophysiology from EEG measurements
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Kirk Soodhalter 
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under their supervision. 
  • Contact Details

Welcome

  • Project Title
    • Testing volcanic - climatic linkages: a case study from Campi Felgrei 
  • Principal Investigator
    • Prof Emma Tomlinson
  • Initial Requirements
    • Please send a copy of your CV/resume and a short statement on why you want to undertake this PhD project under their supervision. 
  • Contact Details