For Current Postgrads

The Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme supports suitably qualified Research Masters and Doctoral candidates pursuing or intending to pursue full-time research in any discipline.

The next closing date for applications is expected to be in October 2017 and more information will be available here closer to the time.

The Graduate School of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences awards ten Postgraduate Research Travel Bursaries each year. The bursaries are worth up to €250 each and are designed to support research postgraduate students in the College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences.

Bursaries are awarded at six-monthly intervals. The next closing date for applications is 1 June 2017.  Funding in this round will only be provided for travel that will take place between 1 July and 31 December 2017.

Please read the Overview and Conditions document below before submitting the application form and a letter of recommendation from your supervisor by email only to graduateschool.cacsss@ucc.ie

 Travel Bursary Application Form June 2017 (39kB)

Travel Bursary Terms and Conditions June 2017 (501kB)

The Erasmus+ programme funds students to spend a placement period between 2 months and 12 months in an enterprise or organisation in another EU participating country as part of a degree course.

PhD students in CACSSS can also get academic credits for work placements (at home or abroad) under training module PG7028.

More information can be found at http://www.ucc.ie/en/international/erasmus-out/work-placements/

UCC is an active participant in the Erasmus+ programme, which allows students registered at UCC to complete a study period at a partner institution in the EU and to obtain full academic credit for so doing. UCC has partner institutions in virtually all countries of the EU. 

Whilst Erasmus students are not charged for tuition at the host institution, they will need to budget for flights, food, accommodation and other general expenses. The Erasmus grant is intended as a contribution to the overall cost of the year abroad. Students thinking of participating in the ERASMUS programme should weigh up the cost factor against the inestimable value of living and studying in a European university in terms of their personal and academic development.

The career benefits of having completing a period abroad have been well documented. Recent studies prove that employers are likely to be particularly impressed by graduates who have shown that they possess the curiosity, strength of character and adaptability to obtain at least part of their education at a foreign university. Therefore, the Erasmus experience may be seen as giving a competitive advantage in the workplace to graduates who have been fortunate enough to avail of the programme.

 

For more information on the Erasmus Grant see https://www.ucc.ie/en/international/erasmus-out/preparing/grants/ 

For more information on the Erasmus Study Abroad Programme in general, see https://www.ucc.ie/en/international/erasmus-out/preparing/

CACSSS doctoral students are invited to submit a €250 prize-winning essay before 30th May 2016.

The Graduate School of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences at UCC invites submissions for the PhD Essay Prize from doctoral students registered in a PhD programme in the College. The winning essay will be published in Aigne, the peer-reviewed online postgraduate journal of CACSSS and the winner will receive €250 in prize money.

Submissions should be 6,000-7,000 words long and can consist of an extract from the PhD student's thesis (adapted so that it works as a separate piece) or an independent paper. Essays should not have already been submitted elsewhere for publication. Submissions must follow the Aigne house style, as laid out on the journal's web site: http://www.ucc.ie/en/aigne/submissions/

The CACSSS Graduate Studies Executive will review all submissions and will award the prize, should an essay of sufficient calibre be deemed worthy of the award. 

Essays should be submitted by email only before midnight on 30th May 2016 to graduateschool.cacsss@ucc.ie

Please be sure to include your name, student ID number, and contact details with your submission, as well as the department/school where you are registered.

Worth up to €96,000 over 4 years.

  • Did you achieve first class honours in your Bachelor's degree from the NUI, or in a Masters degree?
  • Are you in the early stages of your PhD, or thinking about starting a PhD?
  • Would you like to spend a substantial period of your doctoral research in a reputable university overseas? 

The National University of Ireland offers 3 of these Travelling Studentships in the Humanities & Social Sciences each year.

The next closing date for applications is 31 March 2017

More information from http://www.nui.ie/awards/travelling_Studentships.asp

This is an annual Scholarship in Education, funded by a bequest from the late Dr Mary L Thornton. Open to NUI graduates, the Scholarship is intended to encourage postgraduate research within NUI in the field of education.  NUI would wish, through the Scholarship, to encourage research related to Irish higher education and accordingly, preference will be given to applications in this area. However, applications will be accepted in relation to projects in any area of educational research.

This competition is open to doctoral students in the field of Education in a constituent university, recognised college or college linked with a constituent university of NUI. Candidates must be holders of an NUI degree (i.e. bachelors or masters degree).


Application forms and regulations can be downloaded from here


Closing date for entries is Friday 31 March 2017.

UCC is a member of the Utrecht Network (31 member institutions in 28 countries - see http://www.utrecht-network.org). The Utrecht Network Young Researchers’ Grant is designed to promote and further enhance the network’s support to students and staff, as well as to broaden mobility between the network’s institutions.

Within the framework of the Young Researchers’ Grant, up to 10 scholarships of €1000 will be offered to students at Research Master’s or PhD level who might not be eligible for other scholarship programmes like ERASMUS+ (e.g. length of stay under 3 months).  Information on the scholarship and application process can be found at http://www.utrecht-network.org/activities/young-researchers-grant/.

The closing date for receipt of applications is normally in October each year. All queries and application material should be directed to Marita Foster, Deputy Director, UCC International Office, m.foster@ucc.ie in the first instance. 

The Dan David Prize will award 10 scholarships of US$15,000 each to advanced doctoral and postdoctoral students from universities all over the world, who are studying topics related to the following fields:

  • Past Time Dimension: Social History – New Directions
  • Present Time Dimension: Combatting Poverty
  • Future Time Dimension: Nanoscience

The closing date for applications is 10th March 2016 and more information is available here: www.dandavidprize.org

Closed until Spring 2018

The Murphy Irish Exchange Program was established to promote research in Irish Studies, through a greater understanding between graduate students at UCC and the University of Notre Dame in the USA. 

The scholarship is valued at $12,000 plus two round-trip airfares (Cork-Chicago) and is open to UCC PhD students in the field of Irish Studies who will be in their second, third or fourth year in 2018/2019. 

The successful applicant will spend the full academic year from mid-August 2018 to mid-May 2019 at the Keough-Naughton Institute of Irish Studies, University of Notre Dame, USA, and will be fully integrated into its academic life and social cultures.

Previous scholarship holders (in alternating years from either institution) were:

Year

Student Name

Discipline

Research Topic

2016-2017

Simone O'Malley-Sutton

Asian Studies

Writers and Fighters: A Comparative Study of the Irish Literary Revival (1900-1922) with the revolutionary Chinese May Fourth Literary Era (1915-1927)

2015-2016

Heather Roberts, Notre Dame

History

‘For the Cause of our Land with a Match in his Hand’: Memory and Symbolic Violence in Modern Ireland

2014-2015

Dan O’Brien, UCC

English

‘A Piece of Fine Meshwork’: Flirtatious Intertextuality in and Between the Fictions of Philip Roth and Edna O’Brien

2013-2014

Aaron Willis, Notre Dame

History

The Implications of the Quebec Act (1774) for the Empire and the Catholic question in Britain and Ireland

2012-2013

Marie-Luise Theuerkauf, UCC

Irish

The Celtic Background of the Tristan Legend: The Case of Tochmarc Emire

 

For 2017-2018 the award will go to a student from Notre Dame University. 

Applications from UCC students will be accepted in Spring 2018, for proposed travel in the 2018-2019 academic year.

Murphy Irish Exchange Program Application Form (101kB)

Murphy Irish Exchange Program Referee Report Form (55kB)

  • Edward H and Rosamond B Spicer travel awards Society for Applied Anthropology: Closing date: 03 Jan 17
  • Klassik Stiftung Weimar Graduate awards, Closing date: 31 Jan 17
  • Educational Testing Service Small grants for doctoral research in second or foreign language assessment: Closing date: 15 Feb 17
  • Lemmermann Foundation Scholarship awards: Closing date: 15 Mar 17
  • National University of Ireland Dr Mary L Thornton scholarship in education: Closing date: 20 Mar 17  (Forecast)
  • Wellcome Trust Humanities and social science doctoral studentships: Closing date: 22 Mar 17
  • University of Cambridge Caroline Clapham IELTS master’s award: Closing date: 30 Jun 17  (Forecast)
  • Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers Predoctoral research grant: Closing date: 01 Jul 17  (Forecast)
  • National Association for Gifted Children NAGC doctoral student award: Closing date: 31 Aug 17
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science Dance your PhD: Closing date: 30 Sep 17  (Forecast)

 

 

Edward H and Rosamond B Spicer travel awards

Society for Applied Anthropology: Closing date: 03 Jan 17

The Society for Applied Anthropology invites applications for the Edward H and Rosamond B Spicer travel awards. These recognise students who have submitted a paper abstract, based on concern for community, which has been accepted for the annual meeting program.

Preference is given to applicants who do not have another source of financial support.

Two awards worth USD 500 are available.

Award type: Student awards, Travel to conferences, meetings etc.

Award amount max: USD 500

Website: https://www.sfaa.net/about/prizes/student-awards/spicer-awards/

 

Klassik Stiftung Weimar

Graduate awards, Closing date: 31 Jan 17

The Klassik Stiftung Weimar invites applications for its graduate awards. These support scientists who have obtained above-average results in their degree studies and wish to carry out a research project in Weimar that may culminate in a dissertation or equivalent scientific work. An assessment approving the research project must be enclosed with the application.

Funding is worth €1,000 per month for a maximum of six months.

 

Award type: Access to libraries, Publish, edit, translate, disseminate, Directed grants for individual investigators, Financial aid for postgraduate students

Award amount max: €6,000

Website: http://www.klassik-stiftung.de/index.php?id=451

Application form: http://www.klassik-stiftung.de/uploads/tx_lombkswmargcontent/Antragsformular_Weimar-Stipendium.pdf

 

Educational Testing Service

Small grants for doctoral research in second or foreign language assessment: Closing date: 15 Feb 17

The Educational Testing Service's test of English as a foreign language board offers small grants for doctoral research in second or foreign language assessment. The purpose of this program is to support promising students working in the area of foreign/second language assessment to facilitate the timely completion of their dissertations.

Graduate students registered in doctoral programs with a specialization in second or foreign language assessment who have completed all course and examination requirements for the degree are eligible. Awards have a maximum value of approximately $2,000.

Deadline information: Deadlines on: 15 February 2017, 15 October 2017, and repeated annually.

Award type: Predoctoral fellowships

Award amount max: USD 2,000

Award budget total: USD 20,000

Website: http://www.ets.org/toefl/grants/doctoral_research_grant_second_language

Application form: http://www.ets.org/Media/Tests/TOEFL/pdf/grants_awards_app.pdf

 

Lemmermann Foundation

Scholarship awards: Closing date: 15 Mar 17

The Lemmermann Foundation invites applications for its scholarship awards. These enable master’s and doctoral students to study and carry out classical studies and humanities research in Rome.

Applicants must be enrolled in a recognised university programme and must have a basic knowledge of the Italian language. Their research must be related to Rome and the Roman culture of any period and they must provide evidence for their need to study and carry out research in Rome. Applicants who are resident in Lazio are excluded from the award, however students with outstanding proposals can be awarded with a one-off grant of €500.

Scholarship awards are worth up to €750 per month.

Award type: Directed grants for individual investigators, Financial aid for postgraduate students, Young investigator awards

Website: http://lemmermann.nexus.it/

 

National University of Ireland

Dr Mary L Thornton scholarship in education: Closing date: 20 Mar 17  (Forecast)

The National University of Ireland invites applications for the Dr Mary L Thornton scholarship in education. This supports postgraduate research within the NUI in the field of education. Preference will be given to research into Irish higher education, however, applications will be accepted for projects in any area of educational research.

Applications are open to graduates holding any degree of the National University of Ireland who have been accepted, or have applied for admission, to a research degree at master’s or doctoral level in the field of education in a constituent university or recognised college of NUI.

The scholarship is worth €5,000.

Deadline information: !! Call has not yet been announced by funder, but this is the approximate deadline we expect. This call is repeated every 2 years.

Award type: Financial aid for postgraduate students

Award amount max: €5,000

Website: http://www.nui.ie/awards/Doctoral_Research_scholarships.asp

Application form: http://www.nui.ie/awards/docs/awards2015/forms/Thornton_App_Form15.pdf

 

Wellcome Trust

Humanities and social science doctoral studentships: Closing date: 22 Mar 17

The Wellcome Trust invites applications for its humanities and social science doctoral studentships. These enable researchers to undertake a humanities or social science doctoral degree in any area of health.

Applicants must have sponsorship from an eligible host organisation in the UK, Republic of Ireland or low-to-middle income country. Applicants should hold or expect to hold a relevant master's degree. They should not already have received support for their doctoral studies or be registered for a research degree.

Studentships are available for up to three years and cover the student’s stipend, approved tuition fees, as well as travel to meetings and conferences of up to £1,500, equipment and research expenses worth up to £1,500.

Award type: Financial aid for postgraduate students, Travel for research purposes, Travel to conferences, meetings etc., Directed grants for individual investigators

Website: http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Funding/Humanities-and-social-science/Funding-schemes/Doctoral-Studentships/index.htm

Application form: https://wtgrants.wellcome.ac.uk/

 

University of Cambridge

Caroline Clapham IELTS master’s award: Closing date: 30 Jun 17  (Forecast)

The University of Cambridge, under the Cambridge English Language Assessment and in collaboration with IELTS Australia and the British Council, invites submissions for the Caroline Clapham IELTS master’s award. This is awarded for the master’s-level dissertation or thesis in English that makes the most significant contribution to the field of language testing.

Submissions must be supported by a letter from the applicant’s supervisor and dissertations must have been submitted and approved in 2015.

The award is worth £1,000.

Deadline information: !! Call has not yet been announced by funder, but this is the approximate deadline we expect. Extracts and references due 30 June; full copies of shortlisted dissertations due 31 August 2015.  This call is repeated once a year.

Posted date: 14 Dec 15

Award type: Prizes

Award amount max: £1,000

Website: http://www.ielts.org/researchers/grants_and_awards/ielts_masters_award.aspx

 

Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers

Predoctoral research grant: Closing date: 01 Jul 17  (Forecast)

The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers invites applications for its predoctoral research grant. This supports research on the causes and treatment of sexual offending, including research on the assessment, management and treatment of identified sexual offenders, on the assessment of risk for re-offending and on the treatment of the victims of sexual abuse. During the current granting cycle, ATSA is especially interested in research proposals that target the causes of sexually abusive behaviour, the identification of characteristics that predispose individuals to perpetrate such abuse and the investigation of the optimal intervention methods for preventing the occurrence of sexual abuse.

The total amount of grant money available is US$15,000. Applications requesting any amount up to this limit will be considered. More than one application can be funded until the full US$15,000 has been awarded.

Deadline information: !! Call has not yet been announced by funder, but this is the approximate deadline we expect. This call is repeated once a year.

Award type: Young investigator awards, Directed grants for individual investigators, Predoctoral fellowships

Award amount max: USD 15,000

Award budget total: USD 15,000

Website: http://www.atsa.com/pre-doctoral-research-grant

Application form: http://www.atsa.com/pdfs/PreDocApp.PDF

 

National Association for Gifted Children

NAGC doctoral student award: Closing date: 31 Aug 17

The National Association for Gifted Children invites nominations for its doctoral student award. The award is presented to doctoral students who have demonstrated exemplary work in research, publications and educational service, as well as their potential for future scholarship. University faculty members are invited to nominate candidates for this award. Nominees must be enrolled in a doctoral-level training programme focusing on the education of the gifted and talented, or have been graduated from such a programme since January 2013.

A maximum of five prizes, each including a cheque and one-year membership, will be awarded.

Deadline information: This call is repeated once a year.

Posted date: 19 Apr 13

Award type: Prizes

Website: https://www.nagc.org/about/awards-recognition/doctoral-student-awards

Application form: https://www.conferenceabstracts.com/cfp2/login.asp?EventKey=JMTQRKXS

 

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Dance your PhD: Closing date: 30 Sep 17  (Forecast)

Science and the American Association for the Advancement of Science invite applications for its dance your PhD contest. The prizes recognise the best online videos of PhD theses interpreted in dance form.

PhD students in physics, chemistry, biology or social sciences may submit a video.

The cash prizes are USD 500 for each category and an additional USD 500 for the overall winner.

Deadline information: !! Call has not yet been announced by funder, but this is the approximate deadline we expect. Videos are due by 11.59 EST. This call is repeated once a year.

Award type: Prizes, Student awards, Publish, edit, translate, disseminate

Award amount max: USD 1,000

Award amount min: USD 500

Award budget total: USD 2,500

Website: http://gonzolabs.org/dance/

Application form: http://gonzolabs.org/dance/enter-the-contest/

 

 

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