2017/2018

POSTGRADUATE UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS AND PRIZES

UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPS AND PRIZES

Confined to University College Cork

*THE BOYLE POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP IN GERMAN (UNDER REVIEW)
Mrs. Ita Kirwan, daughter of the late Professor Connell Boyle, formerly Professor of Agriculture and Dean of the Faculty of Dairy Science in UCC, and Professor Mary Boyle, formerly Professor of German in UCC, has donated a substantial sum of money to perpetuate the memory of her parents by endowing The Boyle Postgraduate Scholarship in German.
The following conditions apply:

This Scholarship will be paid monthly via payroll over the academic session.

*THE FLEISCHMANN PRIZE
The Fleischmann Prize is awarded annually by the Academic Council to a music graduate of University College Cork who, in the opinion of the judges, has made a significant contribution to music in Ireland. The current value of the prize is c. €500. The following conditions have been approved by the donors and the Governing Body: 
1. Only graduates of not more than ten years' standing are eligible for the prize. 
2. The judges shall be the Professor of Music at University College Cork, the Director of the Cork School of Music and the Head of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences. 
3. The prize may be awarded for excellence in any aspect of musical activity: composition, research, performance, education or other related areas.

*THE MICHAEL JOSEPH McENERY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
Michael Joseph McEnery (1858-1940) was a distinguished student of Queen's College, Cork. He was Deputy Keeper of the Public Records and Keeper of the State Papers for all Ireland from 1914 to 1921; during this period he did much useful work in the field of Irish historical research both by his publications and by his skilful collection of material. From 1920 to 1924 he was President of the Royal Society of Antiquaries, Ireland. After his death his widow, Geraldine C. McEnery, founded the above scholarship for the promotion of Irish Historical Studies. Its value is c. €12,000 and is awarded under the following conditions:

THE O'CONNOR SCHOLARSHIP
Mr. Dennis J. Doherty of Lynnfield, Massachusetts, endowed one postgraduate scholarship to commemorate his wife Frances P. Doherty, his mother Catherine E. Doherty (née O'Connor) who came from Co. Kerry and his sister Kathleen L. Doherty. The value of the scholarship is c. €10,000. The award of the scholarship is subject to the following conditions which have been approved by the donor and University College Cork: Each scholarship shall be designated "The O'Connor Scholarship". One scholarship shall be offered for award annually and shall be open for competition among suitably qualified graduates of University College Cork, who were born in Ireland. The scholarship is tenable at University College Cork and is confined to graduates with a parent whose surname on birth was O'Connor. The scholarship shall be renewed for at most one year, subject to satisfactory academic performance by the holder. If a scholarship is not awarded in any one year, an additional scholarship may be offered in the following year. Candidates should submit three copies of their application for the 2017/18 session - Curriculum Vitae (academic) to the Student Records and Examinations Office, UCC, by Friday 1st September 2017. References may also be included. This Scholarship will be paid monthly via payroll over the academic session.

*Note: These awards are funded from endowments made by the respective donors to the University for awards to be made in perpetuity. The funds donated are invested, and the annual income is the amount available for the award. Due to fluctuation in the investment market, the amounts available from year to year may vary, upwards and downwards; for this reason, the value of any award referred to in this section is indicative only, and may be higher or lower when the amount of the award is completed.

*THE AIDAN SYNNOTT GRADUATE STUDY TRAVEL BURSARY SCHEME
Thanks to the generosity of Aidan Synnott, a UCC BCL graduate practising as a lawyer in the USA, a fund is made available each year to fund travel to research locations outside UCC for PhD and LLM Mode B students. The fund is valued at $2,000.
The Law Graduate Studies Committee will consider the applications. The entire sum may be awarded to one person or the fund may be split between two or more candidates, at the discretion of the Committee. Preference will be given to applicants who have not previously been awarded the prize or a share therein. Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the Committee's view of the value of the proposed travel from an academic point of view in the context of the candidate's overall project. The Committee will seek the input of the supervisor of each applicant. Details of the application procedure are available from the School of Law Office.

*THE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND LAW SCHOLARSHIP FOR LLM BY RESEARCH
LLM by Research: The LLM by Research Degree involves writing a thesis of approximately 40,000 words under academic supervision
Value of Fellowship: The Scholarship will be valued at €5,770, which will cover the student’s fees for the LLM by Research. It will be tenable for one year and is non-renewable.
Supports: At least one member of the academic staff of the School of Law will act as academic supervisor to the student, and will be available for regular consultation meetings and will give feedback on draft work. A second member of the academic staff will act in a more general advisory role. The student will have access to the postgraduate research student facilities in the Law School, including dedicated office space, IT facilities and kitchen facilities. The student will be expected to attend and participate in the fortnightly School of Law Research Colloquium. A research training module tailored to the needs of legal researchers is a strongly encouraged option, and various other support workshops are run throughout the year.
Progress Review: The progress of the student will be continuously monitored by the Graduate Studies Committee in conjunction with the supervisor(s). A formal oral presentation will be required after 6 months.
Completion or Progression to PhD: The student will be expected to submit the completed thesis for examination after 12 months. In cases where progress has been excellent and there is potential for the project to progress to PhD standard, the student may (with the support of the supervisor) apply to progress from LLM to PhD (Track) registration without submitting a completed thesis for examination. All such applications are considered by the Graduate Studies Committee pursuant to an oral presentation and submission of written work and a progress report. Approval of progression to PhD does not carry automatic approval of funding for the additional two years; students would have to apply separately for any such competitive scholarship schemes as may be available at that time. 
Applications will be assessed by the Graduate Studies Committee of the School of Law.
To be eligible for a research degree in law, “a candidate must have obtained a standard of at least Second Class Honours, Grade 1, in an approved primary degree, or presented such other evidence as will satisfy the School of his/her fitness.”
The following criteria must be satisfied:

The research postgraduate programme at UCC Law is home to a very dynamic group of research students and enjoys dedicated office facilities and research training. Our research students are active participants in the research community in the School of Law, through attendance at seminars, clinics, workshops, conferences etc, as appropriate.

Further details are available at www.ucc.ie/en/law-postgrad/

*THE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS AND LAW SCHOLARSHIP FOR MASTERS BY RESEARCH IN BUSINESS
Masters by Research: Research can be undertaken in any of the main disciplines of the Commerce Faculty and involves writing a thesis of approximately 40,000 words under academic supervision in the relevant discipline.

Value of Fellowship: The Scholarship will be valued at €5,770, which will cover the student’s fees for the Masters by Research. It will be tenable for one year and is non-renewable.

Supports: At least one member of the academic staff of the relevant Commerce discipline will act as academic supervisor to the student, and will be available for regular consultation meetings and will give feedback on draft work. A second member of the academic staff will act in a more general advisory role. The student will have access to the postgraduate research student facilities in the relevant Department. 

Progress Review and Completion: The progress of the student will be monitored by the Commerce Faculty in conjunction with the supervisor(s). A formal oral presentation will be required after 6 months. The student will be expected to submit the completed thesis for examination after 12 months. 
In cases where there is potential for the project to progress to PhD standard, the student may (with the support of the Department and supervisor) apply to progress to a PhD (without submitting a completed thesis for examination). All such applications will be considered by the relevant Department. Approval of progression to PhD does not carry automatic approval of funding for the additional two years; students would have to apply separately for any such competitive scholarship schemes as may be available at that time. 

Applications will be assessed by the Research Committee of the Commerce Faculty in conjunction with the relevant Department. Criteria will be based on the marks achieved in the qualification on which entry onto the Research Masters is based.
A list of the available Masters by Research is available on pages 6-7 of the following document:

https://www.ucc.ie/en/commerce/postgrad/brochure/documentfile-33086-en.pdf

The eligibility criteria for each Masters should be checked in advance of your application as these may vary by discipline.

COMYN KELLEHER TOBIN GRADUATE BURSARY
This graduate bursary will be awarded to support LLM by Major Thesis or PhD studies in the School of Law. The bursary is valued at €2,000. The Head of the School of Law and the Director of Graduate Studies Committee, School of Law or their nominees will choose the successful candidate.

*THE DEIRDRE O’SULLIVAN MEMORIAL PRIZE IN ACCOUNTING 
KPMG Ireland have established the Deirdre O’Sullivan Memorial Prize in Accounting to honour the memory of Deirdre O’Sullivan, a graduate of UCC, who qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG and who sadly passed away in September 2011. KPMG have agreed to give the University an annual sum of €1,000 and a medal for the provision of the prize, on the following terms:

*H. J. HEINZ COMPANY FOUNDATION ENDOWED DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS STRATEGY
H. J. Heinz Company Foundation established an endowment fund to provide a Doctoral Research Fellowship in the area of International Business Strategy. The first Fellowship was awarded in 2002. The award of the Fellowship is subject to the following conditions:

THE O'CONNOR SCHOLARSHIP
Mr. Dennis J. Doherty of Lynnfield, Massachusetts, endowed one postgraduate scholarship to commemorate his wife Frances P. Doherty, his mother Catherine E. Doherty (née O'Connor) who came from Co. Kerry and his sister Kathleen L. Doherty. The value of the scholarship is c. €10,000. The award of the scholarship is subject to the following conditions which have been approved by the donor and University College Cork: Each scholarship shall be designated "The O'Connor Scholarship". One scholarship shall be offered for award annually and shall be open for competition among suitably qualified graduates of University College Cork, who were born in Ireland. The scholarship is tenable at University College Cork and is confined to graduates with a parent whose surname on birth was O'Connor. The scholarship shall be renewed for at most one year, subject to satisfactory academic performance by the holder. If a scholarship is not awarded in any one year, an additional scholarship may be offered in the following year. Candidates should submit three copies of their application for the 2017/18 session - Curriculum Vitae (academic) to the Student Records and Examinations Office, UCC, by Friday 1st September 2017. References may also be included. This Scholarship will be paid monthly via payroll over the academic session.

THE PRESIDENT JAMES SLATTERY PRIZE AND MEDAL IN LAW
Dr. D.A. Slattery MBE, a descendent of James Slattery, 3rd President of Queen's College Cork from 1890 - 1897, in agreement with the School of Law has established an annual prize and a medal in President Slattery's name, to be awarded to a student in the School of Law, UCC.

THE SOUTHERN LAW ASSOCIATION PRIZE
The Southern Law Association, to mark its close and long-standing relationship with the School of Law, University College Cork, has agreed to provide an annual sum of 1,000 for the provision of the "Southern Law Association Prize". The prize will be awarded to the LLM student who obtains, at his/her first attempt at the relevant examinations, the highest mark, for the 15,000 word (30 credit) dissertation, across any of the LLM programmes offered in the School of Law.

In the event that more than one student achieves the highest mark, the best dissertation of contemporary national and/or international significance which is of a standard worthy of publication, as determined by the Dean of the School of Law (or his/her nominee), shall be awarded the prize.

The general arrangements for the competition governing this prize, and any related matters, shall be the responsibility of the Dean of the School of Law and the Director of Taught Postgraduate Studies in the School of Law (or their nominees).

*Note: These awards are funded from endowments made by the respective donors to the University for awards to be made in perpetuity. The funds donated are invested, and the annual income is the amount available for the award. Due to fluctuation in the investment market, the amounts available from year to year may vary, upwards and downwards; for this reason, the value of any award referred to in this section is indicative only, and may be higher or lower when the amount of the award is completed.

*THE DANIEL O'CARROLL POSTGRADUATE TRAVEL AWARDS IN PLANT SCIENCE
Colm and Lynda O'Carroll of Edmonton, Alberta, have endowed a fund for postgraduate travel to commemorate Mr. Daniel O'Carroll, father of Colm O'Carroll and a native of Cork City. The awards will be made to full-time postgraduate students in the Department of Plant Science to facilitate their attendance at a conference or their visit to another university or research institute. 
1. The award will be called "The Daniel O'Carroll Postgraduate Travel Award". 
2. The awards will be adjudicated by the full-time lecturing staff of the Department of Plant Science. 
3. A maximum of €317 will be awarded to an individual and each postgraduate may receive only one award during their postgraduate career.

*THE DAVID JOHN BARRY FELLOWSHIP IN FOOD TECHNOLOGY AND MARKETING
The Irish Cream Exporters Association established an endowment fund of €44,440 to provide, by way of interest on this sum, an annual Postgraduate Research Fellowship in the areas of Food Technology and Marketing. The award of the Fellowship is subject to the following conditions:

This Scholarship will be paid monthly via payroll over the academic session.

THE DONAL MCCARTHY POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP IN STATISTICS
Dr. Donal McCarthy, who was President of UCC from 1967 to 1978, was a former Director of the Central Statistics Office (CSO).
Central Statistics Office, Ireland has funded this scholarship to promote university research in the area of official statistics.
Applicants for this scholarship should have (at least) a Second Class Honours primary degree in Statistics or a related quantitative discipline, and have an interest in methodology for applications to Official Statistics (click here). Relevant topics would include survey sampling, multivariate methods, time series and small area estimation. The holder of the award will carry out research leading to the award of a postgraduate (MSc or PhD) degree. The scholarship is funded by the Central Statistics Office (CSO). Opportunities will be provided to work on data from on-going projects of current interest to the CSO.
The scholarship shall be subject to the following conditions of award and tenure: 

This Scholarship will be paid monthly via payroll over the academic session.

THE ELI LILLY SCHOLARSHIP FOR POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH IN ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Eli Lilly S.A. established this scholarship in 1991 to promote research in Organic Chemistry at UCC. The scholarship is subject to the following conditions of award and tenure, which have been approved by the donor.

THE DR ELMER MORRISSEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Dr Elmer Morrissey graduated from UCC with a BE in 2002 and PhD in 2006. The Trustees of the Dr Elmer Morrissey Memorial Scholarship, consisting of classmates, colleagues and friends of the late Dr Morrissey, have raised a fund for the provision of an annual scholarship to be known as "The Dr Elmer Morrissey Memorial Scholarship", to recognise outstanding Engineering students who have excelled academically, in addition to making a positive contribution to student life. The value of the prize is c. €1,500, but this will vary with the income from the fund.

Students may apply for the scholarship subject to the following conditions:

  1. It shall be open to competition annually only among registered School of Engineering undergraduates and postgraduates who have achieved a mark of 2H1, at the first attempt, in the previous Summer University Examination without compensation and without exemption.
  2. In the case of postgraduates, the applicant must have achieved an overall mark of 2H1 for their undergraduate degree.
  3. To be eligible for application, students must be able to demonstrate their contribution to student life at the University, through activity in Clubs, Societies, or other forms of student activity.
  4. Applications shall be assessed by a selection committee with representation from UCC and the Trustees.
  5. The assessment shall take into account the academic record, the contribution to student life, and the environmental awareness of the applicants.
  6. In the case of postgraduates, it would be extremely beneficial if the applicant's area of research is in the area of environmental sustainability and/or renewable energy.
  7. Applicants may be required to participate in an interview with the adjudicators.
  8. No award shall be made in a given year if the adjudicators consider that the applications are of an insufficiently high standard.
  9. In the event that the award is not made in a given year, the sum concerned shall revert to the capital fund.

The above conditions may be varied from time to time, and will be reviewed annually.

THE JOHN MURPHY POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP IN CIVIL ENGINEERING
J. Murphy & Sons Ltd. of London funded this fellowship in 1977 to emphasise the value of research in the advancement of the practice of Civil Engineering, and to enable professional engineers to engage in research for a limited period. His object is to foster research on engineering problems, emerging in practice, which are associated with the industrial development of Ireland, and its natural resources. It is intended that the fellowship should be held by a person or persons actively concerned with the solution of engineering problems demonstrably generated by, and of major significance to, the practice of Civil Engineering in Ireland. In all cases, preference will be given to candidates whose research projects most closely accord with the letter and the spirit of this intention.
This fellowship shall be subject to the following conditions of award and tenure which have been approved both by the donor and the Governing Body:

THE JOHN SISK POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP IN CIVIL ENGINEERING
John Sisk & Son Ltd., have funded this scholarship to promote university research in the area of civil engineering construction.
The scholarship shall be subject to the following conditions of award and tenure:

LAURITZSON RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS IN FOOD

The Lauritzson Research Scholarships in Food have been established in honour of the late Dr Lauritzson to promote research in food science and food-related disciplines.  These scholarships aim to support students and integrate them into the academic, social and cultural aspects of University College Cork. The scholarships are targeted at high performing students proposing to undertake impactful research, possibly of an inter-disciplinary nature, at the highest level in the broad area of food science under a supervisor or supervision team with significant experience in the area.

Eligibility:
Students who have attained at least at least Second Class Honours, Grade 1 (or equivalent) in an appropriate degree are eligible to apply for a PhD or MSc Research degree at UCC.   The scholarship consists of student stipend of €16,000 and €12,000 towards tuition fees and laboratory consumables. The scholarship is tenable for two or four years, depending on the course of study (i.e. MSc or PhD). 

Applications should be inspired by the values/ethos of the sponsorship programme, which in turn reflect those of Dr Torre Lauritzson whose interest was in food research that had an impact on industry. He was passionate in his desire to increase educational standards and to see research applied for the betterment of society. His name is synonymous with innovation and he took immense pleasure in taking an idea, developing it, improving it and successfully bringing it to the market. These successes were evident in areas of high technical demands as well as those with strong marketing requirements.

*THE LILLY POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP IN BIOTECHNOLOGY
Lilly established this scholarship in 2010 to promote postgraduate studies in Biotechnology at UCC. The scholarship is subject to the following conditions of award and tenure, which have been approved by the donor.

LILLY RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIPS IN CHEMISTRY AND PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES; BIOTECHNOLOGY RELATED AREAS; AND CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

Lilly Research Scholarships have been established to promote research excellence in one of the following disciplines: Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences; Biotechnology related areas; Chemical Engineering.  These scholarships aim to support students and integrate them into the academic, social and cultural aspects of University College Cork. The scholarships are targeted at high performing students proposing to undertake impactful research, possibly of an inter-disciplinary nature, at the highest level in the broad areas of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences; Biotechnology related areas and Chemical Engineering under a supervisor or supervision team with significant experience in the area.

Eligibility:

Students who have attained at least at least Second Class Honours, Grade 1 (or equivalent) in an appropriate degree are eligible to apply for a PhD or MSc Research degree at UCC.   The scholarship consists of student stipend of €16,000, tuition fees (EU or international) and €6,000 towards consumables. The scholarship is tenable for two or four years, depending on the course of study (i.e. MSc or PhD).

THE O'CONNOR SCHOLARSHIP
Mr. Dennis J. Doherty of Lynnfield, Massachusetts, endowed one postgraduate scholarship to commemorate his wife Frances P. Doherty, his mother Catherine E. Doherty (née O'Connor) who came from Co. Kerry and his sister Kathleen L. Doherty. The value of the scholarship is c. €10,000. The award of the scholarship is subject to the following conditions which have been approved by the donor and University College Cork: Each scholarship shall be designated "The O'Connor Scholarship". One scholarship shall be offered for award annually and shall be open for competition among suitably qualified graduates of University College Cork, who were born in Ireland. The scholarship is tenable at University College Cork and is confined to graduates with a parent whose surname on birth was O'Connor. The scholarship shall be renewed for at most one year, subject to satisfactory academic performance by the holder. If a scholarship is not awarded in any one year, an additional scholarship may be offered in the following year. Candidates should submit three copies of their application for the 2017/18 session - Curriculum Vitae (academic) to the Student Records and Examinations Office, UCC, by Friday 1st September 2017. References may also be included. This Scholarship will be paid monthly via payroll over the academic session.

*Note: These awards are funded from endowments made by the respective donors to the University for awards to be made in perpetuity. The funds donated are invested, and the annual income is the amount available for the award. Due to fluctuation in the investment market, the amounts available from year to year may vary, upwards and downwards; for this reason, the value of any award referred to in this section is indicative only, and may be higher or lower when the amount of the award is completed.

THE AINSWORTH SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship was founded by Miss Edith K. Eyre of Newport, Rhode Island in memory of her grandfather, Dr. James Ainsworth, who secured his medical qualifications in Dublin and subsequently practised in Peru.
"The Donor requests the University to establish a scholarship to be known as the Ainsworth Scholarship, and to select from time to time, in the manner hereinafter provided, medical doctors who intend to practise their profession in Ireland, primarily those who are medical graduates of University College Cork, and to apply the amounts received by the University pursuant to this Indenture to the postgraduate medical education and training, in the United States of America or in any other country, of such doctor in such manner as the University shall determine.
The selection of the recipients of the scholarship shall be made by the Head of the School of Medicine, University College Cork. It is suggested that selection of recipients be made generally on the basis of the financial need, the demonstrated ability and the good character of the recipient. The donor desires that the recipients of such scholarships be allowed to pursue their postgraduate education and training in any country which may offer the best facilities for such education and training".
Each candidate for this scholarship must submit four copies of his/her application to: The Student Records and Examinations Office, University College Cork. The application must contain the following information:

*THE DENIS O'SULLIVAN CLINICAL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS (NOT ON OFFER)
The medical graduates of UCC have endowed up to two Clinical Research Fellowships annually, in honour of Professor Denis O'Sullivan, Professor of Medicine 1961-1990. The Fellowships are for one year of full-time research, and are open to NCHD-grade doctors working in the teaching hospitals and general practices associated with UCC. They are awarded through open competition, by an Assessment Committee appointed by the President of the College. The Committee includes the Head of the School of Medicine (or nominee), representatives of the consultant staffs of Cork University Hospital and the Cork Voluntary Hospitals, a representative of UCC Medical Graduates and an external assessor. Each applicant is expected to have a specific research proposal, prepared in collaboration with his/her nominated Department. Collaboration with Basic Science and other Departments within the University is strongly encouraged. Fellowships are paid at a rate commensurate with a Fellow's clinical grade.

*THE DR. RAYMOND SHANAHAN MEMORIAL PRIZE
In November 1981, the Consultant Staff Committee of the Cork University Hospital decided to establish the Dr. Raymond Shanahan Memorial Prize to honour the memory of their colleague who died prematurely in August 1980. The prize will be awarded as follows:

THE O'CONNOR SCHOLARSHIP
Mr. Dennis J. Doherty of Lynnfield, Massachusetts, endowed one postgraduate scholarship to commemorate his wife Frances P. Doherty, his mother Catherine E. Doherty (née O'Connor) who came from Co. Kerry and his sister Kathleen L. Doherty. The value of the scholarship is c. €10,000. The award of the scholarship is subject to the following conditions which have been approved by the donor and University College Cork: Each scholarship shall be designated "The O'Connor Scholarship". One scholarship shall be offered for award annually and shall be open for competition among suitably qualified graduates of University College Cork, who were born in Ireland. The scholarship is tenable at University College Cork and is confined to graduates with a parent whose surname on birth was O'Connor. The scholarship shall be renewed for at most one year, subject to satisfactory academic performance by the holder. If a scholarship is not awarded in any one year, an additional scholarship may be offered in the following year. Candidates should submit three copies of their application for the 2017/18 session - Curriculum Vitae (academic) to the Student Records and Examinations Office, UCC, by Friday 1st September 2017. References may also be included. This Scholarship will be paid monthly via payroll over the academic session.

*Note: These awards are funded from endowments made by the respective donors to the University for awards to be made in perpetuity. The funds donated are invested, and the annual income is the amount available for the award. Due to fluctuation in the investment market, the amounts available from year to year may vary, upwards and downwards; for this reason, the value of any award referred to in this section is indicative only, and may be higher or lower when the amount of the award is completed.

 


Open ALL sections above
Open ALL sections above