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PhD Scholarships

20 Apr 2020

We are delighted to launch new PhD Employment-based Scholarships in the College of Business and Law

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PhD Employment based programme App form

The Employment-based PhD is a research project that is undertaken by a PhD candidate who is currently in employment. The PhD candidate remains employed by the employment partner and is concurrently registered as a PhD student in a School in the College of Business and Law for the duration of the PhD project. UCC will fund PhD fees plus €5,000 per annum for four years for associated research costs.

An employment partner is a business, company, higher education institution, registered charity, social, cultural, not-for-profit organisation and national/ international public body. The employment partner must be financially independent of the university, be able to offer suitable facilities to host, mentor and provide the necessary supports for the duration of the PhD. In certain circumstances self-employed may also be considered although in such cases please confirm suitability with me prior to submission.

PhDs can start in October, January, April and July.

Applications are invited on a rolling basis until such time as all 5 scholarships have been awarded. All 5 scholarships were not awarded in the last round and the next deadline for applications is 29 January 2021.

Please direct any queries to Dr Seán Lucey (, Head of Graduate Studies, College of Business & Law, UCC

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