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2019 brought much success and development in research across the College of Business and Law. College academics and researchers continue to publish high impact, internationally recognised research and win major and prestigious funding grants from leading national and international funding agencies. The College has successfully and actively engaged with key initiatives including RTE Brainstorm which has helped to bring research expertise and knowledge to the wider public. Postgraduate researchers, the next generation of research leaders, are continuing to grow throughout the College. Six PhD scholarships were funded by the Irish Research Council demonstrating that the College of Business and Law provides an excellent environment for the undertaking of postgraduate research.


2020 will see the launch of a new Research Strategy for the College. Key to this strategy will be the promotion College of B&L as a leading international centre of excellence for research in Business and Law, producing high quality research contributing to the development of society, policy and business. We look forward to further rolling out this strategy over the coming months.

Funding Call - Irish Research Council Employment based Scholarships

New PhD Employment-based Scholarships 2020

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We are delighted to launch new PhD Employment-based Scholarships in the College of Business and Law. The scheme is a collaborative arrangement between UCC, the student and their employer and there are five scholarships on offer.

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.

Applications are invited on a rolling basis until such time as all scholarships have been awarded. Preference will be given to applications received before 30 June 2020. If all five scholarships are not awarded in the first round, the next collection date of applications will be 30 September 2020.

Click on link below for the Application Form:

PhD Employment based programme App form

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