Research Students Travel Bursaries

Research Students Travel Bursaries

Postgraduate Research Travel Bursaries (PhD, MPhil)

The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS) Postgraduate Research Travel Bursary is a discretionary fund, operated by the CACSSS Graduate School, to support PhD and MPhil postgraduate students. Students on Masters programmes are not eligible to apply. 

Applications are invited from reserach students who will travel between 1 January and 30 June 2023 in connection with their research.  Five bursaries are available to a maximum of €250 per successful applicant payable in the form of reimbursed receipts relevant to the conference/research trip.

The central aims of the fund are to:

  • Encourage active participation by research postgraduate students at national or international conferences
  • Fund students to acquire accredited taught modules offered in universities outside University College Cork
  • Support primary research, such as fieldwork and library or archive visits.

Key Dates

  • Funding will only be provided for travel that will take place between 1 January and 30 June 2023.
  • Application is online and completed forms (both applicant and supervisor) must be sumitted by 12 noon on Friday, 25 November 2022.

Before You Apply

  • Applicants must currently be registered for a postgraduate research degree in the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences at University College Cork. Masters students are not eligible to apply.
  • Only one CACSSS Postgraduate Research Travel Bursary per academic year may be awarded to any individual student.
  • Regarding conferences, applications will only be considered where the student is presenting a paper. Formal notification of the acceptance or submission of a paper by the conference organisers, or evidence of registration to an accredited module will be required from successful applicants.

The Selection Process

  • Priority will be given to applicants who are not in receipt of funding from other sources.
  • The applicant's supervisor must support the application by writing a brief letter of recommendation. Depending on the nature of the application, the supervisor should comment on the significance of the conference, the relevance of the external module to the applicant’s research, or the significance of the primary research to be conducted.

How to apply

Complete and submit the online form available at: 

Ask one supervisor to complete the form supporting your application. Only applications with support from a supervisor will be considered.  The form is available at: 

College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences

Graduate School, Room G26A, Ground Floor, Block B, O'Rahilly Building, UCC