CACSSS Support Schedule for applicants to the Irish Research Council Postgraduate Scholarships 2018

Friday 15th September 2017 CACSSS Seminar Room ORB G27a



10:00- 10:05

Introduction/Opening remarks

Dr Alan Gibbs, Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, CACSSS



IRC GoI schemes 2018: Deadlines, dates and CACSSS Supports

Dr Allen White, CACSSS Research Support Officer


10:15 – 10:40 

Writing personal statements;

Deirdre Parker,  Senior Careers Advisor, UCC Careers Service



Training and Career Plans

Dr Allen White, CACSSS Research Officer



IRC Scholarship Applications – the Evaluator’s Perspective

Prof Claire Connolly, School of English


11:15 – 11:30

IRC Government of Ireland Scholarship Award holders


11:30 – 11:40


11:45 – 12:15

Developing research questions, aims and objectives & research methodologies: a social sciences perspective

Dr Caitriona Ní Laorie, School of Applied Social Studies



Developing research questions, aims and objectives & research methodologies:  a humanities perspective

Dr Jason Harris, School of History



Q & A

A podcast of the information session is available below. Please contact Allen White at fpor the relevant password.

IRC - Information Session from CACSSS UCC on Vimeo.

The RSS Helppack IRC GoI 2018 can be downloaded from here. Please contact Allen White at for the relevant password.

  1. Email draft application to  by 5 pm Thursday 5th October 2017. An appointment will be arranged for applicants to receive one-to-one feedback from a member of staff during the week of October 10th.
  2. Email updated draft application to by Wednesday 18th October 2017. Applicants will receive further feedback from the College Research Officer before the IRC closing date of 1st November 2017.
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