Scholarships & Awards
PhD/MSc Research Studentships 2017
PhD Studentship
Applications are invited for a PhD position in the Mathematics Department at UCC, commencing no later than 1 September 2017.
The post will provide an annual stipend of €16,500 + fees, funded for 3 or 4 years (depending on qualifications).
The research areas represented within the Department of Mathematics include algebraic geometry, complex analysis, functional analysis, harmonic analysis, differential geometry, probability theory, financial mathematics and control theory. Candidates with interests in algebraic geometry or mathematics education are particularly encouraged to apply, but applications in any of the above areas will receive serious consideration.
Visit http://www.ucc.ie/en/matsci/people/ for more detailed information on the research interests of individual faculty members.
The scholarship comes with parttime (20%) Mathematics outreach duties during the academic year.
Applications should contain a statement of purpose describing your research interests, a CV, university transcripts and addresses of three academic referees.
Applications should be sent by email no later than 26 January 2017 to:
Dr. Anca Mustata
School of Mathematical Sciences, UCC
a.mustata@ucc.ie
The successful applicant will be asked to proceed through the Postgraduate Applications Centre
(PAC) http://www.pac.ie for formal processing.
University College Cork is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
PhD/MSc Research Studentships 2016
Five PhD/MSc Research Studentships in the School of Mathematical Sciences at University College Cork (UCC)
Closing Date for Applications: 15 May 2016
School: School of Mathematical Sciences
College: College of Science, Engineering and Food Science
Contract Type: Fixed Term WholeTime
Job Type: Research
Salary: €16,500 + fees
Applications are invited for up to 5 PhD/research MSc positions in the School of Mathematical Sciences at UCC, commencing 1 September 2016. Posts, which will provide a stipend of €16,500 + fees, are tenable in any area of specialisation represented within the School, see http://www.ucc.ie/en/euclid/people/. Studentships will be funded for 3 or 4 years (depending on preparation) for a PhD and 1 year for an MSc.
All posts carry a responsibility for some teaching assistantship work during the academic year. To be eligible for consideration, a candidate must have obtained a standard of at least Second Class Honours, Grade I, in a primary degree with advanced Mathematical coverage of Applied Mathematics, Mathematics or Statistics topics.
Applications should be sent by email to Dr. Martin Kilian, Chair of Graduate Studies, School of Mathematical Sciences, UCC (smsphd@ucc.ie). Applications should contain a cover letter specifying your research interests, a CV and addresses of three academic referees.
Both EU and nonEU and applications will be considered. Followup in person or remote (Skype) interviews between shortlisted applicants and potential project supervisor(s) will be held. Successful applicants will need to go through the Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC) http://www.pac.ie for formal processing.
University College Cork is an Equal Opportunities Employer
https://www.ucc.ie/en/hr/vacancies/research/fulldetails623171en.html
Boole Fellowships 2016
Three Boole PhD Scholarships in the School of Mathematical Sciences at University College Cork (UCC)
Closing Date for Applications: 1st May, 2016
Start Date: September 2016
School: School of Mathematical Sciences
College: College of Science, Engineering and Food Science
Contract Type: Fixed Term WholeTime
Job Type: Research
Applications for Boole College Scholarships (PhD) are invited from Mathematical Sciences graduates who wish to carry out research for the degree of PhD commencing in September 2016 in the College of Science, Engineering & Food Science (SEFS) at University College Cork, Ireland.
Up to three PhD Boole Scholarships in the form of EU fee waivers (or equivalent) tenable for a maximum of 3 years will be awarded to successful applicants.
Applicants must have at least Second Class Honours (Grade 1) or equivalent in their first or subsequent degree.
Applications should be sent by email to Dr. Martin Kilian, Chair of Graduate Studies, School of Mathematical Sciences, UCC (smsphd@ucc.ie). Applications should contain a cover letter specifying your research interests, a CV and addresses of two academic referees.
Only EU applications will be considered. Followup in person or remote (Skype) interviews between shortlisted applicants and potential project supervisor(s) will be held. Successful applicants will need to go through the Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC) http://www.pac.ie for formal processing.
University College Cork is an Equal Opportunities Employer
https://www.ucc.ie/en/hr/vacancies/research/fulldetails623231en.html
The Donal McCarthy Scholarship in Statistics
THE DONAL MCCARTHY POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP IN STATISTICS
http://www.ucc.ie/calendar/scholarship/sch004.html
2000  David Clifford 
2001  Caroline Walsh 
2002  Nevil Pierce 
2004  *Fiona Gilmore 
2004  *Sinead O’Neill 
2009  Conor McCarthy 
2010  Francisco R. Hernandez 
2011  Laura O’Sullivan 
2012  Aodhan O’Leary 
2013  Ronan Fitzpatrick 
2015  *Kevin Hanley 
2015  *Sarah O'Donovan 
2016  *Catherine Costigan 
2016  *Niamh Ducey 
* Joint Award
The Michael P. Mortell Scholarship in Applied Mathematics
THE MICHAEL P. MORTELL SCHOLARSHIP IN APPLIED MATHEMATICS
http://www.ucc.ie/calendar/scholarship/sch003.html
2001 
Maire Lane 
2002  Colm Fitzgerald 
2003  Alva Sheehy 
2004  Colm Clancy 
2005  Gerard McCarthy 
2006  Eoin Hyde 
2007  Stephen McCarthy 
2008  Colm Coughlan 
2013  Hugh Barlow 
2014  Jonathan Peters 
2015  Conor Heffernan 
2016  Aidan Marnane 
Hamilton Prize Winners
Hamilton Prize
https://www.ria.ie/grantsandawards/hamiltonprizemathematics
Year 
Name 
Programme Year 
2005

Jeremiah Buckley 
BSc (Mathematical Sciences) (JH Mathematics & Physics) 3

2006 
Diarmuid Early 
BSc (Mathematical Sciences) (JH Mathematics & Physics) 3

2007 
Stephen Casey 
BSc (Mathematical Sciences) (JH Mathematics & Physics) 3

2008 
David Sheehan

BSc (Mathematical Sciences) (SH) 3

2009 
Ruairi Hourihane

BSc (Mathematical Sciences) Financial Mathematics 3 
2010

Gillian Kissane 
BSc (Mathematical Sciences) Financial Mathematics 3 
2011 
Liang Chen

BSc (Mathematical Sciences) Financial Mathematics 3 
2012 
James Fennell 
BSc Mathematical Sciences (SH) 3

2013 
Catherine Costigan 
BSc Mathematical Sciences (SH) 3

2014 
Anna King 
BSc Mathematical Sciences (SH) 3

2015 
Kevin Collins 
BSc Mathematical Sciences (JH) 3

Mathematics Competition in Modelling
2000  Meritorious Winner, Successful Participant, Sucessful Participant, Honorable Mention 
2001  Outstanding Winner, Honorable Mention, Honorable Mention 
2002  Meritorious Winner, Honorable Mention, Successful Participant 
2003  Meritorious Winner, Meritorious Winner, Honorable Mention 
2004  Outstanding Winner, Meritorious Winner, Meritorious Winner, Successful Participant 
2005  Meritorious Winner, Honorable Mention, Honorable Mention 
2006  Meritorious Winner, Meritorious Winner, Meritorious Winner, Honorable Mention 
2007  Meritorious Winner, Honorable Mention, Successful Participant, Successful Participant 
2008  Meritorious Winner, Meritorious Winner, Honorable Mention 
2009  Meritorious Winner 
2011  Meritorious Winner 
2012  Meritorious Winner 
Superbrain Winners
At UCC in 1983 a dispute arose as to who were the best mathematical students in College. Electrical Engineering students claimed that because of the high points requirements they were obviously the best, but the honours maths students in Science and Arts disagreed. This lead to the organisation of an annual competitive examination open to all full time registered UCC students, called the "Superbrain". From 1984 to 2007 the questions were set and marked by Professor Des MacHale. From 2008 onwards the questions are set by a committee of Mathematics faculty. The questions are based on topics covered in the honours Leaving Cert course. Since 1990, the top 4 students on the Superbrain form the UCC team for the mathematics intervarsities.
Stephen Buckley  
1984  1985  James Cunnane 
1985  1986  John O'Connell 
1986  1987  John Flynn 
1987  1988  Jimmy Scully 
1988  1989  John Flynn 
1989  1990  Peter Hegarty 
1990  1991  Liam Kelleher 
1991  1992  Peter Hegarty 
1992  1993  Peter Hegarty 
1993  1994  Peter Hegarty 
1994  1995  John Sullivan 
1995  1996  Damien Fennell 
1996  1997  Hugh McManus 
1997  1998  John Sullivan 
1998  1999  Deirdre O'Brien 
1999  2000  Thomas Cooney 
2000  2001  Eamonn Long 
2001  2002  Thomas Cooney 
2002  2003  Jerry Buckley 
2003  2004  Diarmuid Early 
2004  2005  Diarmuid Early 
2005  2006  Stephen Casey 
2006  2007  Diarmuid Early 
2007  2008  Stephen Casey 
2008  2009  Christian van den Bosch 
2009  2010  Naoise Holohan 
2010  2011  David McCarthy 
2011  2012  James Fennell 
2012  2013  James Fennell 
SEFS Award Ceremony
COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, ENGINEERING AND FOOD SCIENCE (SEFS) GRADUATE OF THE YEAR MEDAL
http://www.ucc.ie/calendar/scholarship/sch003.html
SEFS UNDERGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS 2014  
FIRST YEAR  
Dennis Gerard  O Sullivan  BSc (Mathematical Sciences) 
SECOND YEAR  
Ricky  Walsh  BSc (Mathematical Sc) Single Hons 
Kevin Denis  Collins  BSc (Mathematical Sc) Joint Hons 
THIRD YEAR  
Kevin John  Shortiss  BSc (Phys & Math Sci)  Joint Honours 
Keliher Scholarships
KELIHER SCHOLARSHIPS
http://www.ucc.ie/calendar/scholarship/sch001.html
Year 
Name 
2015/16 
Edward Gunning 


2014/15 
Steven J O’Sullivan 


2013/14 
Edmund M O’Neill 


2012/13 
Christopher M T Sheehan 

Micheal J Crowley 


2010/11 
Leahy, Denise M. 

O’Callaghan, Shane 

