The PhD Programme in Molecular Cell Biology is funded by the Programme for Research in Third-Level Institutions (PRTLI) under cycle 5. Launched in 1998, PRTLI has awarded €1.22 billion ( includes exchequer and private matching funds) to date into strengthening national research capabilities via investment in human and physical infrastructure. Based over five cycles, the ultimate aim of the programme is to propel Ireland toward establishing an international profile as a premier location for carrying out world class research and development.
PRTLI provides integrated financial support for institutional strategies, programmes and infrastructure in key areas of research spread across all disciplines. The programme supports research in humanities, science, technology and the social sciences, including business and law.