Diarmuid Whelan Memorial PhD Scholarship

At a glance

  • Value: €5,000
  • You must be a current UCC Student to be eligible for this scholarship
  • Questions about this scholarship can be directed to deirdre@ucc.ie


1. The Diarmuid Whelan Memorial PhD Scholarship will be awarded in the form of €5,000 for one academic year.

2. The scholarship is to carry out research for the degree of PhD in the fields of Modern History, Politics and International Relations.

3. Applications are invited from PhD students

  • Entering their third/fourth year in UCC in the academic year beginning September 2019; and
  • In the areas of Modern History, Politics and International Relations AND who are NOT in receipt of another major award such as an IRC scholarship, the McEnery Scholarship or similar.

4. Applicants should complete the D. Whelan Scholarship application form. Applications should also include a writing sample of circa 8-10,000 words. In addition, they should ask their supervisor(s) and another academic referee to send references separately, on the appropriate form. Applicants should include relevant supporting materials and non-returnable transcripts of their academic record. Graduates of University College Cork do not need to supply transcripts.

5. Applications will not be assessed if they are incomplete, or have been received after the advertised closing date. Applications must adhere to the stipulated word limits. Applications will only be accepted by email attachment – no paper copies will be accepted. Scanned or typed signatures will be taken as binding.

6. Selection of successful applicants on the basis of the materials supplied will be by the Graduate Studies Committee of the School of History. The award of the scholarship(s) will only take place if the Committee is satisfied that there are candidates of sufficient merit who have feasible research topics of academic value.

7. If progress reports during the research are deemed unsatisfactory, the scholarship will be terminated.

8. The Graduate Studies Committee of the School should be notified in good time of any medical or personal problems likely to cause disruption to the scholarship holder’s research schedule.

9. Applications will be assessed according to the criteria as specified in the application, which include the following: Quality of the project;Research methodology;Why the research merits the support;Research Plan; Progress to date;

10. The deadline for submission of the application and all supporting documentation is 5 July 2019 by 3 pm. Submissions to Deirdre/Geraldine, School of History. Email: deirdre@ucc.ie

11. The successful applicant must confirm his/her intention to take up the Scholarship, or not, within two weeks of the School issuing notification that they have been selected. Payment of the award will not occur until the selected candidate has registered and paid fees for the Academic Year 2019/20

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