Scholarships and Funding
SEFS Doctoral Travel Bursaries
The Graduate School in the College of Science, Engineering & Food Science offers a number of Travel Bursaries for students currently registered for a postgraduate doctoral degree (PhD) in the College of Science, Engineering & Food Science.
The purpose of these awards is twofold:
- To enable students to present their work at an international conference
- To facilitate the training of students who wish to acquire skills that are essential for their academic development, but which they cannot otherwise receive in UCC.
PhD student applicants can apply for up to €500 in financial support that may be used towards the cost of travel, accommodation and registration fees for relevant conferences or training courses.
It is anticipated that the College will award up to 8 Student Travel Bursaries, which will cover activities taking place between 1st October 2017 and 30th September 2018.
Application guidelines, selection criteria and the application form can be found here: Travel Bursary- Application Form
First round call is now closed.
A second-round call will be issued in Spring 2018.
Quercus Taught Masters Academic Scholarships
Quercus Taught Masters Academic Scholarships will be awarded to top-performing postgraduate applicants to Taught Masters courses in 2017/18. Scholarships will be awarded to candidates who have a minimum 1H (or equivalent) in their undergraduate degree and who are deemed by their college of choice to demonstrate an exceptional level of academic excellence and commitment to their masters course of choice, as evidenced by their personal statement. The Quercus Taught Masters Academic Scholarship is a 50% contribution towards postgraduate fees for the duration of the postgraduate course to self-funded applicants. For full details, please click Quercus Taught Masters Scholarships.
Irish Research Council Postgraduate Scholarships
The Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme supports suitably qualified Research Masters and Doctoral candidates pursuing or intending to pursue full-time research in any discipline.
The next closing date for applications is expected to be in October 2017 and more information will be available here closer to the time.
Mr. Dennis J. Doherty of Lynnfield, Massachusetts, endowed one postgraduate scholarship to commemorate his wife Frances P. Doherty, his mother Catherine E. Doherty (née O'Connor) who came from Co. Kerry and his sister Kathleen L. Doherty. The value of the scholarship is c. €10,000. The award of the scholarship is subject to the following conditions which have been approved by the donor and University College Cork:
- Each scholarship shall be designated "The O'Connor Scholarship".
- One scholarship shall be offered for award annually and shall be open for competition among suitably qualified graduates of University College Cork, who were born in Ireland. The scholarship is tenable at University College Cork and is confined to graduates with a parent whose surname on birth was O'Connor.
- The scholarship shall be renewed for at most one year, subject to satisfactory academic performance by the holder.
- If a scholarship is not awarded in any one year, an additional scholarship may be offered in the following year.
Candidates should submit three copies of their application for the 2017/18 session - Curriculum Vitae (academic) to the Student Records and Examinations Office, UCC, by Friday 1st September 2017. References may also be included. This Scholarship will be paid monthly via payroll over the academic session.
International Student Merit Based Scholarship
International (non-EU) students on taught masters programmes
UCC First Class Honours or equivalent (1H): 20% off tuition fee
UCC Second Class Honours, Upper Division or equivalent (2H1): 10% off tuition fee
UCC Second Class Honours, Lower Division or equivalent (2H2): €1,000
Awarded automatically at offer stage
National University of Ireland Travelling Studentships
The NUI Travelling Studentship Scheme is one of the University’s longest running competitions and has been in existence since 1910. Funded by the University from its own resources, it continues an earlier scheme established by the Royal University of Ireland, which preceded NUI.
The NUI Travelling Studentship Scheme has as its main objectives:
- to encourage the most able students in the NUI federal system to pursue research;
- to enable these students to undertake postgraduate research abroad, in the most reputable universities, towards a doctoral degree, or
- to enable students registered in NUI institutions participating in international partnerships to undertake substantial research periods overseas as part of their doctoral studies;
- to attract these scholars back to enrich the learning community within NUI.
In 2017 the value of a Travelling Studentship will be offered at a maximum of €24,000 per annum. This increase in funding will cover a stipend of €16,000 and may include a contribution towards fees of up to €8,000, where appropriate. For more information, please click here.
Lilly Research Scholarship 2017 - 2018
Available to EU and International (Non-EU) Applicants
UCC invites applications for the first Lilly Research Scholarships which have been established to promote research in one of the following disciplines:
- Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences
- Biotechnology related areas
- Chemical Engineering
These scholarships aim to support students and integrate them into the academic, social and cultural aspects of University College Cork. The scholarships are targeted at high performing students proposing to undertake impactful research, possibly of an inter-disciplinary nature, at the highest level in the broad areas of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biotechnology related areas, and Chemical Engineering under a supervisor or supervision team with significan experience in the area.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 14th JULY 2017
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Lauritzon Food Research Scholarship 2017 - 2018
Available to EU and International (Non-EU) Students
Applications are invited for the Lauritzon Food Research Scholarship, details of which are below.
Fully funded postgraduate (MSc or PhD) scholarship in the highly innovative area of food science and food-related disciplines.
Scholarship will cover full tuition fees plus monthly stipend and consumables for up to 4 years.
Applications can be downloaded here ApplicationFormLauritzonScholarship1718 (41kB), please ensure that you have written agreement from a potential supervisor in advance of your application submission.
Details relating to the scholarship are available here InformationOnLauritzonScholarship1718 (29kB).
Closing date for applications is July 14th 2017.
Further information is available from Dr. Karen McCarthy on email@example.com / 021 490 3810