Applications are open for the Irish Research Council’s 2021 Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship scheme. This scheme provides scholarships for suitably qualified individuals to pursue a research master’s or Ph.D. (either traditional or structured), in any discipline.

Eligibility:
  • Applicant must have an Ist class or upper IInd class honors bachelor’s, or the (equivalent) degree
  • Applicant must not have had two previous unsuccessful applications to the scheme, including strategic partner themes within the scheme.
  • Applicants must be a new entrant to the degree for which they are to receive Council funding and have been formally accepted by the relevant department or school.
  • Applicants applying for a research master’s scholarship, must not currently hold, or have previously held, a Council Postgraduate Scholarship
  • Applicants applying for a Ph.D. degree scholarship, must not currently hold or have previously held, any Council Postgraduate Scholarship other than those which would enable them to obtain a research master’s degree.
  • Applicants will fall under one of two categories based on nationality and residency.
  • For category I, applicants must meet BOTH of the following criteria: be a citizen of a member state of the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland AND have been ordinarily resident in an EEA member state or Switzerland for a continuous period of 3 of the 5 years preceding October 1st
  • Scholarships are open to all nationalities as well.

Important dates

  • Call open: 6 September 2021
  • FAQ deadline: 14 October 2021
  • Applicant deadline: 21 October 2021
  • Supervisor and referee deadline: 8 November 2021
  • Research office endorsement deadline: 15 November 2021
  • Scheme outcome: March 2022
  • Scholarship start date: 1 September 2022
Quick Overview————-
Organization Government of Ireland
Fellowship Level Master’s and Doctoral
Country Ireland
Subject areas All disciplines
Fellowship amount Stipend: €16,000/annum
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 31 October 2021
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