John & Pat Hume doctoral awards will be offered to successful doctoral applicants with demonstrated excellence in academic course work and research. Consideration will be given to the relevance of the proposed doctoral research to departmental and university research priorities. Applicants will also be expected to have some prior non-academic engagement such as volunteering, outreach activities or similar, in line with the university’s strategic plan.
 
There are three types of awards:

  • The first provides a €16,000 stipend and €2,000 towards research expenses, with full fees covered per year (hereafter known as €18,000 scholarship).
  • The second award type provides a €9,000 stipend and €1,000 towards research expenses, with full fees covered per year (hereafter known as the €10,000 scholarship).
  • The third type is a fee waiver (full fees) for the duration of the scholarship (hereafter known as the Fee Waiver scholarship).

Note: The Fee Waiver scholarship (type 3) award is the only award type available to both full time and part time scholars. The first and second awards are offered to full time scholars only. The Faculty of Science and Engineering does not offer the Fee Waiver award.

The highest ranked applicants within each faculty will be awarded the highest-level award for which they are eligible, until all awards within each faculty have been distributed.