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 Hume Fellow Scholarship provides a €18,500 stipend and €2,000 towards research expenses, with full fees covered per year.
  • The Hume Scholarship provides a €10,000 stipend and €1,000 towards research expenses, with full fees covered per year.
  • The Hume Tuition Bursary is a fee waiver (full fees) for the duration of the scholarship.

Note: The Hume Tuition Bursary is the only award type available to both full time and part time scholars. Hume Fellow Scholarship's and Sholarship's are offered to full time scholars only. The Faculty of Science and Engineering does not offer the Hume Tuition Bursary.

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.