John Hume Annual Reports - current recipients only
Continuation of funding will be conditional on satisfactory progress.
All John & Pat Hume doctoral award holders (including the final year of funding) must report annually on their progress to MU Graduate Studies Office. Hume scholars can use Part A of their fully completed and signed departmental annual progress review form for the purpose of Hume progress report. In addition, the supervisor must indicate that the scholar has reached the milestones outlined in their Hume application. Failure to submit their annual progress report, approved by their supervisor, to the Graduate School will be considered a material breach of duties and funding may be discontinued as a result. Those who have succeeded in another research funding competition and as a result have ceased receipt of all funding under this scheme are not required to submit a report.
Funded Postgraduate Research Students
All funded research students who are funded under Hume Doctoral Awards, MU Doctoral Scholarships, IRC, SFI, HRB, and any external funding managed by the Maynooth University Research Development Office, should complete the Funded Research Student Pack:
Funded Research Student Pack (June 2020)
and return to the Graduate School. Payment will not be authorised until the Pack is returned.
Students funded through Graduate Teaching Studentships or personal grants such as SUSI or Social Welfare funding do not need to compete the Funded Research Student Pack.
The Funded Research Student Pack comprises four forms:
Form A: Research Agreement for Funded Research StudentsIn the case of funding through a personal scholarship such as Hume Doctoral Awards, MU Doctoral Scholarships and IRC, the student and the supervisor must complete and sign Form A. In the case of funding through a research grant managed by the supervisor, the supervisor must complete Form A prior to the student signing.
Form B: Research Stipend Form for Funded Research StudentsForm B: the Research Stipend Form for Funded Research Students must be completed by the student. If the student is paid directly through a research grant managed by the supervisor, the student should speak to the supervisor regarding the funding process. For further information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Form C: Section 193 Revenue Form (Scholarship Tax Exemption)All students in receipt of a stipend must complete Form C. Stipend payments cannot be made otherwise. All students must have an Irish PPS number. Foreign social security numbers cannot be accepted. Please contact email@example.com for advice on applying for an Irish PPS number.
Form D: Researcher UndertakingThe undertaking ensures that MU complies with National IP Protocol (http://www.knowledgetransferireland.com/ManagingIP/KTI-Protocol-2016.pdf) as demonstrated by requirement 2 of the National IP Management Requirements.
Scholarships with a Fees Component
For scholarships with a fee component (excluding Hume Doctoral Awards, MU Doctoral Scholarships and IRC), the supervisor must complete the online form and indicate the appropriate Business Unit. Further details: https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/student-fees-grants/quick-link-forms-documents/postgraduate-fee-internal-transfer-form
Initial Meeting Record formally outlines your individual research programme. As soon as possible after registration, you should hold the initial meeting with your supervisor(s)/supervisory team.
The purpose of the initial meeting is to:
- Provide an opportunity to design a unique, individual programme
- Identify modules that will enhance the student’s research programme
- Identify modules that students will take in year one
- Agree a calendar of meetings
- Ensure the student has attended the induction programme
- Ensure that the student is aware and agrees to the University regulations and policies
The IMR is signed by you and your supervisor and then approved by the DRSPC. A copy should be kept by you and your supervisor and stored in the department, but the original is sent by the department to the Dean of Graduate Studies. This record will inform the Annual Progress Review subsequently carried out by the student’s DRSPC.
Details of the agreed programme are recorded in the IMR which is approved by the DRSPC. The IMR is forwarded by the DRSPC to the GS by the end of October/February, or within four weeks after first registration for students registering outside of standard registration times, for inclusion in the student record system. The IMR informs the Annual Progress Review subsequently carried out by the student’s DRSPC.
Annual Progress Form (Word)
comprises of Part A and Part B.
Part A deals with the student’s research activities, outputs, and progress, as well as supervisor’s comments. The student should complete this part of the form in consultation with their supervisor. The supervisor completes their part and submits Part A of the form to the DRSPC.
Part B allows the student to provide feedback on supervisory and departmental support. Part B is directly sent to the DRSPC.
The recommendations of the DRSPC are recorded in the Annual Progress Review form and returned to the Graduate Studies Office.
The Gain Accreditation for Inter-Institutional Module
should be completed by students taking a credited module outside MU.
GSF5 - Credit Waiver and Course Variation Form June 2020
should be completed by student who wishes to receive a waiver on a module they have already completed or wishes to change the balance of minimum credits required i.e. wishes to take 20 subject specific credits and 10 transferable credits instead of 15/15.
Maynooth University welcomes applications from occasional students who wish to study a postgraduate specific module(s) for a semester. Please note that as an occasional student you are not on a programme leading to any other award of this University.
If you are interested in studying as a Postgraduate Occasional Student, it is important you contact the relevant departments(s) to ascertain which module(s) you are interested in registering for. You should also contact the Fees Office to ascertain what Fees are applicable to you before applying.
GSF7 Application for Postgraduate Occasional Student Admission
PhD Transfer application
is intended for candidates who have already commenced a postgraduate research programme in another institution and who wish to transfer to Maynooth.
Final Semester Fee
is available to research students who have completed the normal period of registration and who need some extra time to finalise and submit may avail of a one semester registration at a reduced rate of EU €1,000/Non EU €2,170 plus student levy, with permission from the Dean of Graduate Studies. Students must have paid the full continuation fee & student levy due prior to applying for a Final Semester Fee. If they submit by the approved submission date, the Final Semester Fee will apply.