Maynooth University offers Departmental Doctoral Scholarships
 
Full-time research degree students commencing a programme of study in October 2021 or when otherwise agreed (i.e. new entrants) to PhD or PhD-track programmes and who have a relevant first class or 2.1 honours in their primary degree, or have a relevant Masters degree, are eligible to apply for scholarship support in the Department. Students who have fees paid from external sources are generally not eligible to apply. 
 
The scholarship will entail: 
  1. Full annual tuition fees support (approximately €6,200 per annum); 
  2. A fixed maintenance award of €10,000 [or €16,000] per annum;
  3. Participation in Departmental activities as part of this scholarship with a requirement to undertake teaching support duties for up to 240 hours per year, with generally not more than 4 hours in any one week. These activities will be carried out under the direction of the Head of Department, or a member of staff nominated by the Head. 

Application and Selection Procedure 
To be determined by Head of Department/Institute. The Department/Institute will advertise all positions openly. This must be a transparent selection procedure open to all newly commencing research students who meet the basic criteria. 
 
As a general guide, applicants will be required to submit the following to by the closing date: 

  • Personal statement 
  • Curriculum Vitae 
  • Research proposal (max. 4,000 words) 
  • Relevant academic final transcripts 

 
All eligible candidates will be considered for open positions. Applicants may be shortlisted for interview and, if so, will be contacted directly by the Department.