The 2017 Government of Ireland postgraduate scholarships scheme is now closed. The closing date was the 2nd November 2016.
Thinking about an IRC Government of Ireland postgraduate scholarship - what next?
If you are a registered Maynooth final year undergraduate, Masters student or Research student, the first step is to speak to your Department about a research project and making an application for the IRC. Information about the application process is available on the IRC website.
If you are not a current research master/PhD student at Maynooth University and would like to apply for this scholarship, you need to identify and approach a suitable MU staff member to establish if they/the department can accept you as research master/PhD student. Arrangements with a prospective supervisor should be finalized even before the call opens for applicants, because the application deadline is typically within two months after the call is launched. Prospective applicants not familiar with postgraduate research programmes available at Maynooth University can consult a list of research programmes available online here and those not familiar with MU academic departments/postgraduate research advisors are advised to consult the University's website.
Note that Graduate Studies Office is not in the position to recommend supervisors or make arrangements with supervisors on behalf of scholarship applicants.
Enquiries about applying for IRC scholarships should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Employment Based Programme postgraduate scholarships
Guidelines for prospective applicants
This scheme is now closed. For further information, please go to the Research Development Office website, or contact email@example.com.
NB. All applicants must be supported by an ‘employment partner’- an organisation willing to employ them for the duration of the scholarship and provide co-funding. If you do not have an agreement with such an organisation, your supervisor might be able to recommend a prospective employment partner, or you can consult the IRC's website. Unfortunately, the Graduate Studies and Research Development Offices are not in a position to recommend prospective employment partners.
Similarly, the Graduate Studies and Research Development Offices are not in a position to identify suitable academic supervisors. If you are not a current research student at Maynooth University, you must identify and approach your proposed supervisor yourself in order to obtain their support for your application.
Next call for applications is expected in March 2017. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information.