The School of Law and Criminology is pleased to announce that a PhD scholarship will be available for one student intending to commence PhD studies in Criminology.
Role of the Student: We are looking to a PhD researcher to conduct research primarily within the remit of one research strand of a broader project, ‘Border Lives’. ‘Border Lives’ takes an historical and contemporary view of the border through the lived experience of those dwelling and working in border areas.
Value of Scholarship: A fixed maintenance award of €18,500 per annum
Full annual tuition fees support
Duration: The scholarship will be for 4 years, subject to annual review with an anticipated commencement of September 2022.
Eligibility Criteria: Full time research degree students who have a relevant first class or 2.1 honours in their primary degree, or have a relevant Masters degree, are eligible to apply.
Closing Date: 23:30hrs (local Irish time) on Friday 19th August.
For informal enquiries please contact Dr Lynsey Black (firstname.lastname@example.org).
School of Law and Criminology Funded PhD Opportunity
Applicants are invited for a PhD studentship in Immunology & Cell Therapy. This is an exciting and unique opportunity for a highly ambitious student to join the laboratory of Dr. Karen English, on a fully funded 4-year PhD studentship in the cutting-edge area of cell therapy. Dr. English leads the Cellular Immunology laboratory with a focus on the translation of mesenchymal stromal cell research for the treatment of inflammatory disorders. Her state-of-the-art research laboratory is based within the Kathleen Lonsdale Institute for Human Health Research at Maynooth University. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to join a dynamic and motivated team and will receive a stipend of €18,500/year and fees will be paid for 4 years.
The project will specifically focus on translation of mesenchymal stromal cell therapy in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in collaboration with Prof. John Laffey (NUIG), Prof. Claudia dos Santos (Toronto), Prof. Dan Weiss (Vermont) and Prof. Curley (RCSI). The successful candidate will use in vitro and in vivo experimental models to identify molecular pathways involved in mediating therapeutic efficacy and to investigate novel means of enhancing cell therapy efficacy for ARDS.
Requirements: Students with an honours Bachelor degree or Master’s degree in Immunology, Biochemistry or related disciplines (grade 2.1 or above) are encouraged to apply for the position. The project requires in vivo work and therefore experience of in vivo models will be an advantage. Candidates should be highly motivated, driven, ambitious and conscientious with excellent communication skills and knowledge of general laboratory techniques. In addition, applicants should have the ability to work independently and as part of a team. The position will be based at Maynooth University and is fully funded by Science Foundation Ireland.
How to apply: Please send a cover letter clearly stating your interest in and suitability for the position and a 2 page CV with the names and contact details of three referees in a single PDF to email@example.com. Please use the subject line ‘PhD Immunology/Cell Therapy’. The closing date for applications is September 9th. Interview’s will be scheduled for the week of September 12th.
Start date: 1st October 2022 with some flexibility on start date
Informal enquiries may also be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
PhD Position in Immunology & Cell Therapy
The Department of Psychology is pleased to announce that a Co-funded PhD Scholarship, with Maynooth will be available for one student intending to commence PhD studies in January 2022.
Intersectionality between Gender and Class in STEM Participation.
This research aims to understand how and why young working-class girls decide on their future career paths, focusing specifically on STEM choices. The overarching aim of this project is to strengthen existing evidence base through exploring the impact differing intervention and routes to STEM have on students’ capability to participate in STEM.
Terms and conditions of the funder will apply.
Value of Scholarship
1. Full annual tuition fees support (approximately €6,500 per annum)
2. A fixed maintenance award of €18,500k per annum
3. €4k research expenses
Role of the student
1. Undertake postgraduate research in the area of agreed research project.
2. Work closely with the academic supervisor to ensure that the progress of the individual project is in line with the objectives of Dr Katriona O’Sullivan research programme.
3. Attend and participate in all training events and supervisory meetings.
4. Prepare progress reports.
5. Present and publish research outputs to both academic and non-academic audiences.
6. Attend and participate in academic and non-academic conferences, events and seminars.
8. Contribute to teaching/training of undergraduate and postgraduate project students
• First class or 2.1 honours primary degree in psychology, or a relevant masters accepted by the Department.
• Excellent oral and written communication and language skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills and presentation skills
• Excellent organisational skills
• Time management skills
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Ability to work under supervision
• Ability to accept collegiate responsibilities and act according
The scholarship will be awarded for four years of study, subject to satisfactory annual review of progress in research.
Application and Selection Criteria
Applicants are required to submit the following to email@example.com by the closing date of midnight on 27th August 2022. Please use the subject line “Doctoral Scholarship Education”.
Research proposal (max. 4,000 words)
Relevant academic final transcripts
Applicants may be shortlisted for interview and, if so, will be contacted directly by the Department.
Closing Date: 27 /08/2022
Doctoral Scholarship Education
The Research Team and Project Focus Faculty at the School of Business have a successful stream of research in the broad domain of the management of Business Schools, including career management, teaching and learning, and the strategic management of the business school industry. The focus of this research project will be on the broad theme of Identifying High Performing Faculty in Academia. Exploration of this theme might include, for example, focus on: a. Perception of excellence across multiple dimensions of performance in higher education institutions b. Difference in the perception of high performance between disciplines c. Difference in perceived and objective performance While research explored multiple aspects of hiring exceptionally high performing employees (also called stars), scholars paid less attention to the question of how the stars are identified and perceived by different stakeholders within organisations and professions. Yet the question “who is a high performer (at individual and organisational level)?” is not as straightforward as it might seem. For example, we have seen the proliferation of rankings, which use different measurement approaches to identify academic excellence. There is an ongoing debate about the qualities of research that count, with priorities varying across different stakeholders in academic ecosystem. This project seeks to combine quantitative and qualitative approaches to provide insights into the perception of academic high performance in complex multidisciplinary organisations. The particular focus of this project is on the interplay between perceptions of excellence at different levels of analysis, such as individual, organisational, professional, and societal, amongst others. Applicants will be expected to submit a proposal that is rooted in the theme outlined above. Strong preference will be given to suitable candidates wishing to relocate to Ireland from Ukraine or those who have recently moved to Ireland from Ukraine.
Closing Date 20 October. For more information please see
PhD School of Business
4 x funded PhD positions available at COER
€18,500 stipend p.a. (tax free) + fees + research expenses
The Centre for Ocean Energy Research (COER) at Maynooth University, Ireland has further opportunities for four well-qualified applicants interested in PhD level research on a prestigious new Science Foundation Ireland ocean energy project:
Economic wave energy through technical innovation (SeaChange)
This project proposes a combination of strategic technological improvements, with both broad applicability as well as specific device improvements, to effect a significant impact on the economic performance of wave energy systems and produce the step change needed to accelerate the technical and commercial development of wave power. Collaborators have been drawn from the University of Illinois (USA), CorPower Ocean AB (Sweden), National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL, USA) and TU Denmark.
A tax-free stipend of €18,500 per year is available, and PhD fees are also covered. The project also provides adequate funding for equipment, materials and travel (conferences, courses, etc), as well as secondment to project partners. The positions are tenable for a 4-year structured PhD.
Applicants should be well qualified to bachelors or master’s degree level (ideally H1) in one of the following areas: mechanical/mechatronic engineering, electronic engineering, control engineering, or exceptional students in applied maths or hydrodynamics may be considered. The project will be supervised by Prof. John Ringwood and will particularly suit candidates with an aptitude for control.
For more information contact CarrieAnne.Barry@mu.ie or check out the COER website and
Department of Electronic Engineering Centre for Ocean Energy Research PhD Opportunities