Ireland: Hardiman/Dr Tony Ryan PhD Research Scholarships NUI Galway

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Study Subject (s): Scholarships are awarded for PhD program focused on the five key areas of research in which the University offers leading expertise. These are: Biomedical Science and Engineering, Informatics, Physical, and Computational Sciences, Environment, Marine, and Energy, Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy and Humanities in Context.

Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue PhD program at National University of Ireland, Galway.

Scholarship Provider: National University of Ireland, Galway

Scholarship can be taken at: Ireland

Eligibility: Successful applicants will be expected to have a first or upper second class honours primary degree or equivalent. For students with undergraduate results expressed in GPA (“Grade Point Average”) or QCA form, in the Irish university system a first corresponds to a 3.6 or above and an upper second corresponds to a 3.2 or above (but less than a 3.6). Applications cannot be accepted from persons currently registered as PhD students. Scholarships will be awarded only to those who will engage full-time in research during the period of the award in NUI Galway.

Scholarship Open for International Students: Scholarships  will be awarded to European Union (EU) citizens, or to those who are ordinarily resident within a member state of the EU: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and UK. (a proportion of awards will also be offered to exceptional candidates who are ordinarily resident in non- EU member states).

Scholarship Description: The Hardiman Research Scholarships and Dr Tony Ryan Research Scholarships are fully funded for four years, with a stipend of €16,000 p.a. plus fees. The Scholarships offer opportunities for suitably qualified individuals to pursue a Structured PhD focused on the five key areas of research in which the University offers leading expertise.

Duration of award(s): Scholarships are fully funded for four years.

What does it cover? The Hardiman Research Scholarships and Dr Tony Ryan Research Scholarships are fully funded for four years, with a stipend of €16,000 p.a. plus fees.

Selection Criteria: All applications will be assessed by a panel of evaluators. The panel will consist of a number of assessors with experience of similar review processes. All applications will be assessed by at least three assessors from different backgrounds. The applications will be assessed under four main headings which reflect the main sections of the application process. Assessors will consider all four elements of the application and allocate scores as follows:
-Personal Research Statement (max. 50 points)
-Academic Qualifications (max. 30 points)
-Referees’ reports (max. 10 points)
-Prior Research Experience (max. 10 points)

Notification: Short listing of applicants will be undertaken by a panel of evaluators. All shortlisted candidates will be interviewed from 9 to 21 December 2013.

 How to Apply: Complete the application form and submit to hrscholar-at-nuigalway.ie.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is November 18, 2013.

 

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