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Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme 2015: Call now open

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Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme 2015: Call now open

Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme 2015: Call now open
December 04
12:55 2014

The Irish Research Council has opened the 2015 call for the Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme. The Terms and Conditions for the scheme are available for download at the bottom of this page.

Thinking about applying?

For reasons of transparency and fairness, the Council will not enter into individual written or telephone correspondence with applicants.

In the first instance, all queries should be directed to the Research Office (i.e. the office of the Vice-President/Dean of Research/Head of Development as applicable) in your proposed institution. The Research Office will be able to provide information and clarification on the call. Research Offices may send any queries they are unable to clarify to postgrad@research.ie with the subject ‘GOI Postgrad 2015 FAQ’. A set of FAQs will then be posted on this webpage below.

All queries must be submitted through the FAQ process. In particular, the Council will not enter into one-to-one discussion or correspondence with individual applicants, either before or after the call deadline. Please do not telephone the office about the application process.

Description of Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme

The Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme offers scholarships for suitably qualified individuals to pursue a postgraduate degree in any discipline at an eligible HEI within Ireland. In addition, a number of targeted Scholarships are offered in collaboration with our strategic funding partners. Applicants may only apply for one Scholarship and should carefully consider which Scholarship to apply for. Full descriptions of each of the Strategic Funding Partner scholarships can be found in the Appendices of the Scheme Terms & Conditions.

Scholarship Description
Government of Ireland Scholarship The Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship supports suitably qualified Research Masters and Doctoral candidates pursuing or intending to pursue full-time research in any discipline.
  Strategic Funding Partner Scholarships offered in 2015:
Andrew Grene Postgraduate Scholarship in Conflict Resolution The Conflict Resolution Unit of the Department of Foreign Affairs, in partnership with the Council, will fund research to examine areas relevant to the work of the Conflict Resolution Unit, including women, peace and security; mediation; post-conflict resolution and conflict prevention.
National Forum Postgraduate Scholarship for Teaching & Learning in Higher Education The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, in partnership with the Council, will fund research in areas relevant to the work of the Forum, furthering its mission to examine how to enhance teaching and learning across the entire Higher Education sector.
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Education Postgraduate Scholarship Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), in partnership with the Council, will fund research to further enhance Ireland’s science awareness/outreach activities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics well as enhancing the Irish public awareness of the sciences.
Postgraduate Scholarship in Science Policy & Innovation

**New scholarship to be offered in 2015**

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), in partnership with the Council, will fund research with an emphasis on science policy and innovation, to include modelling economic impact; exploitation of Intellectual Property; research mobility; scientific methodology for identifying emerging areas of potential economic importance; and strategies for promoting innovation in multinational corporations.
Department of Children and Youth Affairs

**New scholarship to be offered in 2015**

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs, in partnership with the Council, will fund research that is based on analysis of the dataset from Phase 1 of Growing Up in Ireland and is directly related to one or more of the national outcomes for children and young people set out in Better Outcomes Brighter Futures: The National Policy Framework for Children and Young People (2014 – 2020).
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

**New scholarship to be offered in 2015**

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in partnership with the Council, will fund research under the EPA Research Programme (2014-2020) pillars of Climate, Water and Sustainability.

 

Application process

Please see the Application Flowchart 2015 document below for a diagram of the application and assessment process.

Applications (including Supervisor and Referee Forms) will only be accepted through the online application system. The online application system will open shortly.

As an aid to preparing an application prior to the opening of the online application system, an indicative Word document version of the application form is provided below. Indicative Supervisor and Referee forms are also provided. Please note that these forms are for information purposes: all applicants (and Supervisors and Referees) must register and submit their applications through the online application according to the deadlines listed below.

Important Dates
Call open 4th December 2014
FAQ Deadline 16.00 (GMT) 4th February  2015
Applicant Deadline 16.00 (GMT) 11th February 2015
Supervisor and Referee Deadline 16.00 (GMT) 18th February 2015
Research Office Endorsement Deadline 16.00 (GMT) 25th February 2015
Outcome of Scheme June 2015
Scholarship Start Date 1st October 2015

 

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