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4 March 2021


NUI Travelling Doctoral Studentships

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NUI Travelling Doctoral Studentships

The NUI Travelling Doctoral Studentship Scheme is one of the University’s longest running competitions and has been in existence since 1910. Funded by the University from its own resources, it continues an earlier scheme established by the Royal University of Ireland, which preceded NUI.

The NUI Travelling Doctoral Studentship Scheme has as its main objectives:

  1. to encourage the most able students in the NUI federal system to pursue research;
  2. to enable these students to undertake postgraduate research abroad, in the most reputable universities, towards a doctoral degree, or
  3. to enable students registered in NUI institutions participating in international partnerships to undertake substantial research periods overseas as part of their doctoral studies;
  4. to attract these scholars back to enrich the learning community within NUI.

In 2021, the maximum value of a full Travelling Doctoral Studentship will be €24,000 per annum to include a stipend of €16,000 and a contribution towards fees of up to €8,000, where appropriate.

The competition for the Travelling Doctoral Studentships in the Humanities & Social Sciences and the Travelling Doctoral Studentships in the Sciences are now open.

NUI is aware of the impact that the COVID-19 emergency is having on academic life both in Ireland and internationally.
NUI is committed to providing ongoing funding and support to its awards recipients at this challenging time,
and understands that travel plans may be amended during or after the application process.

The deadline for applications is Friday, 12 March 2021.

Download Application form & other relevant documentation

pdfRegulations (247KB)
pdfApplication Form (150KB)
pdfConfidential Reference Form (148KB)
pdfFAQs (227KB)

Please download the pdf to your computer (right click and save) and complete the form using Adobe Reader as not all internet browsers support on screen completion of pdf documents


NUI Denis Phelan Scholarship (€16,000)

The Denis Phelan Scholarship is funded by the NUI Robe-makers, Phelan Conan Limited. This Scholarship is awarded in connection with the Travelling Doctoral Studentship competitions and will fund a doctoral student for one year. Graduates entering the Travelling Doctoral Studentship competitions in the Humanities and Social Sciences and in the Sciences are automatically eligible for consideration.


Recent Recipients of NUI Travelling Studentships

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    NUI Travelling Studentships in the Sciences 2020
  1. Niall Kennedy
    1. Niall was awarded a Travelling Doctoral Studentship in Theoretical Physics. His research focuses on visualization of electronic quantum matter at atomic scale.
  2. Marie Clara Michel
    1. Marie was awarded a Travelling Doctoral Studentship in Chemistry, for her project developing a general method to create chiral molecules, which uses less materials and without wasting any product.
  3. Shekemi Denuga
    1. Shekemi was awarded a Travelling Doctoral Studentship in Electrochemistry. Her research focuses on the development of a sensor technology based on ion-current rectification in a conical nanopore for the detection of DNA indicative of infectious diseases.
  4. Christopher Hughes
    1. Christopher was awarded a Travelling Doctoral Studentship in Theoretical Physics. His research will focus on the quantum aspects of gravity (String Theory) and its physical implications, especially to Cosmology.
  5. NUI Travelling Studentship in the Humanities and Social Sciences 2020
  6. Shruti Rajgopal
    1. Shruti was awarded a Travelling Doctoral Studentship in Early Modern History. She is a PhD student at the School of History in UCC, studying Latin texts written during the Renaissance that describe India or that were written in India.
  7. Clare Geraghty
    1. Clare is a graduate of UCC and Maynooth University, was awarded a Travelling Doctoral Studentship in Hispanic & Latin American Studies, for her research on queer feminist hip-hop in the context of the Cuban diaspora in the USA.
  8. Irene Fogarty
    1. Irene was awarded an NUI Travelling Doctoral Studentship in World Heritage Conservation, for her research on co-management of Canada’s current and tentative World Heritage sites by Indigenous peoples and State/provincial authorities.
  9. Kieran Cremin
    1. Kieran was awarded a Travelling Doctoral Studentship in Architecture. He will examine the literature of Cormac McCarthy through the design approach of the architect, exploring violence and haunted space.
  10. Leanna Wigboldus
    1. Leanna was awarded an NUI Travelling Doctoral Studentship Prize in World Heritage, for her research on the importance of traditional knowledges and biocultural practices at World Heritage continuing cultural landscape.

 

Click here for a full list of the 2020 NUI Award Recipients