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9 December 2023

NUI Travelling Doctoral Studentships

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 2023, the maximum value of a full Travelling Doctoral Studentship will be €26,500 per annum to include a stipend of €18,500 and a contribution towards fees of up to €8,000, where appropriate.

Find out more about some recent recipients of NUI Travelling Doctoral Studentships on our NUI Awards Alumni page.

Recent Recipients of NUI Travelling Doctoral Studentships

(click recipient to view profile)

    NUI Travelling Doctoral Studentships in the Sciences 2022
  1. Ryan Quinn in Mathematics
  2. Jenna O'Shea in Psychoneuroendocrinology
    NUI Travelling Doctoral Studentship in the Humanities and Social Sciences 2022
  1. Orla Keating in History
  2. Lauren Brown in Archaeology
  3. Ellen O’Sullivan in Sociology


Click here for a full list of the 2022 NUI Award Recipients