The scholarship programme funds up to 165 Masters or Doctorate level researchers in the sciences, engineering and technology.
The scheme is open to candidates worldwide with a number of scholarships also being available to exceptional candidates from non EU member states.
A number of additional scholarships will be jointly funded by industry as part of IRCSET Enterprise Partnership Scheme (see IRCSET website for details). The scheme fosters mutually beneficial collaboration between the academic and commercial research sectors.
Under the Postgraduate Research Scholarship Scheme, funding of €24,003 is provided for each of three years for Doctorate level research (total funding of €72,009) and one year (€24,003) for Masters level research.
Of the €24,003 maximum per annum available to Masters and Doctorate students, €16,002 goes directly to the student with the remainder available to fund other forms of support such as fees, appropriate travel and other expenses.
Applications will only be received via the Online Grants.