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Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme

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2333 - Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme


The Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme is an established national initiative, funded by the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, and managed by the Council. In 2019 alone, we invested a total of over €13.6 million on 809 Government of Ireland Postgraduate scholars across six calls (2013-2019). The Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme is unique in the Irish research landscape and complements other channels for funded postgraduate education in the Irish eco-system. Among its features are:

•individual, prestigious awards for excellent research in the name of the applicant;

• an objective selection process using international, independent expert peer review;

• funding across all disciplines, from archaeology to zoology; awards for bottom-up, non-directed research, with the exception of those funded by our strategic funding partners.

The programme provides outstanding students with the opportunity to direct their own research at the early-career stage, working with a supervisor, in their chosen area of interest. Pioneering proposals addressing new and emerging fields of research or those introducing creative, innovative approaches are welcomed. Proposals of an interdisciplinary nature are also encouraged as it is recognised that advancing fundamental understanding is achieved by integrating information, techniques, tools and perspectives from two or more disciplines.

The Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme is highly competitive, with an average success rate of 18% over the past five years. Successful applicants who become scholars under the programme are recognised as demonstrating world-class potential as future research leaders and in the quality of their ideas.

Call open 3 September 2020

FAQ deadline 22 October 2020

Applicant deadline16:00 (Irish time) 29 October 2020

Supervisor and referee deadline16:00 (Irish time) 5 November 2020

Research office endorsement deadline16:00 (Irish time) 12 November 2020

Call outcome End of March 2021Scholarship start date1 September 2021



•All potential applicants should carefully ascertain whether or not they are eligible to apply to the programme by studying the Eligibility Flowchart in the anexed application guide. and the IMPORTANT APPLICATION ADVICE

•Applicants not meeting the eligibility criteria as per the 2021 Terms and Conditions and ineligible according to the flowchart and the Eligibility Quiz should not attempt to submit an application.

•Applicants failing the Eligibility Quiz will not be allowed to proceed and create an application in the online system.

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