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3 October 2022

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 2022, 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.

The competition for the NUI Travelling Doctoral Studentships 2022 is now closed for applications.

The Application Form and Regulations are available below for reference only.

Download Application form & other relevant documentation
Application Form (245kb)
Regulations (216kb)
pdfConfidential Reference Form (257kb)

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

(click recipient to view profile)


Click here for a full list of the 2021 NUI Award Recipients