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4 July 2020


NUI Travelling Doctoral Studentships

 

NUI Travelling Doctoral Studentships

Recipients of NUI Travelling Studentships in the Humanities and Social Sciences 2019 L-R: Rory Corbett, Niamh Keady-Tabbal, Maria Cullen, and Maria Medina.

Recipients of NUI Travelling Studentships in the Humanities and Social Sciences 2019 L-R: Rory Corbett, Niamh Keady-Tabbal, Maria Cullen, and Maria Medina. Click to enlarge image.

Fisayo Akinlude, NUI Travelling Studentship in Imperial Legal History 2019

Fisayo Akinlude, NUI Travelling Studentship in Imperial Legal History 2019. Click to enlarge image.

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 2020, 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.

 

Application Form, Regulations and FAQs are available below for information purposes only.

At least five Travelling Doctoral Studentships will be offered in 2020, on the basis of a common competition open to NUI graduates, as follows:

NUI Travelling Studentships and Travelling Studentship Prize in the Sciences 2019 Recipients
L-R: Cormac Costello, Cian Eastwood, Niamh O’Mahoney, and Daniel Collins

NUI Travelling Studentships and Travelling Studentship Prize in the Sciences 2019 Recipients L-R: Cormac Costello, Cian Eastwood, Niamh O’Mahoney, and Daniel Collins. Click to enlarge image.

 

Three Travelling Doctoral Studentships in the Humanities & Social Sciences (including Business & Law)

Download Application form & other relevant documentation

pdfRegulations (126KB)
pdfApplication Form (117KB)
pdfConfidential Reference Form (139KB)
pdfFAQs (194KB)

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


Two Travelling Doctoral Studentships in the Sciences (all branches) (including Engineering & Architecture)

Download Application form & other relevant documentation

pdfRegulations (126KB)
pdfApplication Form (117KB)
pdfConfidential Reference Form (139KB)
pdfFAQs (194KB)

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 2019
  1. Daniel Collins
    1. Daniel Collins is a graduate of UCC with a BSc in Biochemistry. He will undertake his PhD at the Signalling Department of the Babraham Institute, a world-leading centre of research into the biological processes that occur in each living cell. His research will be in the field of cell signalling and lipidomics.
  2. Cormac Costello
    1. Cormac Costello, a graduate of UCD, is undertaking a PhD in inorganic chemistry focused on developing next-generation magnetic metal-organic framework (MOF) nanocomposite suspensions. Combining the magnetothermal heating properties of magnetic nanoparticles with the ultra-high porosity of MOFs, these materials are promising candidates for application in biomedicine and industry.
  3. Niamh O’Mahoney
    1. Niamh O’Mahoney’s research focuses on Broadband Acoustic Resonance Dissolution Spectroscopy (BARDS). This is a technique developed in UCC, which is currently the only university offering the opportunity to study this new field of research at a post-graduate level. Niamh has also been awarded the Denis Phelan Scholarship.
  4. Cian Eastwood
    1. Cian Eastwood, a graduate of Maynooth University, received a Travelling Studentship Prize in 2019 for his research into the gap between human and machine intelligence. Cian’s research explores the role of compositional and causal representations of real-world concepts in bringing artificial intelligence closer to human-level learning.
  5. NUI Travelling Studentship in the Humanities and Social Sciences 2019
  6. Olufisayo Akinlude
    1. Olufisayo Akinlude holds a BBL in Business and Law and an MA in History from UCD. Through her doctorate studies in legal history, she will analyse the legal frameworks that facilitated or hindered movement for Black travellers in the eighteenth and nineteenth-century British empire.
  7. María Luján Medina
    1. María Luján Medina graduated with an MA in Spanish and Latin American Studies from Maynooth University, where she is currently undertaking her PhD in Spanish. Her research examines Irish diasporic narratives in Buenos Aires and their representations of local cultural identity in literature.
  8. Maria Cullen
    1. Maria Cullen holds a BA in History and French and an MA in International Relations. Her research into the history of humanitarianism aims to evaluate the influence of national political culture on the interpretation of ethical humanitarian action in crises in Cambodia, Ethiopia and El Salvador.
  9. Rory Corbett
    1. Rory Corbett graduated with a BA with Irish Studies from NUI Galway, and recently graduated with an MA in Ethnomusicology from UCC, where he is currently working on his PhD in the Department of Music. Rory's research is primarily concerned with the cultural symbiosis between Irish and blackface minstrel music in the nineteenth-century.
  10. NUI Dr Peter Sutherland Travelling Studentship in European Studies
  11. Niamh Keady-Tabbal
    1. Niamh Keady-Tabbal holds an LLM in International Human Rights Law (NUI Galway) and a BA in Near and Middle Eastern Studies with French (Trinity College, Dublin). Her research focuses on refugee status determination procedures and the relationship between border securitisation and access to international protection in Greece and Lebanon.

 

Click here for a full list of the 2019 NUI Award Recipients