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22 September 2019  


NUI Travelling Studentships

 

NUI Travelling Studentships 2019

L-R: 2019 NUI Travelling Studentship recipients in the Humanities and Social Sciences: Keith Harrington, Laura Cashman, Claire Raissian and Daire Boyle..

L-R: 2019 NUI Travelling Studentship recipients in the Humanities and Social Sciences: Keith Harrington, Laura Cashman, Claire Raissian and Daire Boyle. Click to enlarge image.

L-R: 2019 NUI Travelling Studentship recipients in the Sciences: Colm Ó Riada, Conor Heffernan and James Barker.

L-R: 2019 NUI Travelling Studentship recipients in the Sciences: Colm Ó Riada, Conor Heffernan and James Barker. Click to enlarge image.

(maximum of €96,000 for up to four years)

The NUI Travelling 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 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 2019, the maximum value of a full Travelling 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 Studentships in the Humanities & Social Sciences and the Travelling Studentships in the Sciences has now closed.

The Application Forms, Regulations and FAQs are available below for reference, but please note that this information pertains to the 2019 competition and is subject to change in future competitions.  


At least five Travelling Studentships will be offered in 2019, on the basis of a common competition open to NUI graduates, as follows:

 

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

Download Application form & other relevant documentation

pdf Application Form & Regulations (324KB)
pdfConfidential Reference Form (140KB)
pdfFAQs (182KB)

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

Download Application form & other relevant documentation

pdf Application Form & Regulations (203KB)
pdfConfidential Reference Form (140KB)
pdfFAQs (182KB)

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


One NUI Dr Peter Sutherland Travelling Studentship to be awarded in European Studies

Download Application form & other relevant documentation

pdf Application Form & Regulations (212KB)
pdfConfidential Reference Form (140KB)
pdfFAQs (182KB)

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)

2017 NUI Denis Phelan recipient, Ms Martina Moyne

2018 NUI Denis Phelan recipient, Laura Cashman. Click to enlarge image.



The Denis Phelan Scholarship is funded by the NUI Robe-makers, Phelan Conan Limited. This Scholarship is awarded in connection with the Travelling Studentship competitions and will fund a doctoral student for one year. Graduates entering the Travelling Studentship competitions in the Humanities and Social Sciences and the Sciences are automatically eligible for consideration.

 

2018 NUI Denis Phelan recipient, Laura Cashman graduated with a BA in Irish and History and an MA in International Relations from University College Cork. She is currently undertaking an MPhil in Educational Research at the University of Cambridge where she will commence her PhD in Education in 2019. Her research will focus on the relationship between parental attitudes, perceptions and parental engagement in education in developing contexts.


 

 






Recent Recipients of NUI Travelling Studentships


NUI Travelling Studentship in the Sciences 2018

Colm Ó Riada graduated from UCD with a BEng and an MEng in Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering. He will undertake his PhD at the University of Cambridge working with the Cambridge Graphene Centre, under the supervision of Prof A.C. Ferrari. He will work on developing solar grade graphene and related materials production for contact interfaces and the scaling up of production. He will be working towards creating graphene flakes with on demand thickness and lateral dimensions using microfuidisation. Following this his work will be on developing optimised electrode designs for printed Graphene Photoelectric modules.

Conor Heffernan graduated from UCC in 2017 with a BSc in Mathematical Sciences and from the University of Cambridge in 2018 with an MASt in Pure Mathematics. He is undertaking his PhD within the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge. Conor is working in the area of Fluid Dynamics where he will use a combination of mathematical analysis and computational methods to provide insight into fluid dynamical problems relevant in the environment and industry.

James Barker is currently engaged in a PhD programme in organic chemistry in UCD working on the synthesis and applications of axially chiral ligands in asymmetric catalysis. These ligands are used to alter the properties of metal atoms, which can be used to speed up bond formation in a selective way when making organic compounds. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry in UCD in 2017, which included a research project investigating the synthesis of analogues of natural products with anti-malarial properties. His project aims to improve the methodology available to synthetic chemists. As part of his Travelling Studentship, he will be visiting the University of Stockholm.


NUI Travelling Studentship in the Humanities and Social Sciences 2018

Daire Boyle graduated with a BSc in Computational Thinking and later an MA in Philosophy from Maynooth University. He has recently begun his PhD in Philosophy, examining the intersection of artificial intelligence and the philosophical discipline of phenomenology, in Maynooth University. Daire will visit KU Leuven in Belgium both to take classes and to conduct archival research. As part of his Travelling Studentship, he will also consult archives in Munich and Cologne.

Keith Harrington graduated with a BA in History and English from Maynooth University where he recently commenced his PhD research. This will examine the causes of the conflict between Moldova and its separatist territory Transnistria between 1989 and 1992. The research focuses specifically on the linguistic dimension of the conflict. During his PhD, he will travel to a number of archives and libraries across both Moldova and Transnistria.
 
Claire Raissian graduated with a BCL degree in Law from UCC in 2000. Following some time travelling, working in business and undertaking voluntary work, she returned to UCC to complete an LLM in Human Rights and Public Policy in 2017. She recently commenced her PhD at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway, looking at Reception Conditions for separated and unaccompanied children in Italy and Greece since 2015. As part of her Travelling Studentship, she will visit the Refugee Studies Centre in Oxford University as well as the jurisdictions of her research.

Laura Cashman graduated with a BA in Irish and History and an MA in International Relations from University College Cork. She is currently undertaking an MPhil in Educational Research at the University of Cambridge where she will commence her PhD in Education in 2019. Her research will focus on the relationship between parental attitudes, perceptions and parental engagement in education in developing contexts. Laura was also the recipient of the 2018 NUI Denis Phelan Scholarship.

 

Click here for a full list of the 2018 NUI Award Recipients


Additional Funding for Previous Recipients of NUI Travelling Studentships

NUI Travelling Studentship


Occasionally, subject to funding being available (outside of the funds required to meet the current year's Studentships), limited additional funding may be awarded to a previous recipient of a Travelling Studentship.

Email awards@nui.ie for more information