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27 May 2017  


NUI Travelling Studentships

 

NUI Travelling Studentships 2017

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 31 March 2017

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

 

Travelling Studentship 2016 RecipientsThe 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:

  • to encourage the most able students in the NUI federal system to pursue research;
  • to enable these students to undertake postgraduate research abroad, in the most reputable universities, towards a doctoral degree, or
  • to enable students registered in NUI institutions participating in international partnerships to undertake substantial research periods overseas as part of their doctoral studies;
  • to attract these scholars back to enrich the learning community within NUI.

In 2017 the value of a Travelling Studentship will be offered at a maximum of €24,000 per annum. This increase in funding will cover a stipend of €16,000 and may include a contribution towards fees of up to €8,000, where appropriate.

At least five Travelling Studentships will be offered in 2017, on the basis of a common competition open to NUI graduates, as follows:



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

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

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Travelling Studentship in Economics, Politics and Social Policy
(to be awarded in honour of former NUI Chancellor, Dr T K Whitaker)

 

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NUI Denis Phelan Scholarship (€16,000)

Travelling Studentship 2016 RecipientsThe 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.

 

 

 






Recent Recipients of NUI Travelling Studentships in Science and Mathematics


Mr Vincent Duong, a graduate of University College Dublin is undertaking a PhD in Organic Chemistry. His research will focus on the catalytic synthesis of heterocycles at UCD with research visits to the University of Bristol, UK.

Mr Patrick Heslin, a graduate of Maynooth University, is currently in the first year of his PhD programme at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, USA. He was awarded an NUI Travelling Studentship in Mathematics and his research focuses on Riemannian Geometry.

Ms Sarah Johnson, a graduate of NUI Galway, is now a PhD student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at NUIG. She will conduct research on the characterisation of biological tissues and travel to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as part of her Travelling Studentship.

Mr Kiefer Ramberg recently completed his honours bachelor’s degree at NUI Galway and is now undertaking a PhD in Protein Chemistry in NUI Galway’s Crowley Lab. His research focuses on protein PEGylation, stability and solubility of such protein therapeutics and as part of his Travelling Studentship he will visit the Leibniz Institute for Molecular Pharmacology in Berlin, Germany.

Mr Aaron Tyrrell is a graduate of Maynooth University and is pursuing a PhD in Mathematics with a focus on Geometry and Topology at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, USA. He was awarded an NUI Travelling Studentship in Mathematics.

NUI Travelling Studentships in Humanities and Social Sciences

Aurélien Burlot is a graduate of University College Cork. He is currently engaged in a PhD in Archaeology at UCC and his research focuses on the evidence of cultural relations between Ireland and France during the 3rd millennium B.C. As part of his Travelling Studentship, he will travel to France to access museum collections and work with researchers in a number of French universities.

Paul Doody, a graduate of University College Dublin, is undertaking a PhD in Philosophy at King’s College London, UK. His research is in Philosophy of the Mind and focuses on the nature of self-deception.

Andrew Hannon is a graduate of NUI Galway where he studied economics and law. He is currently engaged in a PhD in Economics at the University of Cambridge, UK. His research interests are in fiscal policy in small open economies.

Hassan Ould Moctar is a graduate of Maynooth University and is currently enrolled in a PhD at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London, UK. His research focuses on the effects of EU-instigated migration policies upon ethnic and social dynamics in Mauritania.

James Millea, a graduate of University College Cork, is currently pursuing a PhD at the Institute of Popular Music at the University of Liverpool, UK. His current research is focused on the interactions between sampled sounds and music, the filmic image and non-linear narratives in ‘New Black Realism’, a collection of African-American independent film from the last decade of the 20th century.

NUI Denis Phelan Scholarship in Humanities

Margaret O’Sullivan is a graduate of UCC having recently completed a research masters degree in Music Education. She is currently enrolled in a PhD in Curriculum and Pedagogy in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia where her research will focus on the conceptualisation of quality in teach and learning in music education.


Additional Funding for Previous Recipients of NUI Travelling Studentships


NUI Denis Phelan Scholarship winner 2014 imageOccasionally, 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.

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