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14 November 2018  


NUI Travelling Studentships

 

NUI Travelling Studentships 2018

The 2018 NUI Travelling Studentship competitions have now closed for applications and will re-open in January 2019.

Please contact awards@nui.ie with any queries.

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

L-R: 2018 NUI Travelling Studentship recipients: Eileen Coughlan, Sociolinguistics, NUIG; Sylvester Byrne, Medicinal Chemistry, NUIG; Martina Moyne, NUI Denis Phelan Scholarship recipient, UCD & NCAD; Gisele Eugenia Connell, Geopolitics, Maynooth University.

L-R: 2018 NUI Travelling Studentship recipients: Eileen Coughlan, Sociolinguistics, NUIG; Sylvester Byrne, Medicinal Chemistry, NUIG; Martina Moyne, NUI Denis Phelan Scholarship recipient, UCD & NCAD; Gisele Eugenia Connell, Geopolitics, Maynooth University.

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:

  • 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 2018 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 2018, 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:    Confidential Reference Form:     FAQs:

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

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pdf Application Form & Regulations:    Confidential Reference Form:     FAQs:

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NUI Denis Phelan Scholarship (€16,000)

2017 NUI Denis Phelan recipient, Ms Martina Moyne

2017 NUI Denis Phelan recipient, Ms Martina Moyne.

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.

2017 NUI Denis Phelan recipient, Ms Martina Moyne graduated with a BDes in Industrial Design and MSc in Medical Device Design from the National College of Art and Design. She is also a graduate of University College Dublin where she undertook an MEng in Management. Her current research focuses on Engineering Design Pedagogy and design research methods, and she is based predominantly in University College Dublin. She has secured opportunities to conduct studies in Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Science during the coming year.







Recent Recipients of NUI Travelling Studentships


NUI Travelling Studentship in the Sciences 2017

Syl Byrne graduated from NUI Galway with a BSc in Biopharmaceutical Chemistry and an MSc in Chemistry. He will undertake his PhD in Medicinal Chemistry with the Murphy Group in NUI Galway. He will work on the synthesis of constrained mimics of Sialic acid – Galactose and Sialic acid – Lactose as novel inhibitors for proteins involved in the adhesion of MRSA with the hope of preventing the onset of disease. He will travel to the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre at Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA as part of his NUI Travelling Studentship.

Tiarnan Doherty graduated with a BSc in Physics and an MSc in Materials Science and Engineering from University College Dublin. He will undertake his PhD within the optoelectronics group at the University of Cambridge. His research will concern perovskite photovoltaics as part of which he will focus on attempting to elucidate the origins of non-radiative losses in perovskite films through advanced spectroscopic and other characterization techniques.


NUI Travelling Studentship in the Humanities and Social Sciences 2017

Gisele Eugenia Connell is a Maynooth University graduate of Politics and Sociology and has recently defended an MLitt research thesis in the Department of Geography at Maynooth University. In January 2018 she commenced her PhD in Human Geography at Durham University, UK where her research will examine the inter-relations between dance and lived and embodied Geopolitical conditions in inequitable Post-Colonial Urban contexts.

Eileen Coughlan graduated with a BA in English and German from NUI Galway, in which she specialised in Creative Writing. She later completed an MPhil at the University of Oxford where she is now undertaking a PhD in Sociolinguistics with a focus on the Irish language. Her research relates to perceptions of the Irish language among young people in Irish-medium secondary schools both within and outside of the Gaeltacht.

Diego Garaialde recently graduated with a Master’s in Cognitive Science from University College Dublin. Prior to this he completed a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Dublin City University. He will be based at UCD for his PhD in Psychology which will investigate the role of incentives in the formation of positive new learning habits that can improve retention in online education. He will visit the University of Birmingham and University College London in the UK and Cerego LLC in California, USA as part of his Travelling Studentship.

Ross Gildea is a graduate of NUIG, UCD and Leiden University, where he studied Political Science and Literature. He commenced his DPhil in International Relations at the University of Oxford in 2016. His current research utilizes insights from Cognitive Psychology to explain patterns of decision-making in Transnational Humanitarian Networks.

Helen Gubbins graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Music and an MPhil from University College Cork and later with an MMus from University College Dublin. She is currently engaged in a PhD in Ethnomusicology at The University of Sheffield where her research investigates the mediation of music in radio broadcasting by exploring music programming on RTÉ radio c. 1970-1994.


Travelling Studentship Prizes 2017

Gemma Brett is a graduate of NUI Galway where she completed a BSc in Earth & Ocean Sciences and of UCC where she undertook an MEngSc in Marine Renewable Energy. At present she is engaged in a PhD in Antarctic Studies entitled ‘Investigating sea ice distribution in the Southern Ocean with field validated electromagnetic induction and satellite remote sensing techniques’ at the Centre for Antarctic Studies and Research in the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. She will undertake multiple expeditions to the Western Ross Sea region of Antarctica to carry out field validation campaigns.

Róisín Colreavy Donnelly recently graduated with a BSc in Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology from University College Dublin. She is currently engaged in a PhD at University College Dublin in which she is researching the synthesis and biological evaluation of a series of anti-inflammatory compounds which are analogues of naturally occurring pro-resolving agents.

Niall Traynor is a graduate of University College Dublin, and is currently engaged in a PhD in Geography at UCD. His research focuses on informal livelihoods in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and will include research visits to the National University of Singapore, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Ho Chi Minh City University of Social Sciences and Humanities. He was awarded a Travelling Studentship Prize in Geography.

 

Click here for a full list of the 2017 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