Funding Opportunities

College of Social Sciences and Law, Complex Systems and Computational Social Science (CSCS) PhD Scholarships

UCD College of Social Sciences and Law is offering one PhD scholarship under the College Research Scholarship scheme. Across the College, 25 scholarships are being offered. The awards are intended to underline both the College and University’s commitment to the pursuit of excellence in research and graduate education. The overall aim is to attract applicants of the highest academic standards to participate in and expand Thematic and structured PhD programmes in the College of Social Sciences and Law (CSSL).

In order to apply for the scholarships, students must submit a CSCS PhD application via the normal application process. Please state clearly in your application form that you are applying for the CSSL Research Scholarships otherwise you will not be considered for the awards. Before applying potential applicants should read the scholarship terms and conditions:

Scholarship Terms and Conditions

The deadline for receipt of applications is 21st of July, 2016. Enquiries should be directed to Gillian Johnston

Other funding Sources

Various sources of doctoral and post-doctoral funding are

Funding Opportunities at University College Dublin and elsewhere

  • Local Authority Funding
    • Grant holders who complete a primary degree course may have the grant renewed in order to undertake a full-time postgraduate course. The grant, which covers fees and possibly a contribution to subsistence, may be renewed in subsequent years but is limited to one postgraduate degree or diploma course for each student.
    • A mature candidate (23 years of age on 1 January of year of entry to postgraduate study) may be eligible for a Local Authority grant on the basis of parents' income if ordinarily resident with parents or on the basis of own income if resident away from home. Details of income limits for eligibility are available from Local Authorities (Higher Education Section).

Other funding Sources

Lecturers/Principal Investigators may already have funding in place for a proposed research project. These are usually obtained from European or National research projects, private companies, individual research awards, etc.