Scholarships

UCD Graduate Studies Scholarships

Student excellence and achievement are recognised in UCD, through a variety of scholarships and awards. Students are advised to contact the UCD School in which they are interested in studying to ask about current funding possibilities.  

Medical Traineeship in Physiology

UCD School of Medicine is offering Msc and PhD scholarships to suitably qualified candidates.

The one-year full-time scholarship programme is available to EU students only, and offers an €18,000 tax-free stipend in addition to a 75% EU fee waiver. There is a possibility of an extension covering the entire duration of the student's programme. Successful candidates will undertake a graduate taught or research degree programme and gain experience teaching in small groups whilst adding to their research portfolio.

Applicants are required to have a minimum 2:1 Bsc degree, and a good working knowledge of Biology/Physiology. Further election criteria include strong academic and communication skills, competency in Physiology and clinical training.

 

For full details, please see the advertisement: UCD School of Medicine - Physiology Medical Traineeship‌.

 

Applications:

Steven Masterton, Course Administrator: physiology@ucd.ie

Application Deadline: 23rd April 2018

 

PhD in Developing optimisation algorithms for resource and energy efficient wireless-optical backhaul design for 5G mobile networks.

Position

This PhD position involves developing optimisation algorithms for resource and energy efficient wireless-optical backhaul design for 5G mobile networks. The position is based in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at University College Dublin which is Ireland's No 1 university for graduate studies with a vibrant student life and a very strong university incubation program for commercialisation of research.

Duties and Responsibilities

The PhD candidate will conduct research on the above-mentioned topic, as well as do occasional teaching assistantship which may lead to an additional stipend as well as their overall career development.

Criteria

First class or equivalent degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or Computer Science.
Proven track record of technical aptitude and competence.
A positive mental attitude with an ability and eagerness to work under tight deadlines.
Passionate problem solver with good programming skills in one or more of the following: C++, Java, Python, MATLAB.
Knowledge of Machine Learning preferred but not an absolute necessity.
Stipend: €18,500 per annum. Tuition fees are covered (EU students preferred, non-EU members with exceptional CVs are also encouraged to apply).

How to Apply

Please e-mail a cover letter describing your experience and how you fit, CV, and academic transcripts to:

Avishek Nag, PhD

Lecturer/Assistant Professor
School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
University College Dublin, Ireland
Ph: +353860306405
Email: avishek.nag@ucd.ie

 

Roche Newman Fellowship in Neurology

As part of its programme to provide postdoctoral research opportunities for scholars of proven academic excellence, University College Dublin is pleased to announce the Roche Newman Fellowship in Neurology.

 The Roche Newman Fellowship in Neurology will be based in the UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science at St Vincent’s University Hospital’s Department of Neurology, under the principle supervision of Dr Christopher McGuigan. The Department has over thirty years of research history in this area and has published extensively in international peer reviewed journals.

 The research project will focus largely on the biomarkers to monitor progressive forms of Multiple Sclerosis in Ireland.

 The successful candidate will have at least one year’s experience of Neurology at a specialist registrar level. The Newman Fellow will have a significant clinical role in the Department and will be expected to complete an MD thesis (optional extension to PhD). The Roche Newman Fellowship in Neurology is tenable for two years.

Informal enquires regarding this Fellowship may be directed to Dr. Christopher McGuigan: c.mcguigan@ucd.ie.

A completed Newman Fellowship Application Form 2017, a copy of your CV and two copies of the Newman Fellowship Referee Form should be returned to:

Dr. Meadhbh O’Halloran

UCD Graduate Studies
UCD Research
Tierney Building
Belfield, Dublin 4
T: 01 716 4047
E: graduatestudies@ucd.ie

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 30th April 2018.

 

Newman Fellowship Opportunity: Baraka Iftekhar Khan Newman Fellowship in Lung Cancer

University College Dublin is pleased to announce the Baraka Iftekhar Khan Newman Fellowship in Lung Cancer.

The Baraka Iftekhar Khan Newman Fellow in Lung Cancer will be based in the UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science and the Education and Research Centre in St Vincent’s University Hospital as part of a multi-disciplinary team including clinicians, pathologists and surgeons and will also have access to research facilities in the UCD Conway Institute.

The Newman Fellow is expected to contribute to the development and continuation of an active research programme which is focused on the analysis of EGFR and ALK mutations and exosomes in lung adenocarcinoma.

The successful candidate will have at least one year’s experience of respiratory medicine at specialist registrar level or hold a doctoral degree and have already published in high impact journals, with an interest in addressing important clinical issues using research methodology. 

The Baraka Iftekhar Newman Fellowship in Lung Cancer is tenable for two years and comes with a generous stipend.

Informal enquiries regarding this Fellowship may be directed to Professor Michael Keane, Chair of Medicine and Therapeutics, UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science (michael.p.keane@ucd.ie ).

A completed Newman Fellowship Application Form 2017, a copy of your CV and two copies of the Newman Fellowship Referee Form should be returned to:

Dr. Meadhbh O’Halloran

UCD Graduate Studies
UCD Research
Tierney Building
Belfield, Dublin 4
T: 01 716 4047
E: graduatestudies@ucd.ie

 

Postdoctoral Fellowship in One Health - Cellular and Molecular Immunology

An SFI funded post-doctoral position is now available in the Teagasc Bovine Immunology Group, in collaboration with both UCD and TCD. 

Requirements: A PhD in Immunology or cell biology with proven publication record and excellent communication skills. Expertise in cell culture and/or bioinformatics would also be advantageous.

Applications: A cover letter and CV with referees is to be sent by email to Kieran Meade: kieran.meade@teagasc.ie

Closing date: February 9th, 2018 or until a suitable candidate is chosen.

 

PhD in Expert system modelling of cattle disease management in modern livestock populations, in the context of an Irish IBR eradication programme

The UCD Centre for Veterinary Epidemiology and Risk Analysis, in collaboration with Animal Health Ireland and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research in Leipzig, Germany, seeks a PhD candidate for a position within their extant collaboration.

The PhD studentship will be registered with the University of Leipzig and based at the UFZ in Leipzig in Germany, and the candidate will join a vibrant team of about 50 modellers in life science, including the EcoEpi lab which specialises in modelling for animal health. The candidate will develop the Irish IBR model from basic farm level towards a regional complex system model with fine-scale network interactions and social decision components.

Applicants are required to hold an excellent Master’s Degree or equivalent university degree in life science, geography, physics, social sciences, computer science or related fields, among other skills outlined in the IBR PhD Ad.

Stipend:  €18,000 in year 1, rising by €500 per annum to €20,000 in year 4.

Registration fees in the University of Leipzig and project-related travel expenses are included in addition to this stipend.

For all information, please view the IBR PhD Ad.

Applications must include the following:

(i)       A covering letter detailing their interest and reasons for applying for this position

(ii)      A CV (including contact details of 2 referees)

(iii)     A summary of any relevant research experience

(iv)     A reference ‘PhD Studentship IBR’ on the subject line.

To apply, and for further information, please contact: nmorgan@animalhealthireland.ie

  

Flaherty Research Scholarship

These awards will support up to six Canadian research scholars travelling to Ireland, and up to six Irish research scholars travelling to Canada, for visits of between 4 and 6 weeks in duration.

With this strand, it is the aim of the Foundation to support individuals who are future leaders in their academic or post academic field, whose work will fulfill one or more of the following; 1. contribute to greater collaboration between both countries in areas of public service, economics and trade 2. contribute to a greater shared cultural understanding between countries 3. explore areas of strategic importance to both countries, such as energy, transport, communications, health, natural resources and environmental sustainability 4. open ways in which the Irish diaspora in Canada, and the Canadian diaspora in Ireland can deepen their engagement with their country of origin.

Enquiries should be submitted by email to scholarships@icuf.ie, or via the contact page.

More Information: Flaherty Research Scholarship

 

Universities Ireland North/South Postgraduate Scholarships

The aim of this scheme is to encourage outstanding students from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland to cross the border to undertake postgraduate study and experience life in the other Irish jurisdiction.  Each year, Universities Ireland offers four scholarships, each worth €15,000, to students who have been accepted to undertake a recognised Master’s Degree or are entering the first year of a PhD programme at a university in the island of Ireland that is not in the same jurisdiction as the university where they have previously studied.

Application forms are available on the Universities Ireland website. Contact Details: crossborder@qub.ac.uk

More Information can be found here. Strict eligibility rules apply – please read the Guidance for Applicants carefully.

 

Universities Ireland History PhD Bursary 

In 2017 Universities Ireland will award four bursaries to students undertaking post-graduate study on a topic relating to the 1912-1923 period in Ireland, the decade of the First World War and the division of the island into the states of Ireland (Irish Free State) and Northern Ireland. Applications in 2017 are particularly welcome from students undertaking work on the impact of the events in 1917 on this island.

Applicants are required to write a short essay of 2,000 words outlining their proposed research topic in an area related to the 1912-1923 period in Ireland. The bursaries are worth €6,500 and were open only to students commencing post-graduate study at an Irish or British university. 

Application forms are available on the Universities Ireland website. Contact Details: crossborder@qub.ac.uk

More Information can be found here. Please see the Guidance for Applicants.

 

Intel Masters Student Scholarships

This sponsorship programme sees up to 16 UCD students selected each year each to receive a monetary grant as well as ongoing support and mentor provision by Intel. The eligible students are those beginning full time Masters programmes in Science and Engineering related disciplines. The programme provides each participant with €3000 to support their academic studies and also ensures that students have the opportunity to experience practical learning which is aligned to the needs of industry. The provision of employee mentors by Intel provides students with a direct relationship to the world of work.

More Information can be found here.