Funding Opportunities

 

Funding - Undergraduate Students Heading

Ad Astra

The Ad Astra Academic scholarship programme fosters academic potential in high achieving students. Scholars take part in an Ad Astra Academy programme that includes overseas summer schools, advanced mentoring, research and study opportunities as well as personal development activities such as volunteering and career-building

UCD Elite Athlete Programme

The UCD Ad Astra Academy has been developed for students who are competing at the highest available level in their chosen sport and who have identifiable potential for further improvement. 

BSocSc Sociology Scholarship Stage 2

Scholarships will be awarded to the 3 top students in each a) Sociology and b) Social Policy provided the student obtains a minimum GPA of 3.40 for the modules in the discipline and passes Stage 1 overall.

Undergraduate (Bachelor) Global Excellence Scholarship

All successful applicants to eligible full time programmes who pay non-EU fees and reside in the following countries: China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand or the USA.

For more information please contact internationalscholarships@ucd.ie

Funding - Masters Students Heading

Mary Kelly Bursary 

The Mary Kelly Bursaries comprise an award of €2,000 towards university fees to students who have been accepted to one of the School of Sociology one-year 90 credit graduate degree programme. 

Patrick Clancy Award and Medal 

The Patrick Clancy Medal is awarded to a full-time student who achieves lst Class Honours and the highest grade each year in the Sociology Masters programme. The award comprises €1000 and a medal which is presented at the President's Awards Ceremony each March.

Mary Kelly Award and Medal

The Mary Kelly Award was established in 2011 by the School of Sociology to honour the memory of Dr Mary Kelly. The Mary Kelly Award comprises of a cheque for €500 and the Mary Kelly Medal to be awarded at the President's Awards Ceremony each March to the student with the best Masters dissertation in Sociology. 

Bachelor of Social Science Graduate Scholarship

Up to two postgraduate students (with the highest GPA score) who achieve an overall GPA of 3.68 in the BSocSc and the four-year BSocSc (International) and who are proceeding to higher degrees at this University may be awarded scholarships of €2,540 per annum. 

Bachelor of Arts Graduate Scholarship

To be considered for an award, a student must have applied for a UCD graduate programme  prior to a date set annually by the BA Programme Board. A student must have a degree GPA of at least 3.68 (including electives) and a subject-based GPA of at least 3.68 based on at least 50 programme credits in the subject at Stage 2. This excludes electives.


Funding - PhD Students Heading

UCD College of Social Sciences and Law Research Scholarships - School of Sociology

The School of Sociology is offering up to two PhD scholarships under the College of Social Sciences and Law 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 School-based structured PhD programmes in the College of Social Sciences and Law (CSSL).  The value of the Scholarship is €6050 - which is equivalent to the EU fee rate in 2017-18.

In order to apply for the scholarships, students must submit a PhD application via the normal school process. Details of that process can be found here: Application Form . Please state clearly in your application 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. Candidates who have received a Full or Conditional Offer are eligible to apply for a scholarship.
Scholarship Deadline:  Friday 30 June 2017

Mary Kelly Bursary 

The Mary Kelly Bursaries comprise an award of €2,000 towards university fees to students who have been accepted to one of the School of Sociology full-time research programmes. 

Tutoring Opportunities

Students who are assigned tutoring responsibilities and complete at least six hours a week over the academic year are entitled to a fee concession of approx. €2,910.

Bachelor of Social Science Graduate Scholarship

Up to two postgraduate students (with the highest GPA score) who achieve an overall GPA of 3.68 in the BSocSc and the four-year BSocSc (International) and who are proceeding to higher degrees at this University may be awarded scholarships of €2,540 per annum. 

Bachelor of Arts Graduate Scholarship

To be considered for an award, a student must have applied for a UCD graduate programme  prior to a date set annually by the BA Programme Board. A student must have a degree GPA of at least 3.68 (including electives) and a subject-based GPA of at least 3.68 based on at least 50 programme credits in the subject at Stage 2. This excludes electives.

Funding - External Sources Banner

Irish Research Council

The IRC manages a suite of inter-linked research schemes, funding scholars at various career stages, from postgraduate study to senior research project-based awards. For early stage researchers these include the Government of Ireland Post-Graduate Scholarships and Government of Ireland Post-Doctoral Fellowships, which fund research at pre- and post-doctoral levels, and the Research Development Initiative Scheme, which allows researchers and research teams to expand their activities into new research areas by way of stimulus project grants and knowledge transfer initiatives.

The Enterprise Partnership Scheme 

This is an innovative initiative where the Irish Research Council links with private enterprise and eligible public bodies to award co-funded postgraduate scholarships and postdoctoral fellowships to the most promising researchers in Ireland.

Employment-Based Postgraduate Programme

Managed by the Irish Reseach Council this is a new and exciting initiative providing postgraduate researchers with an employment-focused educational experience.
More specifically, the Programme offers researchers the opportunity to undertake a Master's or PhD degree while employed by a private company or public organisation based in the Republic of Ireland.

Universities Ireland 

Promoting collaboration between universities in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. They usually offer a number of bursaries to students undertaking a recognised Master’s course (taught or research) in the other jurisdiction.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 

The research programme for the period 2007-2013 is entitled Science, Technology, Research and Innovation for the Environment (STRIVE). The purpose of the programme is to protect and improve the natural environment by addressing key environmental management issues through the provision of world-class scientific knowledge generated through a vibrant, competitive programme of research developed supported and co-ordinated by EPA. 

Teagasc 

The leading organisation in the fields of agriculture and food research in Ireland, undertaking innovative research in

  • Animal and Grassland Research and Innovation
  • Crops, Environment and Land Use
  • Food
  • Rural Economy and Development

Their annual research portfolio comprises some 300 research projects, carried out by 500 scientific and technical staff in our research centres throughout Ireland.

Irish Cancer Society 

Research can span from the laboratory, to clinical research, to clinical trials, to physical activity research for survivors. 

The Irish Fulbright Commission

Fulbright US student awards (approximately €16,000) enable US graduate students to spend one academic year studying or researching in Ireland.

Universitas 21 Alumni Scholarship

Alumni are eligible for €3,000 or 10% tuition fee scholarship. Open to all successful applicants to graduate taught and graduate research masters students who are graduates of a Universitas 21 partner university*, AND have not previously been enrolled to UCD AND register on a full-time masters degree programme at UCD in September 2014 or January 2015 Award:

  1. Students paying non-EU fee rate are eligible for a €3,000 tuition fee scholarship 
  2. Students paying EU fee rate paying students are eligible for a 10% tuition fee scholarship

Please contact internationalscholarships@ucd.ie for further information.

*Universitas 21 partner universities: Australia – University of Melbourne, University of New South Wales, University of Queensland, Canada – University of British Columbia, McGill University, Chile – Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, China – Fudan University, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Hong Kong – University of Hong Kong, India – University of Delhi, Japan – Waseda University, Mexico – ITESM University, Netherlands – University of Amsterdam, New Zealand – University of Auckland, Singapore – National University of Singapore, South Africa – University of Johannesburg, South Korea – Korea University, Sweden – Lund University, United Kingdom – University of Birmingham, University of Edinburgh, University of Glasgow, University of Nottingham,  USA – University of Connecticut, University of Maryland, The Ohio State University, University of Virginia.

The Mitchell Scholars Program

Sponsored by the US-Ireland Alliance The Mitchell Scholars Program is designed to introduce and connect generations of future American leaders to the island of Ireland, while recognising and fostering intellectual achievement, leadership, and a commitment to community and public service.

Up to twelve Mitchell Scholars between the ages of 18 and 30 are chosen annually for one year of graduate study in Irish Universities, including UCD. 

Naughton Fellowships

Students who are earning their undergraduate degree from Notre Dame and wish to pursue a Master's degree may apply for a Naughton Fellowship to study in Ireland. Notre Dame students may study at one of four Irish Universities including UCD.

Through the Naughton Fellowship, students can earn a full tuition waiver along with a $20,000 stipend for living expenses. 

Irish Aid Fellowship Training Programme

Each year, the Irish Aid Fellowship Training Programme brings suitably qualified candidates from developing countries to undertake graduate studies at colleges and universities in Ireland. Awards are made in fields such as development studies, rural development, health care, education and law.

The programme is one of the ways in which Irish Aid supports capacity development in its nine partner countries in Africa and Asia.