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UCD School of Computer Science is offering Scholarships to excellent candidates to pursue a Ph.D. in the area of cybersecurity. Awardees will receive a tax-free scholarship of 18,000€/year, plus payment of Ph.D. fees, and an allowance of 1,500€ for a computer. The Scholarships will run for up to 4 years, conditional to satisfactory progress, to be evaluated before the end of year 2The.

As part of the Scholarship, awardees will be expected to serve as Research Demonstrators/Teaching Assistants on the MSc in Cybersecurity.

Candidates must have a first class or upper second-class honours primary degree, or equivalent. If final degree results are not known at the moment of application, offers may be provisionally made, conditional to confirmation of results. Most Scholarships are to start in the 2022/23 Academic year.

The ideal candidate should have a background in Cybersecurity and must pursue a Ph.D. on a topic related to Cybersecurity. Candidates should apply in conjunction with an academic member of staff from the School of Computer Science, who will be their Ph.D. supervisor if the application is successful. Applicants should first contact a member of staff from the School to  obtain their approval to complete a Ph.D. under their supervision, and liaise with them while preparing the application. Members of staff with a research interest in Cybersecurity are listed at this link.

Applications must include details of the proposed Ph.D. research project which has been agreed between the prospective supervisor and the candidate. Candidates who are concurrently applying for other Ph.D. scholarships will be regarded favourably.

All academic staff members are eligible as sponsors for applicants. Each staff member is allowed to endorse at most 3 candidates.

To apply for the scholarship, fill in the Application Form (docx), (odt) and submit it by email to Dr. Felix Balado (felix@ucd.ie) by the 17th of June. Prospective supervisors will be asked to confirm that they wish to support your application and your named referees will be asked for their references shortly after your submission.

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