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.  

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 ( ).

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


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:

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

For more information, please see the full advertisement: SFI Postdoctoral Post

BioMarker PhD Position

A fully funded 4-year PhD is available for a project on Identification of Novel Biomarkers of Acute Kidney Injury

In this project, the PhD student will join a research team and discover and quantify novel biological markers of kidney injury, including markers of severity and repair. By utilising models of injury and well phenotyped biological collections from several on-going national and international studies, the project will identify new markers of injury. The candidate and wider team will further test the effectiveness of these new markers to diagnose injury at an earlier stage, determine response to treatment, and prognosticate. This programme of research will provide an exceptional student an opportunity to join this translational research team.

Stipend: 23,000 per annum (inclusive of stipend and fees)

Informal Enquiries: Dr Peter Doran -

Applications to:

Closing date: Friday 8th of December 2017

For more information, please view the full advertisement: BioMarker PhD Post


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:


Research Fellowships

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) is the leading research funding agency in Japan, established by the Japanese Government for the purpose of contributing to the advancement of science. These Invitation Fellowships provide the opportunity for researchers based outside of Japan to conduct collaborative research activities with leading research groups at Japanese universities and research institutions for single visits of between 7 days to 10 months. Eligible applicants need to be established researchers with an excellent record of research achievements. Eligible research fields are not limited. These fellowships can be awarded to the same researcher multiple times.

*Please send applications to JSPS Tokyo via a host institution in Japan by 1 September 2017. Please be aware the internal deadline set by the host institution to collect an application and forward this to JSPS Tokyo will be earlier.*

** Japanese nationals who have lived outside of Japan for at least 10 years and have been actively engaged in research throughout this period are also eligible to apply ** Please visit this webpage for further information:


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, 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:

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:

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.


Medical Traineeship Physiology

This is an one year (or possible extension for the duration of research degree) full-time scholarship programme which is available to EU students only and offers an €18,000 tax free stipend along with payment of 75% of EU student fees covered. Successful candidates will undertake a graduate research degree programme and gain experience teaching in small groups along with adding to their research portfolio. Strong academic skills and competency in Physiology are desirable as part of the selection criteria, along with clinical training and proficient communication skills.

For September 2017/18 applications, please contact the Course Administrator Mr Steven Masterton by sending an e-mail to or call +353 1 716 6634