Current Scholarship Opportunities

Open Funding Opportunities

Please see below for details of currently advertised PhD and Research Master's funding & scholarship opportunities, offered at UCD or by funding agencies. 

 

Please note that this does not represent an exhaustive list and students are advised to contact the UCD School in which they are interested in studying to ask about current funding possibilities.  You can also find helpful guidance on PhD applications in the 'Planning' phase of the UCD PhD Lifecycle

The UCD Perinatal Research Centre and UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science are seeking to recruit a PhD student to explore breastfeeding behaviours and outcomes. The PhD program will involve further training in clinical trials skills, exposure to cutting-edge implementation research, biological sample processing, clinical chemistry analysis, scientific writing, statistical analysis and research management skills. There will be opportunities to present your work at the national and international scientific stage.

The successful applicant will be enthusiastic graduates of BSc in a health science (or related discipline) with a minimum of a 2.1 Honours degree or an MSc. The role will involve work within clinical and laboratory settings. The successful candidate should be highly motivated and interested in maternal and child health and breastfeeding. Experience working with this population would be a distinct advantage.

This PhD project comes with a three year scholarship of €26,865 p.a. which is exempt from income tax and includes PhD registration fees at EU student rate.

Please note the project and PhD cannot be undertaken remotely. The successful candidate will join the Dublin based research team. Anticipated start date is September 2021.

See full details and how to apply here

MSc, PhD, MD/MCh Studentships

Take your place on the seat of intelligence

Aristotle held that the heart was the seat of intelligence until Herophilos, one of the founders of Anatomy, showed it to be the brain. While many may see Anatomy as being a largely discovered field there is still much we can learn from the human form.

The research focus in Human Anatomy at UCD currently involves:

  • Anatomical education research
  • Regenerative medicine for Spinal Cord Injury
  • Reproductive Health and Developmental Biology
  • 3D printing in Anatomy, Medicine and Surgery
  • Microscopy and 3D imaging tool development
  • Diabetes and kidney disease
  • Engineering the tumour microenvironment

The one year (or possible extension for the duration of research degree) full-time scholarship programme offers an €18,000 tax-free stipend along with payment of 100% of student EU fees. Scholarships are reviewed on an annual basis and may be extended based on satisfactory progression in teaching and research. Successful candidates will undertake a graduate research degree while gaining skills and experience teaching functional and clinical anatomy to medical and allied health students. Strong academic skills and competency in Anatomy are desirable as part of the selection criteria, along with proficient communication skills. Prior clinical training is desirable but not a mandatory requirement.

In order to apply please fill out this Google Form.

APPLICATIONS

September 2021/22 Academic Year

Steven Masterton
Course Administrator
E: anatomy@ucd.ie
T: +353 1 716 6634

More information on this course
www.ucd.ie/medicine/anatomy

Closing Date: Friday, 16th April 2021 (5pm)

UCD School of Medicine
Scoil an Leighis UCD

A Measure Above The Rest: Medical Traineeship Physiology

MSc & PhD Scholarships (MD also available)

Leonardo Da Vinci’s ‘Vitruvian Man’ is a recognised symbol of the symmetry inher-ent in the universe. At UCD we provide the right fit for Medical Trainees.

The research focus in Physiology at UCD currently involves but is not limited to:

  • Human Cells and Tissues (Cellular Physiology)
  • Endocrine Physiology
  • Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology
  • Neurophysiology
  • Experimental Physiology
  • Renal Physiology

The one year (or possible extension for the duration of research degree) full-time scholarship programme offers an €18,000 tax free stipend along with payment of 100% of EU student fees covered. Successful candidates will undertake a graduate taught or 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 proficient communication skills.

Selection criteria:

  1. Good working knowledge of Biology/Physiology
  2. BSc (2.1 or higher desirable)
  3. Proven communication skills

In order to apply please fill out this Google Form.

APPLICATIONS for September 2021/22

Emanuela Pizzi: Course Administrator

E: physiology@ucd.ie I T: +353 1 716 6606

More information on this course: www.ucd.ie/medicine

Closing Date: Friday, 23rd April 2021 (5pm)

 

Description:

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a fully funded (fees and stipend), full-time PhD position between the University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland and University of Ioannina, Arta, Greece. The position is available from June 2021 onwards. The project aims to develop multifunctional collagen-based implantable devices for wound healing purposes. The produced scaffolds will be characterised using an array of biochemical, biophysical, biomechanical and biological methods. The release profile / pharmacokinetics of various therapeutic / bioactive molecules will be assessed. Extensive in vitro analysis will be conducted using human permanently differentiated and stem cell populations. Preclinical analysis of the produced scaffolds will also be conducted.

Qualifications / Expertise:

The candidate should have a 1st or 2:1 Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s in biomaterials, biomedical engineering, tissue engineering, cell biology, biology, drug discovery, biochemistry, or in a related area. The ideal candidate should have experience in as many of the following techniques: collagen extraction and characterisation; scaffold fabrication, functionalisation and characterisation; cell (permanently differentiated and stem cells) biology; molecular biology; protein and gene analysis; preclinical analysis; histology; and immunohistochemistry. The candidate should have excellent communication and organisational skills; be highly motivated and passionate about developing new products; and have strong written, oral and interpersonal skills. The candidate should be able to work independently and as a part of team.

Duties:

The successful candidate will be involved in: Collagen extraction and characterisation; Scaffold fabrication, functionalisation and characterisation; Cell acquisition from human tissues; In vitro biophysical, biomechanical, biochemical, biological characterisation of the produced scaffolds; Drug release / pharmacokinetics analysis; Preclinical evaluation of the produced multifunctional scaffolds; Conference and Meeting attendance and participation; Report and paper writing; Participation to training courses; Undergraduate teaching and/or laboratory demonstrations; Travel to project partners’ institutes; Other duties relevant to the post.

Start Date:

June 2021 or soon after that. 

To Apply:

Applicants should submit a cover letter outlining their suitability to the post, a detailed CV and the contact details of three referees. The application pack should be emailed to Prof. Ioannis Skoufos (jskoufos@uoi.gr) and to Prof. Dimitrios Zeugolis (dimitrios.zevgolis@ucd.ie). Closing date for receipt of applications is 12:00 on Friday, 25th June 2021.

Description:

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a fully funded (fees and stipend), full-time PhD position between the University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland and University of Ioannina, Arta, Greece. The project aims to develop advanced therapy medicinal products for wound healing purposes using permanently differentiated, stem and engineered cell populations. The produced tissue engineered medicines will be characterised using an array of biochemical, biophysical, biomechanical and biological methods. Preclinical analysis of the produced tissue-like moduli will also be conducted.

Qualifications / Expertise:

The candidate should have a 1st or 2:1 Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s in biomaterials, biomedical engineering, tissue engineering, cell biology, biology, drug discovery, biochemistry, or in a related area. The ideal candidate should have experience in as many of the following techniques: scaffold fabrication and characterisation; cell (permanently differentiated and stem cells) biology; molecular biology; protein and gene analysis; preclinical analysis; histology; and immunohistochemistry. The candidate should have excellent communication and organisational skills; be highly motivated and passionate about developing new products; and have strong written, oral and interpersonal skills. The candidate should be able to work independently and as a part of team.

Duties:

The successful candidate will be involved in: Scaffold fabrication and characterisation; Cell acquisition from human tissues; In vitro biophysical, biomechanical, biochemical, biological characterisation of the produced scaffolds; Preclinical evaluation of the produced advanced therapy medicinal products; Conference and Meeting attendance and participation; Report and paper writing; Participation to training courses; Undergraduate teaching and/or laboratory demonstrations; Travel to project partners’ institutes; Other duties relevant to the post.

Start Date:

June 2021 or soon after that. 

To Apply:

Applicants should submit a cover letter outlining their suitability to the post, a detailed CV and the contact details of three referees. The application pack should be emailed to Prof. Ioannis Skoufos (jskoufos@uoi.gr) and to Prof. Dimitrios Zeugolis (dimitrios.zevgolis@ucd.ie). Closing date for receipt of applications is 12:00 on Friday, 25th of June 2021.