Monday, November 26, 2018

KBS PhD Research Departmental Scholarships at University of Limerick

The University of Limerick (UL)  is a university in Limerick, Ireland. Founded in 1972 as the National Institute for Higher Education, Limerick, it became a university in 1989 in accordance with the University of Limerick Act 1989. It was the first university established since Irish independence in 1922, followed by the establishment of Dublin City University later the same day.
The university campus lies along both sides of the River Shannon, on a 137.5-hectare (340-acre) site with 46 hectares (110 acres) on the north bank and 91.5 hectares (226 acres) on the south bank, 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from the city centre. It has over 11,000 full-time undergraduate students, including over 2,400 international students, and 1,500 part-time students. There are over 800 research postgraduates and 1,300 postgraduate students receiving instruction at the university. Its co-operative education ("co-op") programme gives all students an eight-month work placement as part of their degree, Ireland's first such programme.
Following founding president Edward M. Walsh, Roger Downer and John O'Connor, statistician Don Barry, a graduate of University College Cork (UCC) and Yale University, was president of UL from 2007 to April 2017, and was succeeded by Desmond Fitzgerald, who had been vice-president of research at University College Dublin from 2004 to 2014.

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  • The scholarships will cover years one to four of a traditional or structured PhD programme, subject to satisfactory progress, etc.
  • Note that applicants must engage with a potential supervisor from the department in question in the development of their research proposal, and that agreement to supervise must be confirmed at the time of application.

Required Documents:
  • A cover letter and cv 
  • A research proposal of approximately 2,000 words, including the following elements:
  • Abstract (300 words, approx.); Aims, objectives and central research questions; Methodology including details of any specialist knowledge/data required; Research schedule and timeline; Where the project fits within the current literature; Dissemination plans and potential impact.
  • Two letters of reference
  • Confirmation from the prospective supervisor of willingness to support the proposal 

The competition is open to prospective students who aim to enrol in early 2019 for full-time study as well as those who have registered in the current academic year, and will cover fees to EU-level and a stipend of €1,000 per month. Scholarship holders will be expected to take on some formative academic duties in the relevant department in addition to pursuing their doctoral studies.

How To Apply:
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10 December 2018

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