External Scholarships

There are a number of funding schemes for postgraduate students. The majority of these are external schemes and the competition is open to both the Institutes of Technology and the Universities. The following are details on some of the funding opportunities that arise throughout the year. Where possible, links are given for further information on the schemes.


Fulbright Commission Awards

The Irish - US Fulbright Commission's annual Awards Programme enables students and scholars to undertake study, research or lecturing at a college in the United States. Applicants must be in a position to outline a clearly defined course of study or research and must obtain their own placements in the US. All Fulbright awards are for one year. However, students pursuing postgraduate degrees will normally retain their Fulbright visa status in the US for the full duration of their studies. For further information please see: www.fulbright.ie


Irish Research Council (IRC)

The Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme supports suitably qualified research master's and doctoral candidates pursuing, or intending to pursue, full-time research in any discipline.

The Employment Based Postgraduate Programme provides funding for companies to employ high-calibre researchers to work onsite with them on product, service or process innovations.

The Enterprise Partnership Scheme offers researchers the opportunity to gain additional beneficial experience and insight into the commercial arena while completing their research.

If you are an existing Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholar, please follow this link to navigate to the page on our website which contains the relevant request forms in order to make changes to your award. Please note that the Council will only consider requests submitted in advance of any changes unless in the case of exceptional circumstances.

For further information please see: http://www.ircset.ie


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