NUI Travelling Doctoral Studentship Scheme

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The NUI Travelling Doctoral Studentship Scheme is one of the University’s longest running competitions and has been in existence since 1910. Funded by the University from its own resources, it continues an earlier scheme established by the Royal University of Ireland, which preceded NUI.

The NUI Travelling Doctoral Studentship Scheme has as its main objectives:

  1. to encourage the most able students in the NUI federal system to pursue research;
  2. to enable these students to undertake postgraduate research abroad, in the most reputable universities, towards a doctoral degree, or
  3. to enable students registered in NUI institutions participating in international partnerships to undertake substantial research periods overseas as part of their doctoral studies;
  4. to attract these scholars back to enrich the learning community within NUI.

In 2024, the maximum value of a full Travelling Doctoral Studentship will be €30,000 per annum to include a stipend of €22,000 and a contribution towards fees of up to €8,000, where appropriate.

Find out more about some recent recipients of NUI Travelling Doctoral Studentships on our NUI Awards Alumni page.

The deadline for applications is Monday, 25 March 2024.

Please read through the Application Form and Regulations carefully before applying.

Download Application form & other relevant documentation
Application Form (117kb)
Regulations (191kb)
pdfConfidential Reference Form (101kb)
Please download the pdf to your computer (right click and save) and complete the form using Adobe Reader as not all internet browsers support on screen completion of pdf documents

Recent Recipients of NUI Travelling Doctoral Studentships

NUI Travelling Doctoral Studentships in the Sciences 2023
  1. Peter Neamti in Mathematics
NUI Travelling Doctoral Studentship in the Humanities and Social Sciences 2023
  1. Tadhg Andrew Connery in Psychology
  2. Emma Taylor in History
  3. Marcus Broughill in Psychology


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