National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway: Galway Doctoral Research Scholars Program


Please consult the program website to confirm details, including applicable deadlines.

Program Purpose and Description: 
The College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies at the National University of Ireland, Galway offers Doctoral Research Scholarships in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Successful applicants, designated as Galway Doctoral Research Scholars, register in one of the College's full-time structured Ph.D. programms. Scholarships are awarded for 1, 2, 3 or 4 years, according to the original date of the applicant's registration for the PhD degree, and based on satisfactory progress to degree. As part of their professional preparation, Scholars are expected to engage during their second, third and fourth years, in teaching or other academic work, which normally will not exceed three contact hours per week, or its equivalent. Scholars are prohibited from paid employment during the tenure of the scholarship.
Supported Fields: 
Scholarships are awarded in line with the strategic research priorities of the College's Schools of Education; Geography and Archaeology; Humanities; Languages, Literatures and Cultures; Political Science and Sociology; and Psychology. Scholarships may thus be awarded in any of the following associated disciplines: Education, Geography, Archaeology, English, Film Studies, History, Irish Studies, Philosophy, Classics, French, Gaeilge, German, Italian, Spanish, Political Science and Sociology, Women's Studies, and Psychology.
Program Benefits: 
The value of the award is approximately 15,000 Euros annually, inclusive of stipend and fees.
Application Process: 
Applications, which include a work sample, may be completed either in English or Irish. For applicants whose first language is not English or Irish, a language proficiency assessment may be required. Awards are made on the recommendations of individual School Assessment Panels, along with the Vice-Dean for Research. For further information on the College's structured Ph.D. programmes, see
Galway Doctoral Research Scholarships are awarded only to those who will be full-time students and will engage in full-time research during the period of the Scholarship. The minimum qualification for the award of a scholarship is a first class or higher second class honors primary degree -- or the equivalent -- from a recognized institution in a relevant discipline. Higher degree results shall normally take precedence over the results of the primary degree. The applicant must also have an established proficiency in English or in Irish.
Selection Criteria: 
Applications are assessed on the basis of academic excellence and their alignment with the strategic research priorities of individual Schools. Preference is given to those embarking on the first year of their PhD. Programme.
Program Deadline: 
Usually early April.
More information: 
How To Apply: 
Students or alumni, as applicable, may apply directly to this program. Applicants are encouraged, however, to work with SF State's fellowship advisor well in advance of the program deadline to perfect their application essays and other materials.