January 17, 2011

Irish Research Council Scholarships in Science, Engineering and Technology for International Students

Enterprise Partnership Scheme (EPS)

Course(s) Offered: Science, Engineering and Technology
Course Level: Postgraduate research
Provider: Ireland Government
Countries to Study in: Ireland

Scholarship Description
The Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology (IRCSET) ‘EMBARK’ Initiative and the Enterprise Partnership Scheme (EPS) offer opportunities for suitably qualified individuals to pursue a postgraduate degree by research.

The Scheme supports basic research in the broad areas of Science, Engineering and Technology.

Under this scheme IRCSET offers opportunities for suitably qualified individuals to pursue a postgraduate degree by research in a recognised third-level institution.

Eligibility
While a majority of postgraduate Scholarships awarded by the Council are offered to European Union (EU) citizens, or to those who are ordinarily resident within a member state of the EU, a proportion of awards are also offered to exceptional candidates who are ordinarily resident in non EU member states.

Scholarships are awarded only to those who will engage full-time in research during the period of the award.

The IRCSET postgraduate competition does not accept applications from:
  1. Those currently registered as Ph.D. candidates
  2. Those currently registered for a Masters degree (by research) with the exception of:
    • Individuals in the Institute of Technology (IOT) sector in receipt of Strand 1 funding wishing to transfer to the Ph.D. register (in this case, IRCSET will support these individuals for up to a maximum of 2 years i.e. total postgraduate funded research including strand 1 funding cannot exceed 3 years)
    • Individuals registered for a Masters degree (by research) intending to complete and submit for this award and begin a significantly new research proposal to Ph.D. level
IRCSET’s schemes support basic research in the broad areas of Science, Engineering and Technology. Research which is deemed not to fall within this remit is not eligible for funding.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries (EU and non-EU)

Participating Institutions
Any recognised third-level institution in Ireland

Fields of study
Postgraduate research degree in the areas of Science, Engineering and Technology

Number of awards
Not specified, but several will be given

Sponsorship duration
IRCSET will support individuals for up to a maximum of 2 years i.e. total postgraduate funded research including strand 1 funding cannot exceed 3 years

Scholarship benefits
Not specified, inquire from the provider

Method of Application
You must go through the Information Guidelines before applying.

TO apply, it is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information on how to apply for this scholarships.

DEADLINES:
All applications must be received on or before 16th February 2011

PLEASE NOTE:
The mission of the Irish Research Council is to enable and sustain a vibrant research community in Ireland. To address the broad skills and research needs within society, we support excellent researchers in all disciplines from Arts to Zoology.

Application Deadline: 16 February 2011
Open to International Applicants: Yes

More Scholarship Information and Application (Old site)
Irish Research Council Postgraduate Funding (New site)

Related: Scholarships in Ireland for International Students

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