Postgraduate Research Funding

Internal Funding
Funding opportunities available from NUI Galway


External Funding

Funding opportunities available through external sources:

Universities Ireland - 2015 PhD History Bursary
Universities Ireland is offering one bursary to a student taking a PhD on a topic relating to the 1912-1923 period in Ireland, the decade of the First World War and the division of the island into the states of Ireland (Irish Free State) and Northern Ireland.  This bursary is worth €20,000 and is open only to students wishing to undertake a PhD at an Irish or British university.  Further information is available on the Universities Ireland website
Closing date: 17:00, Friday, 29th May 2015

Universities Ireland - 2015 North/South Postgraduate Scholarships
Universities Ireland is offering four scholarships, each worth €15,000, to students who have been accepted to undertake a recognised Master's Degree or are entering the first year of a PhD programme at a university in the island of Ireland that is not the same jurisdiction as the university where they have previously studied.  The aim of this scheme is to encourage outstanding students from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland to cross the border to undertake postgraduate study and experience life in the other Irish jurisdiction. Strict eligibility rules apply. Further information is available on the Universities Ireland website
Closing date: 17:00, Friday, 29th May 2015

Irish Research Council (IRC)
Enterprise Partnership Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme. For further information on this scheme please click here
Closing date: 16:00, Wednesday, 17th June 2015

Breast Cancer Campaign - PhD Studentship Grants
Awards of up to £90,000stg for three years. PhD studentships are designed to capture new and highly qualified science graduates into a career in breast cancer research. For further information and to apply for a grant please click here
Closing date: Wednesday, 1st July 2015


This information is intended as a guide only. Other funding may also be available through research grants to supervisors.  Please check with your potential supervisor for these possibilities.
Information on financial support for further and higher education can also be viewed on the Higher Education Authority website studentfinance.ie