The 2018 Hardiman competition is now closed. All applicants have been informed of their outcomes.

Who are these scholarships for?

Students starting their PhD in September 2018. The Hardiman PhD Scholarships are fully funded for four years, with a stipend of €16,000 p.a. plus fees.  High-achieving dynamic individuals, with drive and passion, who have an appetite for the research world and creativity, who thrive on intellectual excitement, and who will positively impact and shape the future for all in our society.


How to Apply

Applicants must read the Applicant's Guide prior to completing the application form.

1. Find a Supervisor

1. Find a Supervisor

Applicants must nominate one supervisor. You will find potential PhD supervisors at the link below.

Find a Supervisor/ PhD

Priority Research Areas

2. Application

2. Application

Submit a complete application by 16 February 2018 (17:00 GMT). Applications accepted in English or Irish only.

Application Form

Foirm Iarratais

3. Academic References

3. Academic References

Two references that indicate your academic suitability & potential to undertake postgraduate research must be received by 16 February 2018 (17:00 GMT).

Reference Form

Foirm na Moltóirí Acadúla

Research at NUI Galway is forward thinking and global in scale.  Our research underpins our courses, drives academic discovery, informs local and national innovation, and effects positive societal change.

Our top-ranking research centres and institutes are recognised nationally and internationally as centres of excellence.