The 2019 Hardiman competition is now closed. All applicants have been informed of their outcomes.

The Hardiman Scholarships are fully funded for four years, with a stipend of €16,000 p.a. plus fees.

Who are these scholarships for?

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.
The Scholarships offer opportunities for suitably qualified individuals to pursue a Structured PhD focused on the five key areas of research in which the University offers leading expertise:
Biomedical Science & Engineering
Informatics, Physical, and Computational Sciences
Environment, Marine, and Energy
Applied Social Science and Public Policy
Humanities in Context

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.