The 2023 Hardiman Scholarship applications are now closed. All applicants have been informed of their outcomes.

Who are these scholarships for?

Students starting their PhD in September 2023. The Hardiman PhD Scholarships are fully funded for four years, with a stipend of €19,000 p.a. plus fee waiver. High-achieving 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.  Using your creative energy, your PhD journey at the University of Galway will be alive with possibilities and opportunities.

The Scholarships offer opportunities for suitably qualified individuals to pursue a Structured PhD focused on one of the five key areas of research in which the University offers leading expertise;

Engaging with our partners locally, nationally and worldwide, we invite ambition in research that underpins the following areas:


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. Click here to find a supervisor. A supervisor form must be submitted.

Supervisor Form

Foirm Stiúrthóir

2. Application

2. Application

Submit a complete application by 10 February 2023 (17:00 Irish Time). 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 10 February 2023 (17:00 Irish Time).

Reference Form

Foirm na Moltóirí Acadúla

Research at University of 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.