Funding Opportunities

For potential fulltime PhD candidates in the Global Women’s Studies Structured PhD programme, there are three main funding opportunities available:

  • Galway Doctoral Research Scholarship Scheme
    The College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies, NUI Galway, offers postgraduate scholarships to support full-time PhD research within the structured PhD programmes of the College.
  • NUIG Hardiman Fellowship Scheme
    The Hardiman Research Scholarships are fully funded for four years, with a stipend of €16,000 p.a. plus fees. These scholarships offer opportunities for suitably qualified individuals to pursue a Structured PhD, including in Global Women’s Studies. Successful candidates must register for a Structured PhD in one of the five Colleges.
  • Irish Research Council (IRC)
    The Irish Research Council makes a substantial number of postgraduate research awards each year. The deadline for applications is normally in January/February. As with the internal funding opportunities, candidates for an IRC doctoral fellowship must already have provisional acceptance into a PhD programme and the support of their supervisor. This scheme is open to international applicants.

Prospective applicants should check the IRC website regularly for updates and for information on any new schemes and funding opportunities that might be available.

There is more information on funding and other financial aid opportunities at the NUI Galway Career Development Centre.