There are several research scholarship programmes that would suit excellent candidates who are interested in conducting PhD research in Galway. Because their deadlines are staged, you can apply for them in succession.

  1. Hardiman and Ryan Research Scholarships: Fully funded for 4 years, with a stipend of €16,000 p.a. plus fees, available in University of Galway only. Application details and further information avaialble at

  2. Irish Research Council Scholarships: The Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme and the Enterprise Partnership Scholarship Scheme. More information here.

  3. University of Galway Scholarships:  : The University awards a limited number of scholarships each year. More information

Application procedures differ for each programme, but in all cases you should begin by identifying and contacting a member of academic staff whose research interests are aligned with yours, to discuss potential research project topics.

Contact details of academic staff in the School of Computer Science can be found .

A list of some potential projects/topics that could form the basis for a discussion of research with a member of academic staff: