Sunday, 28 May 2017

Ireland: GMIT RISE International Postgraduate Research Scholarships 2017.

International applicants are invited to apply for GMIT Rise Scholarships sponsored by Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology for the academic session of 2017. These scholarships are available to pursue a postgraduate research degree in Ireland.
The aim of the scholarships is to develop the education of students and to enhance the economic, social and cultural life of region.

Course Level: These scholarships are available to pursue a postgraduate research degree.
Study Subject: These scholarships are awarded in any discipline offered by the university.
Numbers of Scholarships: Up to six scholarships are available.
Study Location: Ireland
Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have graduate degree.
Nationality: Irish applicants can apply for these scholarships.

Scholarship Award: 
  • A student stipend (usually tax-exempt) valued at €18,000 paid over 18 months 1
  • A waiver of postgraduate registration fees 2
  • Limited support for travel and consumables (€1,800 in total).

Applicants must meet the following area for the scholarship:
  • Support will be provided only to students that register in GMIT to pursue Masters degrees by research;
  • Student candidates must have previously graduated, or be due to graduate in 2017, in a discipline relevant to the proposed research;
  • The prerequisite academic qualification is a first or second class honours degree or qualifications and experience considered by the Institute as equivalent to this standard.
  • All qualified student candidates, including EU and non-EU candidates, may apply;
  • GMIT staff must be involved as primary supervisors, and may also be co-supervisors;
  • Applications should be developed in partnership between the proposed supervisory panel, the student candidate, and external partners in industry, agencies or civil society.
  • Preference will be given to proposals that deliver additional supports, and enhanced networking experiences for the student. Such enhancements could be achieved by: o Co-supervision by partners in industry, public sector/agencies, or civil society; o Co-supervision from a partner institution in the West North West Regional Cluster or Connacht Ulster Alliance (i.e.: NUIG, IT Sligo, Letterkenny IT); o Period(s) of professional practice/internship with external partner(s); o Provision of other supports by academic and external partners (e.g.: ancillary
  • funding; access to data, facilities, expertise, etc.); o Capacity to convert/subvent/extend the scholarship with funding from other sources (e.g.: Enterprise Ireland Feasibility Studies, Innovation Vouchers, and Innovation Partnerships; Irish Research Council postgraduate awards);
  • Utilisation of collaborative funding to supplement the scholarships and/or fund fees, equipment, travel or consumables not provided by the RISE award.
  • RISE applications involving industrial/agency, public sector or third sector partners will be encouraged to co-brand the Scholarship.
  • As, for example, the: “Museum of Country Life GMIT Scholarship”; “Information Technology Association of Galway GMIT Scholarship”; “Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland GMIT Scholarship”; “Irish Hotels Federation GMIT Scholarship”).
  • Applicants may consult with the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation regarding the suitability of potential external partners by e-mailing
  • Candidates who already hold a Master’s degree by research, or students currently in receipt of postgraduate research funding and registered as postgraduate research students are ineligible.
  • Eligible ancillary expenditure includes:
  • Materials, Consumables;
  • Cost of small items of equipment;
  • Directly relevant travel.
  • All ancillary expenses must be justified within the application. Proposals that offset these costs through utilisation of external supports will be favoured in the evaluation.
  • Expenses that occur outside the Scholarship period are ineligible.

How To Apply:
Applicants can apply via email.
  • Applications for all awards must include the following information:
  • Personal Details;
  • Academic Qualifications, Transcripts and Results;
  • Demonstration of Proficiency in the English language (if applicable);
  • A Personal statement detailing the candidate’s experience and ambition;
  • Details of the proposed co-supervisory panel;
  • A supporting statement by the principal academic supervisor;
  • Signed endorsement of the candidate and co-supervisors.
  • Applications for RISE Scholarships must also include:
  • A Project Proposal.
  • Application forms must be completed in a font size? 11 point, digitally signed, and emailed as a single Word or PDF file containing all elements by email to>

Download the Scholarship Form for more information about this programme.

Application Deadline: The application deadline is June 6, 2017.

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