Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Program 2021/22

The government of Ireland calls for applications for its 2021/2022 postgraduate scholarships.

The Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme is an established national initiative, funded by the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation, and Science, and managed by the Council.

The Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme is unique in the Irish research landscape and complements other channels for funded postgraduate education in the Irish ecosystem. Among its features are:

  • individual, prestigious awards for excellent research in the name of the applicant;
  • an objective selection process using international, independent expert peer review;
  • funding across all disciplines, from archaeology to zoology; and
  • awards for bottom-up, non-directed research, with the exception of those funded by our strategic funding partners.

They welcome Pioneering proposals addressing new and emerging fields of research or those introducing creative, innovative approaches. Also, they recognize and encourage proposals of an interdisciplinary nature that are advancing fundamental understanding that is achieved by integrating information, techniques, tools, and perspectives from two or more disciplines.


  • a stipend of €18,500 per annum;
  • a contribution to fees, including non-EU fees, up to a maximum of €5,750 per annum; and
  • eligible direct research expenses of €3,250 per annum.


  • Applicants from any country may hold a Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship
  • All applicants must have a first class or upper second-class honours bachelor’s, or the equivalent, degree.There is no age limit for applicants to be eligible for either programme type.
  • Applicants for a research master’s degree must not currently hold, or have previously held, an Irish Research Council scholarship.
  • Applicants for a doctoral degree must not currently hold or have previously held, any Irish Research Council scholarship other than one which would have enabled them to obtain a research master’s degree.
  • They must be affiliated with an eligible Irish higher education institution or research performing organisation. 
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Application Process

Potential applicants should read the call documentation carefully to ascertain whether or not they are eligible to apply. Indicative versions of the applicant, supervisor, and referee forms are provided for information purposes only.

To apply, click here.

Deadline: October 21, 2021.

For more information, visit the official site.

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