Master and PhD Scholarships in Science, Engineering and Technology, from the Government of Ireland, Ireland

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IRCSET `Embark Initiative’ Postgraduate Scholarship
Description of scheme
Second Call 2009

The Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology (IRCSET) `EMBARK’ Scheme offers opportunities for suitably qualified students to pursue a postgraduate degree by research. The Scheme supports basic research in the broad areas of Science, Engineering and Technology. The call for applications opens on June 9th 2009 for students and researchers hoping to begin postgraduate research in the Republic of Ireland in October 2009. While a majority of postgraduate Scholarships awarded by the Council are offered to European Union (EU) citizens or to those who are ordinarily resident within a member state of the EU, a proportion of awards are also offered to exceptional candidates who are ordinarily resident in non EU member states.

Scholarships are awarded only to those who will be full-time students and who will engage fulltime in research during the period of the award. Students awarded under the scheme must maintain their principle residence in Ireland during the term of the Scholarship and Scholarships must be held at a recognised third-level institution in Ireland.

The Scholarship awards are valued at €24,003 per year of award. Of this amount €16,002 is paid as a maintenance award to the Scholar. The remaining €8,001 is allocated to cover payment of fees to the Research Body, and support for the research to be carried out.

Description of Scheme
The duration of the award will normally be 36 months for PhD Funding. Funding for a M.Sc. (by research) will normally be for 12 months. Recipients of the award at M.Sc. level are encouraged to continue to a PhD providing that the additional funding period is agreed with IRCSET in advance.

Applications for funding under the scheme are accepted by an online electronic application system available at our website from June 9th 2009.

In addition to applications for Embark Initiative Funding applicants may also apply, using the online application system, for funding under IRCSET’s Enterprise Partnership Scheme. The Enterprise Partnership Scheme offers researchers the opportunity to gain additional valuable experience while completing their research by working closely with a relevant industry partner as well as providing insights into some of the commercial factors stimulating research in Ireland. Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI), through the Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology, provide a number of additional scholarships in areas of sustainable energy. Students working in areas ranging from the grid integration of wind to the applied chemistry of bio fuels have been previously supported. IRCSET welcomes such applications to the competition. Queries regarding the scheme which have not been addressed in the scheme documentation

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Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently.

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