The Faculty of Arts Humanities Social Sciences and the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance jointly held an IRC workshop on 21 September 2017 in the Pavilion, UL.
The Irish Research Council offer Government of Ireland Scholarships for postgraduate students who wish to pursue a research Masters or PhD (either traditional or structured), in any discipline at eligible higher education institutions in Ireland. The scholarships offered comprise of:
- a stipend of €16,000 per annum
- a contribution to fees, including non-EU fees, up to a maximum of €5,750 per annum
- eligible direct research expenses of €2,250 per annum
Prof. Eoin Devereux, Assistant Dean, Research, spoke about applying to the IRC through the University of Limerick. He explained the process for the internal review of draft applications available to student applying for IRC 2018 undertaken by AHSS and IWAMD Faculty. Faculty will review draft IRC applications and offer constructive feedback to the students.
Michael Frain, Graduate Studies Office UL, explained in great detail the application process for the IRC Scholarship.
Faculty representatives, Prof. Helen Phelan (IWAMD), Dr. Frank Haege (Politics and Public Administration) and Dr. Cassie Smith Christmas (Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship) offered advice on their experiences of IRC PhD Funding applications and writing Research Funding applications.
A student roundtable discussion comprising of France Garry (IWAMD), Hope Davidson (Law), Zach Roche (Sociology), Paula McGrath (C&C) and Marina Selitsyna (PPA) offered advice on their experiences of writing a successful IRC application, with particular focus on the common pitfalls and challenges involved.
A large attendance was recorded at the workshop and feedback was very positive. The workshop was organised by Prof. Eoin Devereux and Dr Niamh Lenahan.