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Funded Postgraduate Research Scholarships

Current Postgraduate Funded Research Master's and PhD Scholarships are listed below.

Applicants interested in applying for a research masters or PhD should also check individual Faculty webpages for information on current research projects.

Date Published Funded PhD Studentship-Details  
1/06/2018 2 PhD Scholarships- School of Allied Health More
11/04/2018 6 PhD Scholarship Opportunities at the Graduate Entry Medical School (GEMS) More 
17/08/2017

Research Masters: Production and Manufacturing Systems for Pt and Pt/Pd Catalyst Chemistry for Butane Powered Handheld Devices

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17/8/2017 Research Masters: Optimisation of Alumina Catalyst Support Materials for use in the production of Pt and Pt/Pd Catalyst for Butane Powered Handheld Devices More
17/08/2017

Research Masters: Pt and Pt/Pd Catalyst Chemistry for Butane Powered Handheld Devices

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07/07/2017 PhD Scholarship: Analysis of Additively Built Nickel Superalloy Structures using Blown Powder More
11/05/2017 PhD Scholarship in Digitally Assisted Analog Circuits More
06/02/2017 PhD Scholarships: Dept of Pyschology More
06/02/2017 PhD Scholarships in Optical Fibre Sensor Research Centre More
06/02/2017 PhD Scholarship: Computational Modelling of Protein-Surface Complexes More
 

Up to 8 PhD positions in Advanced Composites Structures and their Manufacture

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  Funded PhD Positions in Lero The Irish Software Engineering Centre  More
     

 

Studentship

2 PhD Scholarships-School of Allied Health

Project(s)

 The School of Allied Health  is delighted to offer two funded structured PhD scholarships,

one led by the ANCIR (Acquired Neurological Conditions Integrated Research) group and

one led by the SLCN (Speech, Language and Communication Needs) research group.

Faculty

Education & Health Sciences- School of Allied Health

Entry Requirements

 

Funding/Stipend

Our scholarships offer funding & fees

Closing Date 30 June 2018

Contact & How to apply

https://www.ul.ie/schoolalliedhealth/content/postgraduate-research-scholarship-school-allied-health

Additional Information

 

Studentship

6 PhD Scholarship Opportunities at the Graduate Entry Medical School (GEMS)

Project(s)

GEMS invites motivated and talented graduates with outstanding academic records to apply to our PhD Scholarship scheme. We are looking to recruit the highest calibre PhD students. (subject to satisfactory progress in studies). Successful candidates will register on the UL Faculty of Education & Health Sciences Structured PhD.

The Graduate Entry Medical School has a stimulating & supportive research ethos, and will provide opportunities to join existing research teams led by experienced faculty members.

Faculty

Education & Health Sciences GEMS 

Entry Requirements

 

Funding/Stipend

Our scholarships offer up to four years funding, Covering tuition fees and an annual stipend of €16,000 per annum

Closing Date Until the studnetships are filled

Contact & How to apply

For informal enquiries,candidates should contact
Prof. Colum Dunne, Director of Research, Graduate Entry Medical School, 
University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland Email: Colum.Dunne@ul.ie

Telephone: +353 (0) 61 234703

Additional Information Details relating to the individual projects and application details can be found at http://www.ul.ie/gems/research/PostGraduateResearch

 

Studentship

 6 PhD Scholarship Opportunities at the Graduate Entry Medical School (GEMS)

Project(s)

GEMS invites motivated and talented graduates with outstanding academic records to apply to our PhD Scholarship scheme. We are looking to recruit the highest calibre PhD students. (subject to satisfactory progress in studies). Successful candidates will register on the UL Faculty of Education & Health Sciences Structured PhD.

The Graduate Entry Medical School has a stimulating & supportive research ethos, and will provide opportunities to join existing research teams led by experienced faculty members.

Faculty

Education & Health Sciences GEMS 

Entry Requirements

 

Funding/Stipend

Our scholarships offer up to four years funding, Covering tuition fees and an annual stipend of €16,000 per annum

Closing Date Until the studnetships are filled

Contact & How to apply

For informal enquiries,candidates should contact
Prof. Colum Dunne, Director of Research, Graduate Entry Medical School,
University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland Email: Colum.Dunne@ul.ie

Telephone: +353 (0) 61 234703

Additional Information Details relating to the individual projects and application details can be found at http://www.ul.ie/gems/research/PostGraduateResearch

 

Studentship

Production and Manufacturing Systems for Pt and Pt/Pd Catalyst Chemistry for Butane Powered Handheld Devices

Project(s)

A Research Masters student in the area of Materials Science, Chemistry, or related subject area, is required for a specific industrial project, which is funded for a two year period.  The position involves the mapping of the current production process, and the implementation of changes to process. It will also involve the development of catalyst test procedures, SOP’s and the implementation of any SPC measures that are needed for process control. The student will also carry out production validation trials on actual product, develop statistical sampling plans and carry out life testing of the final product. 

Faculty

Science and Engineering

Entry Requirements

Essential requirements:
 First or second class honours degree in Production or Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related subject area.
 Ability to work in a distributed team environment (within the university and the industrial partner)
 Ability to regularly report findings and make presentations on project progress to the industrial partner

Desirable requirements:
 2 – 5 year previous industrial experience
 Knowledge of Manufacturing and Production Technologies, Process Mapping and  SPC and Six Sigma
 Knowledge of QC and QC Documentation Systems
 Capability to analyse and report results / research findings

Funding/Stipend

The studentship includes a stipend (approx. 1,500 per month) and fees for 2 years

Closing Date Before September 8th 2017

Contact & How to apply

Applicants should submit a CV, a cover letter and a degree transcript to Seamus.Clifford@ul.ie  or Teresa.curtin@ul.ie

Additional Information  

 

Studentship

Optimisation of Alumina Catalyst Support Materials for use in the production of Pt and Pt/Pd Catalyst for Butane Powered Handheld Devices

Project(s)

A Research Masters student in the area of Chemistry, Materials Science or related subject area, is required for a specific industrial project, which is funded for a two year period.  The position involves the development of the catalyst support manufacturing process (-alumina) and identification of the factors that affect the production process. The role will involve the development of new catalyst support compositions with controlled solids loadings and viscosity, testing new coating techniques such as forming followed by dipping or spraying, optimising the coating properties such as porosity level, adhesion etc. The project will involve running production trials and developing test methods for production and quality control.

Faculty

Science & Engineering

Entry Requirements

Essential requirements:
 First or second class honours degree in Chemistry, Materials Science or related subject area
 Ability to work in a distributed team environment (within the university and the industrial partner)
 Ability to regularly report findings and make presentations on project progress to the industrial partner

Desirable requirements:
 2 – 5 year previous industrial experience
 Knowledge of ceramic materials and coating technologies
 Knowledge of materials analysis / characterisation techniques
 Capability to analyse and report results / research findings

Funding/Stipend

The studentship includes a stipend (approx. 1,500 per month) and fees for 2 years.

Closing Date Before September 8th 2017 

Contact & How to apply

Applicants should submit a CV, a cover letter and a degree transcript to Seamus.Clifford@ul.ie  or Teresa.curtin@ul.ie

Additional Information  

 

Studentship

Pt and Pt/Pd Catalyst Chemistry for Butane Powered Handheld Devices

Project(s)

 A Research Masters student in the area of Chemistry, Materials Science, or related subject area, is required for a specific industrial project, which is funded for a two year period.  The position involves the investigation and development of Pt and Pt/Pd catalysts and coating techniques/processes.  Catalyst development will include optimization of noble metal content to reduce catalysts costs, modification of preparation and development of new catalysts to lower the re-ignition temperature as needed for different and new products, investigate/control catalyst deactivation and develop test methods for production and quality control.

Faculty

Science & Engineering

Entry Requirements

 Essential requirements:
 First or second class honours degree in Chemistry,  Materials Science or related subject area
 Ability to work in a distributed team environment (within the university and the industrial partner)
 Ability to regularly report findings and make presentations on project progress to the industrial partner

Desirable requirements:
 2 – 5 year previous industrial experience
 Knowledge of catalysis
 Knowledge of materials analysis / characterisation techniques
 Capability to analyse and report results / research findings

Funding/Stipend

 The studentship includes a stipend (approx. 1,500 per month) and fees for 2 years.

Closing Date before September 8th 2017

Contact & How to apply

Applicants should submit a CV, a cover letter and a degree transcript to Seamus.Clifford@ul.ie  or Teresa.curtin@ul.ie

Additional Information  

 

Studentship

 PhD Scholarship: Analysis of Additively Built Nickel Superalloy Structures using Blown Powder

Project(s)

Project funded by Rolls Royce and Lufthansa Technic Turbine Shannon

The project is aimed at understanding the fundamental elements of the blown powder process for the production of additively built Nickel Superalloy structures. Within the Aerospace industry, these structures are applied as additional features on complex components including those with single crystal substrates.  Analysis of the microstructural behaviour and modelling of these additively built structures will allow a comparative study of how the blown powder process influences design and construction of additively built control sample substrates.  The blown powder process can also allow multiple applications of the structure to production parts through the lifecycle.  Further investigation will also include the influence of the process to identify how representative and repeatable these multiple applications are to components already used by the customer. 

Faculty

Science & Engineering- Bernal Indtitute

Entry Requirements

Application will be considered from exceptional students from an Engineering background with (or expecting to receive) at least a high 2.1 honours degree.

Funding/Stipend

 The studentship are valued  €23.5K (18K stipend + EU fees €5,500) per annum for 4 years - commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Closing Date  Rolling deadline until the vacancy is filled.  Ideal start Date September 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Contact & How to apply

Dr David Tanner. Email: david.tanner@ul.ie   Please include the words: "PhD  application" in the subject field of your email

Additional Information

 This is a unique opportunity to work on a Rolls Royce funded PhD project in Ireland.  The successful candidate will develop skills appropriate to the metallurgy around metals additive manufacturing, which is becoming the norm across numerous industrial sectors.

 

Studentship

PhD Scholarship in Digitally Assisted Analog Circuits

Project(s)

The Circuits and Systems Research Centre (CSRC: www.csrc.ie) at the University of Limerick, Ireland is a partner in the SFI CONNECT centre for the Internet of Things and has a 4-year funded vacancy for a PhD researcher. The CSRC is a leading centre for microelectronics research with activities in data converters, power management and signal processing. The team is involved in a number of projects collaborating with industrial and research partners to develop innovative solutions in a variety of applications areas. In this role, the researcher will be responsible for the development of digital circuit blocks to improve the performance of high-speed RF D/A converters. The researcher should have an interest in pursuing a PhD in the area of digital signal processing techniques to improve the performance of D/A converters.

Role and Responsibilities:

The candidate will carry out research on the topic of RF high-speed D/A conversion and must have good knowledge of the IC cycle from algorithm development, modelling and simulation, RTL coding, design and verification. Specifically, the CSRC is looking for a candidate to carry out the following responsibilities;
• Digital Signal Processing algorithm development from specification to implementation.
• Algorithm analysis using MATLAB and Simulink.
• CMOS circuit development including modeling and test bench development.
• FPGA design and testing.
• Interface with other mixed-signal IC researchers.
• Write technical reports and Journal and Conference Publications.

Faculty

Science and Engineering;

Entry Requirements

 A minimum 2.1 honours degree in Electronic Engineering or MEng/MSC qualification with a VLSI background is necessary.
The candidate will also meet the following requirements;
• Strong background in digital/mixed-signal design and signal processing.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Working knowledge of MATLAB and modeling tools such as spice simulators.
• Proficient use of digital RTL and Industry standard IC design tools.

Funding/Stipend

 The funded project will cover PhD student fees and offers an attractive stipend.

Closing Date 30th June, 2017

Contact & How to apply

Application:  Please send your CV/Resume and a cover letter in support of these requirements to  Brendan.Mullane@ul.ie and Tony.Scanlan@ul.ie

Additional Information Preferred Skills:
Strong consideration will be given to candidates that also meet the following requirements;
• Signal processing algorithm development, particularly for data converter error correction.
• A good knowledge of FPGA design tools.
• Industrial expertise working in a team environment and project examples that showcase these skill requirements.

  

Studentship

PhD Scholarship in Electrochemistry

Project(s)

 A highly-motivated PhD student is required to work on a 4-year project as part of the ambitious European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant project SOFT-PHOTOCONVERSION (grant no. 716792), the main objective of which is to explore a new paradigm in solar energy conversion by achieving efficient charge separation at electrified liquid-liquid (or “soft”) interfaces, without solid electrodes.

The PhD student will develop expertise in:
1. Frontier Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy (SECM) experimental methodologies.
2. All commonly used electrochemical techniques (voltammetry, impedance, etc.).
3. Photochemistry and electrochemistry at electrified liquid-liquid interfaces.
4. In situ spectroscopic techniques (UV/vis, IR and Raman especially).

The SOFT-PHOTOCONVERSION project will be carried out in Dr Scanlon’s group: (https://ulris.ul.ie/live/!W_VA_CV_BUILDER.SHOW_ALL?user=micheal.scanlon@ul.ie)
in the newly established Bernal Institute (http://www.bernalinstitute.com/) at the University of Limerick.  The Bernal Institute offers state-of-the-art equipment
(potentiostats, scanning electrochemical microscope (SECM), drop-shape analysers, UV/vis and Raman spectrometers, etc.) and unrivalled working conditions

Faculty

Science and Engineering; Dept of Chemical Sciences and Bernal Institute

Entry Requirements

 Essential Attributes
- First-class, upper second-class honours degree or equivalent (level 8 NFQ) in Chemistry or closely related discipline.

Desirable Attributes
- Masters degree (level 9 NFQ)  in Electrochemistry or a related discipline.
- Previous demonstrated experience with the technique of Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy (SECM).

Funding/Stipend

 This European Research Council (ERC) funded project will cover PhD student fees (€24,138 over the course of the 4-year PhD) and offer an attractive stipend of €18,000 in the first year of the PhD, rising to €19,669 by year four.

Closing Date  Rolling deadline until the vacancy is filled.

Contact & How to apply

 Dr Micheál D. Scanlon, Lecturer, Department of Chemical Sciences & Bernal Institute micheal.scanlon@ul.ie

Additional Information  Application Material: Full Curriculum Vitae (CV) accompanied by a Cover Letter. lease send via email to micheal.scanlon@ul.ie

 

Studentship

PhD Scholarship: Computational Modelling of Protein-Surface Complexes

Project(s)

The successful applicant will join a team developing new computational tools to model the physicochemical properties of proteins as they adsorb on nanostructured surfaces.

The student training will include the acquisition of skills in scientific computing and application of computer modelling tools to design of advanced materials and bio-engineering.

The student will learn modelling techniques including quantum mechanical calculations, molecular dynamics and free energy simulations run on highly-parallelised supercomputers

Faculty

Science and Engineering, Dept. of Physics / Bernal Institute

Entry Requirements

The candidate must have or expect to obtain a first or 2.1 Hons degree in physics / chemistry or equivalent degree and have a strong interest in molecular modelling.

Funding/Stipend

EU level fees and a stipend of €18000 per annum for four years

Closing Date The post will be advertised until the position is filled

Contact & How to apply

Dr Damien Thompson: email damien.thompson@ul.ie

Additional Information  The starting date is April 3rd 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

 

Studentship

Funded PhD Scholarships in Psychology

Project(s)

 Full details available http://www.ul.ie/psychology/phd-studentships

Faculty

Education and Health Sciences; Depatment of Psychology

Entry Requirements

 

Funding/Stipend

 

Closing Date  

Contact & How to apply

Further Details  http://www.ul.ie/psychology/phd-studentships

Additional Information  

 

Studentship

 Two funded PhD Scholarships in Optical Fibre Sensor Research Centre

Project(s)

 2 PhD positions are available:
PhD 1: Research on the design and fabrication of optical fibre based sensors for pressure and temperature measurement. Particular research emphasis will be placed on the advancement of ultra-high sensitivity temperature measurement sensors. Previous experience in optics and/or thermal analysis and/or Labview will be advantageous.

PhD 2: Research on the design and fabrication of optical fibre based sensors for simultaneous pressure and temperature measurement. Particular research emphasis will be placed on the advancement of optical fibre based pressure sensors for use in novel applications. Previous experience in optics and/or digital signal processing and/or Labview will be advantageous

Faculty

Education and Health Sceinces, Dept of Psychology

Entry Requirements

 

Funding/Stipend

The studentship are normally valued  €23.5K (18K stipend + EU fees €5,500) per annum for 4 years - commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Closing Date Rolling deadline until the vacancies are filled.  Start Date February 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Contact & How to apply

 Email: gabriel.leen@ul.ie   Please include the words: "PhD  application" in the subject field of your email.

Additional Information  

 

Studentship

PhD Scholarships: Up to 8 positions  in Advanced Composites Structures and their Manufacture

Project(s)

VARICOMP – SFI funded project 

The purpose of these studentships is to conduct structural mechanics research into composite material structures and their components with the aim of manufacturing technology demonstrators. The successful candidates will also work as part of a larger team within the SFI funded VARICOMP programme collaborating on experimental and design work.

Based in the enviable new composite laboratories at University of Limerick, VARICOMP aims to take advantage of both spatially and temporally variable composite material properties for structural applications.

Faculty

Science and Engineering- Bernal Institute

Entry Requirements

We will consider exceptional students from an Engineering background with (or expecting to receive) at least a high 2.1 honours degree.

Funding/Stipend

Tuition Fees and Stipend

Closing Date Rolling Deadline until Positions are filled

Contact & How to apply

Professor Paul Weaver (paul.weaver@ul.ie)

Additional Information  

 

Studentship

Funded PhD Scholarships in Lero The Irish Software Engineering Centre

Project(s)

 6 PhD positions are available in the broad area of model-driven software engineering - See more details  at: http://www.lero.ie/phdposition/gb01

 1 PhD positions is in the broad area of Feature modelling and visualization - See more details at: http://www.lero.ie/phdposition/jb01

 7 PhD positions  are in the broad area of software development methods, including lean, agile and open source. - See more details  at: http://www.lero.ie/phdposition/bf01

 2 PhD positions  in the area of modelling and validation of processes and computations, within the paradigm of Continuous Software Development. -

See more  deatils at: http://www.lero.ie/phdposition/tm01

 6 PhD positions are in the broad area of software process / software quality. Among the areas of particular interest are the following:

- See more details at: http://www.lero.ie/phdposition/ir01

2 PhD positions are available in the broad area of software engineering for security, privacy and forensics - See more details at: http://www.lero.ie/phdposition/bn01

Faculty

Science & Engineering, Dept Computer Science & Information Systems  

Entry Requirements

 Normally a Master's Degree in a cognate discipline, please see specific entry requirements http://www.lero.ie/phdpositions

Funding/Stipend

The studentship are normally valued  €23.5K (18K stipend + EU fees €5,500) per annum for 4 years - commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Closing Date Rolling deadline until the vacancies are filled 

Contact & How to apply

http://www.lero.ie/phdpositions

Additional Information  http://www.lero.ie/phdpositions

     

 

  

 

 

 

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