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S&E Summer Research Scholarship Programme - Apply now

The 10th S&E Summer Research Scholarship Programme is designed with the sole purpose of supporting students to work over the summer months on a research project, or idea, that will lead to a strong future IRC PhD grant application (www.research.ie). The nominal duration of the scheme is 10 weeks over the summer months, and so students will earn €250 per week. Shorter durations are possible – typically 8 or 9 weeks, on a pro rata basis. Students need to have a QCA of 3.25 or higher in order to be eligible for the scheme.

Below, please find the application form that needs to be filled out by the student and a supervisor, and returned to Johanna Griffin (johanna.griffin@ul.ie) by Wednesday 23rd March 2022 @3pm (Week 9). Students will need to find an Academic to supervise them: all S&E Academics have been informed about the scheme.

Please keep within the recommended word limits to minimise administration on both sides. The Terms and Conditions of the scheme are listed below.

Terms & Conditions

·         A QCA of 3.25 or above.

·         Only one application per student/academic.

·         The scheme is open to all students who are in a position to apply for the 2023 or 2024 IRC Postgraduate Scholarship Calls.

·         The value of the scheme is €2,500 per student, for a preferred duration of 10 weeks, so the student will be paid €250 per week. The student and supervisor can opt for a shorter duration – typically 8 or 9 weeks, on a pro rata basis.

·         Lab overhead and consumables etc. will not be covered by the scheme.   

·         The application form (below) must be completed and signed and returned to Johanna Griffin (johanna.griffin@ul.ie) by Wednesday 23rd March 2022 @3pm.

·         Funding decisions will be at the discretion of the HoD/HoS in conjunction with the ADR, and ratified by the Faculty Management Committee, and will be issued in mid-April.

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There are a variety of Research Opportunities, at multiple entry points, to be found across the Faculty of Science & Engineering.

Many of these vacancies are listed on the University of Limerick's HR "Current vacancies" page.  Students who wish to pursue a postgraduate qualification should refer to the options and guidelines available from the UL Graduate School's website.

There are support mechanisms available.  Please refer to UL's Research Support Services for further information.

Useful Links

  • Postgraduate Ireland - Online resource for postgraduate options 
  • University Vacancies Ireland - Search for vacancies in Academic, Research, Management, Administrative, and Support Service employment in the Irish University and Higher Education Sector. Subscribe for new vacancy alerts in universities, research institutions and support divisions.
  • EURAXESS Researchers in Motion - A unique pan-European initiative providing access to a complete range of information and support services to researchers wishing to pursue their research careers in Europe or stay connected to it.
  • Irish Universities Association - The representative body for Ireland's seven universities. Through consultation and collaborative projects, we develop strategy and policy to advance third and fourth-level education and research. Our shared aim is to ensure that we maximise the universities' contribution to Ireland's social, cultural, and economic well-being.
  • One of the World's top 20 Chemists Joins the University of Limerick - Learn about UL's success in securing the appointment of one of the world's top 20 chemists as the first SFI Research Professor. Further information about this funding mechanism is available from the SFI website