The School of Computer Science (SCS) is offering scholarships to excellent candidates to obtain a Ph.D. inside the school. The winners will receive a 16,000 Euro/year tax-free scholarship, plus the payment of Ph.D. tariffs at the EU level, and an allocation of 1,000 Euro for a PC. The Scholarships will have a duration of up to 4 years, conditioned to a satisfactory progress, to be evaluated before the end of year 2.
As part of the Scholarship, the winners are expected to serve as Research Demonstrators / Teaching Assistants within the SCS for up to 9 hours/week during the teaching period.
Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree with first class honors or second class honors or equivalent. If the results of the final grade are not known at the time of the request, the offers can be made provisionally, conditioned to the confirmation of the results. The scholarships must begin in the academic year 2018/19, preferably before October 1, 2018.
Candidates must submit an application along with a Principal Investigator / Academic member of the SCS staff, who will be their Ph.D. supervisor if the application is successful. As such, applicants must first contact SCS staff members, obtain their approval to complete a Ph.D. under your supervision, and contact them during the preparation of the application. Applications must include details of a Ph.D. research project that must be agreed between the potential supervisor and the candidate. Candidates who are applying concurrently for another Ph.D. the scholarships (for example, the Graduate Scholarships of the Government of Ireland by the Irish Research Council) will be considered favorably.
All SCS academic staff members are eligible as sponsors for applicants, as long as their contract is permanent or extends for the full duration of the scholarship. Everything else is the same, members of smaller research groups / lower research funds will be prioritized.
To apply for the scholarship, complete the Application Form (docx) and send it by email to email@example.com before November 15, 2017, at 5 p.m. GMT. Potential supervisors will be asked to confirm that they wish to support their request and their appointed arbitrators will be asked to refer shortly after submission.
The results will be announced in January 2018.