Applicants are invited to apply for KBS Deans PhD Scholarships for a full-time PhD programme to be undertaken at the Kemmy Business School for the 2018-2020 academic year. Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for these fellowships.
The competition is open to prospective students who aim to enrol in 2018, and will cover fees and a stipend of €1,000 per month for years one to four of a traditional or structured PhD programme, subject to satisfactory progress, etc.
As a leading Irish Business School in a public university system, KBS is committed to excellence in teaching, and to fostering knowledge and understanding of business and society within a diverse, research active and socially engaged environment.
Degree Level: Scholarships are available to pursue PhD research programme.
Available Subject: Applications are invited across all the disciplines of the School. A full list of the areas of research expertise within the School may be found here.
Scholarship Benefits: The competition is open to prospective students who aim to enrol in 2018[i], and will cover fees and a stipend of €1,000 per month for years one to four of a traditional or structured PhD programme, subject to satisfactory progress, etc. Scholarship holders are expected to undertake a limited amount of formative academic duties in the School in addition to pursuing their doctoral studies.
Number of Scholarships: Two scholarships will be awarded.
Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:
- Students should choose modules totalling up to 60 credits between elective and core. Some students come into the programme with a Masters degree, or other exceptional experience, and where appropriate this group may avail of exemptions to reduce the taught element to a minimum of 30 credits. Summer Schools can also be used to accumulate credits. Modules may be taken on a pass/fail basis. We recommend that as far as possible, the taught element of a structured PhD is frontloaded and completed early in the programme of study.
- Students registering now should choose their modules in conjunction with their supervisor, and return details of the suite of taught modules chosen to the ADR. They should also take care to register in good time for the modules. Similarly, students applying for exemptions should do so through the ADR’s office.
Eligible Nationalities: Applicants of all nationalities are eligible to apply for these fellowships.
Application Procedure: Interested applicants should submit the following material to rebecca.gachet-at-ul.ie
- A completed application form (form may be downloaded here)
- A cover letter and cv
- A research proposal of approximately 2,000 words, including the following elements:
- Abstract (300 words, approx.)
- Aims, objectives and central research questions
- Methodology including details of any specialist knowledge/data required
- Research schedule and timeline
- Where the project fits within the current literature
- Dissemination plans and potential impact
- Name(s) of potential KBS supervisor(s)
- Two letters of reference.
Deadline: The scholarship closing date is May 31, 2017.