Dublin City University Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences PhD scholarships 2021, Ireland

Publish Date: Feb 07, 2021

Deadline: Mar 31, 2021

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences typically offers a number of PhD scholarships across Schools on an annual basis. Scholarships might also be offered through some of our research centres. Alternatively, students can apply for scholarships from funding agencies such as the Irish Research Council.

Current PhD Scholarships on Offer

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is currently offering 20 PhD scholarships across its seven schools for the academic year beginning in September 2021.

Full scholarships for four years full-time study including fees and an annual stipend of €16,500 per annum are available.

The deadline for application is 5pm GMT (Irish time) on March 31st, 2021. Envisaged start dates are 06 September 2021. We expect that all awardees will be physically on campus from that date, subject to public health guidelines.

Our scholarships span across our seven schools. For specific information about the scholarships on offer in each school, our structured pathways and modules, how to apply and the contact point for questions, see the details provided at each school link below.

  • Applied Language and Intercultural Studies
  • Communications
  • English
  • Fiontar agus Scoil na Gaeilge
  • History and Geography
  • Law and Government
  • Theology, Philosophy and Music

The Graduate Studies Office administers a DCU Postgraduate Research Conference and Travel Grant. Each postgraduate research student, full-time or part-time, can apply in the period of his or her studentship for a Conference and Travel Grant from the DCU Research Committee. The scheme is administered through the Graduate Studies Office (GSO), based in GLA.LG13 in the McNulty Building, Glasnevin Campus. Further information is available at the Graduate Studies Office scholarships page. 


The Faculty Research Committee allocates some funds to administer a competitive Journal Publication Scheme, a call for which is issued normally at the end of October or beginning of November.  The scheme is available to research students in their 3rd or later year in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, DCU.  The scheme provides support for research leading to publication in a SCOPUS-ranked journal. The article can be sole-authored by the student or co-authored with a member of DCU staff, most typically but not exclusively a student’s supervisor.  Items supported could include fieldwork; archive / research travel; conference dissemination; data generation.  Depending on the budget allocation and number of applicants the maximum value of any single award can change but generally it will be no more than €1,000.

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