PhD Scholarships

The J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics is looking for talented, creative and highly qualified individuals to work under the supervision of an academic faculty member and become part of the School’s vibrant research community. Our PhD programme has a strong track record in terms of the research student experience and the opportunities afforded to, and the achievements of, our PhD graduates. The programme combines scholarly theory-building with a strong applied focus. The School offers a number of PhD scholarships to the best applicants to pursue a structured PhD programme in one of the following disciplines in the School:

  • Accountancy and Finance
  • Economics
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Business Information Systems

The Scholarship

The Scholarship will cover an annual stipend of €16,000 and payment of PhD fees of €5250 per annum (for a maximum of 4 years), subject to satisfactory performance. The successful PhD student will be provided with a dedicated desk and computer and will have the opportunity to participate in research seminars, workshops and avail of research supports through their doctoral programme. The scholarship is not intended for students who already have access to alternative substantial sources of funding (e.g. students working on funded projects or in receipt of other scholarships). However, at the earliest possible opportunity during the tenure of a scholarship, the Scholar will be required to prepare one, or if necessary two, application(s), under the guidance and advice of the supervisor, for external research funding under the Irish Research Council (IRC) Post-Graduate Scholarship Scheme, if eligible to do so.

Further details on the application process and guidelines are available here.