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Hardiman Research Scholarships


NUI Galway is now offering Hardiman Research Scholarships for Structured PhD programmes. These scholarships are fully-funded four-year PhD scholarships. The value of the Research Scholarship is a stipend of €16,000 p.a. plus fees.

The Hardiman Research Scholarships offer opportunities for suitably qualified individuals to pursue a postgraduate degree by research focused on the five key areas of research in which the University offers leading expertise.  These are:


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  • Biomedical Science and Engineering
  • Informatics, Physical, and Computational Sciences
  • Environment, Marine, and Energy
  • Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy
  • Humanities in Context

Additional Cancer Care West Hardiman Scholarships have been established with the generous support of Cancer Care West and Galway University Foundation.  The scholarships will support translational and clinical research in the area of Cancer Biology, Therapeutics, and Psycho-oncology at NUI Galway and the associated University Hospital Galway (UHG). 

Application Procedure

For full information on the application process, please go

The deadline for receipt of applications is 5.00 p.m. (GMT) Monday 17th December, 2012.

Graduate Education & Structured PhD Programmes

We are committed to ensuring that all our research students are deeply embedded in our rich culture of research and that our PhD graduates will be effective contributors to the complex global society, leading innovation and contributing to knowledge transfer and commercialisation of their research. We have developed structured PhD programmes in each our five Colleges, which while retaining the focus on the advancement of knowledge through original research, also provide professional development modules in subject-specific and transferable skills.

For you as a student within a structured PhD programme you will, in addition to the support offered by your supervisor(s) have a Graduate Research Committee who will act as an additional source of advice and support and who will regularly monitor your progress.