Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme 2023 for study in Ireland

Deadline: 20th of October, 2022

An established national program, the Department of Further and Higher the Council oversaw Education, Research, Innovation and Science sponsors the Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme.

The Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Program is distinct from other funding options for postgraduate study in Ireland and works in conjunction with them. Its characteristics include:

  • individual, prestigious awards for excellent research in the name of the applicant;
  • an objective selection process using international, independent expert peer review;
  • funding across all disciplines, from archaeology to zoology; and
  • awards for bottom-up, non-directed research, with the exception of those funded by our strategic funding partners.


• There is no age limit for applicants to be eligible for either programme type.
• All applicants must be affiliated with an eligible Irish higher education institution or research-performing organisation.
• Applications will only be accepted in either the Irish or English language
• Applicants must not have had two previous unsuccessful applications to the relevant programme, including to strategic partner themes. This applies regardless of whether the applicant has changed their host institution or research topic since a previous submission.

Eligible Program

Degree type Duration of funding to be awarded

  • Research master’s degree   1 year
  • Structured research master’s degree   2 years
  • Traditional doctoral degree   3 years
  • Structured doctoral degree   4 years


  • a stipend of €18,500 per annum;
  • a contribution to fees, including non-EU fees, up to a maximum of €5,750 per annum; and
  • eligible direct research expenses of €3,250 per annum.


Call open 16:00 (Irish time) 8 September 2022
FAQ deadline 16:00 (Irish time) 13 October 2022
Applicant deadline 16:00 (Irish time) 20 October 2022
Supervisor deadline 16:00 (Irish time) 27 October 2022
Research office endorsement deadline 16:00 (Irish time) 3 November 2022
Call outcome End of March 2023
Award start date 1 September 2023

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Oyin Olufayo

Oyin Olufayo is a Sustainable Development Goals Advocate. A recent graduate of The School of Politics, Policy, and Governance (SPPG) She is a Technical Writer, Political Writer, and a Content Writer. Her passion for sustainable development goals has been implemented by creating tangible solutions. She has featured in grassroots initiatives like TedX, World Literacy Foundation, Spur Nation Media, FRCN, Naija Law and etc. spreading the impact of Sustainable education, and also facilitated numerous events regarding SDGs.

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