PhD Research Programme
The Ireland Fellows Programme Pilot PhD Research Programme is a new initiative under the Ireland Fellows Programme to provide a prestigious award for excellent research. It offers selected suitably qualified PhD students in partner higher education institutions in Vietnam the opportunity to study for one year at a higher education institution in Ireland as part of their PhD programme. The award is fully funded and covers programme fees, flights, accommodation and living costs for the year in Ireland, as well as eligible direct research expenses of up to €3,250 to enable the awardee to carry out the research project in Ireland. Up to three awards will be made in 2024. The Ireland Fellows Programme promotes gender equality, equal opportunity, and welcomes diversity. The aims of the Programme are:
The Programme is intended to enable researchers on their return home and on completion of their PhD to leverage their high-level skills, knowledge, and talent to contribute to capacity building in their home country. Successful awardees under the programme are recognised as demonstrating world-class potential as future leaders in their respective fields. It is also envisaged that they will contribute to building enduring positive personal and professional relationships with Ireland, promoting institutional linkages.
The Ireland Fellows Programme is fully funded by the Irish Government and is offered under the auspices of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA). The Programme aligns with the Irish Government's commitments under Global Ireland and the national implementation plan for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), The Global Island: Ireland's Foreign Policy for a Changing World , A Better World: Ireland's Policy for International Development, and Ireland's International Education Strategy.
The Ireland Fellows Programme PhD Research Programme is managed by the Department of Foreign Affairs in partnership with the Irish Research Council (IRC). Programme implementation in Ireland is supported by the Irish Council for International Students (ICOS).
The support provided is for research purposes and will not result in a separate qualification.
Applications for the academic year 2024-25 are now open!
Potential applicants should carefully ascertain whether or not they are eligible in advance of applying to the programme. To be eligible for an Ireland Fellows Programme – PhD Research Programme award commencing at the beginning of the academic year 2024, applicants must:
Have the English language certification required by the Higher Education Institution in Ireland.
Applicants who are interested in making an application for the Programme should complete and submit an application form. The application form should be submitted by email to the Embassy of Ireland, Hanoi, at [email protected], by 16 February 2024.
Applicants who are shortlisted and who do not yet have the English language certification required by the Higher Education Institution in Ireland can request a coupon in order to take the Duolingo English Language Test. This is an online test that can be taken at home. Those who achieve a score of 120 or above will be invited to interview in early March 2024 . Preparation materials for English language testing are available at Duolingo English Test as well as https: // takeielts.britishcouncil.org/take-ielts/prepare and Road to IELTS (clarityenglish.com).Application Information
Applications will not be considered for this fellowship unless all eligibility criteria are met. You should carefully check that you can meet the above criteria before requesting application information.
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PhD Pilot programme - Call for Applications 2024-2025
PhD Pilot Programme Application Form 2023-24
PhD Pilot Programme - Home HEI form 2024-2025
PhD Pilot Programme - Referee Form 2024-2025
PhD Pilot Programme - Academic Supervisor Letter of Commitment 2024-2025
IFP PhD Research Programme - Eligible Costs under the Direct Research Expenses AllowanceContact
For queries, please contact the relevant Embassy of Ireland.Additional Information
To find out what Ireland is doing in Asia, visit www. irishaid.ie. For information on the Department of Foreign Affairs, visit www. dfa.ie. To learn about education in Ireland, visit www. educationinireland.com. For information about IELTS, visit www. ielts.org.