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Postgraduate Research Fellowship Award Programme 2020/2021

The President and Vice President for Research, Development and Innovation, in conjunction with the Faculties of Applied Science Engineering and Technology, Business & Humanities and the Limerick School of Art and Design, are opening a call for proposals for the LIT Postgraduate Research Fellowship Award Programmes for the Academic Year 2020/2021.

Applications are invited from interested students who have a research project they wish to pursue.

Support will be directed towards the generation of new knowledge and the provision of research and development training for Research Postgraduate Candidates pursuing research degree programmes leading to the award of Masters or PhD.

All applications must clearly demonstrate the aims, objectives and central research questions of the proposed research.

Applicants must have the agreement of an LIT staff member to act as their Principal Research Supervisor.

Postgraduate Research Fellowship Awards will be:

  • Two/Three years fees up to a maximum of €5,200 per annum
  • A stipend of €500 per month up to a maximum of 2 years for full-time research postgraduate students in pursuit of a Masters
  • A stipend of €1,000 per month for the third year following successful completion of the transfer to the PhD register
  • A project consumables budget up to a maximum of €2,500 may also be available where justified

Please complete and return the relevant application form to the Graduate Studies and Research Office by email at up to and no later than Friday, 21st of February 2020.

Download Application Form 2020/2021       Download Application Form Guidance Notes