Information for existing awardees
This section of the website contains links to request forms and policy documents of relevance to our awardees. Please note that, unless in the case of exceptional circumstances, we will only consider requests submitted in advance of any changes.
Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarships
The higher education institution should ensure that a clear and reasonable policy on annual leave entitlement exists and that this is made known to the scholar at the start of their scholarship.
Leave of absence (pausing an award)
We prioritise the well-being of scholars and offer the option of taking leave. If scholars are experiencing difficulties or changes in their life circumstances which may affect their ability to undertake their scholarship, we advise them to discuss these circumstances first with relevant support staff (doctor, counsellor, graduate studies support officer, supervisor etc.). They can suspend their award for a variety of reasons such as stress, bereavement and other eligible career breaks. Eligible career breaks include maternity leave, paternity leave, adoptive leave, prolonged sick leave and carer’s leave. Please note, the reasons for a suspension is not an exhaustive list. Rather than terminating an award, please consider pausing an award for scholars who may need time off in order to consider their position fully.
Change of supervision
While scholars are expected to complete their research at the higher education institution as originally proposed in their application, is it recognised that exceptional circumstances may call for a change of location or supervisor. In these cases, the scholar and proposed new supervisor and/or higher education institution must write to the Council stating the case for change. The Council will examine the submission on its merits and respond with a decision on whether funding will continue in the new circumstances.
Change of project
The Council expects scholars to complete the postgraduate degree and research project for which they have been awarded funding within the funding term. Funding will only be provided for the research project as presented in the application. The written consent of the Council must be sought in advance of any significant departures from the research project during the funding term. Such requests will be independently peer-reviewed and the Council’s decision on whether to approve the proposed change(s) will be final.
The relevant Word document should be downloaded, completed, signed by the appropriate parties and returned as an editable PDF to email@example.com.
Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowships
The relevant Word document should be downloaded, completed, signed by the appropriate parties and returned as an editable PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enterprise Schemes (Postgraduate)
The relevant Word document should be downloaded, completed, signed by the appropriate parties and returned as an editable PDF to email@example.com.
Enterprise Schemes (Postdoctoral)
MSCA COFUND Fellowships
Dignity in the Conduct of Research Policy
Maternity Leave Policy
Requirements for Acknowledgement of Funding Policy
Open Access Policy