Postgraduate Funding


  • The Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme supports suitably qualified Research Masters and Doctoral candidates pursuing, or intending to pursue, full-time research in any discipline.
  • The Employment Based Postgraduate Programme provides funding for companies to employ high-calibre researchers to work onsite with them on product, service or process innovations.
  • The Enterprise Partnership Scheme offers researchers the opportunity to gain additional beneficial experience and insight into the commercial arena while completing their research.


Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme 2017

Employment Based Programme 2016

Enterprise Partnership Scheme (Postgraduate) 2016


If you are an existing Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholar, please follow this link to navigate to the page on our website which contains the relevant request forms in order to make changes to your award. Please note that the Council will only consider requests submitted in advance of any changes unless in the case of exceptional circumstances.