The NUI Travelling Doctoral Studentship Scheme is one of the University’s longest-running competitions and has been in existence since 1910. Funded by the University from its resources, it continues an earlier scheme established by the Royal University of Ireland, which preceded NUI.
The NUI Travelling Doctoral Studentship Scheme has as its main objectives:
- to encourage the ablest students in the NUI federal system to pursue research;
- to enable these students to undertake postgraduate research abroad, in the most reputable universities, towards a doctoral degree, or
- to enable students registered in NUI institutions participating in international partnerships to undertake substantial research periods overseas as part of their doctoral studies;
- to attract these scholars back to enrich the learning community within NUI.
In 2023, the maximum value of a full Travelling Doctoral Studentship will be €26,500 per annum including a stipend of €18,500 and a contribution towards fees of up to €8,000, where appropriate.