GMIT Rise Postgraduate Student scholarship in Ireland,2017



GMIT Rise Scholarships sponsored by Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology for the academic year 2017 is currently available and Irish applicants are invited to apply. These scholarships are available to pursue postgraduate research degree in Ireland.

The aim of the scholarships is to develop the education of students and to enhance the economic, social and cultural life of region.

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology is a third level institute of education and is based at five locations in the west of Ireland.

Course Level: These scholarships are available to pursue postgraduate research degree.

Study Subject: These scholarships are awarded in any discipline offered by the university.

Scholarship Award: These scholarships will cover the followings:

  • A student stipend (usually tax-exempt) valued at €18,000 paid over 18 months 1
  • A waiver of postgraduate registration fees 2
  • Limited support for travel and consumables (€1,800 in total).

Numbers of Scholarships: Up to six scholarships are available.

Scholarship can be taken in Ireland

Eligibility: Applicants must meet the following area for the scholarship:

  • Support will be provided only to students that register in GMIT to pursue Masters degrees by research;
  • Student candidates must have previously graduated, or be due to graduate in 2017, in a discipline relevant to the proposed research;
  • The prerequisite academic qualification is a first or second class honours degree or qualifications and experience considered by the Institute as equivalent to this standard.
  • All qualified student candidates, including EU and non-EU candidates, may apply;
  • GMIT staff must be involved as primary supervisors, and may also be co-supervisors;
  • Applications should be developed in partnership between the proposed supervisory panel, the student candidate, and external partners in industry, agencies or civil society.
  • Preference will be given to proposals that deliver additional supports, and enhanced networking experiences for the student. Such enhancements could be achieved by: o Co-supervision by partners in industry, public sector/agencies, or civil society; o Co-supervision from a partner institution in the West North West Regional Cluster or Connacht Ulster Alliance (i.e.: NUIG, IT Sligo, Letterkenny IT); o Period(s) of professional practice/internship with external partner(s); o Provision of other supports by academic and external partners (e.g.: ancillary
  • funding; access to data, facilities, expertise, etc.); o Capacity to convert/subvent/extend the scholarship with funding from other sources (e.g.: Enterprise Ireland Feasibility Studies, Innovation Vouchers, and Innovation Partnerships; Irish Research Council postgraduate awards);
  • Utilisation of collaborative funding to supplement the scholarships and/or fund fees, equipment, travel or consumables not provided by the RISE award.
  • RISE applications involving industrial/agency, public sector or third sector partners will be encouraged to co-brand the Scholarship.
  • As, for example, the: “Museum of Country Life GMIT Scholarship”; “Information Technology Association of Galway GMIT Scholarship”; “Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland GMIT Scholarship”; “Irish Hotels Federation GMIT Scholarship”).
  • Applicants may consult with the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation regarding the suitability of potential external partners by e-mailing
  • Candidates who already hold a Master’s degree by research, or students currently in receipt of postgraduate research funding and registered as postgraduate research students are ineligible.
  • Eligible ancillary expenditure includes:
  • Materials, Consumables;
  • Cost of small items of equipment;
  • Directly relevant travel.
  • All ancillary expenses must be justified within the application. Proposals that offset these costs through utilisation of external supports will be favoured in the evaluation.
  • Expenses that occur outside the Scholarship period are ineligible.

Nationality: Irish applicants can apply for these scholarships.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirement: Applicants must have graduate degree.

How to Apply: Applicants can apply via email.

  • Applications for all awards must include the following information:
  • Personal Details;
  • Academic Qualifications, Transcripts and Results;
  • Demonstration of Proficiency in the English language (if applicable);
  • A Personal statement detailing the candidate’s experience and ambition;
  • Details of the proposed co-supervisory panel;
  • A supporting statement by the principal academic supervisor;
  • Signed endorsement of the candidate and co-supervisors.
  • Applications for RISE Scholarships must also include:
  • A Project Proposal.
  • Application forms must be completed in a font size? 11 point, digitally signed, and emailed as a single Word or PDF file containing all elements by: email to

Application Deadline: The application deadline is June 6, 2017.

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