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Postgraduate Research Scholarships in the School of Allied Health 2018

Posted by | Administration Officer | Date: 10 Jul 2018 | 09:04am

The School of Allied Health is offering two structured PhD Scholarships.  The scholarships have been awarded to research groups within the school:

  1. ANCIR (Acquired Neurological Conditions Integrated Research ) group.  Title: “Designing an OPTImum COGnitive intervention for people of working age after Stroke (OPTI-COGS)”  led by Dr Sara Hayes, Dr Pauline Boland, and Prof Susan Coote
  2. SLCN (Speech, Language and Communication Needs) research group.  Title: “A feasibility study for the implementation of collaborative co-designed curriculum-based interventions for children with developmental speech and language disorders” led by Dr Carol-Anne Murphy, Prof Sue Franklin, and Dr Aileen Wright

Students are invited to apply for these scholarships.



  • Two full structured PhD fee waivers for 4 years and annual stipend of €16000 with some funding for travel/consumables.  

Deadline for receipt of application: 20th July 2018


Terms of the Awards:

  • To be eligible for these scholarships applicants must be planning to register as a postgraduate student on the EHS Structured PhD in September 2018.Scholarships may be held for up to 4 years (PhD), subject to available funding and the student’s continued satisfactory academic progress.
  • Scholarship recipients must register full-time in the School of Allied Health.
  • The supervisory team must primarily be members of the School of Allied Health.
  • Successful applicants must take up the scholarship by the beginning of the first semester AY 2018/19.
  • Selection panel decisions will be final and not open to review. Applicants will be given a maximum of ten working days to decide whether to take up the scholarship, once offered. If the scholarship is not taken up it will be re-allocated on the basis of merit points to the next highest applicant. The panel will have the right to agree that low quality applications may be judged as non-fundable, and a scholarship will not be offered in that instance.
  • Being in receipt of an externally funded scholarship or stipend will not affect the value of the School scholarships, provided that external funding does not exceed €5,000. Scholarship recipients must inform the Head of the School of Allied Health in writing upon receipt of such additional funding.
  • Successful applicants will be notified by the 3rd week in July and must proceed to register for their degree programme.


Application Process: Please submit an electronic copy of your application including all attachments to Mairead Gavin, Administrator, School of Allied Health, University of Limerick, Limerick at


Deadline for receipt of applications is June 30th 2018 at 12 noon.

  • School of Allied Health Scholarship Application Form
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Transcript showing degree/s and year/s of award
  • References x 2

Applicants will receive email confirmation that their application has been received.


Further information:

Mairead Gavin, Administrator, School of Allied Health
Email: or Ph. 061 234301

Prof Susan Coote, Chair SAH Research committee 061 234 278


For ANCIR group project:

Dr. Sara Hayes       061-202062

For SLCN research group project:

Dr.Carol-Anne Murphy      061-213076

*Applicants due to complete their programmes this academic year are eligible to apply. If a scholarship is awarded to a candidate with results pending the award will be made conditional on the successful completion of the programme. An official final transcript must be submitted before the scholarship will be awarded.



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