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Fully Funded PhD Scholarship in all Business Disciplines

University of Limerick

Qualification Type: PhD
Location: Limerick - Ireland
Funding for: UK Students, EU Students, International Students
Funding amount: €12,000
£10,672.81 converted salary* per annum plus tuition fees (Maximum 4 Years)
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Placed On: 7th March 2019
Closes: 10th May 2019

Qualification Type: PhD or Structured PhD

Funding for: UK/Irish Students, EU Students, International Students

Kemmy Business School (KBS), University of Limerick is seeking a highly motivated graduate to undertake fulltime PhD study in any of the business disciplines in our School. KBS is a research-active, PRME Champion School pursuing triple accreditation. We have a broad range of research strengths – see details at – and welcome applications in any area. It is essential that candidates engage with a KBS faculty member prior to submitting a proposal, and secure agreement to supervise. A full list of faculty’s research interests can be seen here:

KBS is a faculty of the University of Limerick, on a campus set over 133 hectares with the River Shannon as a unifying focal point, offering outstanding recreational, cultural and sporting facilities as well as an exceptional learning and working environment. The University is located 5km from Limerick City and 20km from Shannon International Airport.

We offer excellent conditions:

  • Dynamic research environment.
  • Funded position with personal workspace and excellent research infrastructure.


  • Master’s Degree or First-class or upper-second-class honours (2.1) primary (undergraduate) degree (Level 8, NFQ), or national equivalent, in a relevant discipline.
  • Applicants who have not undertaken their Undergraduate or Master’s Degree through the medium of English must provide evidence of their proficiency by achieving a minimum standard in a recognised English language test, such as IELTS.

Successful scholarship holders are expected to undertake a limited amount of formative academic duties in the School in addition to pursuing your doctoral studies. While this Scholarship is open to those intending to undertake full time study, applications are also welcome at this time from prospective students intending to register for part-time study. Supports may be offered to particularly strong candidates in this category. 

How to apply

The first and most important thing is to engage with one or more of our faculty members, and ensure that they are willing to supervise. They may also assist in the development of your proposal. Next, you should submit the following material to  

  • A completed application form (form may be downloaded here)
  • A cover letter and cv
  • A research proposal of approximately 2,000 words, including the following elements:
    • Abstract (300 words, approx.)
    • Aims, objectives and central research questions
    • Methodology including details of any specialist knowledge/data required
    • Research schedule and timeline
    • Where the project fits within the current literature
    • Dissemination plans and potential impact
  • Letter or email from a KBS faculty member confirming their willingness to act as supervisor.
  • Two letters of reference.

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