Arnold F. Graves Postdoctoral Programme
Description of the Programme
The Arnold F. Graves Scholars Programme provides an exciting opportunity for doctoral candidates to join a prestigious scheme for postdoctoral studies in leading edge research. Highly motivated researchers can sieze the opportunity to carry out novel and innovative research in nationally and internationally relevant research.
Arnold F. Graves was considered to be the father of Irish Technical Education and was instrumental in establishing the Technical School in Kevin Street, which is now DIT, Kevin Street.
Building on this reputation of excellence, Arnold F. Graves Scholars are expected to participate fully in the academic life of the Institute, to contribute to the development of research in the DIT’s designated centre or institute and participate in postgraduate research seminars, evaluations and supervision. They also undertake a Postgraduate Diploma in Research Management. Doctoral degree holders who are leading authors in their field and have taken part in important innovations or new developments in that field should preferably apply to the scheme. Applicants will have experience in supervision of postgraduate researchers.
Arnold F. Graves Scholars may receive a tax-free bursary of between €21,000 - €35,000 per annum and opportunities for funding will be advertised here as they arise. For a list of opportunities currently available please click here.
Scheme Conditions and Application Procedures
Each scholar will be attached to a centre or research institute but registered in an academic school under a supervisor who is an expert in the chosen discipline.
The Arnold F. Graves Scholar Trustees appointed by the President will govern the programme and the Graduate Research School Office will coordinate participation to the Postgraduate Diploma in Research Management.
Scholarships will only be tenable at the Dublin Institute of Technology. All scholarships will be advertised and open to competition. Only applications of scholars who hold a doctoral degree will be considered. The donor or sponsor will have no role in selecting the candidate. This will be done by the Arnold F. Graves Scholars Board which is chaired by the Dean of Graduate Research School and has a membership chosen to reflect the position applied for.
The selected candidates will sign a contract outlining the conditions of the scholarship. They will be appointed for a maximum period of three years and at all times the scholarship will be subject to the availability of funds. All scholars will be registered as full-time students at the Dublin Institute of Technology on a Postgraduate Diploma in Research Management and will not be entitled to the benefits applicable to DIT staff members.
Scholars will be expected to participate fully in the academic life of the Institute and to participate in postgraduate research seminars, evaluations and supervision.