The Ronan Daly Jermyn Scholarship (Research Masters in Law)
Ronan Daly Jermyn, Solicitors established this scholarship in 2006 to promote research in the business law
field. The Scholarship is valued at €7,500 in total and is tenable at UCC to support an LLM by Research (full-
time) in the business law field. Further Information on the Ronan Daly Jermyn Scholarship
Comyn Kelleher Tobin Graduate Bursary
This graduate bursary will be awarded to support LLM by Research or PhD studies in the Department of Law. The
bursary is valued at €2,000. The Head of the Department of Law and the Director of Graduate Studies Department
of Law, or their nominees, will choose the successful candidate.
Aidan Synnott Graduate Study Travel Bursary Scheme
[This bursary is available only to registered Law Faculty research postgraduates]
Thanks to the generosity of Aidan Synnott, a UCC BCL graduate practicing as a lawyer in the USA, a fund will be
made available each year to fund travel to research locations outside UCC for PhD and LLM by Research
students. The fund is valued at US$3,000.
The President James Slattery Prize and Medal
This annual €2,000 prize and medal is awarded to a postgraduate student in the Law Faculty. Further details
available at www.ucc.ie/admin/registrar/calendar/scholarship/sch004.html
2. FUNDING SPECIFIC TO UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK
The William J. Leen Postgraduate Scholarships
1. Mr. William J. Leen, who died in 1995, bequeathed €311,085.83 to the University “to create a revolving fund to
provide scholarships for individual students for a term up to three years”.
2. In accordance with the term of Mr. Leen’s will, the University has decided to institute postgraduate
scholarships as a memorial to Mr. Leen’s geneerosity, in accordance with the following conditions:
The closing date for applications (which should be submitted to the Student Records and Examinations Office) is
normally in May each year. Further details will be posted here when available.
Download the William J. Leen Postgraduate Scholarship form (54kB)
3. EXTERNAL SOURCES OF FUNDING
Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship
Irish candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for a Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship. Details
of these prestigious scholarships can be found at http://www.irchss.ie/schemes/scheme01/index.html .
National University of Ireland Travelling Studentships
The Travelling Studentship Scheme, funded by the University from its own resources, has been in existence
since 1910. The Travelling Studentships Scheme has as its main objectives to encourage the most able
students in the NUI to pursue research at doctoral level and to attract these scholars back eventually to enrich
the learning community within NUI.
While in the past it was the practice that holders of Travelling Studentships had to be registered
Candidates who are interested in the possibility of applying should contact Veronica Calnan at [email protected]
ie Details of the scholarships will be posted at http://www.nui.ie/awards/postgraduates.asp
EJ Phelan Fellowship in International Law – Not on offer for 2011
This Fellowship, funded by a special bequest from the late Mr and Mrs Edward J Phelan was first awarded in
2002. The Fellowship is intended to encourage and support a postgraduate student of proven academic
excellence to advance his/her scholarly research in the field of International Law.
The scholarship is valued at over €25,000 (payable over one year). The fellowship was awarded to a UCC BCL
Graduate in 2004, and in 2008 to fund PhD Degrees at UCC.
Candidates who are interested in the possibility of applying in the future should contact Veronica Calnan at
[email protected] http://www.nui.ie/awards/research.asp
Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Scholarship Programme
The Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs is currently inviting applications for the following
• A masters degree by research
• A doctoral degree by research
The aim of the Programme is to develop research capacity in relation to children and to support research directly
related to the National Children’s Strategy, through the funding of postgraduate research. Under this Programme,
successful applicants receive an annual maintenance grant of €16,000 and also have university fees paid in full
by the Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs
Other Funding Sources
Other students have funded their studies with grants related to their particular research work, e.g. some
candidates are funded by research grants in relation to gender and human rights law and others in relation to
environmental law. Click here for more information.