Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme
Irish Research Council

All Nationalities
Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)

Scholarship Overview

Irish Research Council, Ireland invites applications for the Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme 2021 from PhD holders. This fellowship aims to support suitable eligible candidates for postdoctoral study at higher education institutions in Ireland. Selected fellows will receive an annual salary of EUR 31,275 and other benefits.


The selected students will get the following awards:

  • A salary of EUR 31,275 per annum
  • Employer’s PRSI contribution of EUR 3,455 per annum
  • Employer’s pension contribution of EUR 6,255 per annum 
  • Eligible direct research expenses of EUR 5,000 per annum.


This scholarship is closed for further applications. It is expected to be launched by September2021. You can follow this scholarship for further updates.

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To be eligible, an applicant must:

  • Be an international student 
  • Have graduated or certified for the award of a doctoral degree
  • Have submitted the hardbound corrected thesis, within the recent five years between 31 May 2015 and 31 May 2020

How To Apply

Follow the steps to apply:

Step 1: New users click on the "Application Registration" page
Step 2: Fill in the date 
Step 3: Visit the Irish Research Council log in page.
Step 4: Log in with the registered ID
Step 5: Fill in all the data and upload the necessary documents.