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Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme. www.research.ie. Guide for Applicants Guide to the Online Application System Terms & Conditions FAQs etc. Register. On line A pplication. Supervisor & Referees Research Mobility Academic Qualifications - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • Irish Research CouncilGovernment of IrelandPostgraduate Scholarship Scheme

    Lucy ByrnesDean of Graduate StudiesFiona BurnsResearch OfficeGary LuptonResearch OfficeJoanna FordeResearch Accounts OfficeTrina ONeillResearch Accounts Office

  • www.research.ieGuide for ApplicantsGuide to the Online Application SystemTerms & ConditionsFAQsetc.

  • Register

  • On line ApplicationSupervisor & RefereesResearch MobilityAcademic QualificationsProposed ResearchPersonal/Ethical/Gender Statement Ethics Research OfficeFinancial Justification Research Accounts OfficeApplication Declaration

  • 1. Supervisor & Referees

    Supervisor = Pre-registered academic

    Referee must be a qualified researcher (from academia or enterprise).Must select 2N.B. Correct contact detailsSupervisor can be referee but supervisor will then have to provide a supervisor report AND a separate reference

  • 3. Academic QualificationsUndergraduate QualificationsAdditional details e.g. projects, other good marks, place in class, scholarships or prizes Postgraduate QualificationsOther EducationAny certificates/diplomas? Other training? e.g. I.T.Research Achievementsplus Research projects give aim, methodology employed, results

  • 4. Proposed ResearchDegree typeStructured Doctoral Degree (48 months)Structured Masters Degree (24 months)

    Abstract 350 words= project summaryReadable by non-specialists

  • Structured PhDSupervisor AND Graduate Research CommitteeAnnual Progress Reviews30-45 ECTS/ 360 ECTS tailored to youGeneric and Transferrable skills, e.g. Teaching and learningAdvanced specialised courses4-year programme

    Dr. Lucy Byrnes

  • 4. Proposed Research cont.Description of topic 1,000 wordse.g. aims, objectives, central research questionsMethodology 500 wordsinvestigative and analytic methods and theoretical frameworksResearch Plan 400 wordse.g. schedule for completion of tasks/phases of project, efficient management and performance of research,annual progress reviews

  • Gantt chart

    Tasks/month1-67-1213-1819-2424-3031-3637-4242-48Task ATask BTask CTask DPhD thesiswriting

  • 4. Proposed Research cont.Relationship of the project to existing research 400 wordsHow project will make a new contribution to knowledge

    Specialist knowledge/data required to undertake the project 400 wordsPlans for acquiring knowledge data, expertise in research groupRelevant advanced specialised modules

  • 4. Proposed Research cont.Reasons for choosing institution and supervisor for project 300 wordsGRC, membership?Proposed research trips 200 wordsDissemination plans 400 wordsBibliography Upload as pdf

    Total word count = 3,600

  • Why NUI Galway?Facilitiesseveral new research buildingsResearch fundingResearch income ~ 45 million p.a.Research outputsPublications PatentsInternational academic standing of research supervisors

    Dr. Lucy Byrnes

    Dr. Lucy Byrnes

  • Training and Development Plan 600 wordsCareer goalsHow will PhD/Research Masters help?Plan for acquisition of new knowledge and skillsCareer in non-academic sectorStructured PhDResearch Taught modules Advanced specialised and Generic & transferrable skills modules

  • 5. Personal/Ethical/Gender StatementsPersonal statement 500 wordsShould be well thought-out.Writing should be clear and of high quality. Avoid clichs.The more specific you are the more convincing your case.Back up your statements with evidence.Dont be afraid to be ambitious. Portray your excitement.

  • 5. Ethics Human ParticipantsRole of the Research Ethics Committee is to safeguard the health, welfare and rights of human participants and researchers in research studies

    Formal ethical approval is not required at the application stage however in conjunction with your supervisor you do need to address possible ethical concerns in your proposal

    Does my study have ethical concerns? You need to work with your supervisor to ascertain this examples studies involving vulnerable groups, etc

    If you get funded then you can seek formal ethical approval before commencing your study

    More information http://www.nuigalway.ie/research/vp_research/ethics.html

  • New legislation December 2012 http://www.imb.ie/EN/Veterinary/Scientific-Animal-Protection/About-the-legislation.aspx

    Irish Medicines Board Responsible

    Research cannot proceed without Authorisation and Ethical Approval

    Need Project and Individual Authorisation contact your supervisor for guidancehttp://www.imb.ie/EN/Veterinary/Scientific-Animal-Protection/Authorisations-.aspx

    Ethical approval contact your supervisor for guidancehttp://www.nuigalway.ie/research/vp_research/internal/acrec.htmlacrec@nuigalway.ie

    5. Ethics - Animals in Research

  • 5. Personal/Ethical/Gender Statements cont.Gender Dimension statementAll applicants must complete the gender dimension statement, regardless of subject area

    Consider gender in the ideas/proposal, research and dissemination phases

  • Does your research involve humans?

    YES: gender always relevantNO: at what point down the line will humans be involved and how will gender be influencing your research at that stage?

    www.yellowwindow.com/genderinresearchfor relevant case studiese.g. Health,Socio-economic sciences and humanities

  • RESEARCH ACCOUNTS OFFICE

    6. Financial Information

    - WHEN ENTERING THE COSTS ENSURE THE CALCULATIONS ARE CORRECT AND APPROPRIATE TO THE REQUIRED NUMBER OF YEARS YOU APPLYING FOR.

    - ENSURE THE JUSTIFICATIONS ARE AS DETAILED AS POSSIBLE AND NOTE WHICH YEAR THEY APPLY TO.

    Dr. Lucy Byrnes

  • RESEARCH ACCOUNTS OFFICE

    IRC GUIDELINESMAXIMUM OF 2,250 PER YEAR IN OTHER COSTS

    SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE CAN ONLY BE PURCHASED IN YR 1 OF THE AWARD OR IN THE FIRST 3 MONTHS OF A ONE YR AWARD

    - ONLY VOUCHED EXPENSES CAN BE CLAIMED ON THE AWARD

    Dr. Lucy Byrnes

  • IRC GUIDELINESRESEARCH ACCOUNTS OFFICE - OTHER ELIGIBLE EXPENSES SUCH AS SMALL CONSUMABLES, BOOKS, TRAINING, PUBLISHING AND WRITE UP COSTS

    Dr. Lucy Byrnes

  • Postgraduate Evaluation CriteriaProject 40%Training and Career Development10%Applicant30%Environment20%

  • Competition for funding

    Need to show that research is a considered career path

    Convince IRC that up to 96,000 will be well spent

    This is a competition and not a time for modesty.Be truthful.Make your application STAND OUT

  • Deadline5.00 p.m. (GMT) on 12 March, 2013

    Save drafts, back-up if working offline

    Print copy before you submit

    Submit in good time

  • Referees & SupervisorsDeadline 5.00 p.m. (GMT) on 26 March, 2013

    Help referees to provide an informed report/reference for youGive them a copy of your application

    Applicants responsibility to ensure reports and references are received in time

  • Other ScholarshipsExamplesTeagascEnvironmental Protection AgencyDept. of Children & Youth AffairsResearch Scholarship Programmeclosing date 16 April

    Ask proposed supervisorCheck websites

  • Questions

    How to write a successful application

    Focus on the main scheme to which all applicants can apply

    Any questions on other schemes:Enterprise PartnershipAndrew Greneto be taken at the end

    Our best advice based on current information available to usBe aware scheme is new, and there may still be some minor changes*Step 1*Step 2Register on-line*Step 3 Complete online application

    Well look at each of these in turn

    Then Q & A at the end*Separate forms = different content

    2. Research Mobility not relevant for PG applications

    Next 3. Academic Qualifications

    * Include expected grade

    Research AchievementsPublications to date, conference papers and/or other awards achieved*My strong recommendations

    Structured Masters degree if anyone interested, Ill take questions at the end**N.B. Structured PhD at NUIGAll components in placeNeed to include reference to all in your application to justify 4 years of fundingExample

    Demonstrates good project plan*Plus abstract and bibliography

    =40% of marks

    Plus some of institution 20%*Grants from Science Foundation IrelandEnterprise IrelandEPA

    *Ethics covered by RO*All applicants need to consider and address*Excellent Research needs genderInvesting in a gender-sensitive approach to the research contentAllows your research to be of a higher qualityMakes it valid for a larger group of end-users**Dont waste space repeating

    Exercise judgement on where best to include information* = this day week

    DO NOT SIT BACK*Step 4 Ensure good references are submitted

    DO NOT SIT BACK*Research area specific*General questions from the floor now on IRC PG scheme

    Specific ones well stay on to answer*

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