To help you with the application process, we've compiled a list of frequently asked questions with answers.
Please read carefully the Terms & Conditions of the scheme. If you have enquiries about your eligibility or any aspect of the scheme, please contact Graduate Studies Office, preferably by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Full list of conditions that must be satisfied in order to qualify for scholarship tax exemption is available in the relevant Revenue form which can be accessed here.
Most frequent reasons for ineligibility under this criterion are:
- working full time while in receipt of Hume scholarship (the individual must be in receipt of full-time instruction at an education establishement which is incompatible with full-time employment), and
- being employed by NUIM with any type of employment contract, including fixed-term employment contract and contract for part-time employment (there must be no element of service between the sponsor and the student).
Yes. You must abide by the word limit.
Yes, all applicants must provide references with their applications. Those applications received by the Graduate Studies Office without references will be deemed ineligible.
You need to establish if your proposed department actually offers the teaching scholarship. A list of department that informed us about their decision NOT to offer the teaching scholarship is provided at the end of these FAQs.
If the department is not included in the list, in order to apply for the teaching scholarship, complete the "Pedagogical Statement" in section 6 of the application form.
No. References must be from members of Academic Staff not from students.
We hope to be able to announce the results in approximately mid-July. All candidates will be informed of the outcome of their application via email or letter post. The Graduate Studies Office will not discuss the results of the scheme over the phone or email or with individuals requesting information on a speculative basis.
No. The start of your scholarship cannot be deferred beyond the Second Semester registration date (usually February). If you don't think you will be able to commence your research by this date, then you will need to apply in the call for funding next year.
Requests for deferrals are considered on a case by case basis. If you believe that you have a good reason for deferring your studies and Hume Scholarship for up to a maximum of 1 year, you must:
1) write to the Dean of Graduate Studies explaining why you need a deferral, how long you need a deferral for, and what progress you have made.
2) get your supervisor to write to the Dean supporting your deferral, and confirming that they are willing to accept you back as a PhD student once the deferral period ends.
IMPORTANT: Only deferral requests made in advance of the period of absence will be considered, deferrals cannot be granted restrospectively. Where absence occurs without prior written approval by the Dean of Graduate Studies and Scholastic Funding Board, the Hume Scholarship will be revoked and can not be reinstated.
Some departments indicated that they would NOT offer the teaching scholarship. Please note that this list might not be exhaustive.
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(Last update: 17 April 2013)
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