The UCD Relativity Group welcome strong applicants who wish to apply for funding to work in the group. The primary sources of funding are listed below. If you are interested in applying, please contact one of us.

Following UCD’s equality, diversity and inclusion policy, we provide equal opportunities regardless of gender, age, race, disability, ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, civil status, family status, or membership of the travelling community. For more information on equality, diversity and inclusion, applicants may contact us or visit our Inclusion page.

PhD Funding Opportunities

The main way PhD students join the group is via the Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarships. These fund 4-year PhD positions. This includes a stipend, funds for travel and computer equipment and also covers fees for EU students. We encourage non-EU students to also enquire about positions via the group but note that for non-EU applicants additional fees may apply. The deadline for applying is typically around the end of October.

Postdoctoral Opportunities

The group has had a lot of success with the below two funding opportunities.

If you completed your PhD in the last 5 years you can apply for a Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship programme. This is a 2-year fellowship that includes funds for travel and equipment. The deadline for this application is typically in November.

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship Scheme 2018 | Institute of  Archaeology - UCL – University College London

Another excellent source of postdoc funding is via the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Fellowships. There are two flavours of Marie Curie Fellowship: European and Global. The European Fellowships last 2 years at a European institution. The Global Fellowship is 3 years long with the first two years spent outside Europe with a third reintegration year at a European institute. Both fellowships come with generous travel and equipment funds. The deadline for this application is typically in September.

Senior Research Fellow Opportunities

If you are between 3-8 years post-PhD you can apply for a Royal Society – Science Foundation Ireland University Research Fellowship. This is a prestigious 5 year fellowship (extendable to 8 years) with a view to transitioning to faculty. The deadline for this application is typically in September.