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Funded PhDs: StAR International Programme 2019

RCSI's Strategic Academic Recruitment (StAR) Programme is now recruiting five prestigious fully-funded PhD scholarships.

The RCSI StAR PhD Programme aims to encourage scientists to develop innovative research projects in one of RCSI’s areas of research strength, including but not limited to:

  • Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine 
  • Cancer
  • Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders
  • Population and Health Systems
  • Surgical Science and Practice
  • Vascular Biology
  • Respiratory Medicine 
  • Gynaecology, Obstetrics & Perinatal Health 
  • Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences & Chemistry 
  • Infection, Immunity and Inflammation 


  • Opportunity for an international research training experience in a world class institution 
  • Four-year structured PhD training programme with the opportunity to gain an additional Professional Certificate in Research Practice 
  • Funded four-year PhD Scholarship, covering student fees (EU €6,950 or Non-EU €13,350 p.a.) research costs (up to €10,000 p.a.) and student stipend (€18,000 p.a.). 
  • Relocation package: up to €5,000 per student
  • Annual home travel allowance: ~€300-€800 p/a – depending on EU/Rest of World

For further information and details on the application process, please see here.


Applications close 16 November 2018 (17:00 GMT)
Interviews Week of 10 December 2018
Position begins 1 October  2019


Mentors RCSI Supervisors