Academic & Student Affairs

Fellowships, Studentships & Exchanges

Institute of Irish Studies

The Institute awards various fellowships, the senior awards ordinarily being tenable for one year only and the junior awards for one year in the first instance with a possibility of renewal for a second year.  University Visiting Studentships are also tenable in the Institute, as are Research Studentships and other government-supported research studentships.  Small grants are also made towards the expenses of senior research workers from other institutions of learning and research who may wish to spend a short period in the Institute.

Enquiries should be addressed to the Director of the Institute of Irish Studies in early January.

John K. Mullen Memorial Scholarship at CUA

This scholarship was established in 1986 through the School of Management and the John K. Mullen Memorial Library, The Catholic University of America, in co-ordination with the Centre for Irish Studies, CUA.

Under the scholarship programme a graduate in Information Management from the Division of Information Management, QUB, will spend two years at the CUA, Washington, D.C., both reading for a Master's degree in Library and Information Science and working on specified projects in the Mullen Library.

The scholarship provides for tuition fees, a stipend of US $10,000 per annum, and return airfares between Belfast and Washington at the beginning and end of the two-year period.  CUA will also assist the student in finding reasonable accommodation in Washington.  The first scholarship was available in September 1986 and a second in January 1987.

Applications should be submitted to the Head of the Division of Information Management 1 October.

Tyrone Brick Visiting Professorship in Architecture

Established 1988 by Tyrone Brick Ltd to promote academic/industrial interchange.  Provides for the attachment to the Department of Architecture and Planning of an architect of an established reputation.  Contribution to teaching will include two public lectures.  Honorarium £5,000 p.a. for nine days' residence per term.

Seagate Technology Scholarship for MSci in Physics

Seagate wishes to gain access and develop a relationship with the best Physics students at Queen’s. Access to these students will put Seagate at an advantage when it comes to recruiting the best, and most able graduates, in what is a highly competitive market.


i) Seagate Technology will offer a one-off scholarship for 1 Full Time student enrolled on the MSci Physics pathway, valued at £2200 per annum for three years, as well as an annual “Book” allowance of £200. The scholarship will commence at the completion of level 1, and will be subject to maintaining a minimum average of 65%.
ii) The application forms will be available from the School of Mathematics and Physics website. The deadline for submission of applications is set at 4pm on Oct. 15, 2012.
iii) A selection panel chaired by the Careers Liaison Advisor for Physics at Queen’s University of Belfast will collate and filter all applications which meet the criteria outlined by Seagate Technology before passing a maximum of 5 onto Seagate Technology.
iv) The criteria outlined to apply for a scholarship include a requirement for exam marks of 65% and above.
v) Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend for interview and assessment by Seagate Technology.
vi) The scholarship will be formally awarded to the successful student in a ceremony attended by the Careers Liaison Advisor for Physics, Head of School, and Director of Education of The School of Mathematics and Physics, as well as by representatives from Seagate Technology.
vii) The successful student will begin their Seagate Technology Scholarship with a paid 12 week summer placement beginning July 2013, with the exact dates to be negotiated between the student and the Seagate mentor(s). A total of two summer placements (summer 2013 and summer 2014) will be undertaken by the student at Seagate Technology. The student will receive the standard Seagate Technology rate of pay on a pro rata basis for this placement.
viii) Any additional cost incurred such as travel and accommodation shall be the responsibility of the scholarship student.
ix) The School of Mathematics and Physics will provide local liaison and academic support at Queen’s University Belfast.
x) Seagate Technology will support the scholarship student with advice and direction in relation to a project and dissertation.
xi) Seagate Technology will offer continued mentoring to the scholarship student throughout their academic studies, possibly including the final year MSci project.
xii) The continuation of a student’s bursary into the next academic year is subject to the student maintaining an average mark equal to or above 65%, and an annual review by Seagate Technology in consultation with Queen’s.  Failure to maintain these marks may result in Seagate terminating sponsorship of the student.
xiii) On graduation and subject to academic achievements and business requirements Seagate Technology may extend an offer of employment in line with standard Seagate Technology Terms and Conditions, subject to normal recruitment criteria.
xiv) The student will be expected to participate in careers-related events describing their work-placement experiences to the next generation of students.
xv) If the scholarship student either terminates/switches or pauses their studies, Seagate Technology must be notified. In the case of a temporary pause in the studies, agreement to defer the scholarship is at the discretion of Seagate Technology following consultation with QUB.
xvi) Seagate Technology will give sufficient notice of termination of sponsorship.
xvii) The panel’s decision will be final, and applications submitted after the closing date will not be considered.

November 2012