Connacht GAA / University of Galway Strategic Partnership

Postgraduate Research Scholarship 2024

Connacht GAA is offering a scholarship to pursue a specialised full-time one-year Masters
research degree at the University of Galway commencing in September 2024. The value of
the scholarship will fully cover the programme fees of the successful candidate plus an
allowance of €500 for research expenses. Progression to PhD studies may be a possibility.

The research may be situated within any of the Schools, Colleges or Research Centres
attached to the University of Galway. A list of applicable academic disciplines is provided in
Appendix A (subject to availability of an interested supervisor in the proposed area).

The successful candidate will be expected to produce a 10,000 word dissertation of
publishable quality. Interim deliverables will be required at various stages of the project.

Potential applicants are required to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) before April 30,
2024 by contacting Dr. Michael Lang ( and/or Dr.
Cathal Cregg (

The EOI document should consist of:
1) Applicant’s name and contact details (address, email, telephone).
2) Intended area of study (see Appendix 1).
3) Title of proposed research.
4) Names of possible supervisor(s), whose consent should be obtained in advance. See
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5) Outline of proposed research (500-800 words): State your motivation and research
objectives, clearly explaining the potential benefit of your work to the GAA.
6) Applicant’s Curriculum Vitae.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend for interview no later than June 7, with
provisional notification of award by June 14.

It shall be a condition of the award that the successful candidate must, by September 2024,
have completed a Level 8 or higher qualification with minimum overall standard of Honours
Grade 2.1 (GPA 3.0).

Prior experience of writing reports and research papers is highly desirable, as is having some
knowledge about Gaelic games or other comparable sports.

Connacht GAA and the University of Galway are committed to equality, diversity and
inclusion. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of age,
gender, ethnicity, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic
background, marital status, family status, religion and/or belief.

Appendix A. List of academic disciplines for which this scholarship may potentially be
obtained (subject to availability)
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College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies
• Economics
• Film Studies
• Geography
• History
• Irish Studies
• Psychology
• Sociology

College of Business, Public Policy, and Law
• Accountancy & Finance
• Business Analytics & Information Systems
• Economics
• Law
• Management
• Marketing

College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences
• Health Promotion
• Regenerative Medicine (REMEDI)

College of Science & Engineering
• Chemistry
• Civil Engineering
• Computer Science & Information Technology
• Data Analytics
• Electrical and Electronic Engineering
• Environmental Science
• Industrial Engineering
• Mathematics, Applied Mathematics or Statistics
• Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering
• Physics