RCSI Apjohn PhD Scholarships in Chemistry, Ireland: The Apjohn Scholarships are new prestigious awards aiming to develop future chemistry leaders in academia and industry. The will particularly suit ambitious doctoral candidates interested in pursuing research in medicinal chemistry or chemical biology while gaining valuable training and experience in the delivery of undergraduate teaching.

RCSI Apjohn PhD Scholarships in Chemistry, Ireland

Project description

Research projects can be conducted with any of the academic staff within the department with specific group research areas described here. Applicants are encouraged to contact academic staff members prior to submitting an application.

The research will be carried out in the new state-of-the-art chemistry research facility in RCSI St Stephen’s Green. Scholarships, which are awarded in honour of Prof. James Apjohn the first RCSI Professor of Chemistry appointed in 1828, will consist of a €18,000 annual stipend, PhD student fees, and research consumables and conference budget.


  • candidates should have or be about to gain either a first class BSc or MSc degree or equivalent.
  • candidates may need proof of English language competency.
  • candidates must register for the degree of PhD for which a scholarship is provided.

Specifically, the duties of the post will include:

  • commitment to your programme of research in order to gain the degree of PhD.
  • teaching undergraduate laboratory and tutorials as required under the direction of the Head of Department or nominee.
  • undergoing programmes of training and development as required.
  • complying with statutory legislation and Department rules and requirements in furtherance of your own and general staff welfare and safety.
  • representing the best interests of the Department/RCSI at all times.
  • performing such other duties as may be required.

Application process and scholarship details

  • Job Title: RCSI Apjohn PhD Scholarships in Chemistry
  • Reporting to: Head of Department or nominee
  • Location: RCSI, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin
  • Tenure: Four years

Applications should include a covering letter naming the academic staff with whom research is to be carried out, CV, and the contact details of two referees.

RCSI Apjohn PhD Scholarships in Chemistry, Ireland

The closing date for applications is 1 June 2018.

Queries and applications related to the scholarships should be directed to Prof. Donal O’Shea via email to [email protected].

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