Postgraduate research students who wish to be considered by the Spring 2018 Faculty Awards Boards for Research Degrees on 24th - 26th January 2018 must ensure that the documentation listed below is submitted to Student Awards, Registry (Henry Grattan Building) at the latest by the dates shown:
|Spring Conferring 2018||Submission Deadline|
|- PGR4 Intention to Submit for Examination||21st August 2017|
- Two Copies of Softbound Thesis for Examination, together with,
- One Electronic PDF Copy (entitled with I.D. Number & date on memory key)
- PGR7 Thesis Access Consent
|26th October 2017|
- Two copies of Final Hardbound Thesis
Front Cover and Spine to show calendar year ‘2018’ (year in which the Faculty
Awards Board for Research Degrees approves the award ref Sec 9.4.4 of regs)
|10th January 2018|
|- PGR8 Temporary Restriction of Access (where required)||10th January 2018|
|- PGR12 E-Thesis Submission Declaration||10th January 2018|
|- PGR6 Examination Report|
To be submitted to Registry by Independent Chairperson/Internal Examiner
|10th January 2018|
REGISTRY SUBMISSION DATES FOR PGR FORMS
The dates by which PGR forms must be received in Registry for consideration by the Graduate Research Studies Board are as follows:
|Registry PGR Form Submission Deadline||GRSB Meeting|
|21 August 2017||September 2017|
|5 October 2017||October 2017|
|16 November 2017||November 2017|
|4 January 2018||January 2018|
|15 February 2018||March 2018|
|12 April 2018||April 2018|
|10 May 2018||May 2018|
|7 June 2018||June 2018|
One page guide to forms (PDF)
|PGR form||Submission Date|
Postgraduate Research Application
There are no closing dates for the majority of research applicants (although this may be subject to change). Deadlines can apply for professional doctorate programmes. See the relevant sections in Schools / Research Centres List for more information. All applicants should apply online via PAC at www.pac.ie .
Annual Progress Report
Deadline is 20sth July 2018 for Academic Year 2017/2018 - Please follow this link to the PGR2 Online System
All continuing students (including final year, card fee registrations and recent transfers) must submit a PGR2 by the deadline each year.
Application for Confirmation on, or Transfer to the PhD Register
No earlier than one year after initial registration but, at most, after twenty-one months research for full-time students and at an appropriate corresponding time for part-time students.
The completed form should be submitted to Registry at least 2 weeks in advance of the scheduled meeting of the Graduate Research Studies Board (GRSB) – see Schedule of Meetings for relevant dates.
Notification of Intention to Submit for Examination
Candidates are required to give at least 3 months notice of their intention to submit for examination. See key dates for conferring ceremonies above.
The completed form and a typed 300-word abstract that includes the candidate's name and student number should be submitted to Registry at least 2 weeks in advance of the scheduled meeting of the Graduate Research Studies Board (GRSB) – see Schedule of Meetings for relevant dates.
Examination Report for the Award of a Higher Degree
The completed form should be submitted to Registry in advance of the Faculty Awards Boards for Research Degrees (FABRD) and should only be delivered by the Independent Chairperson / Internal Examiner. See key dates for conferring ceremonies above.
Thesis Access Consent
Candidates are required to complete and submit this form to Registry at the time of submission of the thesis for examination. See key dates for conferring ceremonies above.
Application for Restriction of Access to Thesis
Candidates may request and obtain temporary restriction of access up to a maximum of four years for sufficient cogent reasons. An application for the restriction of access must be approved and signed by the student's supervisor. The completed form should be submitted to Registry in advance of the Faculty Awards Boards for Research Degrees (FABRD). See key dates for conferring ceremonies above.
E-Thesis Submission Declaration
One additional copy of the thesis must be submitted in electronic format, uploaded to a secure web space (DORAS, Library Repository) by the Principal Supervisor. The candidate will be required to sign the completed form and it should be submitted to Registry in advance of the Faculty Awards Board for Research Degrees (FABRD) meeting. See key dates for conferring ceremonies above.