Join the Group

Postgraduate Students and Postdoctoral Associates

We welcome applications from prospective Ph.D. students and postdoctoral associates who would like to apply for a scholarship/fellowship. A list of highly competitive Ireland/NUI Galway-specific programmes are listed below. Note that enquiries would need to be received at least two months in advance of application deadlines to ensure enough time for consideration and the preparation of a strong scholarship/fellowship application.

Please send your CV, the contact details of two individuals who could provide a reference letter, and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in joining the laboratory and what you could bring to the research programme. We are unable to entertain non-specific, widely disseminated applications. Should positions funded through research grants awarded to the Myers Laboratory become available, they will be advertised here and in the usual outlets.

The following programmes are open to everyone

NUI Galway Hardiman Ph.D. Scholarships (Application Deadline: February 2020) :

IRC Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarships (Application Deadline: October 2019) :

IRC Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowships (Application Deadline: November 2019) :

The following programmes are open to National University of Ireland graduates (NUI Galway, UCD, UCC, Maynooth University, RCSI):

NUI Travelling Studentships (Application Deadline: March 2020) :

NUI Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Sciences (Next award anticipated for 2021) :

M.Sc. Students

Every year, NUI Galway accepts applications for the 1-Year Structured Masters in Chemistry, which is delivered by the School of Chemistry (Deadline: mid-August 2019). Every year, the Myers Laboratory offers a range of research projects that can be pursued as part of this programme. For more details, follow the link below.

Visiting/Summer Students

We also welcome applications from visiting and summer students (e.g. Erasmus-funded), a small number of whom can be accommodated during late Spring through to late Summer. Please send your CV, the contact details of two individuals who could provide a reference letter, and a cover letter outlining your academic background, the type of experience you are looking for, and your desired start and end dates.

For 2nd and 3rd year students in the UK and Ireland, summer internships can be supported by an RSC Undergraduate Bursary. The deadline for these highly competitive awards is usually in late February. We would normally support one such application every year and interested students are encouraged to contact us in early January.

The College of Science, NUI Galway, also awards summer bursaries to local students who are in their 2nd and 3rd year of study at the time of application and would like to carry out research in a School of Chemistry research group of their choice (these will be advertised through email in February/March).


Dr. Eddie Myers
Lecturer in Organic Chemistry
School of Chemistry
NUI Galway
University Road, H91 TK33

Tel: 00 353 (0) 91492452