Judith Chavasse PhD Scholarship in Nursing

Tuesday, July 20, 2021
  • Photo of UCD Campus taken by Vincent Hoben

The UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems Judith Chavasse PhD scholarship is now open for applications from registered nurses.

The successful candidate will receive the following supports for 4 years Full Time or 6 years Part Time: 

  • Full funding of tuition fees (including EU fees) 
  • An annual stipend of €25,000 
  • A programme of training opportunities and events delivered by UCD and the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems. 

Download this document for further details on eligibility criteria and the application process .

Please note the application deadline of 1 November 2021.

JUDITH CHAVASSE: Visionary figure in world of Nursing
Judith Chavasse was a great advocate for, and leader of, nursing. As head of nursing in UCD, her achievements were many; principally she led the development of the art and science of nursing toward the recognition of the profession as an academic discipline in Ireland. From early diploma and degree programmes for post-registration nurses to the establishment of undergraduate degree programmes and later master’s programmes for nursing and midwifery and later again doctoral programmes, Judith sowed the seeds and provided inspiration to those who worked with her and succeeded her following her retirement. She was later awarded an honorary doctorate by Trinity College Dublin.

Judith was both a visionary and a great thinker: she never lost sight of the primary essence of nursing – caring for another. Out of that, the essence of nursing will be continually renewed by those who experienced her teaching and encouragement; for caring and practice are not static encounters, rather they continue through generations and are remembered and enhanced along the way.