Law PhD Scholarships on offer at the National University of Ireland Galway

The School of Law at NUI Galway, which includes its two renowned research centres, the Irish Centre for Human Rights and the Centre for Disability Law and Policy, is currently accepting applications for two PhD Scholarships in any area of law. These Scholarships are awarded for a period of four years, subject to verification of satisfactory progress at the end of each year. The Scholarships are available for the academic year 2015/2016 and will commence immediately upon award. Each Scholarship is worth €16,000 per year for four years, a proportion of which will be used to cover fees. The Scholarships are awarded for the purpose of enabling the holder to undertake a fulltime Structured PhD at the School of Law. Preference will be given to new entrants and those PhD students in the first year of their doctoral studies.

The holders of these Scholarships will reside in Galway, Ireland and will engage in research and undertake related teaching and other duties within the School and/or one of the Centres in accordance with University policy in addition to pursuing their own doctoral research. Those interested in applying should submit the following:

A curriculum vitae with the names and contact details of two referees;

A personal statement (max 500 words), indicating why the applicant should be considered for the scholarship;

A statement of the proposed doctoral research (max 2,000 words), outlining:

  • The central research question;
  • The proposed methodology;
  • The intended contribution to existing scholarship;
  • A research plan encompassing intended time-frames for the different stages of the research;
  • A training and career development plan to support and build upon the research.

In advance of their application, applicants must also have received provisional agreement for supervision from an academic supervisor drawn from the School of Law or its Centres. Application materials must be sent to lawfellowships@nuigalway.ie by close of business on Friday 16th October, 2015.

For further details on doctoral studies please contact the Director of the Doctoral Programme in the School of Law:

Dr. Ciara Smyth (ciara.m.smyth@nuigalway.ie) http://www.nuigalway.ie/law/

For further details on doctoral studies at the Irish Centre for Human Rights please contact: 

Dr. Shane Darcy (shane.darcy@nuigalway.ie) http://www.nuigalway.ie/human_rights/

For further details on doctoral studies at the Centre for Disability Law and Policy please contact: 

Dr. Eilionóir Flynn (eilionoir.flynn@nuigalway.ie) http://www.nuigalway.ie/cdlp/

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