Two Doctoral Scholarships in the School of Law

Sep 15 2014 Posted: 11:57 IST

The School of Law at NUI Galway is currently accepting applications for two Doctoral Scholarships. Applications are sought from students who intend to pursue doctoral-level research on topics related to either:

(a) European Human Rights, and/or
(b) Constitutional Law

Applications are particularly encouraged from but not confined to those interested in any of the following areas: the domestic application of international human rights law; the role of the Ombudsman in the area of human rights; public interest litigation and public interest law; processes of constitutional reform; or the right to equality.

The successful students will be supervised by Professor Donncha O’Connell, Head of the School of Law. These Scholarships will commence before the end of 2014 and are available for a period of four years, subject to satisfactory performance. Scholarships comprise an annual stipend of €16,000 inclusive of University tuition fees (accordingly a student receives a tax-free scholarship of approximately €11,755 per annum).

The holder of a Scholarship is expected to reside in Galway, Ireland and, under the guidance of Professor O’Connell, will engage in a reasonable amount of research and research support, teaching and administrative tasks in the School of Law, NUI Galway, in addition to pursuing his or her own doctoral research.

Those interested in applying should submit the following:

• A covering letter
• A curriculum vitae
• Two letters of reference from academics familiar with the work of the
• A statement of the proposed doctoral research topic (1,000 words).

These materials must be sent to by 5pm on 30th September, 2014.

Full information and instructions on how to apply can be found here: Two Doctoral Scholarships at the School of Law


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