PhD Scholarship at University of Galway on Disability Law

May 09 2023 Posted: 12:25 IST
One funded PhD position is available to work on a doctoral thesis in the area of Disability Law. The successful applicant will work under the supervision of Dr Shivaun Quinlivan and Dr Charles O'Mahony, School of Law.
It is open to a candidate to define their own PhD topic, but it should fit, broadly within the parameters of research in relation to the CRPD and Disability Rights more generally, with a particular focus on:
  • Constitutional law and disability rights
  • The CRPD with particular reference to any of the following rights, employment education, mental health, legal capacity, law reform
  • EU Disability Law & Policy
  • Disability, discrimination & employment
  • Disability and the criminal justice system

Entry criteria


A minimum 2:1 Honours (or equivalent grade) UG and/or PG Degree in law or a related discipline (philosophy, social science etc). In exceptional circumstances a 2.2 would be considered where the candidate had significant practical or lived experience in the field.


A 1st Class Honours (or equivalent grade) UG and/or PG Degree in law or a related discipline (philosophy, social science etc).


The scholarship is funded for a maximum of 4 years. It will cover full fees for the successful candidate, in addition to a stipend of €18,500 per annum. Nevertheless, the successful candidate will be expected to apply for Irish Research Council (IRC) and University of Galway scholarships in the first year of their degree. 


Interested candidates should complete this Proposal Form‌, and submit a CV and an academic writing sample (e.g. article, course essay, dissertation) by 5pm, 28th July 2023 to and/or Informal inquiries can be sent to the same addresses. Candidates may be invited to interview.


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