School of Law Doctoral Scholarships (Last updated 27/03/23)

PhD Scholarships

NUI Galway offers a number of scholarships for PhD students. In addition, the School of Law at NUI Galway offers a number of doctoral fellowships each year. Details of this funding are advertised via social media.

The Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships Programme Call 2023 opened in December 2022. These cover one year of study for undergrad, Masters or PhD study – open to all disciplines and to non-EU/EEA applicants. Full details can be found here. The deadline for the submission of applications was 24 March 2023.
The competition for the NUI E J Phelan Fellowship in International Law opened for applications in January 2023. This Fellowship is intended to support a doctoral candidate of proven academic excellence at an advanced stage of their studies towards a doctoral degree in any area of International Law, in a constituent university of NUI. Valued at up to €25,000, the Fellowship will support a candidate at the final stages of their doctoral research for up to 18 months. Find out more on their website.  Please note that applicants do not need to be holders of an NUI degree to be eligible for this Fellowship.
In 2022, the NUI E J Phelan Fellowship in International Law was awarded to Pearce Clancy, a student of University of Galway. The Fellowship will support his research on ‘Permanent Neutrality in International Law’.
The Hardiman Research Scholarship is a prestigious scholarship scheme at the University of Galway, offering four years of PhD funding (fees and maintenance). The 2023 Hardiman PhD Scholarship Scheme is now closed. The Hardiman Scholarships are fully funded for four years, with a stipend of €18,500 p.a. plus fee waiver.

The Irish Research Council also offers PhD funding, covering four years of PhD funding (fees and maintenance). The Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme 2023 should open for applications in September 2023.