Funded PhD Scholarship

Sep 29 2017 Posted: 13:09 IST

Academic Unit: Funded PhD Scholarship

Project Title: Gender Equality in Higher Education Institutes

Supervisor:  Dr. Nata Duvvury, Global Women’s Studies, NUI Galway

Duration: Funded for 4 years (Structured PhD), full-time.

Project description: The Centre for Global for Women’s Studies in collaboration with the Office of the Vice-President for Equality and Diversity is pleased to announce a  4 year Doctoral Fellowship for 2017-18. The focus of the fellowship is gender equality in higher educational institutions. The centrality of gender equality for the growth and sustainability of higher education institution is well recognised by policy makers in the European Commission, national governments and in the education sector.

In this policy context, the Doctoral Fellowship is focused on critical analysis to understand the nature of gender equality in educational institutions, identify the challenges and obstacles to advance gender equality and assess the effectiveness of strategies and action plans to realise gender equality. The doctoral fellowship is particularly focused on advancing a monitoring and evaluation system to establish the effectiveness and sustainability of concrete actions currently being implemented by the University structures.

The PhD will be a four year structured doctoral programme. Interested candidates should submit a brief proposal outlining the rational, research questions, and research design and methodology, as well as CV and a sample of written work by November 27th, 2017.  Interested candidates are also recommended to upload application for the PhD in Global Women’s Studies via the PAC system.  Selected candidate will be notified by December 10th and it is expected that the student will register January 15th 2018.

Stipend:   €14500 (including €500 for travel) plus annual fees.

Entry Requirements:

The PhD fellowship will be awarded on a competitive basis and applicants will be expected to demonstrate both a strong academic background and aptitude for research. In particular candidates with the following qualifications and skills would

  • Qualifications: Minimum of 2.1 grade (or equivalent) in MA in Sociology, Psychology, Education, Women’s Studies or related discipline
  • Required Skills and experience: Knowledge and experience undertaking Gender Analysis, Quantitative and Qualitative Research, Evaluation Research Methods    
  • Desirable skills and experience: Evidence of capacity of undertaking independent research, Demonstrated capacity to work as part of a team,  and Strong Communication Skills

Expected start date:  January 15th, 2018

How to apply:

Please send a current CV, indicating your research experience and including the names of two referees, a letter of intent, and a sample of your writing (essay, chapter from dissertation, article, etc.) to Dr. Nata Duvvury via email to

The letter of intent should be limited to two pages and it should outline:


  •  Reasons for application
  •  Previous training and research experience
  •  Interest in area of research
  •  A brief proposal outline, limited to 3 pages

Closing date for applications:  November 27th, 2017