Fully Funded PhD Scholarship in Deprivation of Liberty at University of Galway School of Law


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About the Project

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time funded PhD scholarship starting in February 2024 affiliated to the School of Law at the University of Galway.

University of Galway

Located in the vibrant cultural city of Galway in the west of Ireland, the University of Galway has a distinguished reputation for teaching and research excellence

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Detailed Project Description

A fully funded PhD position is available to work on a doctoral thesis on the Deprivation of Liberty. The successful applicant will work under the supervision of Dr. Róisín Mulgrew and become a member of the Crime, Punishment and Rights Research Cluster. It is open to candidates to define their own PhD topic, but the identified topic must fit within the parameters of research related to liberty deprivation. All methodological approaches and methods are welcome.

Living allowance (Stipend): The scholarship is available for a maximum of 4 years. It will cover full fees for the successful candidate, in addition to a stipend of €19,000 per annum.

Condition of Funding: The successful candidate must be in a position to join the PhD Programme before the end of February 2024. The successful candidate must register on a full-time basis. The successful candidate will be required to apply for Irish Research Council (IRC) and University of Galway scholarships in the first year of their degree.

University fees: Full fees covered

Start date: February 2024

Academic Entry Requirements: A 2:1 Honours (or equivalent grade) at the undergraduate level and either a postgraduate degree in law (or related discipline) or relevant work experience.

To Apply for the Scholarship: Interested candidates should complete this Proposal Form, and submit

  • a PhD proposal (setting out the project’s aims, objectives, research questions, methodological approach and methods, and a research schedule)
  • a CV,
  • an academic writing sample (e.g. article, dissertation), and
  • two letters of reference

The required documentation should be emailed to: [Email Address Removed]

The deadline for submission is Thursday 14 December 2023 at 4pm. Candidates may be invited to interview.

Contact Name: Dr Róisín Mulgrew

Contact Email: [Email Address Removed]

Application Deadline: Thursday 14th December 2023 at 16:00 Irish time

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