PhD Scholarships 2014

The School of Law is offering eight scholarships for doctoral research students beginning their studies in academic year 2014-15 (either in the Autumn or in the Spring). This includes:

  • Four Research Scholarships (a full fee waiver plus a €5000 stipend).
  • Four Tutoring Scholarships (a full fee waiver in return for up to five hours tutoring per week for ten weeks of each semester).
Students can pursue research in any area of law, but prospective applicants should review our areas of research expertise and identify and contact a Faculty Member to serve as Supervisor.
Applicants should note that the Directors of the School of Law’s research groups will recommend applicants for one of each type of scholarship. These include:
The Director of Post-Graduate Studies will also recommend one of each type of scholarship for any proposals that fall outside of these research areas.
Each scholarship is available for a period of one year initially, with the expectation of renewal for a further two years, subject to successful academic progress. Recipients are expected to apply for outside funding as it arises (eg, Irish Research Council funding). Where such awards are more generous than the School scholarships, the latter will expire.
Prospective students should submit the following:
  • The application form ( available here)
  • A curriculum vitae (three pages maximum, including contact information, nationality, academic qualifications, teaching or tutoring experience, etc)
  • Academic references (two)
  • Academic transcript(s) (for Third Level education) – not required for UL Graduates
These materials must be submitted either electronically to or by hard-copy to the School of Law Offices (FG013). The deadline for submissions is 5 pm (GMT) on 13 June 2014. It is our hope to inform applicants of the results by 30 June 2014.
Successful applicants will have achieved high academic marks in their studies. Prior completion of an LLM or graduate legal study is desirable. Applicants must subsequently be accepted to the University, including meeting its language requirements.
Note that it may be possible for those receiving Research Scholarships to engage in some tutoring as well. Additional funding for conferences and research travel may also be available through the School of Law and the Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.