The School of Law, Trinity College Dublin, invites applications for three prestigious European Research Council-funded scholarships for PhD and MLitt training opportunities. These scholarships will be of interest to graduates of law or the social sciences.
Prisons: the rule of law, accountability and rights (PRILA) is a research project funded by the European Research Council. The Principal Investigator on the project, Dr. Mary Rogan, Associate Professor in Law, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, is seekin three scholars for the project:
- 2 full-time PhD scholars: approximately €18,000 p.a (comprising the cost of
home/EU fees per year, and a stipend of €12,000 p.a), for up to 4 years. Any
costs for fees above the EU rates must be borne by the scholar. In addition,
direct research expenses will also be covered by PRILA.
- 1 full OR part-time MLitt scholar: approximately €8,000 p.a. full-time for up
to two years, (comprising cost of home/EU fees per year and a stipend of
€2,000 p.a) OR €4,200 p.a., part-time for up to four years (comprising cost of
home/EU fees p.a. only). Any costs for fees above the home/EU rates must
be borne by the scholar. In addition, direct research expenses will also be
covered by PRILA.
The start date for all scholarships is planned to be March 30th 2017, but is subject to negotiation. The closing date for applications is January 20th 2017. The maximum period of funding is four years; the project and funding ends on March 30th 2021. Students will be placed on the structured PhD/MLitt programme at the School of Law.
The PhD and MLitt scholars will be joining a team of multidisciplinary scholars working in Ireland and around the world on a groundbreaking study on the rule of law, accountability and human rights in prisons.
More details including the background to the project, essential and desirable criteria and how to apply can be found here: phd-and-mlitt-scholarships-prila