The European Research Council (ERC) project Labour Politics & the EU’s New Economic Governance Regime at the Geary Institute for Public Policy, University College Dublin invites applications for up to three doctoral fellowships. The PhD fellows will be supervised by Roland Erne and Sabina Stan.

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Doctoral Fellowships at University College Dublin in Ireland Description: 

  • Application Deadline: April 10, 2020
  • Course Level: Fellowships are available to pursue doctoral degree programme.
  • Study Subject: Fellowships are awarded within the ERC Project ‘Labour Politics & the EU’s New Economic Governance Regime’.
  • Scholarship Award: Tax-free scholarship (€18,000 p.a. plus €6,170 p.a. fee remission grant); 4-year contract; access to structured PhD programme including language modules; laptop; conference and fieldwork expenses. Start date: 10/09/2020.
  • Nationality: International students are eligible to apply for this fellowship.
  • Number of Scholarships: Up to three fellowships are available.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Ireland

Eligibility for the Doctoral Fellowships at University College Dublin in Ireland: 

Eligible Countries: International students are eligible to apply for this fellowship.

Entrance Requirements: To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

Candidates must hold a master’s degree (or equivalent) in the social sciences and have received training in sociology, political sciences, social anthropology, industrial relations, or re­lated disciplines. They should have experience with qualitative research and a good general knowledge of labour politics. A firm command of English is required. Working knowledge of one or two additional European languages is a strong advantage.

English Language Requirements: A firm command of English is required. Working knowledge of one or two additional European languages is a strong advantage.

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Application Procedure for Doctoral Fellowships at University College Dublin in Ireland: 

How to Apply: Required documents: A CV; a transcript of records from each university attended; a cover letter briefly describing your intellectual trajectory so far and discussing the topics that interest you (2 pages maximum); a PhD thesis project proposal (2,000 words maximum including abstract); and a writing sample such as an article, master thesis chapter, or term paper.

Please send the application compiled into a single PDF file to bianca.foehrer-at-ucd.ie by 10 April 2020 (with “PhD” in the subject line). Shortlisted candidates will be asked to nominate two academic referees and invited to an online interview. Final decisions will be made by the end of April 2020.

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