PhD Scholarship in Global Challenges

The Global Challenges PhD Scholarship in Sociology and Criminology

The Department of Sociology and Criminology, University College Cork, is offering one scholarship with a total value of €20,000 per annum, subject to renewal. The scholarship covers fees (c.€6k per annum for EU students; c.€13k per annum for non-EU students) and the balance is to be paid as a stipend  in monthly instalments. The successful recipient must apply also for other, equivalent scholarships for which they are eligible, i.e. the Irish Research Council GOI Postgraduate Scholarship, in the first year of doctoral study and in their second year, as applicable. The Scholarship is normally renewable each year for a period of two years, subject to the student having submitted high quality research proposals to external funding bodies and receiving satisfactory annual progress reports by academic peers. Applications to extend the Scholarship for a futher year of study may be considered.

This initiative reflects the department focus on pressing global challenges, from migration to climate change, sustainability, labour market disruptions, technological innovation, political upheavals, war, international crime unto social movements and inequalities of gender, race and beyond. The scholarship is for a Ph.D research project which addresses a topic across this broad range. To be considered, applicants must have a minimum of a BA (or equivalent) in Sociology, Criminology or other relevant discipline, and have achieved at least a Second Class Honours (i.e. 2H1 or equivalent) in their first or subsequent degree, with preference to scholars who have completed or are finishing a Masters degree in a relevant area.

The Scholarship includes a limited number of teaching and related duties in the Department of Sociology and Criminology, to be agreed with the Head of Department. The scheme will require the student to undertake the equivalent of 135-150 tutorial hours per annum. The current terms and conditions of the studentship scheme are available at: Global Challenges PhD Scholarship Terms and Conditions

Application Details 

Details of the Scholarship, including the application process, terms and conditions and an application form can be downloaded here: Global Challenges Application form

Deadline for (electronic) submission of application and supplementary materials: Thursday, 30th July 2022 to sociology&

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PLEASE NOTE: Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed shortly after the deadline and should be available to commence the scholarship in September.

Department of Sociology & Criminology

Socheolaíocht & Coireolaíocht

Askive, Donovan's Road, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland, T12 DT02