Fully funded PhD supervised by Dr Aidan Regan in the "New Political Economy of Europe".

The New Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at UCD's School of Politics and International Relations (SPIRe) invites applications for PhD funding in the New Political Economy of Europe: Re-Engaging the Street.

We welcome original and independent PhD project proposals. Proposals should address any research question in the comparative political economy of Europe; social movements; the euro crisis; populism; protest and electoral politics; democratic legitimacy; and/or economic governance. The candidate will also be expected to contribute toward the promotion and development of the centre of excellence in the New Political Economy of Europe.

Eligibility: Candidates must hold a master’s degree (or equivalent) in the social sciences and have received training in political science, international relations or re­lated disciplines.  Candidates must have a willingness and ambition to contribute toward the institutional development of the new centre of excellence, and a keen interest in the new political economy of Europe. A firm command of English is required. 

Fellowship conditionsTax-free scholarship (€16,000 p.a. plus EU fees grant); three-year contract; access to structured PhD training programme; conference, research assistance and fieldwork expenses available. Start date: late summer 2018.

Application procedure

Required documents: a CV; a personal cover letter describing why you want the position (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. Applications should be sent to Caitriona Devery at caitriona.devery@ucd.ie The closing date for applications is August 25, 2018.