A limited number of doctoral scholarships are available as part of a new ERC-funded project based in the Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin.

The successful candidates will have the opportunity to participate in a comparative research project investigating how constitutional systems are responding to the challenges of populism and declining public trust.

The project is led by Professor Eoin Carolan, who will act as supervisor to the successful candidates.

  • The scholarships will provide tuition fees at up to the non-EU rate and a yearly stipend of €16,000.
  • Funding will also be available to support fieldwork and dissemination during the course of the project.
  • The scholarships are tenable for a maximum of four years, renewable each year subject to satisfactory progress.
  • The scholarships are available to full time students commencing their doctoral studies in the School of Law in May 2020 or September 2021.
  • The scholarships are open to Irish, other EU and international applicants.
  • Prior experience in sociological or socio-legal methods is not essential but may be an advantage.
  • Fluency in Spanish, Swedish, Polish or Magyar may also be an advantage.

Closing date for applications is 6 March 2020.

Please find more information under ERC Doctoral Scholarships 2020 here: