The School of Politics and International Relations in UCD is delighted to announce a PhD fellowships funded by the Irish Research Council under the supervision of Dr Dawn Walsh.  The deadline is May 25th. Details are included below:


Fully funded Political Science/Peace and Conflict Studies PhD supervised by Dr Dawn Walsh:

The Irish Research Council (IRC) project Independent Commissions and power-sharing in post-conflict societies invites applications for a doctoral fellow.

We welcome original and independent PhD project proposals. Proposals should address the role of institutions in post-conflict societies and could, for example, examine power-sharing, international involvement or the role of gender.

Eligibility: Candidates must hold a master’s degree (or equivalent) in the social sciences and have received training in political sciences, international relations or re­lated disciplines.  A firm command of English is required. Working knowledge of French or Spanish is an advantage.

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

Application procedure

Required documents: a CV; 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. Applications should be sent to Cathrina Gaffney at The closing date for applications is May 25, 2018.