Doctoral Scholarship call for 2021


The Department of Law is pleased to announce that two doctoral scholarships will be available for students intending to commence PhD studies in Law or Criminology in October 2021. 
Applications will be accepted up to the closing date of 1st July 2021
The applications will be evaluated by the PG Research Committee of the Law Department and it is anticipated that the results will be communicated to the applicants at the end of July 2021.
Full time research degree students commencing a programme of study in October 2021 or when otherwise agreed (i.e. new entrants) to PhD or PhD-track programmes are eligible to apply for scholarship support in the Department.

The scholarship will be awarded to newly registered students only, for four years of study, subject to satisfactory annual review of progress in research.
Before applying, the student must have a secured a supervisor in the Department of Law who formally supports the application and who will notify the PhD Coordinator. A formal offer on the PAC system is not necessary to apply for the scholarship. 
The Doctoral Scholarship will entail: 

  • Full annual tuition fee support (approximately €6,500 per annum); 
  • A fixed maintenance award of €16,000 per annum; 
  • Participation in departmental activities as a doctoral scholar with a requirement to undertake teaching support duties (please see full details in terms and conditions linked below). This will involve up to 240 hours of teaching support duties in the course of a year, with not more than 12 contact hours in any one week. These duties will be carried out under the direction of the Head of Department, or a member of staff nominated by the Head;
  • Reimbursement of expenses for travel and participation in conferences, events or for the purchase of books in accordance with Departmental policies. 
The Doctoral Scholarship will be awarded by the department on the basis of (i) research potential in an area aligned with the department’s research priorities and (ii) potential and aptitude to provide high quality teaching support. 
Application and Selection Procedure   
Appointments will be made by the Head of Department based on a transparent recruitment process that meets the needs of the Department. 

Applicants for the scholarship, who already have secured a supervisor in the Law Department, are asked to submit to by no later than the 1st July 2021.

  • A CV detailing academic experience, and any prior teaching experience;
  • A cover letter outlining their motivation and suitability for the role;
  • A letter from a member of the Maynooth University Law Department confirming they have accepted to supervise and endorse the application for a doctoral scholarship;
  • A copy of the PhD research proposal (4,000 words max) – further specific details are available here;
  • Relevant final academic transcripts. 
Closing date for applications: 1st July 2021. 
  Full Terms and Conditions Available Here .You can also contact for further details.