***The Application process for 2020 has now closed***

Scholarship call for 2020

The Department of Law is pleased to announce that two (2) departmental PhD Studentships will be available for two students intending to commence PhD studies in Law in September 2020. 
Applications will be accepted up to the closing date of  19 July 2020. 
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 2020. 
Full time postgraduate research degree students commencing a programme of study in September 2020 are eligible to apply for studentship support in the Department. Students who have fees paid from external sources are not eligible to apply. 
The studentship will entail: 
  • Full annual tuition fee support (approximately €6200 per annum); 
  • A fixed maintenance award of €9007 per annum; 
  • Participation in departmental activities as a Graduate Teaching Assistant with a requirement to undertake teaching support duties for up to 25% of the notional study year. This will involve up to 455 hours of teaching support duties in the course of a year, with not more than 20 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. 
  • The studentship will be awarded for the duration of the studies, subject to satisfactory annual review of progress in research, and performance in teaching support. PhD students may benefit from the studentship for not more than 5 years. 
The studentship will be awarded for the expected duration of the studies, subject to satisfactory annual review of progress in research, and performance in teaching support. Master’s degree students may benefit for not more than two years and PhD students for not more than 5 years, and this benefit is cumulative i.e. a maximum of 5 years is available where a student on a PhD-track progresses from Masters to PhD. 
The studentship 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 studentship, who already have a conditional offer of acceptance onto the Law PhD programme, are asked to submit to law@mu.ie by no later than the 19 July 2020. 
  • 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 teaching studentship;
  • A copy of the PhD research proposal – further specific details are available here.
Closing date for applications: 19 July 2020
Full Terms and Conditions available here . You can also contact law@mu.ie for further details.