Two PhD Fellowships at the School of Politics and International Relations in UCD 2018, Ireland


Deadline:

May 04, 2018


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Two PhD Fellowships at the School of Politics and International Relations in UCD

The School of Politics and International Relations in UCD is delighted to announce two PhD fellowships funded by the Irish Research Council under the supervision of Associate Professor Samuel Brazys and Dr Dawn Walsh.  The deadline for applications for both fellowships is May 4, 2018.  Details are included below.

Fellowship supervised by Assoc. Prof. Samuel Brazys

The Irish Research Council (IRC) project Trade-Related Assistance for Development: Evidence from Micro-level Evaluations (TRADE ME) invites applications for a doctoral fellow.

Project Overview

  • The primary objective of TRADE ME is to impact the understanding the allocation, effectiveness and impact of foreign aid contingent on institutional and gendered scope conditions.
  • The project moves beyond the state-of-the-art via a ground-breaking, aggregated micro-level, analysis which utilizes 300+ firm-surveys in two developing countries.
  • The project mitigates the risks of data collection by using overlapping survey techniques and the enlistment of local expertise.

The successful applicant will pursue an independent research project under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Brazys within the scope of the TRADE ME project. Research proposals should focus on questions of foreign aid allocation, effectiveness, or impact, broadly considered. While research proposals are not limited in geographic or temporal scope, the successful applicant will be required to conduct four months of fully funded field research across Nigeria in support of the TRADE ME project and research proposals that utilize that resource will be considered favorably.

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. They should have experience with quantitative and survey research and a good general knowledge of foreign aid and development. Familiarity with the AidData resource and geospatial tools (including ArcGIS, R or other similar software). A firm command of English is required. Knowledge of one or more of Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba or other Niger-Congo languages is an advantage.

Fellowship conditions

Tax-free scholarship (€16,000 p.a. plus EU fees grant); three-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);
  • a writing sample such as an article, master thesis chapter, or term paper.

Applications should be sent to Assoc. Prof. Sam Brazys at samuel.brazys@ucd.ie.  

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 invite applications for a doctoral fellow. Original and independent PhD project proposals are welcomed. 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 conditions

Tax-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);
  • a writing sample such as an article, master thesis chapter, or term paper.

Applications should be sent to Cathrina Gaffney at cathrina.gaffney@ucd.ie 

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Eligible Countries
Host Country
Study Levels
PhD
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Publish Date
April 26, 2018
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