UCD Ad Astra Doctoral Scholarship 2021
Deadline: Wednesday, 30th September 2020
The School of Politics and International Relations (SPIRe) at University College Dublin is pleased to offer two new fully-funded Ad Astra doctoral scholarships.
SPIRe is the oldest and largest school of its kind in the Republic of Ireland. According to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020, UCD School of Politics and International Relations is ranked in the top 100 in the world.
The successful candidates will undertake a PhD under the supervision of Dr. Thomas Däubler or Dr. Stefan Müller.
It is essential that the candidate’s research focus relates either to Thomas Däubler’s or Stefan Müller’s fields of interest. If unsure about the fit, please email them a summary of your research idea(s), which should not be longer than 200 words. A good working knowledge of research design and (basic) quantitative methods is a strong plus. Candidates lacking such skills will be expected to acquire them.
SPIRe is a dynamic, growing, multi-faceted and highly-international school offering an exciting and professionally-valuable environment for academic development. Our staff are engaged in cutting-edge research across the whole spectrum of political science.
The successful candidates can also benefit from joining the Connected_Politics Lab, an interdisciplinary hub for researchers using computational methods to study politics and society. The Connected_Politics Lab is hosted by the College of Social Sciences and Law at UCD.
The scholarship will provide:
The scholarships are tenable for a maximum of four years, renewable each year subject to satisfactory progress. The scholarship is available to full time students commencing their doctoral studies in the School of Politics and International Relations in January 2021.
Applicants need to proceed through the standard application process for the SPIRe PhD programme before they can be considered for the scholarships.
Please note that, due to the volume of applications, they will not be checked in advance of the closing date for any inaccuracies or missing components. It is up to the applicant to ensure that all required documents, including references and English competency test results, have been submitted by the deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Application to the PhD requires submission of:
Please note: For students affected by testing centre closures due to Covid-19, UCD has approved the use of the Duolingo English Test (DET) as a temporary measure for the 2020/21 intake. The minimum requirement will be a DET score of 110. An interview may be required in conjunction with this.
All documentation should be emailed to Ms Dara Gannon (dara.gannonucdie).
The submission of original academic transcripts and other documentation will be required as a condition of the final award of a place on the programme.
You may also be requested to conduct a personal or Skype interview as part of the application process.
For those interested in the scholarship, applications to the PhD programme and the application form should be submitted by 30th September 2020.