30 April 2013

Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland Galway
Two Doctoral Scholarships
Deadline for application: 31 May 2013

The Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland Galway is one of the world's premier university-based institutions for the study of human rights and humanitarian law. Since its establishment, the Centre has developed a global reputation for excellence in the field of human rights teaching, research and advocacy, which has enabled the institution to attract high quality students to its acclaimed LLM programmes and to build a thriving community of doctoral researchers. The Centre has a proven record in successfully implementing projects dealing with international human rights law and humanitarian law. It regularly hosts prestigious international conferences and symposoia and has an outstanding research and publication record.

The Irish Centre for Human Rights is currently accepting applications for two Doctoral Scholarships. Applications are sought from students who intend to pursue doctoral level research on topics related to either:
• Freedom of expression
• The United Nations architecture for the protection of human rights
The successful students will be supervised by Professor Michael O'Flaherty, Director of the Centre. They will commence no later than October 2013 and are available for a period of four years. Scholarships comprise an annual stipend of €16,000 inclusive of university tuition fees (accordingly, a student paying EU-level fees would receive a tax free stipend of approximately €11,755 per annum).

The holder of a Scholarship is expected to reside in Galway, Ireland and, under the guidance of Professor O'Flaherty, will engage in twenty hours per week of research and research support, teaching and administrative tasks at the Centre for Human Rights, in addition to pursuing his or her own doctoral research.

Those interested in applying should submit the following:
• A covering letter
• A Curriculum Vitae
• Two letters of reference
• A statement of the proposed doctoral research topic (1000 words)

These materials must be sent to humanrights@nuigalway.ie by 5 pm on 31 May 2013. Award of a scholarship will be conditional on admission by the University.

Further details on the doctoral programmes at the Irish Centre for Human Rights are available here.

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