Scholarship Description: The National University of Ireland Galway is pleased to offer NUI Dr Garret FitzGerald Postdoctoral Fellowship in Social Sciences.
The objective of the Fellowship is, on the basis of original and independent research, to expand knowledge of, and provide constructive and meaningful contributions to, issues of contemporary societal significance and thereby to initiate and/or contribute to the national debate.
Scholarship Provider: The National University of Ireland Galway is located in Ireland’s most westerly city of Galway. A tertiary-level teaching and research institution, it is ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world.
Degree Level: Fellowship is available for pursuing postdoctoral programme.
Available Subject: Fellowship is awarded in the field of Social Sciences.
Scholarship Benefits: In 2018, a one-year fellowship (with the possibility of an extension to two years) valued at €40,000 (p.a.), will be offered for competition to NUI graduates at the postdoctoral level.
Eligible Nationalities: Scholarships are open to Irish students.
Eligibility Criteria: The successful candidate will also ideally have:
Experience in policy engagement;
Good presentation skills.
Full-time, permanent members of staff in the constituent universities, recognised colleges or colleges linked with constituent universities of NUI, or of other higher education institutions, are not eligible to apply for this Fellowship.
Application Procedure: Applications should be submitted with the following documentation:
- Research Proposal: Candidates are required to submit a detailed statement (max. 2,000 words) concerning the research they propose to undertake during the tenure of the Fellowship. The Research Proposal should include:
The proposed topic(s) of the research;
The proposed nature, scope and methodology of the research;
The relevance and importance of the study;
A preliminary literature review;
Potential future developments for the study
- Abstract of Research Proposal: Candidates are required to submit a short abstract of the Research Proposal (max. 200 words). To note: the abstract will be included in the invitation to prospective independent subject asking them to review the application.
- Curriculum Vitae: To include academic and other relevant achievements to date. Where appropriate, candidates should provide information on previous research grants and scholarly publications.
- Certified Academic Transcripts: To be submitted for each degree and diploma
- Reports of Two Academic Referees: A specific NUI report form is to be completed by the referee(s) and (i) returned to the candidate in a sealed envelope or (ii) should be emailed directly. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure that the references are submitted to NUI by the closing date.
The mode of applying is online.
Deadline: July 6, 2018