Trinity College Dublin (TCD) in Ireland invites applications for the PhD Scholarship, School of Social Work and Social Policy open to EU or non-EU applicants for the 2018/2019 academic year.

The School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin (TCD) is seeking to appoint a fully funded PhD candidate under the newly established Provost PhD Scholarship Awards.
The successful candidate will have an excellent academic record, demonstrate a strong commitment to PhD research and the ability and motivation to write a PhD dissertation that is of exceptional quality. S/he will register as a PhD student in the School of Social Work and Social Policy in September 2018.The successful PhD candidate with work with Dr. Paula Mayock on a study entitled ‘Migrant Homelessness in Ireland: A Mixed Methods Study’ The successful applicant is expected to produce an independent piece of research in the form of a PhD dissertation and will work under the supervision of Dr. Paula Mayock.

Worth of Award
The studentship covers tuition fees (EU or non-EU) and an annual stipend of €16,000 for four years.


  • EU or non-EU students are eligible to apply.
  • You must possess MA, MSc or MPhil in Social Research Methods, Sociology, Social Policy, Anthropology, Psychology or cognate fields.
  • Students who are currently undertaking and due to complete a Masters degree in September 2018 are eligible to apply.

How to Apply

  • Candidates should submit the application by email to Noreen O’Sullivan, Executive Officer,School of Social Work and Social Policy, copied to Dr. Paula Mayock .
  • The subject line in the email should read: ‘Application for Provost PhD Award’.

The following documentation only must be submitted in order to be considered for the post:
1. A full Curriculum Vitae (including the names and contact details of two academic referees).
2. A covering letter (no longer than 2 A4 pages) outlining the applicant’s profile and skills and including a statement of motivation for applying for the PhD Scholarship.
3. A writing sample, written in English, not longer than 10,000 words. This writing sample should be submitted as a word or pdf document and can be: a) a chapter from your Master’s dissertation; b) a published article where you are a named author; c) a research report where you are a named author.

Deadline: applications close Monday, April 16th, 2018.

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