Monday, March 07, 2011

FitzPatrick Family Foundation Doctoral Scholarship (Criminology, Criminal Justice, Penology)

FitzPatrick Family Foundation Doctoral Scholarship

UCD Institute of Criminology

University College Dublin

Closing Date: Friday April 22nd

The UCD Institute of Criminology, part of UCD’s School of Law, is pleased to offer one doctoral scholarship in the area of criminology/ criminal justice / penology.

Applications are sought from exceptional graduates for a scholarship to undertake on a full-time basis a four year funded PhD programme of research in the fields of criminology, criminal justice, or penology. The scholarship is being generously funded by the FitzPatrick Family Foundation. It is available to candidates commencing their studies in September 2011 and is tenable for a maximum of four years, renewable each year subject to satisfactory progress.

In addition the payment of fees there is an annual stipend of €16,000 per annum (plus a €500 conference attendance allowance) and is open to Irish, EU and International applicants. In the case of non EU applicants any offer is conditional on the applicant demonstrating at the time of accepting the offer that s/he has sufficient funds to supplement the living allowance to cover the cost of living in Dublin. Information for international students contemplating a period of study at UCD is available at:

To apply please submit an application on-line at Letters of application should be accompanied with a proposal for research (300-500 words in length).

Please also send a covering letter explaining

· why you wish to undertake a PhD, and in particular, why you wish to undertake a PhD at UCD Institute of Criminology.

· why you would be a suitable recipient for the scholarship.

This letter should be no more than 2 sides of A4 single-spaced and can be sent either as an email attachment to or in hard copy to Ms. Niamh McCabe, Graduate Programme Manager, School of Law, UCD, Roebuck Castle, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland. Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure that references are received before the closing date for this scholarship.

Please direct any queries regarding the application process to Niamh McCabe at the above email address or by telephone on + 353 1 716 8769.

Late applications will not be accepted.

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of the decision of the scholarship committee. No correspondence will be entered into about the committee’s decision.

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