Home | Contact NUI  

 

8 December 2019  


Doctoral Research Scholarships


NUI Dr Mary L Thornton Scholarship and Prize in Education

NUI Chancellor Dr Maurice Manning presenting the 2017 NUI Dr Mary L Thornton Scholarship to Niamh Dennehy, University College Cork.

NUI Chancellor Dr Maurice Manning presenting the 2017 NUI Dr Mary L Thornton Scholarship to Niamh Dennehy, University College Cork. Click to enlarge image.


This is an NUI Scholarship and Prize in Education funded by a bequest from the late Dr Mary L Thornton. In 2019, there is one scholarship available, worth €6,000 and one prize worth €1,000. The Scholarship and Prize are intended to encourage doctoral research in the field of education, including the study of higher education, within the constituent universities, linked colleges and Recognised Colleges of the NUI. NUI would wish, through the Scholarship and Prize, to encourage research related to Irish higher education and accordingly, preference will be given to applications in this area. However, applications will be accepted in relation to projects in any area of educational research.

The competition for the NUI Dr Mary L Thornton Scholarship and Prize in Education 2019 has now closed for applications.



Download Application form & other relevant documentation

pdf Application Form & Regulations (149KB)
pdfConfidential Reference Form (140KB)
pdfFAQs (152KB)

Please download the pdf to your computer (right click and save) and complete the form using Adobe Reader as not all internet browsers support on screen completion of pdf documents

NUI Research Scholarships to be offered for competition in 2020

 

NUI E J Phelan Fellowship in International Law


This Fellowship, funded by a special bequest from the late Mr Edward J Phelan and Mrs Fernande Phelan was first awarded in 2002, and is normally offered in alternate years. The Fellowship is intended to encourage and support a doctoral candidate of proven academic excellence at an advanced stage of their studies towards a doctoral degree in any area of International Law, in a constituent university of NUI. It is expected that the research undertaken will result in a substantial contribution to knowledge worthy of publication.


The NUI E J Phelan Fellowship in International Law is valued at €25,000 and open to a doctoral student in any area of International Law for a period of up to 18 months.

The NUI E J Phelan Fellowship competition has now closed for applications and will re-open in January 2020.

Please contact awards@nui.ie with any queries.



Recent Recipients of NUI E J Phelan Fellowship in International Law


2018 recipient of the NUI E J Phelan Fellowship in International Law, Wesam Ahmad-Owies.

2018 recipient of the NUI E J Phelan Fellowship in International Law, Wesam Ahmad-Owies. Click to enlarge image.

Wesam Ahmad-Owies was the 2018 NUI E J Phelan Fellowship recipient in International Law.

Prior to moving to Palestine to work as a human rights advocate in 2006, Wesam Ahmad completed a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Sociology and a Juris Doctor of Law Degree from Louisiana State University in the USA. After over a decade of experience as a human rights advocate with the Palestinian human rights organization, Al-Haq, he went on to undertake an LLM and later a PhD at the Irish Centre for Human Rights at NUI Galway. Wesam hopes that the fellowship will help him both to pursue his PhD research at NUI Galway and to carry on the legacy of E J Phelan’s work in the area of business and human rights.