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DCU PhD Studentship in Humanities and Social Sciences


DCU welcomes high quality applications but we are particularly interested in proposals within the following broad topic areas

  • Contemporary Indian politics and society
  • English language and Literature
  • India - EU relations
  • Inter-Religious Dialogue
  • Gender and Indian politics
  • Communications, Journalism, Media Studies
  • Ireland and India - historical and cultural connections


Applicants must have a Masters Degree and excellent academic grades. The PhD programme will provide significant mentoring support and therefore scholars must be resident in Dublin. All positions will begin on 1st October 2016.

Informal Enquiries are welcomed and can be made to:

Dr Eileen Connolly, Director Ireland India Institute, E-mail:

The School’s of the Faculty and the staff pages of potential supervisors can be found on this link.

Further information:

This PhD scholarship has a value of up to €21,000 to €27,000 (full fees, plus €16,000pa (usually tax free), for up to 4 years, subject to satisfactory progress.

Closing date for receipt of applications: 15 May 2016

Applications should be made to and they should include

  • a cv, including 2 academic referees
  • a one page letter of application
  • the grades achieved in your Masters degree with copies of transcripts
  • a 2000 word research proposal, setting out your research question, how the research relates to existing academic literature and a brief description of your proposed methodology.