PhD Studentships at Durham: Dividing Political Power among People(s)

The Law School at Durham University is pleased to invite applications for two three-year doctoral studentship, fully funded (fees and maintenance grant) as part of the ERC – funded project entitled “Dividing Political Power among People(s): A New Federal Theory for the 21st Century”.

The project aims to explore international and national phenomena that have challenged the idea of the sovereign state, and will explore these developments through the lens of federal theory.

Durham is looking for candidates who are interested in pursuing doctoral research in one of three broad areas:

(1) the United Kingdom and the “British Empire”;

(2) American federalism – Old or New; or

(3) German federalism – Old or New.

Applicants should be outstanding law graduates, with a particular interest in constitutional or comparative law. They will be part of a research team lead by Professor Schütze. Further details, including how to apply are available here.

Several other postgraduate funding opportunities are also currently available at Durham Law School, the details are available here.

PhD Studentships in Law, Politics, or International Relations

The School of Law and Government at Dublin City University is a research active school with world-class faculty willing to supervise research students on topics in their areas of specialism. It invites applicants for PhD research in any area of law, politics or international relations.

The School operates a full-time PhD programme with a range of taught courses in the first year and further professional training offered in other years. As well as a generous tax-free stipend of up to €15,000, the School also supports its students with funding for conference and research travel. The School also gives its PhD students opportunities to teach courses.

Prospective students should identify a School of Law and Government faculty member with a specialism in their proposed research area – see here – and would be advised to contact that faculty member in advance of an application.

For more information on the structured PhD programme see here.

Applicants should send a CV and research proposal to Dr. Eoin O’Malley by Friday 30 March.

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Funded PhD position in School of Law/Transitional Justice Institute, University of Ulster

Applications are invited for a Department of Employment and Learning (NI) funded PhD studentship tenable in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the  Magee / Jordanstown Campus.

Candidates should have ordinary UK residence to be eligible for both fees and maintenance.  Non UK residents who hold ordinary EU residence may also apply but if successful will receive fees only.  All applicants should hold a first or upper second class honours degree in law, politics or a cognate area.  Successful candidates will enrol as of September 2010, on a full-time programme of research studies leading to the award of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

The studentship will comprise fees together with an annual stipend of £13,590 and will be awarded for a period of up to three years subject to satisfactory progress. 

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is September 10th, 2010.

Interviews will be held during the week commencing September 27th, 2010.

Further information on this opportunity is available here. Information on potential supervisors can be accessed here.