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23 September 2021  


Other Doctoral Scholarships

NUI Dr Mary L Thornton Scholarship and Prize in Education

NUI Chancellor Dr Maurice Manning presenting the NUI Dr Mary L Thornton Scholarship 2019 to Fergal Harrington, UCC

NUI Chancellor Dr Maurice Manning presenting the NUI Dr Mary L Thornton Scholarship 2019 to Fergal Harrington, UCC. Click to enlarge image.

NUI Dr Mary L Thornton Prize 2019 recipient Anna Scanlan, UCC

NUI Dr Mary L Thornton Prize 2019 recipient Anna Scanlan, UCC. Click to enlarge image.


These awards are funded by a bequest from the late Dr Mary L Thornton.

The Scholarship is valued at €6,000 and the Prize is valued at €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.

Applicants do not need to hold an NUI degree in order to be eligible for this Scholarship and Prize, however, they must have been accepted, or have applied for admission, to a research degree at doctoral level in the field of Education in a constituent university or recognised college or college linked with a constituent university of NUI.

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

The Application Form, Regulations and FAQs are available below for reference only.

Download Application form & other relevant documentation

pdfRegulations (169KB)
pdfFAQs (132KB)
pdfApplication Form (125KB)
pdfConfidential Reference Form (148KB)

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 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.

This year, we are pleased to announce a change in the regulations.
In 2020, applicants do not need to hold an NUI degree in order to be eligible for this Fellowship; however, they do need to be registered in an NUI constituent university.

A list of these institutions is available here.

This competition is now closed and will reopen for applications in January 2022.

Find out more about some recent recipients of the NUI E J Phelan Fellowship in International Law on our NUI Awards Alumni page.