PhD Scholarship Opportunity: Gender Equality in Higher Education Institutes

Title: Gender Equality in Higher Education Institutes

Supervisor:  Dr Nata Duvvury, Global Women’s Studies, NUI Galway

Duration: Funded for 4 years (Structured PhD), full-time

Closing date for applications:  22 September 2017

Details: NUI Galway’s Centre for Global for Women’s Studies, in collaboration with the Office of the Vice-President for Equality and Diversity, is pleased to announce a four-year Doctoral Fellowship for 2017-18. The focus of the fellowship is gender equality in higher educational institutions.

The centrality of gender equality for the growth and sustainability of higher education institution is well recognised by policy makers in the European Commission, national governments, and in the education sector. In this policy context, the Doctoral Fellowship is focused on critical analysis to understand the nature of gender equality in educational institutions, identify the challenges and obstacles to advance gender equality, and assess the effectiveness of strategies and action plans to realise gender quality. The doctoral fellowship is particularly focused on advancing a monitoring and evaluation system to establish the effectiveness and sustainability of concrete actions currently being implemented by university structures.

Stipend:   €14,500 (including €500 for travel) plus annual fees.

Entry Requirements: The PhD fellowship will be awarded on a competitive basis and applicants will be expected to demonstrate both a strong academic background and an aptitude for research. In particular, candidates should maintain the following:

  • Qualifications – Minimum of 2.1 grade (or equivalent) MA in Sociology, Psychology, Education, Women’s Studies, or a related discipline
  • Required skills and experience – Knowledge and experience undertaking gender analysis, quantitative and qualitative research, evaluation research methods
  • Desirable skills and experience – Evidence of capacity of undertaking independent research; demonstrated capacity to work as part of a team; and strong communication skills

Expected start date:  1 October 2017

How to apply: The PhD will be a four-year structured doctoral programme. Interested candidates should submit a brief proposal/letter of intent outlining the rational, research questions, and research design and methodology; a curriculum vitae indicating research experience and including the names of two referees; and a writing sample (essay, chapter from dissertation, article, etc.) by 22 September 2017 to Dr Nata Duvvury (  Interested candidates are also recommended to upload their application for the PhD in Global Women’s Studies via the PAC system.  Selected candidate will be notified o/a 29 September.

The letter of intent should be limited to two pages and outline:

  • Reasons for application
  • Previous training and research experience
  • Interest in area of research