The School of Social Work and Social Policy, Trinity College Dublin (TCD) is inviting applications for PhD Scholarship, School of Social Work and Social Policy â€“ Migrant Homelessness in Ireland: A Mixed Methods Study. This is a fully funded scholarship under the newly established Provost PhD Scholarship Awards.
Course Level:Â Scholarship is available to pursue PhD programme.
Eligible Countries:Â EU or non-EU students are eligible to apply.
Eligibility Criteria:Â To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:
- MA, MSc or MPhil in Social Research Methods, Sociology, Social Policy, Anthropology, Psychology or cognate fields [students who are currently undertaking and due to complete a Masters degree in September 2018 are eligible to apply].
- Training in the conduct of both quantitative and qualitative social research, including research design, the conduct of data collection/fieldwork and data analysis.
- Knowledge and some experience of undertaking both quantitative and qualitative research.
- Solid training and skills in quantitative data analysis.
- Solid qualitative interviewing skills and the ability to analyse complex qualitative data.
- The ability and motivation to undertake ethnographic fieldwork.
- Basic knowledge, as well as strong potential and motivation, to apply mixed-methods (quantitative and qualitative) research techniques.
- An understanding of the complexities of undertaking research with homeless or other marginalised and â€˜hard-to-reachâ€™ populations.
- Excellent English language writing skills.
- Excellent verbal communication skills and the ability to negotiate with â€˜gatekeepersâ€™ to the research population.
- Strong organisational skills and the ability to set and adhere to research goals.
- The ability to work as part of a team.
- Prior experience of conducting research in the fields of homelessness and/or migration.
- An appreciation of the range of ethical considerations relevant to the conduct of research on homeless or other marginalised and potentially vulnerable populations. Output Expected
- Writing a PhD dissertation.
- Preparation and delivery of national and international conference presentations.
- Submission of work to high-ranking international scientific journals.
Method of Application:Â Candidates should submit the application by email to Noreen Oâ€™Sullivan, Executive Officer, School of Social Work and Social Policy.
The subject line in the email should read: â€˜Application for Provost PhD Awardâ€™. The following documentation only must be submitted in order to be considered for the post:
- A full Curriculum Vitae (including the names and contact details of two academic referees).
- A covering letter (no longer than 2 A4 pages) outlining the applicantâ€™s profile and skills and including a statement of motivation for applying for the PhD Scholarship.
- A writing sample, written in English, not longer than 10,000 words. This writing sample should be submitted as a word or pdf document and can be: a) a chapter from your Masterâ€™s dissertation; b) a published article where you are a named author; c) a research report where you are a named author.
Scholarship Application Deadline:Â April 16, 2018