• PhD Scholarships: UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, NUI Galway

    Posted on July 16, 2015 by in News Updates

    UNESCOProject Title: The Development and Mainstreaming Programme

    Project Description:

    As part of a major research and evaluation study on a programme of Prevention, Partnership and Family Support (PPFS) being implemented by Tusla, Ireland’s Child and Family Agency, “ The Development and Mainstreaming Programme ”, funded PhD opportunities are now available.

    The PhD programme themes are closely linked to five work packages:

    • Work Package 1: Child and Family Support Networks and Meitheal;
    • Work Package 2: Public Awareness;
    • Work Package 3: Commissioning;
    • Work Package 4: Parenting Support and Participation;
    • Work Package 5: Children’s Participation.

    Details on the five work packages are available HERE.

    For further information on the Development and Mainstreaming Programme click HERE.

    Stipend: €15,000 per annum & fees for 4 years (funding only available for full time PhD Students).



    Minimum 2.1 in a social science undergraduate (Level 8) or Master’s Degree (This includes: psychology, sociology, social policy, social work, youth and family studies, family support, early childhood education, political science or any other related field deemed eligible by the panel).


    • Masters in Research Methods
    • Evidence of knowledge of child and welfare services (e.g. relevant modules taken; prior research or dissertation subject)
    • Evidence of excellent skills in Qualitative and Quantitative Research
    • Experience of practice in the field of child welfare, family support and/or child protection

    How to apply:

    Students wishing to be considered for a “Development and Mainstreaming Scholarship” must apply for the Structured PhD in Child and Youth Research (Pac Code GYG00) through the NUI, Galway Postgraduate Application Centre www.pac.ie.

    Further details on the Structured PhD in Child and Youth Research are available here: PhD in Child and Youth Research.

    The proposal submitted must be related to one of the five Development and Mainstreaming Programme PhD topic areas.

    Please indicate in the subject line of your proposal that you are applying for a UCFRC Development and Mainstreaming funded Scholarship.

    Informal enquiries concerning the PhD Scholarship application may be made (by email only) to Dr. John Canavan at john.canavan@nuigalway.ie.

    Deadline for receipt of applications: Wednesday, 19th August 2015.

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