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Fully Funded PhD Positionsin Autism Research for International Students in Ireland, 2018

The new PhD Positionsin Autism Research is now available at The DCU Institute of Education in Ireland. International students are eligible to apply for this application .

This doctoral research aims to identify the required components to enhance teaching and learning in early childhood education for young pupils on the autism spectrum (AS) and will be supervised by Dr Tish Balfe and Dr Sinéad McNally.

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The DCU Institute of Education is the newest faculty of Dublin City University. The new Institute brings together students of education across all sectors from early childhood, to primary and post-primary and further education and training. As well as providing a range of undergraduate programmes in education, the Institute offers a rich menu of taught and research-based post-graduate programmes, at doctoral, masters, diploma and certificate levels.

Scholarship Description: 

  • Applications Deadline: September 14, 2018
  • Course Level: The studentships are available to pursue the PhD programme.
  • Study Subject: The studentships are awarded to study Autism Research at the School of Inclusive and Special Education at DCU.
  • Scholarship Award: The PhD studentship is fully funded, inclusive of stipend and EU fees for the duration of four years. As part of the program, successful candidates will undertake a maximum of six hours per week learning support activities such as tutoring, consistent with furthering their professional development. The candidate will also assist with School administrative processes.
  • Nationality: International students are eligible to apply for this application .
  • Number of Scholarships: Two opportunities are available.
  • Scholarship can be taken in Ireland

Eligibility for the Scholarship: 

Eligible Countries: International students are eligible to apply for this application .

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

Criteria: The ideal candidate will have:

  1. A minimum 2.1 honours level degree in a relevant domain
  2. Hold a teaching qualification or have experience of working with young children with autism;
  3. Evidence of a high standard of critical research and academic writing skills;
  4. A high level of competence in written and oral communication;
  5. The ability to work independently and collaboratively in meeting demanding research goals.

English Language Requirements: Applicants must have a high level of competence in written and oral communication.

Application Procedure: 

How to Apply: Applications can be made by submitting current CV and expression of interest document to neil.kenny-at-dcu.ie. The expression of interest document should be submitted in Word (.doc or .docx) format, and should be no more than 500 words long. The applicant should describe their own suitability for the project (50% weighted) and how they would like to develop the project (50% weighted). It is recommended that potential applicants contact the supervisors informally in the first instance.

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