PhD Scholarship: Teaching and promoting innovative assessment in teacher education

The Faculty of Education and Health Sciences is sponsoring PhD research scholarships to be associated with the Health Research Institute (HRI) and the National Institute for Studies in Education (NISE).  Six scholarships will be available for 2018/19 registration.  The scholarships are for new PT or FT entrants and will cover fees and an annual pro rata stipend of €10000. The successful candidate and their supervisory team will be expected to participate in scholarly activities related to the relevant Institute.

Applications are welcomed for the following project which is associated with NISE: Teaching and promoting innovative assessment in teacher education

This project will explore the extent to which teacher education is committed to producing teachers capable of meeting the assessment challenges of schools now and in the future. The project will support teacher educators to become familiar with current educational assessment practices as well as engaging as research-active teacher educators.

Candidates both EU and non-EU are encouraged to engage with the primary supervisor: Prof. Ann MacPhail ( in advance of submitting an application to discuss the project in more detail and candidate’s subject expertise.

In order to be eligible for the PhD scholarship, you should fulfill all of the following criteria:

  • First class undergraduate or master’s degree in relevant discipline from a recognised higher education institution.
  • Not yet registered for PhD elsewhere.

It is expected that interview dates for successful applications will be held sometime between 2nd to 13th of July.

Applications can be completed by clicking the link here by Thursday 21st of June at 5pm. Please upload your CV to the system.

For a full list of the four NISE projects and eight HRI projects, see here 

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