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PhD Scholarships in Hate Studies

The Hate and Hostility Research Group at the University of Limerick is delighted to announce that it will offer a fee waiver for PhD students beginning their studies in September 2017. While the Group is interested in all aspects of hate crime and hate studies, we are particularly interested in hearing from potential PhD students who are interested in researching one of the following

Access to Justice for Minoritised Communities

Hate Crime in Minoritised Communities               

Frontline Responses to Victims of Hate

Third Party Monitoring of Hate Crime

Educative Interventions for Hate Crime

Legal Frameworks for Addressing Hate Crime

Proposals can come from any discipline, though the expertise of the Group lies in the areas of sociology and law.

Prospective applicants should submit a two page research proposal to by 31st May 2017. All applications should be accompanied by a CV and transcript.If you have any queries regarding the scholarships, please contact Jennifer Schweppe at

About the HHRG

The Hate and Hostility Research Group is an academic research group in Ireland dedicated to the field of hate studies and hostility towards difference. Its directors, Dr Amanda Haynes (Dept of Sociology) and Jennifer Schweppe (School of Law) are the leading experts in the field of hate crime in Ireland, and the work of the Group has been funded by the European Union, the Irish Research Council and the Irish Council for Civil Liberties.