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Funding Opportunities for Postgraduate Study

A variety of funding opportunities are available to research students in the School of Histories and Humanities.

Information from Graduate Studies Office in relation to funding can be found on the GSO website

Provost’s PhD Scholarships
In 2018 the School of Histories and Humanities is offering three fully funded PhD scholarships, covering fees (either EU or Non-EU) plus an annual stipend of €16,000 per year for four years, in the following areas:

Further information.

Irish Research Council Laureate Award PhD scholarships
Three Department of History staff members have been awarded prestigious Irish Research Council (IRC) Laureate Awards, which include funding for PhD students in the following areas:
CHINACHILD: Slave-girls and the Discovery of Female Childhood in Twentieth-century China (Dr Isabella Jackson)
IFCE: The Irish Foundation of Carolingian Europe – the case of calendrical science (computus) (Dr Immo Warntjes)
CLICAB: Climates of Conflict in Ancient Babylonia (Dr Francis Ludlow)

TCDThe Ferrar Memorial Studentship in Ancient Philology (Classics) will be awarded for research in the field of ancient philology (for example, Latin, Greek, Historical Linguistics). The studentship is worth €14,000 per annum, and is tenable for a maximum of 4 years, subject to satisfactory progress. Further information and how to apply here.

Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarships (Irish Research Council)
Application criteria and deadlines vary from year to year; the following is indicative only. Scholarships are typically valued at up to 16,000 Euro plus fees and 2,500 Euro research expenses per annum. You can apply for an IRC Scholarship before you start your degree (duration of funding 2 years for an MLitt and 4 years for a Structured PhD) or in Years 1-2 of the PhD (duration of funding 3 or 2 years). The call is generally issued around September with an application deadline at the start of November. Students should liaise with their supervisors in planning and preparing an application and study the guidance provided by the IRC and the School. The School will send out an email notification when the call is issued, organise an information session for potential applicants, and arrange an internal process for vetting applications. Applications have to be signed by the Head of School and the College Research Office. Procedures and internal deadlines will be communicated by email so please contact to indicate your interest in applying to ensure you receive communications. Please bear in mind that internal deadlines will be several weeks before the IRC deadline.

Ussher Fellowships
Highly competitive awards open to new entrants beginning PhD research only. All new full-time PhD students who apply before the 1st of May are automatically considered for these awards. An award is valued at €13,000 plus fees for three years.
Further information is available here.

Postgraduate Research Studentships
These awards are available to new entrants and continuing full-time students undertaking PhD research. The postgraduate studentship covers EU or non-EU fees and an annual stipend. Further information is available here. Continuing students should contact for information on how to apply.

Further information about funding can be found on the Graduate Studies Office webpages.