UCD College of Arts and Humanities Doctoral Fee Scholarships 2021

Posted 26 January 2021


UCD College of Arts and Humanities is pleased to announce the opening of the 2021 competition for two UCD College of Arts and Humanities Doctoral Scholarships.

The two awards comprise an annual full fee stipend for doctoral students commencing a PhD in any arts and humanities subject on a topic aligned to one of the eight strategic research themes in the UCD College of Arts and Humanities. The eight themes are as follows:

  • Digital Cultures
  • Engaged Creativity
  • Environmental Humanities
  • Health, Medicine and Wellbeing
  • Ireland in the World
  • Thresholds of Knowledge
  • Transnationalising the Humanities
  • Violence and Society

For further details see: www.ucd.ie/artshumanities/research


The award can be held for a maximum of four years for students registered to the PhD Degree programme on a full-time basis or six years for students registered to the PhD Degree programme on a part-time basis, subject to satisfactory performance by the holder each year, and with respect to the terms and conditions below. The award holder will also be the recipient of a research support fund of €500 per year of the award for travel and other research expenses.


Background to the Award:
This award was established by the UCD College of Arts and Humanities Support Fund in 2020 and made possible through the generosity of philanthropic donors to the College. The award is designed to encourage doctoral students to work with an established group of scholars on a particular research area of strategic importance to the College. The successful candidate will automatically become a member of the relevant thematic research group and the primary supervisor will also be a member of the relevant research theme.

Terms and Conditions:
In the event of the recipients subsequently receiving an award of greater financial value (e.g. Government of Ireland postgraduate fellowship), the award will cease at the end of the academic year in question. The successful applicant is expected to apply to the Irish Research Council funding programme when eligible. It is expected that, in addition to pursuing her/his doctoral project, the successful candidate will support events and activities relating to the particular thematic research group to which they belong.

The scholarship recipient consents to the use of their name and any photographs, video footage or new media that may be taken of them on University business to be used, distributed or shown as the College of Arts & Humanities deems appropriate.

To retain this scholarship throughout the programme of study recipients must:
a) Meet the progression requirements of the programme of study;
b) Successfully pass an annual review process;
c) Fulfil, where required ambassadorial duties deemed appropriate, e.g. at UCD Open Days;

Students will not be eligible to defer their scholarship offer.

 

Application Process:

  • Applicants must be new entrants to the PhD programme (commencing September 2021).
  • Applicants for the award must, prior to application for the scholarship, have applied to and been accepted by the relevant School with a doctoral project and an agreed supervisor, both aligned to one of the eight College Research Themes.

The application must include:

  • a personal statement (1-2 pages) indicating suitability for the award and outlining how the proposed research aligns with the chosen College research theme;
  • a full Curriculum Vitae;
  • a sample of recent academic writing in English (max 5,000 words).
  • notice of an offered place in the PhD programme from the relevant School
  • the nomination of two referees by the applicant.


Written references by the nominated referees must be submitted directly to barbara.gannon@ucd.ie by the closing date for application. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that referees are aware of this.

Applications for the scholarship should be submitted via email to Professor Sarah Prescott, College Principal and Dean of Arts and Humanities (sarah.prescott@ucd.ie) by no later than 30 June 2021.

For queries, please contact Barbara Gannon in the UCD Arts and Humanities College Office barbara.gannon@ucd.ie