Roger McHugh Memorial Doctoral Scholarship

Photo: UCD Digital Library, UCD News, October 1979

The School of English, Drama and Film, University College Dublin, is pleased to announce the opening of the 2020 competition for the Roger McHugh Memorial Doctoral Scholarship (Anglo-Irish Literature).

The award comprises an annual bursary of €5,000 for a doctoral student commencing a PhD in a topic related to Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama at UCD, in September 2020.  The award can held by the successful student for a maximum of four years, subject to satisfactory performance by the holder each year, and with respect to the terms and conditions below.

Background to the Award:

This award was established in memory of Roger McHugh, the founding Professor of Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama, who taught at UCD until the late 1970s.  It was made possible through the generosity of Professor McHugh’s wife, Patricia, and children, Muireann, Fíona, Conor and Cian.  An award for academic excellence, it commemorates his pioneering work as a scholar, editor and teacher and his achievement in setting up a world-class postgraduate programme in the subject.


Information for Applicants 

Details on terms and conditions and how to apply can be downloaded here: Roger McHugh Memorial Doctoral Scholarship Announcement  The closing date for applications is the Friday 14th August 2020. 

Additional documents and links to help applicants in the application process can be found below:

Applying for a Research Degree- School of English, Drama and Film

School of English, Drama and Film - Structured PhD Info Sheet 2020

Link to Online Application Portal

List of Staff Research Interests

For queries, please contact Ms Deirdre Daly at