PhD Fellowships – Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge

Feb 8, 2021


Applications for PhD fellowships currently being offered by the School are welcomed from candidates who possess the relevant qualifications. A core part of the School’s academic mission is research and academic innovation. The School is widely recognised for its research agenda and staff have academic expertise in the following areas: Irish language and literature from the early Irish period to contemporary literature; the digital humanities; management, technology and enterprise. The research profile of each member of staff in the School may be viewed at the following link.

The Fellowships:

The fellowships are worth €16,500 (stipend) per annum and the annual registration fee will also be covered for a period of four years, conditional on candidates demonstrating satisfactory academic progress from year to year. Successful applicants will be registered for the degree of PhD with Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge and their research will be supervised by academic staff based in the School. They will be assigned a work station in an office within the School and will have access to a computer and the postgraduate research resources and services of the University. Candidates will be subject to the University’s Academic Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees by Research throughout the period of their registration in respect of all aspects of their research.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants seeking admission to the PhD register must have a qualification in an appropriate discipline as per the University’s Academic Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees by Research (§3.3):

Primary degree (Level 8):             First class honours or Second class honours, Grade 1


Master’s degree (Level 9):           First class honours or Second class honours

Application Process:

Applicants should prepare an application which includes the following: (1) a CV (not longer than 3 pages) outlining their academic experience to date; (2) a list of any publications or other academic activity engaged in since earning their degree; (3) an outline research proposal (not longer than 1,000 words) which they are interested in pursuing at PhD level. The proposal should fall within the range of supervisory expertise of staff in the School. Interviews may form part of the application process.

Applicants may enquire by email about any aspect of the process with Prof. Ciarán Mac Murchaidh, Head of School. Electronic applications should be sent to by 1200h, Wednesday 31 March, 2021.