Open call for applications for PhD studentships in Irish studies
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Open call for applications for PhD studentships in Irish studies

THE Institute of Irish Studies (IIS) at the University of Liverpool is inviting applications for three PhD studentships in the areas of Literature, History and Politics.

They are open to candidates based in Britain and Ireland looking to start their studies in 2021.

Dr Niall Carson, IIS’ Departmental Lead for Post Graduate Studies, said: “We at the IIS are delighted to be able to offer these awards and we hope to be able to foster the next generation of researchers at a time when humanities subjects are facing new challenges.”

He added: “With the increasing difficulty of obtaining funding through traditional routes it is important to support alternatives where possible and we aim to encourage talented scholars from across Britain and Ireland to apply.”

Each studentship is funded by the Blair Chair in Irish Studies at a rate of £15,000 p.a. for three years for each successful applicant.

This encompasses home tuition fees (£4,500), a £10,000 Award; and a £500 research budget.

The awards are offered in conjunction with, and will be co-supervised by, staff at the Departments of English, History, and Politics, and are available on any topic, however applications from four main research areas are encouraged:

“Proposals are welcome on any aspect of Irish Studies that align with the research specialisms of the Institute of Irish Studies,” the IIS confirms.

“Applicants are advised to submit their proposals on any topic within the areas aligned to staff research,” they add.

Dr Carson said: “The IIS has diverse research strengths and with our colleagues in the other Departments across the Faculty we expect that these awards will showcase some of the best research that the University of Liverpool can support.”

The deadline for applications is September 30, 2021.

The PhD studentships are an open call and students with existing projects or those interested can contact Dr Niall Carson directly at: [email protected]

For more information, including how to apply click here.