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The Moore Institute PhD Scholarships in Digital Arts and Humanities in Ireland, 2018

The Moore Institute is offering PhD scholarship in Digital Arts and Humanities to commence in September 2018. Scholarships are valued at €16,000 plus fees per annum and open to the students from Ireland.

The Moore Institute stands at the forefront of NUI Galway’s commitment to world-leading inquiry in humanities, culture, and society. Founded in 2000, and named after the distinguished Moore family of Moore Hall, Co. Mayo, the Institute has earned major national and international grants and led projects across the disciplines in areas from archaeology to ancient history and medieval studies, and from the early modern period to the present day, including politics, gender, and performance

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Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: May 18, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue PhD programme.
  • Study Subject: Scholarships are awarded in Digital Arts & Humanities to commence in September 2018.
  • Scholarship Award: Scholarships are valued at €16,000 plus fees per annum.
  • Number of Scholarships: Not Known
  • Nationality: Students from Ireland
  • Scholarship can be taken in Ireland

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: Students from Ireland are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
  • Entrance Requirements: Candidates enter the programme via the Humanities or the Arts strands (in the relevant discipline). Both strands
    • introduce students to the history of and theoretical issues in digital arts and humanities;
    • provide the skills needed to apply advanced computational and information management paradigms to arts and/or humanities research;
    • create a framework for students to develop generic and transferable skills to complete the required work for the award of the PhD. Work placements at pertinent institutions may also form part of the scholarship.

 

Ireland Scholarships

Application Procedure:

How to Apply: Scholarships are valued at €16,000 plus fees per annum. Entrants should possess a first-class or upper second-class honours primary degree within a relevant discipline and (preferably) a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline.

Digital Humanities proposals should include a strong and clearly defined digital component, either as a core method of research and dissemination, or as a subject of research in itself. Proposals may address any topic within Digital Humanities, including (but not limited to): archives & preservation; authorship attribution; classical studies; corpus analysis; crowdsourcing; digital scholarly editing; historical studies; interdisciplinary collaboration; internet history; literary studies; ontologies; stylistics and stylometry; text-mining; textual studies; visualisation.

Digital Arts proposals may examine questions such as artistic practice informed by digital media; the intersection between artistic creativity and technological innovation; or the impact of the digital on the form, structure, and function of narrative. Proposals for practice-based doctorates are welcome as well as traditional academic formats.

Previous Digital Arts & Humanities PhD students have also worked closely with researchers at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics in Galway (https://www.insight-centre.org/) and co-supervision may be sought from this research centre.

Prospective applicants are strongly advised to identify and correspond with potential supervisors for their research proposal before submitting a scholarship application: http://www.nuigalway.ie/findasupervisor/

Submitting an Application

Application should be made online at the Postgraduate Application Centre: www.pac.ie/nuig – PAC code: GYG38. One sample of academic writing (e.g. a recent BA or MA course essay) and a 1500-word research proposal should also be submitted through PAC. The proposal must be structured under the following headings:

  1. Description of proposed research (800 words): This section should clearly describe the subject and scope of your research, and the proposed outcomes in terms of the creation of new resources, tools, knowledge transfer, etc. You should indicate the critical problems or research questions you propose to address in the thesis component of your PhD, as well as any digital outputs that may arise from your work.
  2. Context (350 words): This section should describe, to the best of your ability and as far as you are aware, the extent of the existing academic and digital work in your area of interest. You should be able to explain how your research will challenge or extend this existing topic.
  3. Methodology (250 words): Here you should describe the specific methodologies and technologies you expect to employ.
  4. Sources and Archives (100 words): Give a preliminary indication of the primary and secondary material you expect to work with.
  5. Evidence of previous achievements in digital media or art practice (for practice-based PhD applicants only).

Application Form

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