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O’Donnell Fellowship in Irish Studies at University of Melbourne in Australia, 2015

The Newman College at University of Melbourne offers fellowship in Irish Studies to applicants who have a demonstrated track record in Irish Studies. The O‡Donnell Fellowship which is non-stipendiary offers physical and intellectual space to a scholar with an interest in Irish Studies for a period of 6 weeks (5 January – 13 February 2015).  This could take the form, for example, of a relevant academic degree; and/or the completion of relevant courses or projects; and/or the publication of relevant books or articles. The application deadline is Monday 4th August 2014.

Study Subject(s): Fellowships are awarded in Irish studies.
Course Level: It is a 6 weeks fellowship program.
Scholarship Provider: Newman College, University of Melbourne
Award can be taken at: Australia

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Eligibility: Applicants should have a demonstrated track record in Irish Studies. This could take the form, for example, of a relevant academic degree; and/or the completion of relevant courses or projects; and/or the publication of relevant books or articles. Previous applicants, both successful and unsuccessful, are welcome to re-apply.

Open for International Students: Australian applicants are eligible for this fellowship.

Description:  University-of-Melbourne
The O‡Donnell Fellowship commemorates the donation to Newman College, University of Melbourne, of the personal library of Melbourne-based doctor and Irish scholar, Nicholas Michael O‡Donnell (1862-1920). This collection of books, pamphlets and manuscripts, many in the Irish language, was presented in 1924, ‘subject only to the condition that Dr O‡Donnell‡s name should be permanently associated with the gift‡ (Letter from Frank Brennan (1873-1950), Dr O‡Donnell‡s son-in-law and later Australian Federal Attorney-General, to the Rector, Newman College, 3 July 1924).

Duration of award(s): The O‡Donnell Fellowship, which is non-stipendiary, offers physical and intellectual space to a scholar with an interest in Irish Studies for a period of 6 weeks (5 January – 13 February 2015).

What does it cover? The offering includes:
-College living quarters and all meals;
-Access to the Academic Centre building and collections;
-Desk and study space in the Gerry Higgins Room;
-Access to the University of Melbourne library;
-$2000 for travel and other expenses.

 How to Apply: Fellowship applications should address ways in which the Irish Studies collection in the Academic Centre, and wider Irish Studies resources in Melbourne, could be used to further a research project upon which the applicant is engaged. Applications in the form of a letter and including a CV, the names of two referees and a project proposal, should be sent by post or email, to Ms Angela Gehrig, Director of the Academic Centre.

 Application Deadline: The application deadline is Monday 4th August 2014.

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