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School of English Dublin City University Doctoral Research Scholarships in Ireland, 2018-2019

Dublin City University is pleased to offer  School of English Dublin City University Doctoral Research Scholarships for the year 2017-2018 academic year. International students are eligible to apply for these scholarships.

The Dublin City University aims to lead the world in research and education.

The University has a particularly strong research record, is sometimes described as a research-led university, and has regularly been recorded as bringing in more research income per members of faculty – or indeed as a percentage of total income – than any other university in Ireland. Its research team working on sensors at the National Centre for Sensor Research is considered one of the best in the world.

Scholarship Description:

  • Application Deadline: May 30, 2018
  • Course Level: Scholarships are available to pursue doctoral research programme.
  • Study Subject: The School of English is particularly interested in receiving research proposals in the following areas:
    • Postmodernism and postmodern culture
    • Literary theory
    • Modern Irish narrative, drama, film, novel, poetry, theatre, women writers
    • Irish and British Fiction of the late eighteenth and the nineteenth century
    • Children’s and Young Adult Literature generally or directed at the St Patrick’s Campus Library archives including Patricia Lynch Collection, Padraic Colum Collection, Cathal Ó Sándair Collection, Bartlett Puffin Collection.

    Other proposals of interest might be in the following areas:

    • Comedy
    • Drama
    • Poetry
    • Experimental Literature
    • Popular Literature
    • Gender and Sexuality
    • Post-colonial Literature
  • Scholarship Award: The successful candidate will be paid a stipend of €16,000 per annum for up to four years, subject to satisfactory annual progression. Registration fees will also be paid. There will also be a number of scholarships for fees available.
  • Number of Scholarships:  There will also be a number of scholarships for fees available.
  • Nationality: International students
  • Scholarship can be taken in Ireland

Eligibility for the Scholarship:

  • Eligible Countries: International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
  • Entrance Requirements: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:
    • Applicants must have a relevant undergraduate degree at first-class honours level or at least 2.1 level. It is desirable that they should hold a relevant Master’s qualification. Candidates who are currently completing a Master’s qualification are welcome to apply.
  • English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

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Application Procedure:

How to Apply: Interested candidates must first agree a research proposal with a School of English staff member. Candidates will be directed to potential supervisors on the application. Email applications to Dr Derek Hand, Head of School, derek.hand-at-dcu.ie, indicating School of English PhD scholarships in the subject line. Applications should include the following:

  • A CV including names and contact details of two academic referees.
  • A copy of undergraduate and postgraduate degree certificates.
  • Copies of transcripts from undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
  • A letter outlining the candidate’s suitability for the scholarship.
  • A research proposal c3000 words accompanied by a bibliography (which is not included in the word count).

Application Form

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