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Funding Opportunities

Doctoral Funding

1. Recent calls for extramural prizes and awards

Call for applications for the 2017 ADEFFI Postgraduate Prize
ADEFFI (The Association for French and Francophone Studies in Ireland) offers a Postgraduate Prize sponsored this year by AMOPA Irlande (https://amopa-irlande.org/). The prize is valued at €500 and is open to all doctoral students at a higher education institution on the island of Ireland. Your application, which can be in English or French, should contain a brief description of your research project of no more than 1,000 words. Please include a curriculum vitae (listing your personal details, information on university affiliation, details of any conference presentations and possible publications resulting from your research). Please also ask your thesis supervisor to forward a confidential letter of recommendation. The application, together with the curriculum vitae and the letter of reference should be emailed to James Hanrahan, President of ADEFFI (hanrahaj@tcd.ie), before 1 March 2017. Applications will be judged anonymously and the winner will be announced at the Annual ADEFFI Postgraduate Study Day in Trinity College Dublin on 8 April 2017. 

2. Full-maintenance College Awards

Postgraduates accepted into the French Department’s doctoral research programme will be automatically considered for competitive full-time maintenance college awards:

Pichois Award
This award is available only through the Department of French and is made to “a candidate holding a first-class or II.1 Honours Degree in French (or equivalent) and having a research project within the area of nineteenth and/or twentieth-century French Literature”. It is awarded once every three years. The current (2017) annual value of the award is equivalent to EU/non-EU fees, plus maintenance of €16,000. For more details, see the Trinity Calendar, Part III (Postgraduate Awards and Travels Funds).

Ussher Award

This award is normally granted to outstandingly qualified students for three years of postgraduate study. One to two such awards are available each year within the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, of which the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies and the French Department are part. The current (2017) annual value of the award is currently equivalent to EU/non-EU fees, plus maintenance of €13,000. For more details, see the Trinity Calendar, Part III (Postgraduate Awards and Travels Funds).

Postgraduate Research Studentship Award

The Research Studentship Award is awarded by Trinity’s School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultural Studies, of which the French Department is part, to full-time continuing or new PhD students. The School may decide whether to allocate an award for 1, 2 or 3 years. The current (2017) annual value of the award is equivalent to EU/non-EU fees, plus maintenance of €6,500. For more details, see the Trinity Calendar, Part III (Postgraduate Awards and Travels Funds).

3. Full-maintenance Government of Ireland Funding Schemes

Irish Research Council (IRC) Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme
This scholarship is granted for three years of doctoral research, though it may be awarded for only one or two years, depending on circumstances. The annual value of the award is equivalent to EU/non-EU fees, plus maintenance of €16,000. For further details and application deadlines (usually in February), see http://www.research.ie/funding/postgraduate-funding.

4. College Research Travel Awards

Once registered in College, postgraduate students may also apply to research travel awards:

Arnould Memorial Prize
This prize is awarded annually to enable ‘a postgraduate student in French to travel to France for research purposes’. The current (2017) value of this prize is €900. For more details, see the Trinity Calendar, Part III (Postgraduate Awards and Travels Funds).

Owen Sheehy Skeffington Memorial Award
This award is made to to any registered student at an institution of higher education in Ireland and takes the form of a travelling scholarship to France and a limited maintenance grant. The current (2016) value of this prize is €2,000. For more details, see the Trinity Calendar, Part III (Postgraduate Awards and Travels Funds).

A. J. Leventhal Graduate Travelling Scholarship in Modern Languages or Literature
This scholarship, funded by private donation and by the T.C.D. Trust, has been created to enable graduates of Irish universities who are pursuing postgraduate studies in Modern Languages or Literature in Trinity College to further their studies in Europe. One award of approx. €2,285 is made in each academic year. Applications are invited from registered postgraduate students in the Arts Faculties who are pursuing research in Modern languages or Literature. For more details, see the Trinity Calendar, Part III (Postgraduate Awards and Travels Funds).

5. Extramural awards and bursaries

Liam Swords Bursary
This bursary provides financial support to a student of talent from the Irish Higher Education Sector to pursue his/her studies/research/training for 3 months in Paris. The applicant must be a student or researcher from any discipline at post-graduate level or higher in an Irish University, Institute of Technology or of Higher Education. S/he must be resident in Paris for the purposes of access to research sources, attendance at a French centre of learning or an apprenticeship, and must reside at the Irish College in Paris during the period June, July and August. The scholarship pays for accommodation at the Irish College in Paris from June to September and a further stipend of €700/month for living expenses is offered along with contributions towards travel costs. For more information, please visit: http://www.liamswordsbursary.ie

 

Postdoctoral Funding

Irish Research Council (IRC) Postdoctoral Fellowship
This fellowship is made to applicants who have either graduated or have been certified as having fulfilled all the requirements for the award of a doctoral degree, including a viva/thesis defence. It is awarded for 1 or 2 years, depending on the project. The total annual value of the fellowship (2017) is €45,895. For further details and application deadlines, see http://www.research.ie/funding/postdoctoral-funding.

 

Visiting Research Fellowships

Trinity Long Room Hub Visiting Research Fellowships
This competitive visiting research fellowship programme offers fellowships ranging from two weeks to three months to scholars of the highest standing in their respective fields, appropriate to their career stage. Fellowships are open equally to established and mid-career researchers but not normally to postdoctoral researchers. For more details, please visit https://www.tcd.ie/trinitylongroomhub/fellowships/annoucements/.