Trinity College Dublin was founded as a corporation consisting of the Provost, the Fellows and the Scholars. Scholars are elected annually in various subjects on the result of an examination held in Hilary term. Scholarship or research achievement of a high order is the primary qualification for Fellowship, coupled with evidence of the candidate’s contribution to the academic life of the College, as shown in particular by participation in the work of his or her Discipline or School, and an effective record in teaching. Achievement in scholarship and research will be assessed primarily through publication. Work expressed in a form other than publication will be taken into account, provided that it may be made subject to scholarly analysis and independent assessment. A candidate's contribution to the development of his or her subject nationally and internationally will, where appropriate, also be taken into account.
Traditionally, the election of new Fellows and Scholars is announced annually by the Provost on Trinity Monday at 10.00 a.m. from the steps of the Public Theatre. New Fellows & Scholars for 2013 can be viewed here
During Michaelmas term, the Central Fellowship Committee will begin to prepare recommendations for nomination to Fellowship in 2014.
Fellowship is open to full-time lecturers, senior lecturers, associate professors and professors who have been members of staff for more than three years.
Candidates must be proposed by a Fellow of the College.
The process will reopen at the beginning of Michaelmas Term, 2013. Please check this page for further details.