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New Trinity Long Room Hub Visiting Research Fellowship Cofund Programme 2017-20

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Cofunded by the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, this fellowship scheme builds on the Trinity Long Room Hub’s existing Visiting Research Fellowship programme which has hosted over 100 fellows to date. Between October 2017 and September 2020, the programme will appoint 9 fellows for a period of twelve months each over the course of 3 calls (1 call per year).

It will offer excellent experienced researchers an opportunity to acquire skills that will enhance their research and employability, deepen competences and widen their networks in a way that has significant long term impact on their chosen careers, whether they be in academia, industry or the public sector.

The programme is central to the strategy of the Trinity Long Room Hub to advance and promote on an international level the excellence of the Arts and Humanities research environment in Ireland.

Fellows recruited will:

  • be provided with a 12 month fully paid fellowship based in the Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin
  • strengthen research skills via the appointment of an academic mentor based in one of Trinity’s Arts and Humanities schools
  • benefit from structured career development planning
  • undertake transferable skills training
  • have the opportunity to undertake a secondment in the non-academic sector in Ireland or another EU member state during their fellowship for up to 2 months


  • Experienced researchers who at the date of recruitment under this fellowship programme (1 October 2017) are in possession of a doctoral degree or at least 4 years of full-time equivalent research experience
  • Applicants of any nationality are welcome. Applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the Republic of Ireland for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the date of recruitment under this fellowship programme)
  • Applicants must have fluent spoken and written English
  • Applicants must be prepared to take up their 12 month fellowships from 1 October 2017 to 30 September 2018
  • Applicants must be in a position  to submit a proposal closely aligned with one of Trinity College Dublin’s five Arts and Humanities led research themes which the Trinity Long Room Hub supports: Identities in Transformation; Digital Humanities; Making Ireland; Creative Arts Practice and Manuscript, Book and Print Cultures


The timetable* for the 2017-18 programme (Call 1) is outlined in the table below:

Launch of Call 1 & Detailed Call Documentation

5 September 2016

Closing date for application submissions

31 October 2016

Expected Start Date for Fellowship

1 October 2017

Expected End Date of Fellowship

30 September 2018

*Please note that all dates are indicative and subject to change in the final call documentation.

A tentative timetable for the remaining calls under this fellowship programme is outlined below.


Call Launch Date

Deadline for Submissions

Fellowship Duration

Number of Fellows to be recruited

(Call 2)

Early September 2017

Late October 2017

1 October 2018 - 30 September 2019


(Call 3)

Early September 2018

Late October 2018

1 October 2019 - 30 September 2020


Horizon 2020 This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska grant agreement No 713730

Funding Bodies

Ireland EU Structural Funds Programmes 2007 – 2013, European Regional Development Fund, Department of Enterprise, Trade and Innovation, HEA, Trinity College Dublin, and

Last updated 3 November 2016 by Trinity Long Room Hub (Email) .