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CALL OPEN! Trinity Long Room Hub now accepting applications to its new Visiting Research Fellowship Programme for 2017-18

Cofund Visual large7 September 2016: The Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute is now accepting applications for its new Visiting Research Fellowship Programme, which will commence in 2017-18. The programme is co-funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Cure Actions and will see successful applicants receive a 12 month salaried fellowship from 1 October 2017 until the 30 of September 2018.

This is the first award in Ireland of this prestigious European funding for a dedicated Arts and Humanities research fellowship programme.

As Dean and Vice-President for Research at Trinity College Dublin, Professor John Boland said that it was important to ‘recognise the wider value of visiting research fellows in developing Trinity’s global reputation as a destination of choice for outstanding researchers.’

Professor Jane Ohlmeyer, Director of the Trinity Long Room Hub, commented, ‘we are delighted to have secured this very competitive funding to develop our visiting research fellowship programme.  It will give our research community an opportunity to develop quality relationships with some of the world’s best scholars and to showcase the very best of what the Arts and Humanities at Trinity have to offer in addressing some of society’s most urgent challenges. Our experience in engaging world class research talent will be extremely beneficial for the success of the new fellowship programme.’

The Trinity Long Room Hub is one of Trinity College Dublin’s four research institutes. It provides an experimental and stimulating intellectual space for researchers who are looking for exciting new collaborations on interdisciplinary research in the Arts and Humanities. As a key site for provocative debates and events on contemporary issues, successful applicants will be exposed to new conversations and partnerships which have the potential to greatly enhance their research experience.

The fellowship scheme builds on the Trinity Long Room Hub’s existing programme which to date has hosted over 120 fellows from 39 countries in conjunction with its nine partner Schools and the university Library. 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.

New fellows will benefit from structured career development supports during their stay, with significant opportunities to strengthen their research skills through the appointment of an academic mentor based in one of the Trinity’s Arts and Humanities Schools.

This fully paid 12 month fellowship will be based in the Trinity Long Room Hub with the opportunity to undertake a secondment in the non-academic sector in Ireland or another EU member state during their fellowship for a period of up to 2 months.

The Trinity Long Room Hub’s work programme is largely aligned with Trinity College Dublin’s five Arts- and Humanities- led research themes which include: Identities in Transformation, Digital Humanities, Making Ireland, Creative Arts Practice and Manuscripts, and Book and Print Cultures.

The call is open from Monday, 5 September to Monday, 31 October.

Contact: Aoife King, Communications Officer | Trinity Long Room Hub | | 01 896 3895