Research Initiative Funding (RIF) Scheme
The Trinity Long Room Hub operates a competitive Research Initiative Funding (RIF) Scheme. The RIF Scheme allows eligible academic staff and post-doctoral researchers to apply for up to €10,000 to support an individual or collaborative research project in the arts and humanities. In July 2008 twenty-three awards totalling almost €70,000 were made. In June 2009 we awarded almost €89,000 to sixteen separate projects.
The sixteen projects currently being funded for the academic year 2009-2010 are:
- Dr Sarah Alyn-Stacey received €2,900 for a project entitled 'French Renaissance Holdings in Trinity College Dublin'.
- Ms Susie Bioletti was awarded €9,387 to conduct 'A Technical Analysis of the Book of Durrow (TCD MS 57), The Book of Armagh (TCD MS 52), and Codex Usserianus Primus (TCD MS 55)'.
- Professor Frank Boland received €9,996 for his project 'The Book: Discovering Sounds Initiative'.
- Dr Matthew Causey received €6,200.62 for his project 'Staging the Televisual Beckett'.
- Dr Joseph Clarke received €1,150 to organise a seminar entitled 'New Ways to Remember Fontenoy'.
- Dr Mark Hennessey received €8,414 for a project on 'The Distribution of Wealth in Late-Thirteenth Century Ireland: The Evidence of the 1292 Lay Subsidy Records'.
- Dr Bernard Meehan received €9,700 for a descriptive catalogue of the Greek maunscripts in the Library of Trinity College Dublin.
- Dr Christine Morris received €3,000 for an international conference on 'Minoan Peak Sanctuaries'.
- Dr Eve Patten and Dr Jason McElligott received €6,050 for an international, interdisciplinary conference entitled 'The Perils of Print Culture'.
- Dr Vasilus Politius received €1,500 for a project entitled 'Berkeley the Platonist?'
- Professor Kevin Rockett received €10,000 for 'Ireland's History on Screen'.
- Ms Ruth Sheehy received €2,000 for a project on 'Medieval Architecture and Sculpture in France'.
- Dr Jacco Thijssen received €10,000 for his project 'Exploring the Fagel Collection: Early-Modern Policymakers and the Library that informed them'.
- Dr David Ditchburn and Dr Micheal O Siochru received €3,900 for a conference entitled 'Exploring Boundaries: The Medieval and Early Modern Divide'.
- Dr David Ditchburn and Dr Susan Foran received €2,225 for a project entitled 'John Barbour and The Bruce in Context'.
The twenty-three projects funded during the academic year 2008-2009 were:
- Professor Terry Barry received €3,000 for his project 'Past Landscapes, Present Research Issues'.
- Dr Ruth Barton received €1,080 for 'Screening the Irish in Britain'.
- Dr Lorna Carson received €1,465 for a conference on Ulster-Scots language and identity.
- Dr Anna Chahoud received €3,000 for a project on 'Latin Texts in Ireland'.
- Dr Joe Clarke received €3,150 towards the cost of hosting the 23rd annual conference of the Society for the Study of French History.
- Dr Andrew Cusack received €3,000 for a research project on 'The German Gothic Novel in its International Contexts'.
- Mr Oran Doyle received €800 to fund Professor Joseph Raz's February 2008 lecture entitled 'Innovative Interpretation'. This was the inaugural lecture of the Irish Jurisprudence Society.
- Dr Sean Duffy received €3,000 for a project on 'Towns and Townspeople in Medieval Ireland'.
- Professor Nicholas Grene received €6,450 for his project 'Synge and Edwardian Ireland'.
- Dr Crawford Gribben and Dr Richard Kirwan received €2,600 for a workshop entitled 'Self-Fashioning and Community in the Early Modern University, 1500-1700'.
- Professor Maureen Junker-Kenny received €1,000 for her project on 'Religion and Public Reason'.
- Dr Tomasz Kamusella received €5,000 for his research towards An Atlas of Language Politics in Modern Central Europe.
- Dr Sylvie Kleinman received €1,420 to organise a workshop entitled 'Linking Best Practice in France and Ireland in Academic Military History'.
- Dr Conor Kostick received €2,150 towards the costs of his research on 'The Crusades: Conflict and Cohabitation'.
- Professor Alan Kramer received €2,200 for his workshop 'The International History of the Concentration Camps to 1941'.
- Dr Eve Patten received €4,890 for her research project on 'Ireland and the Print Culture of Empire, 1780-1940'.
- Professor Kevin Rockett received €4,980 for his 'Bibliographical and Biographical Database for Irish Film and TV Research Online'.
- Dr Zuleika Rodgers received €2,000 for her research on 'The Reception of Hellenistic Judaism in the Nineteenth Century'.
- Professor Brian Singleton received €2,620 for his project on 'Orientalism and the European Theatre'.
- Professor David Singleton was awarded €2,805 to organise a workshop on 'Migrations, Multiculturalism and Multilingualism'.
- Dr Claire Taylor received €4,000 to organise a workshop on 'Communities and Networks in the Ancient Greek World'.
- Dr Simon Tresize received €2,500 towards the cost of his research project 'Assessing the Role of the Conductor in the wake of Leopold Stokowski, Eugene Ormandy, and the Philadelphia Sound.'
Dr Steven Wilmer received €1,762 towards the cost of producing his book on Samuel Beckett.
Select here for a statistical overview of the applications made, and funds distributed, in the 2008-2009 round of the RIF Scheme. Similar details for the current round of funding will be uploaded in due course.