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Constantia Maxwell Faculty Studentship 2019-2020

Students on the Master's register (either PME or MEd) may apply to be considered for the Constantia Maxwell Faculty Studentship for academic year 2019-20. The value of the studentship is a 5,000 euro contribution towards tuition fees (EU or Non-EU) in academic year 2019/20. The School of Education may award up to three such studentships for academic year 19/20. It is generously funded by the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Trinity College Dublin.


This studentship is available to NEW entrants (EU and Non-EU) to our PME or MEd programmes for first admission to PME or MEd in September 2019. In order to be eligible to apply, applicants must hold and have officially accepted an Unconditional Offer of a place on one of these programmes by 15th August 2019.

Selection Criteria

Criteria for evaluating applications for the studentships include: proven academic merit of the candidate and/or their relevant life/work experience and potential within the field of education and/or a related discipline. Other circumstantial factors may be taken into account at the discretion of the Committee. Applications will be reviewed by the School of Education Scholarship Committee and all decisions are final.


This studentship is open to EU and Non-EU postgraduate students undertaking studies on the PME or MEd programmes in 2019/20. It is offered subject to the following conditions:

1.The holder must engage in full-time or part-time study and must register for the PME or MEd in academic year 2019/20.

2.The holder must not be a simultaneous holder of other similar awards.

3.Failure to register for a programme in Trinity in September 2019 will result in the award being allocated to the next highest ranked applicant.

How do I apply?

Applicants who meet the above eligibility criteria and wish to be considered for this studentship must submit ONE item for review. This is a statement of application for the award, submitted no later than 31 August 2019. The statement should include:

  • 1. Full name and TCD application number (assigned by TCD when application is submitted);
  • 2. Specific course (PME or MEd) and strand for which you intend to register
  • 3. Brief list of your main educational qualifications, awarding institutions, and final grade/standing in each qualification
  • 4. A personal statement outlining the reasons why you believe you are deserving of a Constantia Maxwell Faculty Studentship.

Structure of application

Please follow directions below. Applications which do not adhere to the required format outlined below will not be considered.

  • The personal statement (item 4 above) should not exceed 750 words in total
  • Submit in Microsoft Word format as a separate attachment to an email
  • Email your submission to Dr. Keith Johnston, Director of Postgraduate Teaching and Learning -
  • Use the subject title "Constantia Maxwell Studentship Application" in the subject line of your email.

Brief History

In 1909, Constantia Maxwell became the first woman on the Trinity academic staff list after being appointed lecturer in Modern History. She was a lecturer in history (1909–39), Prof. of Economic History (1939–45) and then became Lecky Professor of Modern History in 1946.