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Constantina Maxwell Faculty Studentship 2018/19

Students may apply to be considered for Constantia Maxwell Faculty Studentship for academic year 2018-19. The value of the studentship is a 5,000 euro contribution towards MPhil tuition fees (EU or Non-EU) in academic year 2018/19. It is generously funded by the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Trinity College Dublin.

This studentship seeks to acknowledge the quality of entrants to the MPhil programme in Race, Ethnicity and Conflict and the on-going contribution of MPhil students to the Department of Sociology. It aims to support and develop gifted postgraduate students.


This studentship is available to new entrants (EU and Non-EU) to our MPhil programme in Race, Ethnicity and Conflict, for admission in September 2018. In order to be eligible, applicants must hold and have officially accepted an Unconditional Offer of a place on one of these programmes by 31st July 2018.

Selection Criteria

Applications are assessed competitively with the criteria for the grant of the studentship being the proven academic merit of the candidate and/or their relevant life/work experience within the field of race, ethnicity and conflict. The decision as to the recipient of the studentship is at the exclusive discretion of the MPhil Course Director and Committee.
As only one studentship will be available in 2018-19, applicants are strongly advised to apply for all other funding and grants open to them.


This studentship is open to EU and Non-EU postgraduate students undertaking studies on our MPhil programme in Race, Ethnicity and Conflict in 2018/19. It is offered subject to the following conditions:

  • The holder must engage in full-time study and must register for MPhil in Race, Ethnicity and Conflict in academic year 2018/19;
  • The holder must not be a simultaneous holder of other grants, or funding or other awards (or any other awards with a similar monetary value).

How do I apply?

Applicants who meet the above eligibility criteria and wish to be considered for this studentship must submit a one-page letter no later than 1 August 2018 indicating:
1. Full name and TCD application number (assigned by TCD when application is submitted); 
2. Interest in being considered for the award;
3. The reasons why they believe such an award would be justified.
Letters should be submitted in Microsoft Word or PDF format to
Please use subject title "Constantia Maxwell Faculty Studentship".

Further information

For further information on the programme please contact the MPhil Course Director Dr David Landy, Department of Sociology, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland