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Claude and Vincenette Pichois Research Award

The Award supports research in nineteenth and/or twentieth-century French Literature. It covers EU fees and currently provides maintenance of €16,000 per annum, with payments made according to the method used for Ussher Awards.

Applications for September 2024 intake close on 1st May 2024.

Who can apply:

This is open to candidates holding a first-class or 2.1 Honours degree in French (or equivalent) and having a research project within the area of nineteenth and/or twentieth-century French Literature. Award holders must be: new entrants to Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin, research register; must intend to register for a Ph.D. degree in the University of Dublin; and must engage in full-time research. Award holders may engage in teaching-related activities, as designated by their Director of Teaching and Learning (Postgraduate), up to a maximum of four hours per week.

The Award will be renewed annually, normally to a maximum of three years, on the basis of a progress report being deemed satisfactory by the research supervisor. When approved by the research supervisor, the report will be sent to the Trinity Foundation for the information of Funders.

Selection criteria:

Candidates for the Award will be selected on academic merit by the Claude and Vincenette Pichois Research Award Committee consisting of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (as chairperson), the Head of the Discipline of French, and the intended supervisor. This Committee will pass on its recommendations for approval by the Head of the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies, for onward transmission, normally by 7 June, to the Dean of Graduate Studies, and for notification to the President of the Trinity Foundation.

Application process:

Applications for this Award must be made on the College award form, together with a complete application for admission to the research register, inclusive of sealed letters of reference from two academic referees, each contained in a special envelope provided by the Graduate Studies Office. Applications should be mailed to Graduate Studies Office, Trinity College Dublin.