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The Rachel Thompson Ussher Fellowship

The Award is for a three year period of research on the Ph.D. register. It covers annual fees and provides maintenance of €13,000 per annum. There is an associated travel grant (€2,000-2,500), funded from the same bequest to which the holder of this fellowship may apply for research travel.

Who can apply:

This fellowship was founded in 2002 by a bequest from Ms Rachel Thompson, M.A. 1930, to the TCD Association and Trust. The fellowship is awarded at three-year intervals to a candidate wishing to pursue a Ph.D. in the area of Modern Languages.

Selection criteria:

The Award is granted to exceptionally well-qualified candidate of outstanding promise intending and permitted to register on year one for a higher degree of Ph.D. in Trinity College Dunblin, the University of Dublin. It is open to competition by graduates of any nationality for research in Modern Languages.

Application process:

Applications for this Award are made in conjunction with the Ph.D. application. An outstanding Ph.D. proposal is required. Complete the proposal form as normal and indicate on the application form that you would like to be considered for the Fellowship. The deadline for applications each year is 1st April. By this point, a full application for the Ph.D. has to have been made on the system. Applicants will only be considered for the funding if their application for the Ph.D. is accepted.

Nominations are assessed after 1st May. Candidates are informed of the outcome of their application from June/July onwards.