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School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies Scholarships

The Rachel Thompson Ussher Fellowship

Award: 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 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.

A.J. Leventhal Scholarship in Modern Languages or Literature

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Henry Flood Research Scholarship

Applications for September 2023 intake close on 31st May 2023.

Award: Scholarships valued at €8,000 plus EU fee cover per year.

Who can apply: Awarded for the purpose of PhD research in the area of Irish Folk and Language studies to a graduate on the books of the University who has shown sufficient merit. The scholarship is tenable for one year but may be renewed for a maximum of a further two years.

Selection Criteria: The scholarship will be assessed based on academic achievement, and evaluation of the applicants’ potential to contribute to the overall Trinity community.

Application process: Applications, including a research plan of approximately 1,000 words, a sample of the applicant’s writing / work (e.g. dissertation, or a chapter from a postgraduate thesis), a summary of any postgraduate funding already received or applied for, a CV, and two references should be sent to the head of the Irish Department and include a copy (cc) of the message for

Claude and Vincenette Pichois Research Award

Applications for September 2023 intake close on 1st May 2023.

Award: The Award covers EU fees and currently provides maintenance of €16,000 per annum, with payments made according to the method used for Ussher Awards.

Who can apply: Awarded for the purpose of supporting research in 19th and/or 20th century french literature. Open to candidates holding a first-class or II.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 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.