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The Trinity Long Room Hub’s Visiting Research Fellowship Programme is pivotal to our mission to connect our research community with the most distinguished scholars in the world and to raise the international profile of Trinity’s Arts and Humanities research. Fellows progress their major research, career changing projects, work with the unique collections of the Trinity College Library, and engage intensely with colleagues and students from cognate areas within the university and in other institutions on collaborative research. They also share their research insights with the public through a range of events.

The Fagel Collection Visiting Research Fellowship 2021-22

Trinity College Library holds the finest surviving Dutch private library of the eighteenth century, known as the Fagel Collection. The Library, with the support of Dutch Culture/the Foreign Ministry of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and in partnership with the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, the National Library of the Netherlands, has launched a new ‘Unlocking the Fagel Collection’ project to increase the discoverability of the collection, and to enhance its research potential. The project includes an opportunity for a visiting research fellow to work on the Fagel Collection for a three month period in the academic year 2021-22 in association with the Trinity Long Room Hub. Applicants must be distinguished scholars (not resident or employed on the island of Ireland) of the highest standing in their respective fields, appropriate to their career stage. They must have fluent spoken and written English. The Fagel Collection fellowship is open equally to established and mid-career researchers and postdoctoral researchers.

Please click here for the terms and conditions and how to apply. The deadline for applications is 5pm GMT+1 on 30 June 2020.

Short Term Funded Fellowships

We partner with our member Schools and the Library to appoint Visiting Research Fellows for short periods. Between 2010 and 2019, the Institute hosted over 140 Visiting Research Fellows from 24 countries.

Important information note about this scheme:

  • It is aimed at established to mid-career scholars, not resident or employed on the island of Ireland, with fluent spoken and written English.
  • Fellowship durations are one to three months. The funding includes flights, accommodation and reimbursement for living expenses of up to €600 a month on a receipt basis.
  • The call is not advertised publicly – nominations must come through our partnering Schools and the Library.  Interested scholars should seek an academic collaborator in the relevant partnering area. When the internal call for nominations goes live (usually between November and January for the forthcoming academic year), the collaborator will circulate the application form to the interested scholar for completion and secure their area’s support for the application to be submitted as part of the small number of applications the area can submit in a given year.
  • The short term funded scheme is a competitive selection process. Once all applications are received they are considered by a selection committee and a limited number will be funded.

If you have enquiries about applying to this scheme please contact Dr Caitriona Curtis at

Non-Stipendiary Fellowships

The Institute welcomes applications for short term non-stipendiary fellowships of 1 to 3 months from mid-career/established international scholars (not resident or employed on the island of Ireland) who have secured funding of their own. The most important requirement is that before applying interested scholars should have secured the support of an academic collaborator within a partnering Trinity Long Room Hub School. This is to ensure that appointed fellows are integrated into the academic community most closely aligned to their own research background. 

Please click here for the terms and conditions and how to apply.  

Trinity Long Room Hub – Society of Fellows and Heyman Centre for the Humanities Fellowships

Since 2018, the Trinity Long Room Hub and the Society of Fellows and Heyman Centre for the Humanities, Columbia University, annually award fellowships to allow at least one member from each of our respective communities to take up residence (normally, for a period of four to six weeks, excluding the months of June, July, and August) at the other’s institution.

Any questions on the above programmes should be directed to Dr Caitriona Curtis:

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