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Fellowships Overview


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.

We offer two types of competitively appointed funded fellowship programmes and also welcome applications for non-stipendiary fellowships:

Short Term Funded Fellowships

We partner with our member Schools and the Library to appoint Visiting Research Fellows for periods from 4 weeks to 3 months. Between 2010 and 2017, the Institute hosted 123 Visiting Research Fellows from 24 countries; 103 were funded by the Institute and the remaining 20 had secured alternative sources of external funding - including the Transnational Access fellows funded by the FP7 the FP7 CENDARI project (Collaborative European Digital Archive Infrastructure), the Marie Curie IRES SPECTRESS programme and the McNally Fellowship (from Ireland Funds Singapore).

The short term funded scheme is an annual competitively appointed process but nominations are run through our partnering Schools and it is not advertised publicly. The internal call for nominations to this scheme is usually from November to January for the forthcoming academic year. If you have enquiries about applying to this scheme please contact Dr Caitriona Curtis at

Marie Sklodowska-Curie COFUND Fellowships

From 2017-18 to 2019-20 we will offer a 12 month fellowship programme co-funded by the Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska Curie Actions. The second call to this programme for 2018-19 fellowships is now closed. Details on the third and final call for 2019-20 can be found here:

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Non-Stipendiary Fellowships

The Institute welcomes applications for short term non-stipendiary fellowships of 1 to 3 months from international scholars 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 from one of three nominating areas – a Trinity Long Room Hub partnering School and/or the Library and/or the convener of one of Trinity’s Arts and Humanities led research themes or emerging themes. 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

Beginning in 2018, the Trinity Long Room Hub and the Society of Fellows and Heyman Centre for the Humanities, Columbia University, will 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. Expressions of interest are now invited from full time academic and salaried research staff in the Trinity Long Room Hub’s partnering disciplines on contracts which will not have expired before the end of the calendar year for which they express an interest in a fellowship. The deadline for applications is 5pm GMT, 15 December 2017. Please click here for the application details.

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

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