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Trinity Long Room Hub Visiting Research Fellowship Cofund Programme 2017-20

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Applications for fellowships to be undertaken in the period 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2019 will be accepted in the period from 21 August to 00:00 Midnight GMT 20 October 2017.

Cofunded by the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, this fellowship scheme builds on the Trinity Long Room Hub’s existing Visiting Research Fellowship programme which has hosted over 100 fellows to date. Between October 2017 and September 2020, the programme will appoint 9 fellows for a period of twelve months each over the course of 3 calls (1 call per year).

It will offer excellent experienced researchers an opportunity to acquire skills that will enhance their research and employability, deepen competences and widen their networks in a way that has significant long term impact on their chosen careers, whether they be in academia, industry or the public sector.

The programme is central to the strategy of the Trinity Long Room Hub to advance and promote on an international level the excellence of the Arts and Humanities research environment in Ireland.

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Fellows recruited will:

  • be provided with a 12 month fully paid fellowship based in the Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin;
  • strengthen research skills via the appointment of an academic mentor based in one of Trinity’s Arts and Humanities schools;
  • benefit from structured career development planning;
  • undertake transferable skills training;
  • have the opportunity to undertake a secondment in the non-academic sector in Ireland or another EU member state during their fellowship for up to 2 months.


  • Experienced researchers who at the date of recruitment under this fellowship programme (1 October 2018) are in possession of a doctoral degree or at least 4 years of full-time equivalent research experience.
  • Applicants of any nationality are welcome. Applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the Republic of Ireland for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the date of recruitment under this call of the fellowship programme (1 October 2018).
  • Applicants must have fluent spoken and written English.
  • Applicants must be prepared to take up their 12 month fellowships from 1 October 2018 to 30 September 2019.
  • Applicants must be in a position  to submit a proposal closely aligned with one of Trinity College Dublin’s five Arts and Humanities led research themes which the Trinity Long Room Hub supports: Identities in TransformationDigital HumanitiesMaking IrelandCreative Arts Practice and Manuscript, Book and Print Cultures.

Details on the first cohort of fellows appointed under this scheme are availabe here.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska grant agreement No 713730.

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