Closing date 5pm Monday 25 April 2022

Scholarship/Fees Application form here

Informal queries may be sent to Dr Niamh Lenahan, Research Co-ordinator Email: Niamh.lenahan@ul.ie or to Dr. Christina Morin, Assistant Dean for Research, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Limerick. Email: christina.morin@ul.ie

New applicants are strongly advised to make contact with a prospective supervisor prior to developing an application. Refer to the list AHSS faculty research interests and their areas of expertise

Contact details for individual supervisors can be found on their department/school website.

Applicants should note that all PhD students within the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences can attend annual workshops designed to support applications to the Irish Research Council and other appropriate funding bodies.

Executive Dean’s Scholarship

Executive Dean’s Scholarship

Ref: EDS

Duration: 3 years.

Value: €12,000 p.a. + EU fees (€5,250, subject to review)

Open to: all AHSS postgraduate researchers.

Associated tutoring: the successful candidate may be required to undertake up to 6 hours tutoring or equivalent work per week.  

History

4-year funded PhD Studentship in Early Modern History

Applications are invited for a four-year PhD Studentship in early modern history. The successful applicant will join the ‘Malcontents: Order and Disorder in the Early Modern World of Learning’ project which is led by Dr Richard Kirwan of the Department of History and the Centre for Early Modern Studies, University of Limerick. The project will be funded the Irish Research Council.

Duration: 4 years.

Value: The PhD student will receive a stipend of €18,500 per annum for four years. The studentship also covers EU tuition fees (€4,978) for four years. A travel allowance is included to facilitate archival research and conference attendance. The PhD Studentship will commence in September 2022.

Open to: all AHSS postgraduate researchers.

More information 

EIC

School of English, Irish, and Communication Postgraduate Fee Award

Ref: EICPFA

Duration: 1 year.

Value: EU fees (€5,250, subject to review)

Open to: preference will be given to new PhD applicants to the School of English, Irish, and Communication.

Associated tutoring: the successful candidate may be required to undertake 1-2 hours tutoring or equivalent work per week.  

MLAL

School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics Scholarship

Ref: MLALS

Duration: 3 years.

Value: €7,500 p.a. + EU fees (€5,250, subject to review)

Open to: new and existing Modern Languages and Applied Linguistic research postgraduates. 

Associated tutoring: the successful candidate may be required to undertake up to 6 hours tutoring or equivalent work per week.

History

Department of History Clare County Nursery PhD Studentship

Ref: HIS

Duration: 3 years

Value: EU Fees (€5,250, subject to review and an annual stipend of €5,000)

Open to: a new PhD applicant who will work on the history of the Clare County Nursery (1922-32)

Associated tutoring: the successful candidate may be required to undertake 2-4 hours tutoring or equivalent work per week. Additional paid tutoring may also be available.

PPA

Department of Politics and Public Administration Postgraduate Research Fee Award.

Ref: PPARFA

Duration: 1 year.

Value: EU fees (€5,250 subject to review)

Open to: new PhD applicants to the School of Politics and Public Administration in the areas of International Relations and/or Politics.

Associated tutoring: the successful candidate may be required to undertake 1-2 hours tutoring or equivalent work per week.

Department of Politics and Public Administration Postgraduate Research Fellowship

Ref: PPARF

Duration: 1 year

Value: €6,000 and EU-level PhD fees (€5,250 subject to review)

Open to: all new PhD applicants in the Department of Politics and Public Administration in the areas of International Relations and/or Politics

Associated tutoring: the successful candidate may be required to undertake up to 6 hours tutoring or equivalent work per week. Additional paid tutoring may also be available.

Law

School of Law Postgraduate Research Fee Awards

Ref: SLPRFA

2 awards available

School of Law, Professor Henry Ellis, PhD Award: A full fee award in return for up to 5 hours research support/tutoring per week for 10 weeks of each semester  

School of Law, Postgraduate Research Award: A full fee award in return for up to 5 hours research support/tutoring per week for 10 weeks of each semester  

Duration: The postgraduate fee awards are available for a period of 1 year initially, with the potential for renewal for a further 2 years, subject to successful academic progress.

Value: EU fees (€5,250 subject to review)

Open to: new PhD applicants and current PhD students within the School of Law

Associated tutoring: the successful candidates will be required to provide up to 5 hours research support/tutoring per week for 10 weeks of each semester.

The Honourable Mr. Justice John Murray, PhD Fellowship

Ref: LAWSCHOL

Duration: The scholarship is available for a period of 1 year initially, with the expectation of renewal for a further 2 years, subject to successful academic progress.

Value: €5000 per annum plus EU fees (€5,250 subject to review)

Associated tutoring: the successful candidate may be required to undertake up to 5 hours research support/tutoring per week for 10 weeks of each semester.

AHSS

Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Postgraduate Fee Awards

Ref: AHSSPFA

9 awards available  (these awards include the AHSS Student Engagement award which will be advertised shortly and an award earmarked for potential PhDs researching in the area of geography). 

Duration: 1 year.

Value: EU fees (€5,250 subject to review)

Open to: new PhD applicants to the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, and current PhD students in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences who are enrolled no longer than 4 years full-time, or 6 years part-time.

Please note that IWAMD students are exempt from applying for this fee award and should refer to the Academy-specific fee awards.

Associated tutoring: the successful candidate may be required to undertake 1-2 hours tutoring or equivalent work per week.

IWAMD

The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance is also offering scholarships and fee awards.  For further details please see their website:  https://www.irishworldacademy.ie/about/scholarships/

 

Application Criteria – applicable to all awards listed above.

  • Applicants should complete the attached application form and clearly indicate the postgraduate opportunity that they are applying to, using the reference code(s) provided by 5pm Monday 25 April 2022
  • As part of the application, applicants must forward a 2-page pdf CV and 1 academic reference in pdf to Dr. Niamh Lenahan, Email: niamh.lenahan@ul.ie by 5pm Monday 25 April 2022
  • Applications are assessed by academic faculty members within the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) on academic merit.
  • Current students must be in good academic standing in order to apply for the Postgraduate opportunities listed above – i.e. they must have passed their most recent progression panel.
  • Awards are offered for the 2022/23 academic year – they cannot be deferred.
  • Registered students who go on official leave (care leave/ leave of absence) and who are in receipt of a postgraduate fee award/ postgraduate research fellowship should inform their supervisor and the AHSS Assistant Dean, Research (Dr. Christina Morin) to ensure that they can avail of the remainder of their award following their return from leave.
  • The application to FAHSS funding opportunities does not constitute an application to the UL Graduate School. All successful applicants will also be required to complete the UL application process and submit to UL Graduate and Professional Studies Office. This application must be approved by Graduate and Professional Studies. Information on completing the application form can be found at How to Apply for a Research Degree https://www.ul.ie/artsoc/research/postgraduate-research/how-apply-research-degree

Contact ahsspg@ul.ie for information on taught postgraduate funding and scholarships.

Information on general scholarships open to all undergraduate students can be found on the undergraduate scholarship page while details of programme-specific undergraduate scholarships can be found on each course page.

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