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The School of English, Dublin City University

Doctoral Research Scholarships

The new School of English DCU is a dynamic research-focused school with expertise in a variety of literary eras and genres including Poetry, Children's Literature, Irish Studies, American writing, post-colonial literature, nineteenth century writing, the Novel, Drama, and Creative Writing. This is an exciting time for us as we build upon our strengths and traditions in a newly expanded School. As part of our commitment to excellence in postgraduate research the School of English is pleased to offer a scholarship for a full-time PhD student commencing September 2016. The successful candidate will be paid a stipend of €16,000 per annum for up to four years, subject to satisfactory annual progression. Registration fees will also be paid. There will also be a number of scholarships for fees available.

Eligibility:

Applicants must have a relevant undergraduate degree at first-class honours level or at least 2.1 level. It is desirable that they should hold a relevant Master’s qualification. Candidates who are currently completing a Master’s qualification are welcome to apply.

Topics:

The School of English is interested in receiving research proposals in the following areas:

  • American Poetry
  • Book History
  • Children’s Literature generally or directed at the St Patrick’s Campus Library archives including Patricia Lynch Collection, Padraic Colum Collection, Cathal Ó Sándair Collection, Bartlett Puffin Collection.
  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Literature
  • Experimental Literature History of Reading
  • Irish Film, Novel, Short Story, Poetry, Theatre, Drama, Women Writers
  • Literary Theory
  • Literature and Politics
  • Literature and Sexuality
  • Literature and Sport
  • Literature and the Visual Arts
  • Popular Literature
  • Post-colonial Literature
  • Romanticism

Application Procedure:

See Graduate Studies Office on application process: http://www4.dcu.ie/graduatestudies/how_to_apply.shtml

Interested candidates must first agree a research proposal with a School of English staff member. Candidates will be directed to potential supervisors on application.

Email applications to Dr Derek Hand, Head of School, derek.hand@dcu.ie, indicating School of English PhD scholarships in the subject line. Applications should include the following:

  • A CV including names and contact details of two academic referees.
  • A copy of undergraduate and postgraduate degree certificates.
  • Copies of transcripts from undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
  • A letter outlining the candidate’s suitability for the scholarship.
  • A research proposal c3000 words accompanied by a bibliography (which is not included in the word count).

Inquiries: Dr Derek Hand, Head of the School of English or Dr Julie Anne Stevens, Director of Research in the School of English at: derek.hand@dcu.ie or julieann.stevens@dcu.ie

Other useful resources: DCU Graduate Studies Office: http://dcu.ie/graduatestudies/index.shtml

Closing date for applications: May 12th 2016

Link to the Doctoral Research Scholarship 2016 for the School of English