€24,250 Trinity College Dublin 2022 IRC-SFI Pathway PhD Scholarship

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

    History, Humanities
  • Country of the Scholarship

  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Ph.D. scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    > 12000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

  • Scholarship Contact Details

    College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland

From September 2022, the Department of History, School of Histories and Humanities, is glad to announce the availability of a PhD fellowship to join Dr Nicole Volmering on her SFI-IRC Pathway Programme project ‘Early Irish Hands: The Development of Writing in Early Ireland.’

Based on manuscripts from the earliest layer of Irish writing, the study investigates early Irish palaeography and writing systems (550-900). Its goal is to contribute to a better understanding of the writing processes used in early Irish scriptoria, as well as to allow for more reliable dating of early manuscripts through a better understanding of variances in Irish script.


About the Scholarship:

Trinity College Dublin, established in 1592, is one of the world’s most prestigious universities, the best in Ireland, and consistently placed in the top 100 worldwide. This historic university has been a world leader in high-quality, internationally recognized education for almost 400 years, and its global reputation for excellence encourages students to think creatively and innovatively. The University’s stunning campus of historic buildings and cobblestoned walkways contrasts with its state-of-the-art facilities and world-renowned centres of excellence where cutting-edge research takes place, bringing together a vibrant international community of almost 17,000 students and 2,860 staff. Trinity University offers courses in a wide range of subjects, from languages and literature to nanoscience and biomedical engineering, through its 24 academic schools. Trinity College Dublin also houses Ireland’s largest library, and Dublin International Airport serves Europe and North America on a regular basis. Students who complete an undergraduate or postgraduate program at Trinity have the option of staying in Ireland for a year to work on the Third Level Graduate Scheme. Trinity’s Career Service was ranked second in Europe (ISB 2015), with 95 percent of Trinity graduates employed or pursuing further education within six months of graduation. Dublin is the European headquarters of firms like Google, eBay, AirBnB, Microsoft, PayPal, LinkedIn, and Facebook, making it a great location for students and graduates interested in working for these global leaders. Trinity is one of the few colleges in the world that assigns each undergraduate student a personal tutor, a devoted faculty member who can provide academic, personal, and professional advice throughout the four-year curriculum. All Trinity students have access to a comprehensive range of student services, including learning development and support, peer mentorship, counseling, and career assistance.

There is something for everyone at Trinity, with over 200 sports groups and societies ranging from athletics to tennis, debating to investing, and theater to science fiction, there is something for everyone. On and off campus housing is offered at Trinity College Dublin. Undergraduates can apply for rooms in Trinity Hall in Dartry, a peaceful, safe residential community close to the city center that is conveniently accessible by bus, tram, and bicycle. Single and twin bedrooms with common kitchens are available in self-catering flats. There are additional game rooms, on-site sports facilities, and music rooms at Trinity Hall. The bustling 47-acre campus of Trinity College Dublin is a haven in the midst of Dublin, a lively and safe European capital city. A wealth of museums, theatres, galleries, cafes, restaurants, and historic tourist sites are located right on Trinity’s doorstep, providing students with a unique chance to combine a strong academic program with an unequaled diversity of cultural, social, and professional experiences. Dublin is also one of the top 15 student cities in the world, a UNESCO City of Literature, and the European City of Science in 2012. The Centre for Research on Adaptive Nanostructures and Nanodevices, Trinity Biomedical Sciences Institute, Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, Trinity Translational Medical Institute, and Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute are just a few of the research institutes at the University of Dublin. The Berkeley Library, Arts Building, Dental Hospital, O’Reilly Institute, Ussher Library, and the Long Room Hub are only a few examples of modernist architecture on the University of Dublin campus. This university has undergone substantial development in all areas during the course of its 427-year history. Trinity College Dublin provides a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate, short-term, and online courses. Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Social Science, Faculty of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science, and Faculty of Health Science are among its faculties. It has a number of specialized schools that fall under the three main faculties, including a school of business, a school of Confederal School of Religions, Peace Studies and Theology, a school of Creative Arts (Drama, Film, and Music), a school of Education, a school of English, and a school of Histories and Humanities, to name a few.


Scholarship Sponsor(s):  Trinity College Dublin

Scholarship Country:  Ireland

Scholarship Worth:  €24,250

Study Level: PhD

Nationality: International Students


Scholarship Offer: 

The award includes a yearly stipend of €18,500, as well as a travel budget and a €5,750 fee contribution.


Eligibility for Scholarship.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:


  • A Master’s degree or diploma (granted or pending) in a relevant academic field, or an international equivalent (German Staatsexamen, etc). (relevant areas include but are not limited to: Classics, Early Irish, Medieval Studies, History, Manuscript Studies, Digital Humanities, Celtic Studies)
  • Evidence of a thorough understanding of Latin
  • Excellent mastery of the English language (as required by Trinity).


  • Evidence of participation in manuscript studies
  • Experience with medieval (Latin and/or insular) palaeography is required.
  • Demonstration of Digital Humanities expertise
  • German reading comprehension


  • The following paperwork is required:
  • A motivation letter describing your approach to the research topic? Two recommendation letters
  • All degrees require certified academic transcripts.
  • For all degrees, certified degree certificates are available.
  • A comprehensive curriculum vitae
  • a piece of writing (an academic essay, an article, a chapter from a dissertation, or the like) In the second half of June, an online interview may be conducted in response to the application.



The Trinity College Dublin 2022 IRC-SFI Pathway PhD Scholarship is open to all International Students 


Application Procedure

  • Candidates are encouraged to apply for this post by submitting their materials to the Department of History by 5 p.m. on Monday, June 6, 2022. Applicants should email their documents to both Dr Nicole Volmering ([email protected]) and Eils Dunne ([email protected]) in a single PDF file. Referees must submit their references before an application is considered complete.
  • In early July, applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application.


Application Deadline

The application deadline for Trinity College Dublin 2022 IRC-SFI Pathway PhD Scholarship  is  June 6, 2022

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