Doctoral Research Scholarship 2018-2019

Dublin City University - The School of English

The 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 2018. 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. 

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 particularly interested in receiving research proposals in the following areas:

  • The Irish novel: Irish fiction in the twentieth century; the contemporary Irish novel;
  • Irish and British Fiction of the late eighteenth and the nineteenth centuries.

Other proposals of interest might be in the following areas:

  • Postmodernism and postmodern culture;
  • History of the Book and/or the History of Reading;
  • Modern Irish narrative, drama, film, novel, poetry, theatre, women writers;
  • Literary theory;
  • Children’s and Young Adult Literature generally or directed at the St Patrick’s Campus Library archives including the Patricia Lynch Collection, the Padraic Colum Collection, the Cathal Ó Sándair Collection, the Bartlett Puffin Collection;
  • Comedy;
  • Drama;
  • Poetry;
  • Experimental Literature;
  • Popular Literature;
  • Gender and Sexuality;
  • Post-colonial Literature.

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 (c.3000 words) accompanied by a bibliography (which is not included in the word count).

Inquiries:
Inquiries to Dr Derek Hand, Head of the School of English, or Dr Jim Shanahan, Director of Research in the School of English at: derek.hand@dcu.ie or jim.shanahan@dcu.ie

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

Closing date for applications: 30th May 2018

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