Doctoral Research Scholarships at the School of English

The School of English

Dublin City University

Doctoral Research Scholarships 2023-2024

DCU School of English is a dynamic research-focused school with expertise in a variety of literary eras and genres. 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 2023. The successful candidate will receive a stipend of €19,000 per annum and have their fees paid for up to four years, subject to satisfactory annual progression.


Applicants should 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. Candidates must be available to register and begin full-time research before December 2023.


The School of English is seeking research proposals in the following area:

  • Posthumanist and/or ecocritical approaches to popular film.

Scholarship Application Procedure:

Please send email applications to Dr. Paula Murphy, School of English, at, indicating School of English PhD scholarship 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 of c.3000 words accompanied by a bibliography (which is not included in the word count).


Dr Paula Murphy, Assistant Professor, School of English at:

Other useful resources:

DCU Graduate Studies Office:

Closing date for final applications:

Friday September 1st, 2023, at 5 p.m