The School of English Dublin City University
Doctoral Research Scholarships 2020-2021
DCU School of English 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, Romanticism, nineteenth-century writing, the Novel, Drama, and Creative Writing. 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 2020. The successful candidate will receive a stipend of €16,000 per annum and have their fees paid for up to four years, subject to satisfactory annual progression. There may also be a number of fees-only scholarships available.
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.
This year, the School of English is particularly interested in receiving research proposals in the following areas:
- Creative Writing (please see DCU regulations with regard to pursuing a PhD by artefact before applying)
- Children’s/Young Adult Literature (especially work utilising the existing Children’s Literature collections held by DCU and the Children’s Books Ireland Collection)
- Transcultural Writing
Other proposals of interest might be in the following general areas:
Irish Literature and Irish Women’s Writing
- Romantic and/or Victorian literature (particularly the novel)
- Poetry Studies
- American Literature
- Gender and sexuality
Scholarship Application Procedure:
Please send email applications to Dr Jim Shanahan, Research Convenor in the School of English, at email@example.com, 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 of c.3000 words accompanied by a bibliography (which is not included in the word count).
Suitable candidates will be directed to potential supervisors, with whom they must agree a research proposal before being considered for a scholarship.
Dr Jim Shanahan, Research Convenor, School of English at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other useful resources:
DCU Graduate Studies Office: http://dcu.ie/graduatestudies/index.shtml
PhD by Artefact:
Closing date for applications: 17th April 2020