Alumni Benefits

PhD Scholarship Opportunities

PhD Studentships in History and Geography

Dublin City University, School of History and Geography

Funding amount: €22,000 pa plus fee waiver
Duration: 4 years, full-time
Deadline: 10 May 2024
Start date: Sept 2024

The DCU School of History and Geography is a research-active school in the Faculty of
Humanities and Social Science. We are currently offering one full-time doctoral scholarship
in either history or geography, and invite applicants who wish to undertake PhD research in
the following areas:

We wish to particularly encourage applicants interested in:
● Early modern Italy (c. 15th-18thc)
○ History of religion
○ Gender and sexuality
○ Social history
○ History of crime
○ Comparative and/or transnational projects are welcome
● Mediaeval Ireland (12th-16th century)
○ Social history
○ History of Irish towns and cities
○ Legal History
○ Women and gender history
Other areas of expertise in the school include:
● Early modern and modern Ireland
○ Aspects of Irish history in later early modern period, c.1660-1850
○ Aspects of Irish women's lives in the period 1850-1985
○ Ireland after the Revolution and Civil war
○ Partition and its consequences
○ History of religion
○ Poverty and efforts at its amelioration

We wish to particularly encourage applicants interested in:
● Infrastructural labour
● Urban governance of sustainability and/or just transitions
● Waste geographies
● Freshwater and drinking water quality
Other areas of expertise in the School include:
● Geography of Irish crime and punishment

● Landlord landscapes of town and country (18th to 20th c.)
● Housing and suburbanisation in Ireland (late 19th c. to present)
● Rewilding as a nature-based solution to address Ireland's climate and socio-
environmental challenges.
● Societal and/or policy impacts of citizen science monitoring of freshwater quality
● Coasts and climate change
● Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services
● Environmental Systems Modelling

Applications in research areas not listed above will be considered, provided the applicant
has identified a suitable research supervisor from among the members of the staff. Please
direct any queries to Dr Juliana Adelman 

One outstanding candidate will be offered a scholarship that covers all tuition fees (EU or
non-EU) and provide an annual stipend for living expenses of €22,000 pa for up to 4 years
subject to satisfactory annual progression.

In advance of an application, prospective applicants are required to make contact with the
member of staff whose research area covers their proposed doctoral work. For faculty
research interests, see:

Following informal consultation with the relevant staff member, applicants should complete
the application form which can be downloaded below.

Applications will be evaluated on the following criteria: Quality of the research proposal
(including originality, potential research contribution and impact, clarity with which project
elucidated and the overall scope); feasibility of the proposed research; strength and
suitability of the candidate; and match with the proposed supervisor and School.

Completed application forms, accompanied by a CV, should be emailed to Applications should be received by the closing date of 5pm
on 10 May 2024. Only applications submitted using this form will be accepted. The decision
of the panel is expected to be announced in late May/early June 2024.

Successful candidates will be required to apply formally to be admitted as PhD students by
the University. They may also need to show proficiency in the English language. Successful
candidates will begin their studies in September 2024 and are normally expected to reside in
Ireland for the duration of the programme. Please note that if students commence later than
September 2024, for visa or other reasons, and subsequently enter into Year 5, the Faculty
will not be able to fund the fifth year of fees.