IRC-SFI Pathway PhD Scholarship – Early Irish Hands 2022

IRC-SFI Pathway PhD Scholarship – Early Irish Hands 2022

Scholarship Description:
Under IRC-SFI Pathway PhD Scholarship – Early Irish Hands 2022 applications are being invited from eligible candidates. Domestic Students, International Students are eligible to apply for this program. The scholarship allows PhD level programm(s) in the field of All Subjects taught at Trinity College Dublin . Interested candidates may apply for the scholarship as per set deadline. The application deadline is 06/05/2022

Subjects offered and Degree Programs:
You can apply for All Subjects taught at Trinity College Dublin

Funded by: Trinity College Dublin.

The Department of History, School of Histories and Humanities, is pleased to advertise a PhD scholarship to join Dr Nicole Volmering on her SFI-IRC Pathway Programme project ‘Early Irish Hands: The Development of Writing in Early Ireland’ from September 2022.

Sponsor Value

The successfully selected candidate will be presented with an award consisting of a stipend of €18,500 annually plus a travel budget and a €5,750 contribution towards fees.

Eligibility Criteria

The successful applicant should have the following qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree / diploma (awarded or pending) or international equivalent (German Staatsexamen, etc.) in a relevant academic area (relevant areas include but are not limited to: Classics, Early Irish, Medieval Studies, History, Manuscript Studies, Digital Humanities, Celtic Studies)
  • Evidence of solid knowledge of Latin
  • Excellent command of English (as per Trinity’s general requirements)


  1. Evidence of engagement with manuscript studies
  2. Evidence of experience with medieval (Latin and/or insular) paleography
  3. Evidence of experience with Digital Humanities
  4. Reading knowledge of German
Application Procedure

Applicants should send their documentsin a single PDF file to Dr Nicole Volmering ([email protected]) AND to Eilís Dunne ([email protected]). Applications will not be considered complete until referees have submitted their references.

The following documents are required (see also these general application guidelines):

  • A motivation letter addressing how you intend to approach the research topic
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Certified academic transcripts for all degrees
  • Certified degree certificates for all degrees
  • A detailed CV
  • A writing sample (an academic essay, an article, a chapter from a dissertation, or the like)