Irish Studies PhD Studentships

  • Supervisors: TBC

Description

The Institute of Irish Studies at the University of Liverpool is pleased to invite applications for three PhD studentships in the areas of Literature, History and Politics. Each studentship is funded by the Blair Chair in Irish Studies at a rate of £15,000 pa for three years for each successful applicant. This encompasses home tuition fees (£4,500), a £10,000 Award; and a £500 research budget. Paid teaching opportunities may be available during the PhD subject to satisfactory progress and completing internal training. The studentships are offered in conjunction with, and will be co-supervised by, staff at the Departments of English, History, and Politics. The studentships are available on any topic, however staff have identified four areas of research that they would encourage applications from:

  1. Open Applications. Proposals are welcome on any aspect of Irish Studies that align with the research specialisms of the Institute of Irish Studies. Applicants are advised to submit their proposals on any topic within the areas aligned to staff research expertise. We welcome other topics related to the research activities of the Institute. In particular, in areas of literature, politics and history. Comparative studies are encouraged and also those related to gender, sexuality and identity politics.
  2. 20th and 21st Century Theatre and Performance. Proposals are welcome on any aspect of Irish performance from 1939 onwards including, but not limited to, theatre. The project might focus on: a venue; a set of authors and/or practitioners; the history of a particular aspect of playwriting, stagecraft, or performance; or theatre and performance in a socio-political context.
  3. Devolution and Northern Ireland. Proposals are welcome for any doctoral thesis topic related to the Northern Ireland Assembly, the Northern Ireland Executive, consociational power-sharing, or parliamentary studies with a focus on Northern Ireland.
  4. Ireland and the Wider World in the Early Middle Ages. Proposals are welcome for any doctoral thesis topic dealing with the history of Ireland and its links (cultural, political, social, religious or economic) with neighbouring countries up to 1200 CE.

How to apply:

·        Applications are open to students eligible for home fees who will start their Irish Studies PhD in 2021.

·        Applicants should email a CV, qualification transcripts, 1500-word research proposal, and 500-word description of previous research training/experience and envisaged training needs by 30 September 2021 to:    

·        Applications to the PhD programme should ideally be submitted a fortnight before the studentship deadline i.e. by 16 September 2021.

·        Studentship application deadline: 30 September 2021.

For queries related to Irish Studies PhD applications and/or studentships please contact Dr. Niall Carson, Departmental Lead for Postgraduate Studies: 

 

Availability

Open to UK applicants

Funding information

Funded studentship

Each studentship is funded by the Blair Chair in Irish Studies at a rate of £15,000 pa for three years for each successful applicant. This encompasses home tuition fees (£4,500), a £10,000 Award; and a £500 research budget.

Supervisors