Universities Ireland, the body which promotes collaboration between universities in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, is offering two bursaries to students taking a PhD on a topic relating to the 1912-1923 period in Ireland, the decade of the First World War and the division of the island into the states of Ireland (Irish Free State) and Northern Ireland. Applications are particularly welcomed this year from students undertaking work on labour in Ireland during this period.
This bursary scheme is part of an initiative by the universities on the island of Ireland entitled ‘1912-1923: Reflecting on a decade of War and Revolution in Ireland’. This bursary scheme is part of a wider inter-university initiative that will make a high-level, scholarly and sustained contribution to reflection on this vital period by the island’s intellectual leaders, the ten universities (and particularly their departments of history).
These bursaries are each worth €20,000 (approx. Stg£16,000) and must be taken up for the academic year 2013-2014 in the first instance. They are not aimed at providing complete funding for a PhD but rather as a supplement to support a period of PhD research into a topic related to the 1912-1923 period. Thus they can be spent across the entire period of registration for a PhD: for example, a researcher might use the funding to help cover fees or for a number of archival trips over successive years.
The closing date for applications for this bursary will be 4pm on Friday 31st May 2013.
For further details please contact:
028 [048 from the Republic] 3751 8282