Doctoral Fellowships in Irish Studies

Doctoral Fellowships in Irish Studies at NUI Galway Since its inception in 2000, the Centre for Irish Studies at NUI Galway has established itself as one of the premier locations worldwide for interdisciplinary research and advanced teaching on the cultural, social and political endeavours of Irish people, on the island of Ireland and beyond. More than 20 PhD candidates have graduated from the Centre for Irish Studies since 2006 and many of these graduates have been awarded prestigious post-doctoral research fellowships. A significant number of them are now employed at universities in Ireland and overseas.

The Centre for Irish Studies is now offering a number of fellowships for PhD candidates in Irish Studies who intend to register as fulltime students at NUI Galway in 2020.

The number of fellowships, and terms and conditions, will depend on the funding available and on the number and suitability of applicants. Applications are particularly welcome in the following areas

• Bilingual and multilingual research in modern and contemporary Irish writing

• Translation studies

• Irish environmental humanities and climate change

• Cultural and creative cartographies

• Colonial and postcolonial geographies

• Irish traditional music and dance studies

• Irish music and migration/commemoration/festival

• Popular music in Ireland

• Music, gender and Ireland

Research at the Centre for Irish Studies can be undertaken in either Irish or English and all projects must be interdisciplinary.

Further details of the research interests and achievements of academic staff at the Centre for Irish Studies are available at

For further discussion, contact Professor Louis de Paor at or send a copy of your CV and a brief outline of you

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