Postgraduate Funding Opportunities 2019/20

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Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
University of Limerick, Ireland

Postgraduate Funding Opportunities
2019/20

The Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (AHSS) at the University of Limerick, Ireland, is offering a number of Postgraduate Research Fellowships and Postgraduate Fee Awards to MA and PhD candidates.

The Faculty of AHSS is a vibrant, outward-looking faculty that combines intensive research activity with the strongest commitment to high quality undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.

The awards will take effect from September 2019.

Click here for full details of all awards (PDF)

Reference Type Years Subject area Apply
Postgraduate Research Fellowships 
EICPRF PhD 1 School of English, Irish and Communication Postgraduate Research Fellowship Apply
SLFPRF PhD 1 Sheridan Le Fanu Postgraduate Research Fellowship in any area of Gothic or Irish Gothic literature Apply
DSPRF PhD 1 Department of Sociology Postgraduate Research Fellowship Apply
MLALPRF PhD 3* School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics Postgraduate Research Fellowship Apply
LAWSCHOL PhD 3* The Honourable Mr. Justice John Murray, PhD Fellowship Apply
Postgraduate Fee Awards 
EICPFA PhD 1 School of English, Irish and Communication Postgraduate Fee Award Apply
DSPFA PhD 1 Department of Sociology Postgraduate Fee Awards (x2) Apply
DPPPFA PhD 1 Department of Politics and Public Administration Postgraduate Fee Award Apply
DPPTMA MA 1 Department of Politics and Public Administration Taught MA Fee Awards Apply
DHPFA PhD 1 Department of History Postgraduate Fee Awards (x2) Apply
SLPFA PhD 3* School of Law Postgraduate Fee Awards (x2) Apply
IWAMDPFA PhD 1 Irish World Academy of Music and Dance Postgraduate Fee Awards (x4) Apply
IWAMDCFA PhD 1 Irish World Academy of Music and Dance Postgraduate Fee Award (Comhaimseartha Award) Apply
AHSSPFA PhD 1 Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Postgraduate Fee Award (x9) Apply

* subject to academic success

Application Criteria – applicable to all awards listed above.

  • Applicants should complete the application form and clearly indicate the postgraduate opportunity that they are applying to, using the reference code(s) provided by 5pm Friday 26 April 2019.
  • As part of the application, applicants must forward a 2-page pdf CV and 1 academic reference in pdf to Dr Niamh Lenahan, email: niamh.lenahan@ul.ie by 5pm Friday 26 April 2019
  • Applications are assessed by academic faculty members within the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) on academic merit.
  • Current students must be in good academic standing in order to apply for the Postgraduate opportunities listed above – i.e. they must have passed their most recent progression panel.
  • Awards are offered for the 2019/20 academic year – they cannot be deferred.
  • Registered students who go on official leave (care leave/ leave of absence) and who are in receipt of a postgraduate fee award/ postgraduate research fellowship should inform their supervisor and the AHSS Assistant Dean, Research (Dr Niamh Nic Ghabhann) to ensure that they can avail of the remainder of their award following their return from leave.
  • The application to FAHSS funding opportunities does not constitute an application to the UL Graduate School. All successful applicants will also be required to complete the UL application process and submit to UL Graduate and Professional Studies Office. This application must be approved by Graduate and Professional Studies. Information on completing the application form can be found here.

Application form:

Click here to complete the online application form

Closing date:

Closing date: 5pm, Friday 26th April 2019

Finding a supervisor

New applicants are strongly advised to make contact with a prospective supervisor prior to developing an application. If you are unsure about who to contact, you can submit an expression of interest form.

Support for PhD students

Applicants should note that all PhD students within the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences can attend annual workshops designed to support applications to the Irish Research Council and other appropriate funding bodies.

Click here to find out more about postgraduate research in AHSS at UL.