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Postgraduate Research and Funding

The deadline has been extended for applicants to apply for 2017 AHSS Fee waivers and scholarships. The deadline is now Friday 12 May 2017.

AHSS Fee Waivers and Scholarships

The Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences at the University of Limerick, Ireland, is offering a number of Fee Waivers and Scholarships to PhD candidates on a competitive basis. 
The awards will take effect from September 2017. 
The Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Limerick, Ireland is a vibrant, outward-looking faculty that combines intensive research activity with the strongest commitment to high quality undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.  Faculty are involved in research across a range of disciplines including Cultural Studies, Creative Writing, English, Gaeilge, History, Journalism, Law, Linguistics, Modern Languages, New Media, Politics, Public Administration, Sociology, Teaching English as a Second Language and Technical Communication and ELearning.   Our PhD students are housed in the AHSS Graduate Research Centre. The faculty convenes an annual Postgraduate Research Conference. 
Successful applicants will be expected to deliver a small number of tutorial hours in lieu of their award. 
Full details of the AHSS Research Supervisor’s areas of expertise may be found at:

How To Apply: 

Complete the online application form and submit by the deadline for receipt of all application materials is 5pm (local Irish Time) April 28th 2017.  
Please supply 2 references to by 5pm April 28th 2017.
Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
For more details:

Postgraduate Funding Opportunities 2016/17

PhD opportunities and fellowships in the School will be announced in early 2017 for a start date in the 2017/18 academic year!

Scholarships in Culture and Communication: Updated Closing Date for Applications!!

The Fellowship, which includes EU fees and maintenance (of €15,000 per annum) for three years will allow the holder to pursue doctoral research. Projects will be evaluated in terms of individual merit. Topics are open, but particular attention will be given to applications in one of the following areas of specialism:
• embodiment and sexuality
• early modern, enlightenment, and Gothic literatures
• contemporary writing
• Irish and American literatures or cultures
• creative writing

Successful applicants will be required to provide a maximum of six tutorial hours per week in lieu of the Teaching Fellowship.

For further information, please contact Dr Tadhg Ó hIfearnáin, Head of School, School of Culture & Communication (email: or