IRC-SFI Pathway PhD Scholarship at Trinity College, Dublin 2022

For the academic year 2022/23, Trinity College in Dublin is accepting applications for the IRC-SFI Pathway PhD Scholarship.

IRC-SFI Pathway PhD Scholarship

Based on manuscripts from the oldest layer of Irish writing, the study investigates early Irish paleography and writing systems (550-900). Its goal is to contribute to a better knowledge of the writing processes employed in early Irish scriptoria, as well as to allow for more reliable dating of early manuscripts through a better understanding of variances in Irish script. It also sets the foundation for future study into Irish-Continental writing.

Worth of Scholarship

The award includes a yearly salary of €18,500, as well as a travel budget and a €5,750 fee contribution.

IRC-SFI Pathway PhD Scholarship | Eligibility Criteria

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:


  • A Master’s degree/diploma (granted or pending) or foreign equivalent (German Staatsexamen, etc.) in a relevant academic field (relevant fields include, but are not limited to).
  • Classics, Early Irish, Medieval Studies, History, Manuscript Studies, Digital Humanities, and Celtic Studies are only a few examples.)
  • Evidence of a thorough understanding of Latin
  • Excellent mastery of the English language (as required by Trinity).


  • Evidence of participation in
  • research on manuscripts
  • paleography (Latin and/or insular) in the Middle Ages
  • Demonstration of Digital Humanities expertise
  • It’s also a plus if you know how to read German.

How to Apply for the IRC-SFI Pathway PhD Scholarship

The documents listed below are necessary.

  • A motivation letter describing your approach to the study issue.
  • Two recommendation letters
  • All degrees need certified academic transcripts.
  • For all degrees, certified degree certificates are available.
  • A comprehensive curriculum vitae
  • A writing sample (an academic essay, an article, a dissertation chapter, or anything similar)

The IRC-SFI Pathway PhD Scholarship application deadline is 5 p.m. on Monday, June 6, 2022.

For more information and to apply, go here.

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