The Bríd McGrath Fellowship

The Dr Bríd McGrath Fellowship for Independent Scholars

 

The Fellowship

This is an exciting Visiting Research Fellowship which will enable independent scholars and early-career scholars and adjunct or part-time teachers to work in the collections of two outstanding early modern libraries in Dublin: Marsh’s Library (est. 1707) and the Edward Worth Library (est. 1733).

 

Dr Bríd McGrath.

Endowed by the Dublin-based scholar Dr Bríd McGrath, this Visiting Research Fellowship will make one award per year to encourage research on printed or manuscript material produced before 1800 (or relating to the period before 1800) in Marsh’s Library and the Edward Worth Library.  Applications to work on Irish language material are especially welcome.

The 2023 Dr. Bríd McGrath Fellowship may be held between 1 September 2023 and 15 December 2023. 2023 applicants will be required to focus on Worth Library items.

The catalogues of the libraries are available at www.marshlibrary.ie/catalogue and https://edwardworthlibrary.ie/our-catalogue/

How to Apply

Applicants should submit a covering letter, short research proposal (max. 3 pages) and a short CV (max. 2 pages) to eaboran@tcd.ie and fellowships@marshlibrary.ie before 5.00 p.m. (Irish time) on Friday 28 July 2023.

Each applicant must arrange for two scholars or researchers or academics to send a reference in support of the proposal to eaboran@tcd.ie and fellowships@marshlibrary.ie before 5.00 p.m. (Irish time) on Friday 28 July 2023.

The selection committee consists of the Director of Marsh’s Library and the Librarian of the Edward Worth Library. The criteria for the selection of a successful candidate will be threefold:

  • The quality of the proposed research project
  • The need to use the collections of Marsh’s Library and the Edward Worth Library
  • The potential of the applicant to make best use of the material to be consulted, based on her/his work to date as outlined in her/his CVThe ‘Dr Bríd McGrath Fellowship’ will encourage research on printed or manuscript material produced before 1800, or relating to the period before 1800, in Marsh’s Library and the Edward Worth Library.

Terms of the Fellowship:

  • The Dr Bríd McGrath Fellowship is open to independent scholars, adjunct or non-stipendiary members of academic staff, and those in part-time paid teaching positions, irrespective of age, race, gender, religion, ethnicity or country of residence.
  • Those in full-time paid positions (whether as lecturers, researchers or post-doctoral students) are not eligible to hold a Dr Bríd McGrath Fellowship.
  • Those who have retired from paid, full-time teaching or research positions are not eligible to hold a Dr Bríd McGrath Fellowship.
  • One Dr Bríd McGrath Fellowship for a period of up to one month will be offered per year. The stipend for the fellowship is €2,000. This is intended to assist with the costs of the Fellow’s travel to and from Dublin and subsistence while in the city.
  • The successful applicant shall be known as ‘The Dr Bríd McGrath Fellow’.
  • The successful applicant shall not be required to give a talk or presentation during their fellowship, but they must acknowledge the support of ‘The Dr Bríd McGrath Fellowship’ in all subsequent presentations and publications arising from their fellowship.
  • Queries: Queries about the 2023 scheme may be addressed to eaboran@tcd.ie and fellowships@marshlibrary.ie
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