The Dr Bríd McGrath Fellowship for Independent Scholars
This is an exciting new 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 first Dr. Bríd McGrath Fellowship may be held between 1 November 2019 and 31 October 2020.
How to Apply
Applicants should submit a covering letter, short research proposal (max. 3 pages) and a short CV (max. 2 pages) to email@example.com before 5.00 p.m. (Irish time) on Friday 27 September 2019.
Each applicant must arrange for two scholars or researchers or academics to send a reference in support of the proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org before 5.00 p.m. (Irish time) on Friday 27 September 2019.
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 this scheme may be addressed to email@example.com