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IRC-SFI Pathway Scholarship at Trinity College Dublin for 2022/2023

The Department of History, School of Histories and Humanities, is offering an IRC-SFI Pathway Scholarship to join Dr. Nicole Volmering on her SFI-IRC Pathway Program project ‘Early Irish Hands: The Development of Writing in Early Ireland’ from September 2022.

The IRC-SFI Pathway Scholarship studies early Irish paleography and writing method based on manuscripts from the earliest stratum of Irish writing (550-900). The scholarship aims at contributing to a better understanding of the writing methods used in early Irish scriptoria and to enable more precise dating of early manuscripts through an enhanced understanding of variations in Irish script.

Trinity College is officially The Provost, Fellows, Foundation Scholars, and the other members of the Board, of the College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Queen Elizabeth near Dublin, is the sole constituent college of the University of Dublin, a research university in Dublin, Ireland.

Queen Elizabeth, I established the college in 1592 as the mother of a university that was shaped after the collegiate universities of Oxford and Cambridge, but unlike these associated institutions, only one college was ever founded; as such, the designations Trinity College and University of Dublin are usually synonymous for practical purposes.

Continue reading this article to find out about IRC-SFI Pathway Scholarship, its worth, eligibility, and application process.

Trinity College Dublin is a sister college to St John’s College, Cambridge and Oriel College, Oxford, and by integration, a graduate of Dublin, Oxford, or Cambridge can be granted the equivalent degree at either of the other two without further examination.

The university is legally integrated by the Provost, Fellows, Foundation Scholars, and other members of the Board, as indicated by its founding charter. Trinity College Dublin is one of the seven old universities of Britain and Ireland, as well as Ireland’s oldest surviving university.

Trinity College’s main campus, in the heart of Dublin, has been ranked among the most historic in the world and is the setting for several novels, films, and urban legends. Broadly considered one of Europe’s elite universities, Trinity College is Ireland’s most notable university, in part due to its historical significance.

Academically, Trinity College is divided into three faculties comprising 23 schools, offering degree and diploma courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Moreover, the admission procedure is based exclusively on academic merit, with the college being especially acclaimed in law, literature, and humanities.

Trinity College also carries out extensive research in nanotechnology, information technology, immunology, mathematics, engineering, psychology, politics, and English. It was originally founded outside Dublin’s city walls in the buildings of the outlawed Catholic Augustinian Priory of All Hallows.

The college was established in part to consolidate the rule of the Tudor monarchy in Ireland, and as a result, was the university of the Protestant Ascendancy for much of its history. In addition, the Library of Trinity College is a legal deposit library for Ireland and Great Britain, containing about 7 million printed volumes and important quantities of manuscripts which include the Book of Kells, which arrived at the college in 1661 for safekeeping after the Cromwellian raids on religious institutions.

Worth of IRC-SFI Pathway Scholarship

The IRC-SFI Pathway Scholarship consists of a stipend of €18,500 annually plus a travel budget and a €5,750 contribution towards fees.

Eligibility for IRC-SFI Pathway Scholarship

  • To be qualified for IRC-SFI Pathway Scholarship, you must have a Master’s degree/diploma (awarded or pending) or international equivalent (German Staatsexamen, etc.) in a relevant academic area. Note that relevant areas include but are not limited to: classic, Early Irish, Medieval Studies, History, Manuscript Studies, Digital Humanities, Celtic Studies.
  • Applicants must have proof of solid knowledge of Latin to be eligible.
  • You must have an excellent command of English as per Trinity’s general requirements to be qualified.
  • You need proof of engagement with manuscript studies.
  • Proof of experience with medieval (Latin and/or insular) paleography to be qualified for the IRC-SFI Pathway Scholarship.
  • Proof of experience with Digital Humanities and a reading knowledge of German to be eligible for the scholarship.

How to Apply for IRC-SFI Pathway Scholarship

For more details about the scholarship and to apply, click here.

The Application Deadline for the scholarship is June 6, 2022.

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