PhD in History Scholarship - CSHIHE/OPW

Tuesday, January 23, 2024 - 12:30

CSHIHE/OPW Scholarship in Country House Studies, Maynooth University

The Centre for the Study of Historic Irish Houses and Estates (CSHIHE), Department of History, Maynooth University, Republic of Ireland, in conjunction with The Office of Public Works (OPW), is offering a PhD in History Scholarship (full-time, fully funded over four years), commencing in September 2024. The doctoral thesis will draw extensively on archival material relating to a select number of historic houses and landed estates in Ireland that are managed by the OPW (in particular Doneraile, Altamont, Kilmacurragh, Emo Court). The candidate will be registered for the structured PhD programme at Maynooth University and the degree will be awarded by the University. In addition to completing a thesis, the candidate will be expected to contribute to public outcomes (lectures and seminar presentations, exhibitions, publications) over the course of the PhD.
The scholarship comprises a stipend of €22,000 per annum; a contribution to fees, including non-EU fees, up to a maximum of €5,750 per annum; and eligible direct research expenses of €3,250 per annum.
The successful candidate should have either a first-class honours BA degree in History or equivalent, or at least a 2:1 honours in an MA in History or equivalent degree.
To apply, please submit (by email or post) a letter of application detailing your reasons for wishing to undertake this doctoral study and your suitability as a candidate (including experience in  researching archival collections of historic Irish houses and estates), together with a Curriculum Vitae, copies of transcripts of your academic qualifications, and the names of two referees, to Professor Terence Dooley, Head of the Department of History and Director of CSHIHE, Rhetoric House, Maynooth  University, Maynooth, County Kildare, Republic of Ireland.
For further information, contact Dr Ciarán Reilly at
Closing date for receipt of applications: Wednesday 1 May 2024.