Short-Term Visiting
Research Fellowship -
Irish Collections in the Library of Trinity College Dublin and Cambridge University Library

The Trinity Centre for the Book, the Library of Trinity College Dublin and the Cambridge University Library Research Institute are offering a two-month visiting research fellowship in 2023/24 to explore, research and publish on/publicise related Irish collections in the Library of Trinity College Dublin and Cambridge University Library.

Examples of relevant collections may be Irish language manuscripts and Irish archives in both libraries, or collections of printed books such as the Cuala Press, Yeats, Freyer, and Sairséal agus Dill collections at TCD, and the Bradshaw Collection at Cambridge. The research fellowship is expected to cover travel and accommodation costs with a small fund for expenses (£10,000 in total), with approximately one month spent at each institution.

Applications are welcomed from early career scholars, Librarians, Archivists, Conservators, and those from related professional backgrounds.

Fellows must complete their research by 31 March 2024, and are expected to produce at least two blog posts, and to give a talk on their findings at either Trinity College Dublin or Cambridge University Library. Fellows who do not have residence rights/right to work in the UK and Ireland will need to arrange an applicable visa in order to undertake this role, and to cover the costs associated with this.

Applications should be made by emailing using the subject heading “Trinity / Cambridge Visiting Research Fellowship” with a CV detailing past research (max. 3 pages), alongside a cover letter (max. 500 words) describing the research project which would be undertaken during the fellowship period.

The deadline for applications is Friday 30 June 2023, with the successful applicant confirmed in the third week of July. Applications now closed.

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