Classics at NUI Galway Fully Funded PhD Scholarship

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Classics at NUI Galway is inviting applications for a funded four-year PhD scholarship, starting in September 2022.

The award consists of an annual stipend of €18,500, plus tuition fees and expenses for travel and equipment.

The PhD student will participate in a new team project directed by Dr Pádraic Moran, investigating the role of manuscript glosses (interlinear and marginal annotations) in practices of reading, education, scholarship and knowledge transfer in the pre-modern world.

Further details here

The award consists of an annual stipend of €18,500, plus tuition fees and expenses for travel and equipment.

The student will be part of a project team affiliated with NUI Galway’s Moore Insitute, with state-of-the-art facilities in the Hardiman Research Building. They will join a lively research community in Classics and the Centre for Antique, Medieval and Pre-modern Studies (CAMPS).

The broader project will have a significant Digital Humanities element, and there will be training opportunities in this area too.

Classics at NUI Galway Fully Funded PhD Scholarship Requirements


  • A Master’s degree in Classics, Medieval Studies or a closely related discipline, with a result in the first class or upper second class category (or international equivalent).
  • Evidence of good knowledge of Latin.
  • Excellent organisation and communication skills.
  • Good writing ability in English.


  • Some knowledge of early medieval Latin palaeography.
  • Some knowledge of Old Irish.

Application process

E-mail with the following documents (in one PDF file):

  • Cover letter (maximum 2 pages) explaining your motivation to undertake this project and outlining your proposed research topic.
  • Detailed CV.
  • Sample of academic writing (e.g. academic essay or chapter(s) from MA dissertation).
  • Names and contact details of two academic referees.

Deadline: 5pm (Irish time) Friday 15 July 2022.

Applications will be assessed by a selection committee. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed (either in person or online) in late July or early August 2022.

Informal enquiries are welcome: contact Pádraic Moran,


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