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23 January 2018  


Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships

NUI Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Humanities

In 2018, one NUI Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Humanities will be offered to NUI graduates in all branches of the Humanities. The value of the Fellowship will be €80,000 (€40,000 a year for two years).

L-R: Dr Deirdre Ní Chonghaile and Dr Niamh Wycherley, recipients of the 2016 NUI Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Irish and Celtic Studies; Dr Brian Hughes and Dr Bronagh McShane, recipients of the 2016 NUI Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Humanities.

L-R: Dr Deirdre Ní Chonghaile and Dr Niamh Wycherley, recipients of the 2016 NUI Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Irish and Celtic Studies; Dr Brian Hughes and Dr Bronagh McShane, recipients of the 2016 NUI Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Humanities.



The NUI Post-Doctoral Fellowships are funded by a special NUI Fund. The main purpose of these Fellowships is to encourage and support doctoral graduates of proven academic excellence to advance their scholarly research. It is expected that the research undertaken will result in a substantial contribution to knowledge, worthy of publication, and contribute to the learning culture in the constituent institutions.




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Recent Recipients of Post-Doctoral Fellowships

Dr Brian Hughes, a graduate of Maynooth University, was a 2016 NUI Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Humanities

"I held the NUI Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities from 2016–17, prior to taking up my current position as a lecturer in the Department of History at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. My Fellowship was hosted at An Foras Feasa, Maynooth University. Holding the NUI Fellowship allowed me to build upon my PhD and previously published research. My PhD examined the nature of low-level violence in Irish communities during the Irish Revolution (c. 1913–23), including the interaction between the IRA and local loyalists. The new project developed during my Fellowship is a natural extension of this as it traces southern Irish loyalist migration in the decade after 1922, and the experiences of those who left southern Ireland in this period.

The NUI Fellowship has been invaluable to my career progression. It allowed me the time and space to develop a new research agenda, to build my reputation as a historian, and to augment my research profile. Working at An Foras Feasa also allowed me to interact with colleagues from the digital humanities and this interdisciplinary environment has had a further positive impact on the quality and impact of my research."


Dr Bronagh McShane, a graduate of Maynooth University, was a 2016 NUI Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Humanities

2016 NUI Post-Doctoral Fellowship recipients in the Humanities, Dr Bronagh McShane, Maynooth University/NUI Galway; Dr Brian Hughes, Maynooth University.

2016 NUI Post-Doctoral Fellowship recipients in the Humanities, Dr Bronagh McShane, Maynooth University/NUI Galway; Dr Brian Hughes, Maynooth University.

"During the tenure of my NUI Post-Doctoral Fellowship, I will be based at the Moore Institute, NUI Galway. My project will provide a comprehensive, long-term study of the experiences and activities of Irish women religious from 1530 down to the mid-eighteenth century, a period of tumultuous religious change and upheaval. The suppression of religious houses in Ireland during the 1530s and 1540s marked an abrupt end to a formal way of religious life, which traced its origins back to the early Christian Church.

It (the NUI Post-Doctoral Fellowship) will allow me to conduct a number of vital research trips to archives and repositories in Ireland, the UK and Europe where I will consult essential primary source documentation necessary for the completion of my research. The NUI award will also greatly assist me in the dissemination of my research. As an NUI Fellow, I plan to deliver a number of conference presentations, both nationally and internationally."


Supports For Early Career Academics

NUI is always keen to investigate practical ways in which it can best support its graduates and member institutions and in recent months has been exploring potential additional supports that it could provide to Early Career Academics that would usefully supplement those already offered in the constituent universities. Following consultation with early stage and senior-level academics as well as university staff who provide information to and supports for Early Career Academics, NUI is committed to providing additional supports to Early Career Academics in NUI universities in the coming year.

2Early Career Academics

NUI has defined Early Career Academics, for the purposes of this type of outreach, as:

  • Graduates of doctoral status awarded no earlier than three years before the time of application, holding any degree of the National University of Ireland;
  • Holders of either (i) a PhD or (ii) a Post-Doctoral Fellowship awarded in a constituent university (i.e. UCD, UCC, NUI Galway, Maynooth University) or other NUI member institution no earlier than 3 years previously, i.e. January 2015;
  • Must not have held more than one post-doctoral fellowship to date;
  • Members of staff in the NUI constituent universities and other NUI member institutions who are subject to temporary or fixed-term contracts. Full-time and permanent members of staff are not eligible to apply.

Note: Additional eligibility criteria may be incorporated into the supports offered. Information will be made available shortly relating to the application process for such additional supports. Applicants should note that, subject to the number of applications received, a shortlisting process may apply. Please email awards@nui.ie if you require any more information.

Under the current NUI Awards scheme, there are a number of awards/grants available to Early Career Academics as detailed below.

 

NUI Dr Garret FitzGerald Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Social Sciences

This Fellowship, established to honour the memory of the late Chancellor of the National University of Ireland, is used to provide research support for the NUI Education and Society Committee.

In 2018, a one-year Fellowship valued at €40,000, will be offered for competition to NUI graduates in an area of higher education or social policy to be determined by the NUI Education and Society Committee.

Interested candidates should note that it is expected that this Fellowship will be based in the NUI offices in Merrion Square, Dublin 2.

Further information on this competition will be made available on the NUI website later in 2018.

 

Fulbright-NUI Scholar Award

Fullbright image The Fulbright Commission and the National University of Ireland are delighted to offer a new post-doctoral level scholar award for early career researchers to enable them to complete post-doctoral or professional research or lecturing in the United States for a period ranging from a minimum of three months to a maximum of 12 months.

Applicants must be NUI graduates and holders of either (i) a PhD or (ii) a Post-Doctoral Fellowship awarded in a constituent university (i.e. UCD, UCC, NUI Galway, Maynooth University) or other NUI member institution no earlier than 3 years previously, i.e. 2014.

Download information on the 2018-2019 award here or visit http://www.fulbright.ie/going-to-the-usa/fulbright-irish-scholar-awards/ for more information.

Note: The competition for the 2019-2020 Fulbright-NUI Scholar Award will open in Autumn 2018.


In 2017, the NUI, with the Fulbright Commission, awarded grants to the following doctoral candidates:

NUI-Fulbright Award Recipients 2017-2018
(Visiting Researcher Doctoral Level)

Ms Aoife Cartwright is a PhD candidate in the Maynooth University Department of Psychology. As a Fulbright-NUI Student Awardee, she aims to better understand the psychological risk factors for sexual assault in young men. During a visit to the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University, Aoife will research psychophysiological arousal patterns in the context of sexual consent, focusing in particular on scenarios where the consent is resistant or ambiguous.

L-R: NUI Registrar Dr Attracta Halpin; 2017-2018 Fulbright-NUI Award recipients Aoife Delaney, Matthew Flood and Aoife Cartwright; NUI Chancellor Dr Maurice Manning at the 2017 Fulbright Awards Ceremony in Iveagh House.

L-R: NUI Registrar Dr Attracta Halpin; 2017-2018 Fulbright-NUI Award recipients Aoife Delaney, Matthew Flood and Aoife Cartwright; NUI Chancellor Dr Maurice Manning at the 2017 Fulbright Awards Ceremony in Iveagh House.

Ms Aoife Delaney is a PhD candidate on 'The Programmable City' project at Maynooth University, Ireland. As a Fulbright-NUI Student Awardee based at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, she will research the transformative potential of smart technology for emergency management systems.

Mr Matthew Flood is a PhD candidate at the Insight Centre for Data Analytics, and the School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, UCD. He also holds an ME in Biomedical Engineering from UCD. As a Fulbright-NUI Visiting Researcher to the Motion Analysis Laboratory at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Boston, Matthew will employ advanced signal processing methods to investigate motor control in individuals with Parkinson’s disease using wireless sensing technology.




Other NUI Post-Doctoral Fellowships not on offer in 2018 include:

Note:
The information below pertain to the 2017 NUI Awards competition. These awards are not on offer in 2018 and the forms and regulations will be updated when these awards are offered again.

NUI Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Sciences

Dr Christopher Broderick, 2017 recipient of the NUI Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Sciences.

Dr Christopher Broderick, 2017 recipient of the NUI Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Sciences.

In 2017, one NUI Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Sciences was offered to NUI graduates in all branches of the Humanities.

The value of the Fellowship was €80,000 (€40,000 a year for two years).

The NUI Post-Doctoral Fellowships are funded by a special NUI Fund. The main purpose of these Fellowships is to encourage and support doctoral graduates of proven academic excellence to advance their scholarly research. It is expected that the research undertaken will result in a substantial contribution to knowledge, worthy of publication, and contribute to the learning culture in the constituent institutions.

The NUI Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Sciences will be offered again for competition in 2019.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Comhaltacht Iardhochtúireachta OÉ sa Léann Éireannach agus Ceilteach

Cuireadh an Chomhaltacht Iardhochtúireachta seo, maoinithe ag Ciste Adam Boyd Simpson agus Eleanor Boyd, ar fáil do chomórtas i measc céimithe OÉ in 2016.

Is é €80,000 an luach a bhí ar an gComhaltacht (€40,000 in aghaidh na bliana ar feadh dhá bhliain).

Is é príomhchuspóir na Comhaltachta seo ná chun spreagadh agus tacaíocht a thabhairt d’iarrthóir iardhochtúireachta ar shárchaighdeán acadúil a dtaighde scolártha a chur chun cinn i réimse an Léinn Éireannaigh agus Cheiltigh. Beifear ag súil gurb é toradh an taighde ná go gcuirfear go mór leis an eolas agus gur fiú é a fhoilsiú agus go gcuirfear leis an gcultúr foghlama sna comh-institiúidí.

 

NUI Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Irish / Celtic Studies

This Post-Doctoral Fellowship, funded by the Adam Boyd Simpson and the Eleanor Boyd Fund, was offered for competition amongst NUI graduates in 2016.


The value of the Fellowship was €80,000 (€40,000 a year for two years).

The main purpose of this Fellowship is to encourage and support a post-doctoral graduate of proven academic excellence to advance their scholarly research in the area of Irish / Celtic Studies. It is expected that the research undertaken will result in a substantial contribution to knowledge, worthy of publication, and contribute to the learning culture in the constituent institutions.