Centre for Doctoral Training in the Celtic Languages AHRC PhD Studentships

We are seeking applications from outstanding doctoral candidates resident in the UK for the AHRC funded studentships in Celtic Sciences at Ulster University. Studentships that will cover the tuition fees only for EU-based students are also available please, refer to the section on the Eligibility criteria.

We are particularly interested in applications pertaining to our core areas of expertise: medieval Irish language and literature, textual scholarship, the transmission of senchas and historical verse, voyage literature, the Gaelic manuscript tradition, bardic poetry, place-names research, dialectology, lexicography, stylistics, minority languages, language policy and planning, 18th and 19th century Irish language, literature and learning with particular reference to Ulster, modern and contemporary Irish literature, creative writing, Gaelic literature in translation, applied language studies (CALL, digitization, language corpora) and Irish folklore and oral tradition. All interested applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the AHRC CDT Ulster contact, Dr Maxim Fomin (m.fomin@ulster.ac.uk) in the first instance.

The AHRC studentship covers fees and a tax-free maintenance stipend (worth £14,553 in 2017-2018). Additional funding is available for fieldwork and research activity, and candidates benefit from access to a wide range of training offerings of the CDT Celtic Training Programme.


The AHRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Celtic Languages is a consortium of twelve Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) comprised of the universities of Aberdeen, Bangor, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Oxford, Swansea, Queens University Belfast, the University of Ulster, the University of the Highlands and Islands/Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, and the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies; the Centre is managed by the University of Glasgow.

In 2018/19, the CDT in Celtic Languages will fund approximately 5 studentships, which may be held at any one of our consortium HEIs. Supervision across two HEIs is also strongly encouraged, and should be explored prior to completing your application, but you must be primarily admitted to one HEI, which will be your host institution and which will complete the institutional statement of support.

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