Moore Institute Visiting Research Fellowships
The Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Studies at NUI Galway will award a number of Visiting Research Fellowships in the arts, humanities and social sciences for the period October 2017 – May 2018. The Fellowship Scheme is designed to enhance the research community of the University by fostering collaboration between visiting fellows and staff at NUI Galway. Fellowship recipients will benefit from working with the many rich collections within the James Hardiman Library and will have the opportunity to engage with the vibrant research culture in the wider university, city and region. Located in ‘European Capital of Culture 2020’, NUI Galway is internationally recognised for its excellence, and we are counted among the Top 1% of universities worldwide. In the past five years, NUI Galway has been the only university in Ireland to rise consistently in the World University Rankings, with recognition in 2017 by QS and Times Higher Education Rankings placing it in the top 250 globally.
We are also internationally recognised in the field of Arts and Humanities, with English Language and Literature ranked in the top 150 globally in the QS Subject Rankings 2017.
The Moore Institute was founded in 2000 with a grant from the Irish Higher Education Authority of Ireland (PRTLI2) and has received further grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the European Research Council, the EU Framework Programme, Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions, the Irish Research Council, and the HEA, among other sources. The Visiting Fellowship programme was launched in 2011, and we have hosted more than 200 scholars and practitioners from around the world working on topics that engage the full range of activities in the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies.
The Moore Institute Visiting Fellowships are open to all disciplines within the arts, humanities and social sciences. Fellows will have available desk space in the Moore Institute, with library and online access. The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 1 September 2017.
Applications must be submitted by email to email@example.com using the form below.
Eligibility: All applicants must hold a PhD or have a substantial profile in practice or performance. EU citizens and other nationals are eligible to apply. Awards are subject to the successful meeting of visa and any other requirements which are the sole responsibility of the applicant to organise.
Application: An application for a Moore Institute Visiting Research Fellowship consists of a (i) complete application form (see below) PLUS (ii) a brief letter of support from a member of the NUI Galway staff relevant to your project. This person will be your designated staff sponsor for the duration of your fellowship.
Decisions will be announced by email on or before 30 September 2017. Queries about applications in process cannot be acknowledged. Fellowship recipients and their research projects will be acknowledged in Moore Institute publicity.
Award Terms and Conditions:
- Moore Institute Fellowships must be taken up during the period October 2017 – May 2018.
- The Fellowship term is to a maximum of one month. There is no stated minimum.
- The amount of the award will vary according to the length of proposed stay and the available overall budget, up to a maximum of €2,000 per month (to cover reasonable travel and living expenses only, which will be paid after the Fellow’s stay by the reimbursement of expenses with receipts).
- During the research period, fellows are expected to have a significant presence in the Moore Institute.
- Fellows will be asked to deliver one public lecture/workshop or seminar, which may be recorded, and to be available to meet with students at the undergraduate and/or postgraduate level.
- Fellows will be required to provide a one-page summary of their research for inclusion on our website as part of our effort to showcase the breadth and excellence of the AHSS research community that we support.
- Fellows are asked to credit ‘the Moore Institute for the Humanities and Social Studies at the National University of Ireland Galway’ in any publication or other outcome pursuant to the award.
Evaluation Criteria: Applications will be judged according to the following criteria:
- Research/creative profile of the applicant
- Quality of the proposed research project
- Extent to which the proposed project would enrich the partnership between the Moore Institute, the respective School at NUI Galway and applicant
- Potential of the proposed project to lead to further research collaboration, institutional links and funding bids
- Extent to which the proposed project would make use of Galway-based resources
- Proposed outcome(s)
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