Trinity Long Room Hub Visiting Research Fellowships

Trinity Long Room Hub_LogoNew Trinity Long Room Hub Visiting Research Fellowship Cofund Programme 2017-20

Cofund Fellowships
CALL NOW OPEN: 5 Sept 2016 to 31 Oct 2016*

Cofunded by the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, this fellowship scheme builds on the Trinity Long Room Hub's existing Visiting Research Fellowship programme which has hosted over 100 fellows to date. Between October 2017 and September 2020, the programme will appoint 9 fellows for a period of twelve months each over the course of 3 calls (1 call per year).

It will offer excellent experienced researchers an opportunity to acquire skills that will enhance their research and employability, deepen competences and widen their networks in a way that has significant long term impact on their chosen careers, whether they be in academia, industry or the public sector.

The programme is central to the strategy of the Trinity Long Room Hub to advance and promote on an international level the excellence of the Arts and Humanities research environment in Ireland.

Fellows recruited will:

  • be provided with a 12 month fully paid fellowship based in the Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin
  • strengthen research skills via the appointment of an academic mentor based in one of Trinity's Arts and Humanities schools
  • benefit from structured career development planning
  • undertake transferable skills training
  • have the opportunity to undertake a secondment in the non-academic sector in Ireland or another EU member state during their fellowship for up to 2 months


  • Experienced researchers who at the date of recruitment under this fellowship programme (1 October 2017) are in possession of a doctoral degree or at least 4 years of full-time equivalent research experience
  • Applicants of any nationality are welcome. Applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the Republic of Ireland for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the date of recruitment under this fellowship programme)
  • Applicants must have fluent spoken and written English
  • Applicants must be prepared to take up their 12 month fellowships from 1 October 2017 to 30 September 2018
  • Applicants must be in a position to submit a proposal closely aligned with one of Trinity College Dublin's five Arts and Humanities led research themes which the Trinity Long Room Hub supports: Identities in Transformation; Digital Humanities; Making Ireland; Creative Arts Practice and Manuscript, Book and Print Cultures

The timetable* for the 2017-18 programme (Call 1) is outlined below:

Launch of Call 1 & Detailed Call Documentation: 5 September 2016

Closing date for application submissions: 31 October 2016

Expected Start Date for Fellowship: 1 October 2017

Expected End Date of Fellowship: 30 September 2018

*Please note that all dates are indicative and subject to change in the final call documentation.


A tentative timetable for the remaining calls under this fellowship programme is outlined below.

 Call Launch Date:Deadline for SubmissionsFellowship DurationNumber of Fellows to be recruited
(Call 2)
Early September 2017Late October 20171 October 2018 - 30 September 20193
(Call 3)
Early September 2018Late October 20181 October 2019 - 30 September 20203

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska grant agreement No 713730.

Funding Bodies:
Ireland EU Structural Funds Programmes 2007 - 2013, European Regional Development Fund, Department of Enterprise, Trade and Innovation, HEA, Trinity College Dublin.


Founded in 2006, the Trinity Long Room Hub is Trinity College Dublin’s flagship Arts and Humanities Research Institute.

Our role is to:

  • Offer a world-class research environment that harnesses and expands the excellence of Trinity’s Arts and Humanities research
  • Pioneer and facilitate cross-disciplinary collaborative projects
  • Increase the visibility and the impact of this research and demonstrate its relevance for contemporary and future societies
  • Provide a focal point for debates on the challenges facing the world today as well as for linking the university with the city and its educational and cultural institutions.


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