The Stackallan Doctoral Scholarship in Country House Studies

Centre for the Study of Historic Irish Houses and Estates
Friday, January 26, 2024 - 17:00

The Centre for the Study of Historic Irish Houses and Estates (CSHIHE), Department of History, Maynooth University, Republic of Ireland is offering a Doctoral Scholarship in Irish Country House Studies (full-time, fully funded over four years), commencing in September 2024.   
The doctoral thesis will be in history, art, architecture, material culture, landscape design, or other area relevant to Irish Country House & Landed Estate Studies. The successful candidate will be registered for the structured PhD programme at Maynooth University and the degree will be awarded by the University. In addition to completing a thesis, the candidate will be expected to contribute to public outcomes (lectures and seminar presentations, exhibitions, publications, conference organisation) over the course of the PhD.
The scholarship comprises a stipend of €22,000 per annum; a contribution to fees, including non-EU fees, up to a maximum of €5,750 per annum; and eligible direct research expenses of €3,250 per annum.
The successful candidate should have either a first class honours BA degree in History or equivalent, or at least a high 2:1 honours in an MA in History or related discipline.
Applicants should apply via PAC, uploading a developed research proposal of at least 4,000 words setting out reasons for wishing to undertake this doctoral study and suitability as a candidate (including experience in  researching archival collections of Irish country houses and estates), together with a Curriculum Vitae, copies of transcripts of your academic qualifications, and the names of two referees.
For further enquiries, please contact Professor Terence Dooley, Head of the Department of History and Director of CSHIHE, Rhetoric House, Maynooth  University, Maynooth, County Kildare, Republic of Ireland (
Closing date for receipt of applications: Wednesday, 1 May 2024.