The Institute of Irish Studies, Queen's University Belfast, is offering two full-time Postgraduate studentships for research leading to the award of a PhD. Applications for these studentships are invited from non UK students. These three year awards will cover both fees and a yearly stipend of £13,264. Applicants must have a primary degree with high honours (usually a 2.1, 3.3 GPA, or higher) in a relevant subject and would normally also have a masters degree or equivalent. There is no separate form for this competition. Applicants should indicate that they wish to be considered for this competition on their University admission form. The deadline is January 23, 2009. Further guidance and information on the studentships is available by contacting Elaine McKay (firstname.lastname@example.org).