The Institute of Irish Studies at the University of Liverpool announces the creation of a number of fees-only studentships for prospective PhD students from any country outside the European Union. The scholarships are worth 25,200-28,200 GBP over 3 years. These can be in any area of Irish Studies, where is existing expertise in the Institute. Currently, the area of Irish Literature is over-subscribed. Candidates wishing to work in the following areas will be particularly welcome: Gaelic ecclesiastical history, the Vikings in Ireland, Irish theater/drama, W.B. Yeats, Irish women's history (particularly 19th and early 20th century) and contemporary Northern Irish history/politics. Scholarships may be taken up any time during 2010 after Feb. 1st. Applications (C.V., one page outline of the topic to be researched and names of two academic references) should be addressed to Dr. Diane Urquhart (firstname.lastname@example.org), The Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liberpool, 1, Abercromby Square, Liverpool L60 7WY England.