Scholarship: Radharc Archive Scholarship at UCD

UCD School of English, Drama and Film is seeking a suitably qualified candidate for a postgraduate research scholarship leading to the award of a PhD in Film Studies. The research area is Historicising the Radharc Documentary. Commencing in January 2010, the duration of the scholarship is three years over which time tuition will be paid to a maximum of 5,500 Euro along with a stipend of approximately 10,000 Euro (each per annum). The successful candidate will be registered as a full time PhD student at University College Dublin, and will pursue primary research in the film and paper archives of the Radharc Trust deposited at the Irish Film Archive. On site training in the handling and cataloguing of film and paper archive materials will be provided by the Irish Film Archive as part of this scholarship. The successful candidate will be expected to process and catalogue the Radharc collections and produce a PhD dissertation based upon their findings and viewings addressing the broader topic of Radharc's social historical role and its unique contribution to Irish society and culture (dissertation title to be determined by the student in consultation with project supervisor). This scholarship is the result of a partnership between the Radharc Trust, The Irish Film Archive and University College Dublin.

The UCD School of English, Drama, and Film is a large, diverse and research-active unit with 70 students registered in our doctoral program carrying out research in English, Irish and American Literatures and cultures as well as in Drama, Performance and Film.

Applicants must have at least a first or upper second-class honors master's degree, or the equivalent, and be qualified for direct admission to a Ph.D. program.

Informal enquiries to Dr Harvey O'Brien, ( For more information and application procedures please visit

The closing date for applications is Friday, November 20, 2009.

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