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Scholarship concept

Students who have been accepted by a UK university, and are interested in this subject can apply.

What we are offering

An award of up to £10,000 to students in the field of Anglo-Irish Literature engaged in a Master’s programme or doctoral study with at least one academic year still to run.

Who we are looking for

The Scholarship will be awarded on the basis of outstanding academic merit and potential to students who are either a citizen of Ireland or a citizen of the UK with a close association with Northern Ireland.

An excellent academic record is essential, including a high honours degree. Applicants should have an established interest in the field of Anglo-Irish literature with a commitment to furthering the level of understanding in this field.

Aptitude for the chosen course of study may be assessed by reviewing academic references, the research proposal, demonstrable evidence of aptitude for research, and the likelihood the scholar will contribute significantly to his or her field of study.

Submission Requirements

  • Evidence of academic record / transcript of undergraduate degree and any postgraduate study. Evidence may also include previous university prizes or awards; information on a student’s overall position within his/her cohort; and publications (if applicable).
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Personal statement (highlighting interest in Anglo-Irish Literature and, if a Citizen of the UK, the applicant’s close association with Northern Ireland)
  • List of three referees with one non-academic source.
  • Details of the chosen course of study or research proposal.

Application deadline

Applications for 2019/20 entry are now closed.

More information

Email the Scholarships Team

Overview of the scheme, eligibility and criteria for application

Overview

In April 2014, Irish President Michael D. Higgins became the first Irish Head of State to make a State Visit to the UK. The City of London Corporation hosted a banquet in honour of the Irish President during the Visit at which the Lord Mayor announced the City of London Corporation would fund an annual scholarship (“the City of London Scholarship”) in the field of Anglo Irish Literature. Graduate students who have been accepted by a UK university to undertake further study or research in the field of Anglo-Irish Literature would be eligible for the award.

For 2019/20, scholarships of up to £10,000 are tenable in the field of Anglo-Irish Literature for students either starting a Master’s degree or doctoral study at a UK university, or are currently engaged on such a course with at least one academic year still to run. The award will be made on the basis of outstanding academic merit and potential to students who are either a Citizen of Ireland or of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Selection criteria

An excellent academic record is essential, including a high honours degree. Students should have an established interest in the field of Anglo-Irish literature with a commitment to furthering the level of understanding in this field.

Aptitude for the proposed course of study may be assessed by reviewing academic references, the research proposal, demonstrable evidence of aptitude for research, and the likelihood the scholar will contribute significantly to his or her field of study.

Nationality

As the City of London also has important links with Northern Ireland, particularly in the north west of the Province through the Honourable The Irish Society, candidates applying for the Scholarship should, where possible, demonstrate some association with Northern Ireland.

Equality

The City Corporation is committed to equality of opportunity, and no applicant will be treated less favourably than another on the basis of the protected characteristics listed under the Equality Act 2010.


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