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Moore Institute for Research: Visiting Fellowships: The Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Studies at the NUI Galway (National University of Ireland Galway) will grant a number of Visiting Research Fellowships in the field of arts, humanities and social sciences for the period October 2017 – May 2018.


The Fellowship Scheme is designed to enhance the research community of the University by fostering collaboration between visiting fellows and staff at NUI Galway. Fellowship recipients will benefit from working with the many rich collections within the James Hardiman Library and will have the opportunity to engage with the vibrant research culture in the wider university, city and region. Located in ‘European Capital of Culture 2020’.

Research Fields: Research activity in the six Schools of the College

  1. School of Education,
  2. School of Geography & Archaeology,
  3. School of Humanities,
  4. School of Languages,
  5. Literatures, & Cultures,
  6. School of Political Science & Sociology,
  7. School of Psychology


  1. The Moore Institute Visiting Fellowships are open to all disciplines within the arts, humanities and social sciences.
  2. Applications must be submitted by email to mooreinstitute@nuigalway.ieusing the form below.

Eligibility: All applicants must hold a PhD or have a substantial profile in practice or performance. EU citizens and other nationals are eligible to apply. Awards are subject to the successful meeting of visa and any other requirements which are the sole responsibility of the applicant to organise.

Application: An application for a Moore Institute Visiting Research Fellowship consists of a (i) complete application form (see below) PLUS (ii) a brief letter of support from a member of the NUI Galway staff relevant to your project. This person will be your designated staff sponsor for the duration of your fellowship.


  1. The applicant should submit all materials in a single document to by Friday 1 September 2017
  2. Applications received after this deadline or transmitted by post or fax will not be considered.
  3. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All applications must include the 4 page proposal PLUS the letter of support from an NUI Galway staff member.
  4. All applications will be acknowledged by email.

Fellowships will be administered through the Moore Institute and all queries can be directed in the first instance to

 Terms and Conditions:

  1. Moore Institute Fellowships must be taken up during the period October 2017 – May 2018.
  2. The Fellowship term is to a maximum of one month. There is no stated minimum.
  3. The amount of the award will vary according to the length of proposed stay and the available overall budget, up to a maximum of €2,000 per month (to cover reasonable travel and living expenses only, which will be paid after the Fellow’s stay by the reimbursement of expenses with receipts).
  4. During the research period, fellows are expected to have a significant presence in the Moore Institute.
  5. Fellows will be asked to deliver one public lecture/workshop or seminar, which may be recorded, and to be available to meet with students at the undergraduate and/or postgraduate level.
  6. Fellows will be required to provide a one-page summary of their research for inclusion on our website as part of our effort to showcase the breadth and excellence of the AHSS research community that we support.
  7. Fellows are asked to credit ‘the Moore Institute for the Humanities and Social Studies at the National University of Ireland Galway’ in any publication or other outcome pursuant to the award.

Evaluation Criteria: Applications will be judged according to the following criteria:

  1. Research/creative profile of the applicant
  2. Quality of the proposed research project
  3. Extent to which the proposed project would enrich the partnership between the Moore Institute, the respective School at NUI Galway and applicant
  4. Potential of the proposed project to lead to further research collaboration, institutional links and funding bids
  5. Extent to which the proposed project would make use of Galway-based resources
  6. Proposed outcome(s)
Quick Overview————-
Organization National University of Ireland (NUI)
Fellowship Level Postdoctoral, Visiting Research Fellowships in the field
Country Ireland
Subject areas Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline September



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