Academy Comhaimseartha Fee Waivers

The Irish World Academy is offering 2 full research EU fee waivers to current PhD students.  As part of the conditions of the fee waivers, successful applicants will provide editorial support towards the compilation and publication to deadline of the Irish World Academy’s biannual Comhaimseartha/ Of Our Times brochure.

Comhaimseartha/Of Our Times brochure is the Irish World Academy’s biannual publication detailing upcoming and recent events, special events, community cultural pathways, artists-in-residence and Academy research. It is published each semester and includes information on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at the Academy.

Duties include:

  • Collecting of information for Academy events each semester, including the Lunchtime Performance Series, Tower Seminar Series, Logos Seminar Series, Special Events, Recent Events, Community Cultural Pathways, Artists-in-Residence, Research at the Academy, Irish World Academy Ensembles, Scholarship and Award Recipients and Programmes at the Irish World Academy.
  • Liaising with Academy faculty with regards to their booking submissions. This involves proof-reading each submission, gathering any omitted information, filing all associated images and ensuring that they are high enough resolution for print.
  • Assisting with posting the e-brochure online and distribution on social media.
  • Any other relevant duties appropriate to this publication.

Applicants will be accessed on the following criteria:

  • Academic CV
  • Cover letter outlining ability to fulfill the terms and conditions of the post, as well as financial need.

Successful applicants will report to the Performing Arts Coordinator, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance.

Deadline for applications: TBC

Queries and applications should be sent by email to: Jennifer.DeBrun@ul.ie

Ionad na Cruite Harp Research Cluster - PhD Scholarship

The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance is delighted to offer a 3-year PhD scholarship. This scholarship is funded by Ionad na Cruite, the Harp Research Cluster at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance.  Ionad na Cruite was established at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance by Professor Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin in 2013 and was formally launched with a special performance by The Chieftains. Ionad na Cruite aims to stimulate scholarship, performance and advanced research on all harp types with a special focus on the harp in Ireland. It also aspires to being a national and international centre of excellence for  harp music and research at doctoral and postdoctoral level, to building effective links with colleagues in the field of harp research and performance internationally and to providing a stimulating environment for performances, research and interdisciplinary projects at the University of Limerick. Ionad na Cruite recognises the centrality of The Chieftains Fund (in memory of Derek Bell) in its founding.

The proposed research should take the form of arts practice research and/or ethnomusicological research and/or historical research. The research can focus on any harp type, style, era or approach and may draw on multi-method approaches to research. This research should build on the previous work of Ionad na Cruite and aim to expand the knowledge of this subject area.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants should have academic qualifications appropriate for entry to doctoral level research. They should prepare an outline proposal of approximately 3,000 words which will be assessed initially by the internal Research Academy Panel (RAP). This outline proposal should contain the following:
  • Description of the research topic
  • Research methodology
  • Relationship of the project to existing research
  • Bibliography (additional to the word count)
  • Applicants should also include a personal statement, detailing their qualifications, experience and any other material relevant to the application.

The applications will be assessed by RAP Academy research group with a possible peer review process. Once a decision has been made, the successful applicant will also have to apply through the main University of Limerick Research Board before being finally accepted to undertake this PhD.

Conditions of the Scholarship:

  • The scholarship will cover PhD research fees at UL for 3 years
  • The awarding of the scholarship is dependent on the successful applicant being accepted for a PhD by the Postgraduate Research Committee of the University of Limerick
  • The scholarship is awarded initially for a period of one year. However, if progress is satisfactory, the scholarship will be awarded for a further two years
  • The successful applicant must conduct their research in the context of the harp as specified above
  • Applications must be received by July 4th, 2019
  • Enquiries may be directed to Dr Sandra Joyce, Director, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance E-mail: sandra.joyce@ul.ie or Dr Helen Lawlor at Helen.Lawlor@dkit.ie
  • Applications can be submitted in hard copy to: Barbara Christie, Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick or in soft copy to: Barbara.Christie@ul.ie

 

PCC Scholarship

Campus Life Services aims to support students in residence to enjoy the best student living experience by providing high quality management and maintenance of their accommodation and delivering a programme of activities to help residents meet other students and get the best out of campus life.

As part of its commitment and support of the cultural experience at University of Limerick and in particular the performing arts Campus Life Services is offering a PCC scholarship of the value of €5000 towards accommodation to an undergraduate student of the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick.

This scholarship is only available for applicants of the BA Performing Arts.

In order to be considered for this scholarship, applicants must summit the following:

  • A personal letter indicating their experience, qualifications and how the scholarship would benefit them.
  • A video recording that demonstrates their performance abilities and skills (2-4 mins duration).

The deadline for submission is the 16th of August 2019 at 5pm.

Please submit all material to the email address below. Please include PCC Scholarship in the subject box.

Email: IrishWorldAcademy@ul.ie

For further information or queries please contact: IrishWorldAcademy@ul.ie

RTÉ Lyric FM Scholarships

The RTE Lyric FM Scholarships were established in 1999 in support of the MA in Classical String Performance at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick. The aim of the Scholarship is to supports young talented string players who wish to study at UL. Since the Scholarship was established in 1999, it has been awarded to students from Ireland, Australia, Malaysia, China, Hungary, Romania, Spain, Italy and the US.

For further information on how to apply please contact:

Email: IrishWorldAcademy@ul.ie

Recipients of all Irish World Academy scholarships and fee wavers may be required to engage in some work for the Academy.  Such work can be an important experience in the professional development of the student and is invaluable to the life of the Academy.  Conditions will be agreed with the Academy Director before the commencement of the scholarship / fee waver.

Stepping Stones Scholarship

A scholarship fund is available for study on taught MA programmes at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, University of Limerick. Known as the Stepping Stones Scholarships, there are two different kinds of scholarships available.

Stepping Stones Scholarships for Non-EU Students

These scholarships target international students on taught MA programmes at the Academy who have a demonstrable record in a performance and/or academic specialisation relevant to a programme of study at the Academy. Priority will be given to:

  • applicants experiencing demonstrable financial challenge
  • applicants from parts of the world underrepresented at the Academy
  • applicants with projects that resonate with the spirit of the Stepping Stones initiative: equality of arts practices, an interdisciplinary vision, and desire to build bridges between arts practices
  • applicants for programmes with a higher number of available places

The closing date for the Stepping Stones Scholarships for Non-EU students is 4pm, Tuesday 12th March 2019.

For more information on studying at UL as an international student please see: http://www.ul.ie/international/

General Stepping Stones Scholarships

These scholarships are open to all applicants to taught MA programmes at the Academy.  There are three €1,000 general scholarships available.  Priority will be given to:

  • applicants experiencing demonstrable financial challenge
  • applicants with projects that resonate with the spirit of the Stepping Stones initiative: equality of arts practices, an interdisciplinary vision, and desire to build bridges between arts practices
  • applicants for programmes with a higher number of available places

The closing date for General Stepping Stones Scholarships is 4pm, Friday 24th May 2019.

Application Process

  • Applicants must apply for the programme through the normal university procedures.
  • In the application form, where a candidate is asked to indicate how they will fund their study, they should indicate that they will be applying for a Stepping Stones scholarship (they should also include other forms of funding as appropriate).
  • The initial application for the scholarship should be coordinated by the course director of the programme. If a candidate has been offered a place on the programme and wishes to apply for the scholarship, they should send the following to the course director:

(1) A personal letter indicating how their application meets the scholarship criteria

(2) A letter from one of the referees included on their application form, indicating how their application meets the scholarship criteria

  • Once the course director has received this information and is satisfied that he/she would like to support this application to their programme, he/she should include a letter of support with the two letters from the applicant, as well as a copy of the application form and any relevant audition materials. This material should be forwarded to the Associate Director who will arrange to review applications with the Director and relevant course directors.
Irish World Academy Fee Waiver

The Irish World Academy offers a limited number of full and/or partial fee waivers for research students at MA and PhD level.  These are distributed on an annual basis.  Applications must be made by June 1st for the following academic year and criteria for assessment of this award will be based on the reflective background of the applicant as expressed in a submitted CV, demonstrable financial need, quality of the application and the development of appropriate supervision opportunities for Irish World Academy faculty.  Decisions regarding the awarding of Irish World Academy Fee Waivers will be made by the Academy Director.  The Academy will allocate some work in lieu of this scholarship.

The Academy may need to allocate some work in lieu of this scholarship.  Details will be provided as soon as possible.

For further information on how to apply please contact:

Barbara Christie, Irish World Academy, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland.

Phone: +353 61 202030; Email: Barbara.Christie@ul.ie

Irish World Academy Fee Waivers are not available for students applying for taught masters programmes.