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New PhD Scholarships available at Trinity College Dublin

24-01-2023 12:44

The Department of Economics at Trinity College Dublin seeks applications for two PhD studentships, as part of the Centre for Economics, Policy and History (CEPH), a new Government of Ireland-funded centre of excellence that links economic historians at Trinity College Dublin with Queen’s University Belfast. Successful candidates will be based in Dublin and, as part of the terms and funding of this scholarship, they will be expected to make an extended research visit to Belfast.

The two studentships are fully-funded for three years, covering all fees and providing a stipend. This stipend will support work towards a PhD, awarded on the basis of original research presented in a written thesis. The studentships are intended to support research into a substantive area of economic history under the supervision of one of the CEPH PIs (Prof Gaia Narciso, Prof Ronan Lyons, and Prof Marvin Suesse).

At CEPH, successful candidates will be producing academic economic history research that addresses a historical question or solves a historical puzzle. But they will then also be expected to adopt an applied history approach and translate their research into usable knowledge that can inform policymakers today.


Applicants must apply with a 2,000-word research proposal in any topic in economic history with scope for policy relevance. Although not required, applicants may wish to relate their research idea to the development of the Irish economy over time and/or to one of the following three themes:
1. Institutions of growth and cooperation
2. Development and wellbeing in comparative perspective
3. Borders and the location of economic activity

The positions are open to start in September 2023. Candidates should ideally hold or be in the process of completing a Master’s degree in economic history, economics, finance or a related degree in the social sciences.

Informal enquiries may be directed to: Prof Gaia Narciso (narcisog[at], Prof Ronan Lyons (ronan.lyons[at] or Prof Marvin Suesse (marvin.suesse[at]

Salary Scale: Funding covers full fees (EU or non-EU), plus a maintenance stipend (€18,500), as well as €1,500 travel expenses for the duration of the studentship. In addition, a mobility grant of €5,000 is payable to cover additional expenses for an extended visiting studentship to Queen’s University Belfast.

Please apply by 10 February 2023 to be considered for one of these scholarships. More information on application procedures can be found here:


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