New IRC opportunities for early/mid-career – Laureate Awards

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Laureate Awards Programme: CALL NOW OPEN

A consensus has emerged in recent years that Ireland’s research and innovation framework contains a significant gap, namely opportunities for exceptional researchers to conduct frontier basic research across all disciplines beyond postdoctoral level. Innovation2020 affirms the existence of the critical gap in the Irish landscape and recommends the establishment of a frontier research funding programme, to be administered by the Irish Research Council.

Funding to launch the first iteration of the programme was made available by the Minister for Education and Skills under the 2017 budget. For the first iteration of the Irish Research Council Laureate Awards programme, the Council is inviting applications at the early and mid-career level (Starting and Consolidator). Funding will be awarded on the basis solely of excellence, assessed through a rigorous and independent international peer-review process. Laureates will enhance their track record and international competitiveness. As well as the benefits for the laureate and their team, it is anticipated that the award will enhance the potential for subsequent ERC success as a further career milestone; indeed it will be a requirement of all laureates that they make a follow-on application to the ERC.

The aims and objectives of the Irish Research Council Laureate Awards programme are as follows:

  • To enhance frontier basic research in Irish research-performing organisations, across all disciplines.
  • To support exceptional researchers to develop their track record, appropriate to their discipline and career stage.
  • To build the international competitiveness of awardees and Ireland as a whole.
  • To leverage greater success for the Irish research system in European Research Council awards.
  • To retain excellent researchers in the Irish system and to catalyse opportunities for talented researchers currently working outside Ireland, to relocate to Ireland.

Deadline: 29 June, 2017

Further details: http://www.research.ie/scheme/laureate-awards-programme

 

CFP: Borderlines XXI in UCC

University College Cork will host Borderlines XXI in April 2017. The theme of this year’s conference is “Authority in the Medieval and Early Modern World”.

Postgraduates and early career scholars are most welcome to submit an abstract and attend this annual Medieval-Renaissance conference. The Call For Papers has been launched (see below) and the deadline for submission of abstracts is 3rd February 2017.

For updates and further details, see the Borderlines XXI blog here.

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Job: Research Fellow – Performing Restoration Shakespeare

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Research Fellow – Performing Restoration Shakespeare

Queen’s University Belfast – School of Arts, English and Languages

This post is available for three years to be an active member of the AHRC-funded research project ‘Performing Restoration Shakespeare’, assisting the Principal Investigator (Professor Richard Schoch, Queen’s University Belfast) and the International Co-Investigator (Professor Amanda Eubanks Winkler, Syracuse University, USA) in the planning, delivery and evaluation of research and impact activities.

Anticipated interview date: Wednesday 7 December 2016

Apply online at www.qub.ac.uk/jobs. For further information or assistance contact the Personnel Department, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on personnel@qub.ac.uk.

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit.  It therefore welcomes applications from all sections of society and particularly welcomes applications from people with a disability.

From: www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AUX427/research-fellow-performing-restoration-shakespeare

Shakespeare Day at Trinity College Dublin – 8th October

To commemorate Shakespeare 400, Trinity College Dublin will hold a “Shakespeare Day” this Saturday 8th October 2016. The schedule is as follows:

WELCOME  1pm  Dr. Ema Vyroubalova and Dr. Emily O’Brien

KEYNOTE  1:10-2:10pm  Prof. Nicholas Grene (TCD): “An Accidental Shakespearean”

ROUNDTABLE 2:15-3:15pm  “What Does Shakespeare Mean to Me?”

Prof. Danielle Clarke (UCD), Dr. Ema Vyroubalova (TCD), Dr. Edel Semple (UCC), Dr. Kevin De Ornellas (Ulster), Dr. Stephen O’Neill (NUIM)

Break with Refreshments

POSTGRADUATE / POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH SHOWCASE 3:30-5pm

Dr. Kate Harvey (NUIG) Shakespeare for Children

Matthew Wiliamson (QUB) Hunger and Appetite in Shakespeare

Shauna O’Brien (TCD) Persian Shakespeare

Kaitlyn Culliton (TCD) Shakespeare and Fairies

 

The Shakespeare Day will be followed by an optional dinner in the city centre (location TBD), 6pm

For more information and to register your interest in the event, please contact Dr Ema Vyroubalova at vyroubae@tcd.ie

 

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TCD: Parliament Square, the Campanile

Job: Early Modern Postdoctoral Researcher at the National University of Ireland Galway

The National University of Ireland, Galway is seeking to fill one full-time, fixed-term Postdoctoral Researcher position for the project “The Reception and Circulation of Early Modern Women’s Writing, 1550-1700‟ (RECIRC), led by Prof. Marie-Louise Coolahan, Principal Investigator (School of Humanities).

The position is a 13-month contract, funded by the European Research Council, under the Consolidator Grant Scheme, 2013. The position is allocated to Work Package 1: Transnational Religious Networks. This work package maps the transmission and translation of female-authored texts among Catholic religious orders across Europe.

The successful candidate will be expected to start by October 2016.

Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to Professor Marie-Louise Coolahan: marielouise.coolahan@nuigalway.ie.

Closing date for applications: 17th June 2016.

For further details on the RECIRC project, see the RECIRC website.