Global Irish Studies Fellowship

Research on Ireland with a Global Outlook

The Global Irish Studies Initiative is excited to offer Research Fellowship opportunities. Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year are now closed.

About the Fellowships: These fellowships will be granted to Georgetown University undergraduate and graduate students to develop research projects (critical and creative) that explore Irish Studies in a comparative or global context, focusing on Irish history, politics, literature, religion, and more. GIS will support fellows in conducting an independent research project, encouraging projects that attend to Ireland’s place in the world, broadly conceived. Projects that address pressing questions of public policy (Gender justice, racial justice, migration, health policy and more) are also encouraged, as are projects that engage with Georgetown’s Irish heritage in light of the slavery, memory, and reconciliation work taking place on campus.

Expectations: GIS will provide Fellows with a stipend of $750 to support their research. Through the course of the academic year Fellows will complete their project with the help of the GIS community and under the guidance of a faculty mentor of their choosing. At the end of the spring 2023 semester, they will be expected to partake in a research symposium and to write a short blog post based on their work, to be shared in the student writing section of our website. All GIS Fellows will have the opportunity to gather and workshop their projects throughout the process, assisted by the Program Assistant. Fellows are also expected to attend Global Irish Studies events throughout the year.

Fellows may conduct independent research or research leading to a senior thesis, masters thesis, or PhD dissertation. Our aim is to support student academic work on Ireland in whatever form it takes and in whatever discipline or school it takes place. We are excited to learn about your research and how it can be supported by Global Irish Studies.

Application Details and Deadline:

Deadline: Fall 2024 Application Deadline TBA

Requirements: You must be a Georgetown University student, based on any of our campuses.

How To Apply: Submit the following as one PDF document to

  • A Research Proposal of 500-600 words outlining the project and its intended goals, showcasing how you intend to take part in research that engages with Ireland in global or comparative contexts. Please indicate the expected outcome (research paper, publication, thesis/dissertation/creative project). Include the name of a GU faculty member who is willing to mentor the project.
  • A CV or Resumé, with full educational details and experience. More than one page is okay.