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Duncan and Morag Maclean studentship in Celtic Studies


A postgraduate studentship has been endowed to benefit postgraduate students, with priority being given to those applicants who are natives of the Highlands and western Islands of Scotland, but not excluding prospective students from elsewhere who demonstrate a passion for Celtic and Gaelic Studies and intend pursuing a career in teaching, education or research (broadly defined).

Please see Duncan and Morag MacLean Studentship for session 2018-2019 for more details.


The Studentship will be awarded to a suitable student or students accepted for a postgraduate Masters programme in Celtic/Gaelic Studies (PGT and MPhil/MRes) at the University of Glasgow, with career interests in teaching, education or research (broadly defined).

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The total funds available to the Studentship in 2018-19 are approx. £10,000.

This may be awarded to one candidate in total as a combination of fees and stipend; or split among deserving candidates into a number of packages of support for payment of fees.In the event of no suitable student being identified, no award will be made.

How to apply

Applications should be submitted by e-mail to Dr Sheila Kidd, sheila.kidd@glasgow.ac.uk not later than 5pm (local time) Friday 25 May 2018.

Each application should consist of the following:

1. A fully collated curriculum vitae.
2. A covering letter explaining why you wish to be considered for this Studentship, detailing any other funding secured and/or applied for in connection with your PG Master's programme.
3. A brief outline of your current research and career interests (approx. one page).
4. Proof of your admission into a Master’s programme in Celtic & Gaelic, or indication that your application is currently awaiting approval.

The selection of the Studentship holder or holders will be on the basis of motivation and proven academic ability. Shortlisted applicants may be interviewed and selected by the Head of Celtic and Gaelic and by a further representative from Celtic and Gaelic or a related discipline.

For more information contact: sheila.kidd@glasgow.ac.uk