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June 2015

Prospective Students

    President Clinton addresses the Institute Sept 2010


UCD Clinton Institute Fellowships

The Clinton Institute for American Studies invites scholars to apply for a Visiting Fellowship, resident in the Clinton Institute building at University College Dublin.

Fellows may be resident for any length of time from two weeks to six months. They will have an office, computer, printing facility, and library access. Fellows are expected to make a contribution to the Institute's programme of events during their stay. There is normally no stipend with this position, though Fellows who contribute to the Institute's postgraduate teaching programme will receive suitable fees. Fellows are usually postdoctoral senior researchers, though applications from non-academic researchers in a relevant field will be considered. Doctoral students are not eligible to apply.

Applications should consist of a letter describing the proposed duration and timing of stay, as well as a research proposal (max 1000 words), curriculum vitae and two letters of reference. Applications can be made at any time. Please send application material to the Institute Manager, Catherine Carey:


Visiting Fellow, Autumn 2011

Dr. Rita Sakr

Rita Sakr has a PhD in English Studies from The University of Nottingham and is currently also a Visiting Lecturer at UCD. She is the author of Monumental Space in the Post-Imperial Novel: An Interdisciplinary Study (Continuum, 2011). She has published on Middle-Eastern studies, migrant writings, post-conflict literatures, and James Joyce. In 2010, she held a British Academ/AHRC/ESRC research fellowship that allowed her to collaborate with Professor Caroline Rooney at the University of Kent on a project entitled “The (1982) Siege of Beirut and the Ethics of Representation in Literature, Journalism and Art”, which is part of a larger research funded under the RCUK Global Uncertainties programme. Rooney and Sakr are co-editing a collection of essays on the subject. Sakr’s current project is an interdisciplinary study of the “Arab Spring” entitled “Imagining the Revolution: Literatures and Cultural Geographies of the Arab Uprisings”.



The Fulbright Awards

The Fulbright Awards Programme offers several programmes that enable American scholars and professionals to undertake study, research or lecturing at a university in Ireland.

The candidates are selected on the basis of requests from Irish universities to host visiting scholars in specific academic disciplines and specializations. The Clinton Institute is keen to discuss support for suitable applicants.

Further information on the Fulbright Awards Programme.

Previous Visiting Fellows to the Institute

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