DCU: The Rising Talent Fellowship Programme

Rising Talent is an ambitious fellowship programme that aims to recruit high-performing, globally competitive post-doctoral researchers seeking to develop their academic careers.

The first call for applications is now open – closing date of December 14th 2018 

These prestigious appointments, at Assistant Professor grade, are an important component in DCU’s investment in research excellence and are designed to recruit and support our future research leaders. While successful candidates will have the opportunity to build their academic career by developing their teaching skills, the primary focus of the Rising Talent Programme is on excellence in research and on advancing the university’s research profile.

This programme is designed to:

  • Build excellence in key areas of research strength
  • Attract and develop talented staff who will further the University’s research ambitions
  • Enhance collaboration with leading national and international research partners
  • Increase the university’s research competitiveness and reputation at both a national and international level

We seek researchers across a breadth of domains. Six priority research themes reflect the core research strengths and concentrations of expertise in the University:

  1. Health technologies and the healthy society
  2. Digital innovation and the digital society
  3. Advanced manufacturing and materials
  4. Sustainable economies and societies
  5. Democratic and secure societies
  6. Educational research and innovation.
Find out more about this exciting opportunity and details of our application process here

IUHPST Essay Prize in History and Philosophy of Science

The International Union of History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
(IUHPST) invites submissions for the 2019 IUHPST Essay Prize in History and
Philosophy of Science. This prize competition, planned to continue on a
biennial basis, seeks to encourage fresh methodological thinking on the history
and philosophy of science as an integrated discipline.
Entries in the form of an essay of 5,000–10,000 words in English are invited,
addressing this year’s prize question: “What is the value of history of
science for philosophy of science?” This question is intended as a
counterpart to the question for the inaugural run of the prize in 2017, which
asked about the value of philosophy of science for history of science. 
Entries for the prize competition should be submitted in pdf format by e-mail
to the Chair of the Joint Commission, Prof. Hasok Chang, Department of History
and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge (hc372@cam.ac.uk). Any
queries should also be directed to him. The deadline for submission is 15
December 2018.
More details are available here

Funded PhD Studentships at DCU

The School of History and Geography at Dublin City University is offering funded PhD studentships.  We are open to candidates interested in the history of science, technology or medicine or environmental history.  The full advertisement is found here

PhD Studentships in History and Geography at DCU, Dublin.

Dublin City University – School of History and Geography

SFI DISCOVER PROGRAMME CALL 2017

The purpose of the Science Foundation Ireland Call is to support projects that encourage people of all ages and from all walks of life to be informed, inspired and involved in STEM.

Applications must clearly outline how the project will address Science Foundation Ireland’s goal to have an engaged and scientifically informed public in Ireland.  An engaged public feels confident to:

  • understand the role of STEM in our lives
  • can judge between competing STEM arguments / engage in informed debate on STEM issues
  • encourage young people to study and work in STEM
  • feels engaged with STEM research

Projects should address this by showing how they:

  • promote and support STEM education
  • promote STEM career pathways
  • increase the general public’s engagement with STEM and its importance in society

Click here for further information and application details.

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications:   13.00 hours (Irish time) on Friday, 23 June 2017

RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS AT THE WORTH LIBRARY, DUBLIN

The Edward Worth Library, Dublin, is offering two research fellowships (duration one month each), to be held in 2017, to encourage research relevant to its collections.

The collection is particularly strong in three areas: early modern medicine, early modern history of science and, given that Worth was a connoisseur book collector interested in fine bindings and rare printing, the History of the Book. Research does not, however, have to be restricted to these three key areas.

The closing date is Monday 3 April 2017