PhD Studentships Celtic and Gaelic

AHRC - Funded Studentships and College Scholarships for 2014


The University of Glasgow is part of a 12-institution consortium which has been awarded funding to support doctoral studentships and training in the Celtic Languages for the next 5 years. This will be at the annually published AHRC rates and will include an annual stipend, plus tuition fees at the Home/EU rate

College of Arts Scholarships for all Arts and Humanities subject areas

This Scholarship offers an annual stipend plus tuition fees at the Home/EU rate

Eligibility- General

  • In order to be nominated for a scholarship, applicants must hold an unconditional or conditional offer of a place on a College of Arts PhD degree programme.
  • Applicants must not be holding another full Scholarship for the 2014/15 academic session. Applicants holding a part scholarship (e.g. fees only or stipend only) may still be considered.
  • Both new and continuing students may apply.

Eligibility – AHRC Studentships

  • Home/UK/EU applicants only (due to funding restrictions).
  • In order to be nominated to the Centre for Doctoral Training in Celtic Languages for one of their studentships, applicants must hold an unconditional or conditional offer of a place on a PhD degree programme based in Celtic & Gaelic.

Eligibility – College Scholarships

  • Home/ UK/EU and overseas applicants
  • Home, EU and International students are all eligible to apply. However, in the case of International students, any tuition fee award will be limited to the Home/EU rate.


The closing date for receipt of both Admissions and Scholarship applications is Monday, 13 January 2014.

There will be an assessment and nomination process during January/February, with those applicants who will be nominated by Glasgow to the CDT competition being notified by 14th February. Thereafter nominees will need to complete a separate CDT application form, to be completed by 28th February. Further information will be available on

Further information on how to apply for the scholarship, including the application form, can be found at:

For further information on how to apply for a PhD, including the application form, please click the ‘Apply’ button below.

We would particularly welcome applications for PhDs in the following areas:

  • Early and modern Gaelic languages

  • Gaelic dialects, dialectology and historical linguistics

  • Gaelic sociolinguistics

  • Scottish Gaelic education

  • 19th, 20th and 21st century Scottish Gaelic literature

  • Scottish Gaelic oral tradition and oral transmission
  • Early Gaelic (Medieval Irish) literature
  • Medieval Irish and Welsh law and society
  • Linguistic, literary and religious aspects of early medieval Scotland

  • Celtic inscriptions

  • Place names

For further information, contact Dr Michel Byrne:

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