The Boyle Postgraduate Scholarship in German

At a glance

  • Value: €2,500
  • You must be a currently registered postgraduate student of UCC to be eligible for this scholarship
  • Questions about this scholarship can be directed to


Mrs. Ita Kirwan, daughter of the late Professor Connell Boyle, formerly Professor of Agriculture and Dean of the Faculty of Dairy Science in UCC, and Professor Mary Boyle, formerly Professor of German in UCC, has donated a substantial sum of money to perpetuate the memory of her parents by endowing The Boyle Postgraduate Scholarship in German.


The following conditions apply:

1. The award shall be termed "The Boyle Postgraduate Scholarship in German".

2. The Scholarship shall be offered annually and shall be open for competition among suitably qualified graduates of University College Cork of not more than two years standing as a postgraduate in the subject German.

3. The general arrangement for the competition and the adjudication thereof shall be made by a Board consisting of the Deputy President and Registrar, the Head of the Department of German and the Head of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences.

4. The successful candidate shall register for a higher degree in German at a University or other recognised third level institution. The current value of the Scholarship is c. €2,500 and shall be tenable for one year.

This Scholarship will be paid monthly via payroll over the academic session.

Interested students should apply in writing to Dr. Rachel MagShamhráin ( with a project proposal of max 700 words by Friday, 1 November, 18:00.

As the intention of the scholarship is to facilitate travel to a German-speaking country for the purposes of research, your project proposal should include the following information and address the following points:

• Name, degree programme and student number of the applicant

• Confirmation that the applicant is a graduate of UCC

• Provisional title of the project or area of proposed research

• Proposed destinations (archive; university etc.) in a German-speaking country

• Project description (what work / research you intend to undertake at the institution / archive / location indicated above)

• Any other relevant information that provides rationale for one or more research visits to a German-speaking country

Students should note that these research trips might be used to interview an author about a translation, or to discuss with an author a translation you are working on, or to gain access to library or other materials not available in the home institution, or to liaise with a specific translator / translation company.

In the event that there are several suitable submissions of equal calibre, applicants may be called for interview. The Scholarship shall prioritize those students who would otherwise have difficulty travelling to Germany for the purposes of research.



Note: These awards are funded from endowments made by the respective donors to the University for awards to be made in perpetuity. The funds donated are invested, and the annual income is the amount available for the award. Due to fluctuation in the investment market, the amounts available from year to year may vary, upwards and downwards; for this reason, the value of any award referred to in this section is indicative only, and may be higher or lower when the amount of the award is completed.

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