PhD Studentship in International and Global History with a focus on Asia/Asians

The College of Arts and Humanities, University College Dublin, Ireland, is pleased to announce a generously funded Ph.D. studentship, which will be supervised by Dr Steffen Rimner, Assistant Professor in the History of International Affairs and recently appointed Ad Astra Fellow at the School of History.

Deadline: 15 August 2020 by email to

The studentships are open to EU and non-EU candidates and are for a maximum of four years, renewable each year, subject to satisfactory progress. The award includes full tuition fee waiver, a PhD stipend of €18,000 per annum, and €4,000 per annum towards research costs of the Ph.D.  We anticipate that the successful candidate will start either in September 2020 or January 2021.

  • Personal statement and CV as one document
  • Proof of English-language proficiency, if English is not your first language (minimum of 8 IELTS)
  • Writing sample (e.g. an essay or section of MA dissertation)
  • Two academic references
  • A proposal (1000-1500 words plus indicative bibliography).

Successful applicants will be informed by email.

For the application procedure please see the relevant school guidelines below. The outcome of this competition will be communicated directly to all applicants.

Specialisation: International and Global History with a focus on Asia/Asians

Proposals for a Ph.D. project in international and global History involving one or more Asian countries or groups in any period from the late nineteenth and/or twentieth century are welcomed in research areas including but not limited to: transnational/international/global histories of Asian migration, Asian diasporas, American-East Asian relations, East Asian-European relations, transnational/international cooperation, international conflict, the politics of memory, international public health, international/global organizations, international relief projects, East Asia’s engagement with international law and the role of political ideologies across borders.

The candidate will have access to a €4,000 research budget for archival research in relevant collections abroad or related research expenses.

The UCD School of History is one of Europe’s premier history programs and offers a vibrant research community across junior and senior levels and is well-connected through the School of History’s active engagement with international partners and a broad array of UCD research centers and institutes.

Candidates with a background in History are especially encouraged to apply.

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