Fellowships at the Seamus Heaney Centre
The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s invites Expressions of Interest from recent graduates of their PhD programme.
Expression of Interest - Ciaran Carson Writing and the City and Publishing Fellowships
The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s hosts annual Fellowships in memory of its first director, Ciaran Carson, and inspired by his writing about the city of Belfast in prose as well as poetry.
The Ciaran Carson Writing and the City Fellowships, which each carry a stipend of £10,000, will be awarded to recently completed PhD students at the School of Arts, English and Languages. The Fellows will be encouraged to carry on with their own creative work, to contribute to or develop projects relevant to the Fellowship’s themes and complementary to the extracurricular programme at the Seamus Heaney Centre, and to provide occasional teaching support to existing taught programmes within the Seamus Heaney Centre (Creative Writing: Prose and Script, and Poetry: Creative and Critical).
Appointed at the same time, and also with a stipend of £10,000, the Seamus Heaney Centre Publishing Fellow is likewise asked to contribute to the full range of the Centre’s activities, including print and podcast outputs.
We invite anyone who has completed a PhD at the School of Arts, English and Languages in the past two years to submit an up-to-date CV, with a record of publications and activities. As the Fellowships are awarded annually, eligible CVs will automatically be carried over into the following year.
Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: Wed 4 Jan 2023
For further information please contact Rachel Brown, Centre Coordinator on +44(0)28 9097 1077 or email: email@example.com
Find out more about previous Fellows here.
About the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s
Since 2003 the Seamus Heaney Centre has been home to some of the UK and Ireland’s foremost poets, novelists, scriptwriters, and critics, and each year growing their worldwide network of writers and critics. Building on a literary heritage at Queen’s University Belfast that stretches back to the 1960s Belfast Group, the Centre is dedicated to excellence and innovation in creative writing and poetry criticism.