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DRI Early Career Research Award

17 April 2019

Digital Repository of Ireland invite early career researchers to apply for a new annual Research Award worth €500.

Digital Repository of Ireland invite early career researchers to apply for a new annual Research Award. This Award grants a prize to an original short article or blog post summarising research informed in whole or in part by objects/collections deposited in DRI. Submissions will be assessed by a panel made up of DRI staff and an external judge, and the winner granted the bursary award of €500.

This Award is open to early career researchers in the areas of arts, humanities, social sciences and digital humanities, including (but not limited to) Masters students, those awarded a masters within the last two years PhD students or those awarded a PhD within the last year.

Applicants should submit a 1000-2000 word summary of their research by email to Please attach the submission to the email in the relevant document format (.docx for written submissions, .csv or a similar format for data sets in the case of social science applications).

This research can be drawn from a previously published article, a dissertation or thesis research. Unpublished research will also be considered, as long as the work is part of an academic assessment and intended for eventual publication.

Applications from social science students assembling data sets are also welcome. In the case of data sets, all or part of the data set, and a summarising text of between 800 and 1500 words, should be submitted.

The research summarised in the article must have used (in whole or part) objects or collections from the Digital Repository of Ireland, cited using the objects’/collections’ DOIs.

The winning article will be published as a blog post on the DRI Blog.

Application deadline 30th June 2019

Winner announcement September 2019

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