Applications are now open for the 2016 Student Bursary. Each year since its inception, the Beckett Summer School has offered a competitive international bursary for the full programme. In addition, the Samuel Beckett Summer School is proud to offer a limited number of partnership bursaries with a number of universities around the world. Details of all funding opportunities are listed below. Please note that all bursary opportunities are available only for university students.
In some years of the Summer School, the Trinity Association and Trust has offered a number of bursaries for current Trinity College Dublin students to attend the Summer School. In the event that the bursaries are not funded in a particular year, the Summer School will offer a discounted rate to Trinity students. Please contact the summer school if you wish to enquire about the rates available for current students.
For past winners of the bursaries and their testimonials please visit the Bursary Alumni page.
Samuel Beckett Summer School International Bursary
We were pleased to offer one full international bursary for the Summer School in 2016. This bursary covers all costs for summer school attendance, including on-campus housing at Trinity College. To be eligible to apply for the bursary entrants must be engaged in full or part-time postgraduate studies. Interested applicants are asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org to acquire a general summer school application form, and then send back to that address the completed application form, accompanied by a letter of recommendation and a short essay (max 500 words) outlining their interest or current studies in the work of Samuel Beckett. Closing date for the 2016 International Bursary will be 7 April 2016. Applications are now open.
Congratulations to the 2015 International Bursary winner:
Brea Marks – DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY, CANADA
Trinity College Student Bursaries
In some past years, the Summer School has provided a small number of bursaries for Trinity College students to attend the Summer School. This bursary would cover only the cost of Summer School registration and does not include housing. Applicants for this bursary must be enrolled in full or part-time education in Trinity College Dublin, at any level (undergraduate or postgraduate) and may be from any department. Interested applicants are asked to email email@example.com to acquire a general summer school application form, and then send back to that address the completed application form, accompanied by a letter of recommendation and a short essay (max 500 words) outlining their interest or current studies in the work of Samuel Beckett.
We regret that a 2015 Trinity Bursary was not offered due to funding constraints. The Summer School Committee is pursuing alternative grant sources to make a sustainable path for current TCD students to access the full programme of the Summer School. If a 2016 Trinity Bursary is not offered, then a discounted rate will be extended to current TCD students. Further updates will be posted here and emailed to the student community of TCD.
In recent years, the Beckett Summer School formed partnerships with several universities and other entities to offer joint bursaries, as part of our commitment to reducing attendance costs for the most interested and talented students from around the world.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the following universities and organizations, listed here with their student winners for 2015:
Congratulations to student winners, and thank you to our supporters. Partnership bursaries are organised by the local institution, so if you attend one of these universities, please contact the relevant department listed for application details and deadlines. The universities support travel to the Summer School, while the Summer School covers the student fee, and the student generally is asked to cover his or her own accommodation.