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On this page there is information about current researchers based in the school and the different types of researchers who are based full time in the school or who are part time or external associates of the school. You can also find out more about different individuals connected to the school as fellows, associate fellows, researchers and associate researchers under the people section of the site.
types of researcher working with the school
The researchers are the key to the school's intellectual and creative life. Their engagement and enquiry fuel the energy and drive of the school's community as a whole. Typically our researchers not only work through the school but are als attached to the various units of research and graduate work across the collaborating institutions (e.g., centres, departments, schools, and faculties). There are three types of researcher working with the school: (i) research scholars; (ii) core researchers; and (iii) associate researchers.
(i) research scholars: these are full-time researchers based in the school. They are typically in receipt of funding to enable them to operate as full researchers. The initial cohort of research scholars (recruited to the school in spring 2008) consists of: 8 researchers funded through the original PRTLI cycle 4 grant (establishing the school); and a further 2 researchers funded through Strand 1.
(ii) core researchers: these are full-time researchers who participate in the full programme of the school but who are not fully funded as such. The first cohort of core researchers commence their studies at the school in the autumn semester 2008. Typically our core researchers consist of doctoral track researchers who are registered in one or other of our collaborating institutions. Anyone pursuing a doctoral track research project across these institutions is welcome to apply to become a core researcher in the school. Contact the Dean (firstname.lastname@example.org).
(iii) associate researchers: these are researchers who come from a variety of backgrounds and contexts and have a part-time or visiting relationship with the school. There are many ways of interacting with the school through the associate researcher role: these include international visiting researchers; participants in the core weekly programme of research pedagogy; attendants at specialist workshop and seminar series; or engaged participants in research development and proposal writing workshops. The school welcomes expressions of interest from researchers wishing to participate in aspects of the school's expanding range of programmes and projects. The key offering that we provide for associate researchers is the access to the school's teaching programme, seminars and events and an opportunity to join a dynamic peer-community of motivated and engaged interdisciplinary cohort of researchers. Typically an associate researcher is attached to the school on a semester by semester basis. There were approximately 10 such associate researchers during the spring semster 2008 and these included participants in 'mobilise', various seminars, and other related school activities. If you are interested in becoming an associate researcher, then check our FAQs sheet on researching with the school and see also our 'get involved' and 'events' pages for more details about the work of the school.