MA Art in the Contemporary World & MA Design History and Material Culture: research and scholarship opportunities

The National College of Art and Design is delighted to announce two opportunities for research and study in Dublin, Ireland.

“The Objects of Criticism”
NCAD visiting research residency in collaboration with The Irish Museum of Art (IMMA)

MA Art in the Contemporary World, in collaboration with the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), is now inviting applicants for its first research residency.

The research residency is open to writers, artists, curators and other practitioners who have published writings in the field of contemporary art. It will begin on May 12, and have a duration of up to five weeks.

The selected applicant will be provided with a residential studio space at the Irish Museum of Modern Art and will be paid a stipend. During this time they will be expected to deliver presentations on their own research interests in the context of the Art in the Contemporary World’s Master’s programme, as well as undertake studio visits and lead a number of seminars relating to the research residency’s theme “The Objects of Criticism.”

Please go to for more information about the IMMA studio programme. Further information about the research residency can be found here.

Deadline for applications: Monday, March 25

Postgraduate scholarship for MA studies:

Following the successes of the two Master’s programmes offered by the faculty of Visual Culture at the National College of Art and Design, Dublin, a scholarship worth full tuition fees will be awarded to a student in either the MA Art in the Contemporary World (Visual Culture pathway) or the MA Design History and Material Culture. The scholarship will be awarded on academic merit and all applicants are eligible, including EU and non-EU students.

For more information (including application procedures) on these opportunities and the research environment in the Faculty of Visual Culture at NCAD, visit

Deadline for scholarship applications: Wednesday, April 30

You may also contact the programme directors:
Declan Long, / Francis Halsall, (MA Art in the Contemporary World)
Anna Moran, (MA Design History & Material Culture)
Other enquiries: