Stipend & Housing

The stipend for the six-week seminar is $3900. In order to simplify check cashing and currency exchange, the full stipend will be paid in advance of the seminar. For your convenience, fees for accommodations at Trinity College can be deducted from the stipend check.

N.B.: According to a recent survey by The Economist, Dublin is now the 16th-most expensive city in the world, far ahead of even New York (#27); participants should therefore anticipate costs in excess of the stipend amount. $3900 will be a help in defraying the cost of airfare, lodging, meals, and local travel: but it’s unlikely to cover all of your expenses. Some institutions have funds to make up some or all of the difference; either of us would be happy to write to a Department Chair, Dean, or Provost on your behalf, explaining the need for supplementary funding.

Housing in Dublin, especially in the summer, is very scarce, and very expensive. In addition, the experience of other seminar directors, especially for seminars held overseas, suggests the importance of arranging for common accommodations for the seminar participants, to foster the spirit of intellectual community the program is meant to promote. Having offered this program in 2007, we can hardly overemphasize how important this component was to the very positive experience of the seminar participants. To that end, we have arranged for “ensuite” apartment accommodations at Trinity College: a private room for each seminar participant (and Paul & Kevin) in a two-bedroom apartment, with shared living room and kitchen facilities.

Home to the Book of Kells, adjacent to Grafton Street, and a stone’s throw from Temple Bar, Trinity College is undoubtedly Dublin’s most fashionable address. Set on some 40 acres of cobbled squares and immaculate greens and surrounded by breathtaking architecture spanning four centuries, it is a tranquil oasis located right in the heart of Ireland’s thriving capital city. The College provides all linen and operates a regular weekly housekeeping service. In all rooms complimentary tea- and coffee-making facilities are provided.

The cost for accommodations for the full five weeks, including a generous continental breakfast, is €1930.50, or approximately $2580 at current exchange rates.