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Applying for an Eoin O’Mahony Bursary in Irish History

In order to make an application for funding you will need to familiarise yourself with the ‘Guidelines for applicants’ document.

How to apply

Eoin O’Mahony Bursary in Irish history closed on Tuesday 19 March 2019.

Funding available

The scheme will be competitive, and the average grant awarded has previously been in the region of €1,000-€2,000.

Costs and activities which are eligible

Proposals for a clearly defined piece of research or research activity undertaken through a short international visit(s), which will have an identifiable outcome on the completion of the project.

  • Travel and maintenance for grant holder incurred during international visit(s).

The only expenses payable are the costs directly related to the research being carried out, up to a maximum of €2,500.

Costs and activities which are ineligible

  • Only one Eoin O’Mahony Bursary award may be held, or applied for, at any one time, and an application cannot be accepted if the applicant has a report outstanding on a previous Eoin O’Mahony Bursary award.

  • The scheme invites applications from both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, however, travel within the island of Ireland is not eligible for funding. Research activities must take place outside the island of Ireland. For example, travel from Northern Ireland to Great Britain or travel from the Republic of Ireland to Great Britain is allowed.

Who can apply

We are seeking applications from researchers across all career stages.

  • There is no requirement for an applicant to be a university graduate however applicants must demonstrate that their research is likely to constitute a significant and scholarly contribution to historical knowledge.

  • The grant is open to candidates engaged in historical research on subjects of Irish interest.

  • The applicant must be resident in either the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland.

  • Research must take place outside of the island of Ireland.

Submission deadline

The Eoin O’Mahony Bursary in Irish History opened from 19th February until 19th March 2019.

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