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Funding approved for Decade of Centenaries Bursaries and Praeger Grants in Natural History projects

28 June 2022

The Academy is pleased to confirm that fourteen projects have been funded under the new Decade of Centenaries Bursary scheme this year as well as awarding funding for four projects under this year's Praeger Grants in Natural History.

The Decade of Centenaries bursary scheme which was established this year thanks to funding from the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media aims to encourage and support new local research and local history studies in meaningful examination of local, regional, and national events during the Struggle for Independence and Civil War period.

In this, its first year funding has been awarded to fourteen projects which address these themes and aspirations such as a study of The Ulster Special Constabulary (USC) in the Central Border Area: From Treaty to Civil War by Patrick Mulroe and The Jackie Clarke Collection Autograph Books: Pages of our Past by Sinéad Brennan,

Further details of all of this year's funded projects can be found here.

The Praeger Grants scheme in Natural History which was set up in honour of Robert Lloyd Praeger, “Ireland’s greatest naturalist”, onetime President of the RIA and instigator of the of original Clare Island Survey has long provided funding to encourage the promotion of field study of Ireland’s geology, flora and fauna. 

This year funding has been awarded to projects right across the discipline including a study exploring the landscapes of Ireland's descent into the Quaternary by Gordon Bromley and the fungi of a grassland habitat in East Clare by Phoebe O’Brien.

Further details of all of this year's funded projects can be found here

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