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Funding awarded for an innovative collaborative project under the new Ireland–Scotland Bilateral Network Grants scheme

14 July 2021

The Royal Irish Academy are delighted to announce a grant of £12,500 to Dr Ciara Healy-Musson, IT Carlow for ‘The Rural Reimagined: Connecting Irish and Scottish Artists and Writers with Rural Practices and Narratives’ under the new Ireland-Scotland Bilateral Network Grants scheme which is funded by the Scottish Government Office in Ireland and the Department of Foreign Affairs.

The funded project will see researchers from IT Carlow and their partners in the University of Dundee working to connect artists who dwell and work outside of the dominant urban orbit.

As part of this scheme the Royal Society of Edinburgh have also announced that a grant will be made to Dr Melanie Ramdarshan Bold of the University of Glasgow to work with partners in Maynooth University on their joint project ‘Building A Youth Literature Community Resilience Framework: Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Sustainable Wellbeing Post-COVID 19’.

The new scheme focuses on strengthening co-operation and learning between excellent researchers, academics and practitioners in Scotland and Ireland within the five thematic areas identified within the 2021 Irish–Scottish Bilateral Review.

This year’s theme ‘Revival, Resilience and Recovery: Cultural and Arts Sectors post Covid-19’ invited applications from academic researchers working with the arts and wider cultural sector.

For further details of the scheme see Ireland/Scotland bilateral network grants

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