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Information for Eoin O’Mahony Bursary in Irish History successful grantees

Those successful for this grant scheme for 2018-2019 will be notified of the outcome via written letter. Following this, the drawdown process for the grant will commence


The following documents should be returned to

  • Confirmation of acceptance of the grant and all its conditions

  • a copy of your online tax clearance verification number (if you have been awarded €10,000 or more from the RIA in a rolling 12 month period)

In addition, the following documents should be returned to

  • SEPA form, outlining clearly whom the payment should be made out to

*Important: This required documentation should be submitted by 29th March, at the latest.


  • You may proceed with booking your own travel arrangements following the submission of the SEPA form to accounts (as noted above)

  • Please email a ‘proof of travel’ receipt i.e. flight confirmation to: ‘’, and we will then begin the process of drawing down the grant

  • Please be aware that travel must take place and all associated funds drawn down before the 29th November 2019

Completion of project and submission of report

Upon completion of your project you are required to:

  • Submit a detailed report covering your visit

  • Submit a detailed statement of income and expenditure

  • Attach receipt for all expenditure.

*Important: You must submit ALL receipts as you will be required to return any unspent funds to the Academy. Please note that this specifically includes items for which there is no receipt attached. This award is subject to the travel and subsistence rates as set out by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. Please note that expenses listed as ineligible in the notes to applicants during the application process cannot be claimed.

You must also ensure that the Guidelines for acknowledging funding are followed.


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