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Decade of Centenaries bursary scheme open to applications

16 February 2023

The RIA are pleased to open the Decade of Centenaries Bursary scheme once again, as part of the commemorative programme for the final year of the Decade of Centenaries, supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.

This year, the scheme is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Éamon Phoenix, Historian and Head of Lifelong Learning at Stranmillis University College in Belfast, who was a valued member of the Expert Advisory Group on Centenary Commemorations, which supported and encouraged the development of this scheme.

 The Decade of Centenaries bursary scheme was established 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. 

This scheme acknowledges the important role that local historians often have in communities, as informed and trusted researchers whether, amateur or professional.

Fourteen bursaries were awarded last year and it is hoped that a similar number will be funded in 2023 to encourage new local history studies, furthering fields of research relating to the Struggle for Independence and the Civil War period within their communities.

Understanding the varying financial requirements of projects, applications will be invited for amounts ranging from €1,000 to €10,000. 

For further details and to apply see here



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