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R.J. Hunter Research Bursary scheme open

07 December 2021

The Royal Irish Academy is delighted to announce that the R.J. Hunter Research Bursary scheme is open to applications until 2 February.

 The Purpose of this grant is to provide support for the direct costs of research on aspects of Ulster History during the period 1500-1800, up to a maximum of €2,500.

The R.J. Hunter Grants Scheme was established in 2014 using funding generously made available by his daughter, Ms Laura Hunter Houghton, through the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland. R.J. (Bob) Hunter was a highly respected historian of the Ulster Plantation, who spent the bulk of his academic career teaching at the University of Ulster.

Applications are welcome from researchers across all career stages, and applications from researchers active in local learned and historical societies are particularly welcome.

Applicants must demonstrate that their research is likely to constitute a significant and scholarly contribution to historical knowledge on aspects of Ulster History during the period 1500-1800. All details can be found here and queries can be addressed to grants@ria.ie

The R.J. Hunter Research Bursary scheme 2020/2021 opened on  7 December and will close 2 February 2022.

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