New Bursary Scheme for the Decade of Centenaries Programme 2022/2023
The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin TD, has announced a new bursary scheme, in partnership with the The Royal Irish Academy, for the final phase of the Decade of Centenaries.
The objective of the bursary scheme is to encourage new local research and local history studies, and a meaningful examination of local, regional, and national events during the Struggle for Independence and Civil War period. It is a timely opportunity to acknowledge the significant contribution of local historians in furthering fields of study concerning local events and related themes during this period.
Applications for the 2022 scheme are now open. For further information and scheme guidelines, please visit https://www.ria.ie/decade-centenaries-bursary.
A list of suggested research themes to assist applicants can also be found there.
The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 27th April 2022 at 5.30pm.
A number of bursaries will be awarded to local historians each year in 2022 and 2023, to encourage new local research and local history studies, furthering fields of research relating to the Struggle for Independence and the Civil War period within their communities. A complementary programme of outreach activities to support public engagement will also be curated.
It is envisaged that the award recipients for 2022 will be announced in June.
It is anticipated that up to 8 awards under the scheme will be made annually. Understanding the varying financial requirements of projects, applications will be invited for amounts ranging from €1,000 to €10,000.
Image above: Photograph of the Free State Army in County Wexford, c. 1922 Courtesy of the Browne family collection