Monday 16 November 2020

Royal Irish Academy reopens research bursary scheme

The Royal Irish Academy has once again opened its RJ Hunter Research Bursuries Scheme to applications from historians.

The scheme was founded in 2014 in honour of the late R J (Bob) Hunter who was a highly respected historian of the Ulster Plantation and offers support for research into aspects of Ulster History during the period 1500-1800.

Previous Bursary awards have included grants towards research into the plantation of Inishowen and its impact on the parish of Clonmany, Co. Donegal, and a study of early 17th Century vernacular architecture in the Merchant Taylor’s plantation village in Macosquin, Co. Londonderry.

Grants are awarded to provide support for the direct costs of research up to a maximum of €2,500.

The deadline for applications to the 2020/2021 scheme is Thursday 17 December. You'll find more information, a detailed Guidelines for Applicants document, and the application form on the RIA site here.