PhD Student - Awarded James M Flaherty Scholarship from the Ireland Canada University Foundation
Kate Smyth, who is working with Dr. Philip Coleman on Canadian short fiction, has been awarded a James M Flaherty Scholarship from the Ireland Canada University Foundation to visit Canada in 2017.
It is the mission of ICUF to support and develop the relationship between Canada and Ireland, through the organisation and facilitation of scholarly exchange between both countries. Scholarships are awarded to candidates of the highest calibre, whose work relates to both Irish and Canadian interests, and provides the potential to develop ongoing international links in that area.
This mission is realised through the operation of three distinct scholarship programs, each of which supports scholarly travel from Ireland to Canada, and from Canada to Ireland;
- The James M Flaherty Scholarship Program initiated in 2016, supports both emerging and established scholars, from across all academic disciplines.
- The Irish Language Programme supports the growth and development of the Irish language in Canada.
- The Dobbin Scholarship Programme has, since 1995, provided research travel scholarships to just under 200 Canadian and Irish scholars, across a wide range of academic disciplines. This programme is currently being restructured, to support scholarship exchange between Ireland and the Atlantic Provinces of Canada. More details will be announced in coming months.