Dear Colleagues,

The deadline for applications for the Craig Dobbin Legacy Programme Scholarships has been extended to Sunday, 21st July 2024 (2300 hrs GMT / 1800 hrs EST).

The Craig Dobbin Legacy Programme (CDLP) is an initiative of the Ireland Canada University Foundation (ICUF), the UCD Centre for Canadian Studies, and UCD’s College of Arts and Humanities. This programme honours the vision and generosity of Craig Dobbin, whose philanthropic giving brought into being both the UCD Chair of Canadian Studies and ICUF, entities which have been pivotal in shaping academic relations between Ireland and Canada over the past 30 years. The programme which marks the end of the Craig Dobbin Visiting Chair in Canadian Studies, aims at planting the seeds for a whole new phase of UCD’s engagement with scholars and universities in Canada, and Canadian Studies over the coming years.

The CDLP has two distinct strands: strand one is the Craig Dobbin Legacy Scholarships, and strand two is a series of high-profile lectures that will take place in Ireland and in Canada. Details of the lecture series will be shared in the coming months.

Scholarships Details

The Craig Dobbin Legacy Scholarships support individual scholars on 2-4 week research trips between Ireland and Canada. These scholarships are an amazing opportunity for UCD scholars to conduct research in Canada and for UCD scholars to collaborate with Canadian researchers who will visit UCD.

This scheme will award 30 scholarships in total, 15 of the scholarships will be awarded to UCD scholars who wish to conduct research in Canada, and the remaining 15 will support Canadian scholars pursuing research in Ireland supported by UCD. The programme welcomes applications that align with key research themes of the College of Arts and Humanities from scholars across all academic fields.

Applicants must be either (a) UCD scholars seeking to conduct research in Canada, or (b) Canadian scholars seeking to come to UCD to conduct research. It is a requirement that applicants have at minimum a Masters degree.

The Craig Dobbin Legacy Scholarships are administered by the Ireland Canada University Foundation. More information about eligibility, assessment, FAQs are available at: https://www.icuf.ie/scholarships/craig-dobbin-legacy-programme/

The extended deadline for application is Sunday, 21st July 2024 (2300 hrs GMT / 1800 hrs EST).

Please share with researchers in Canada who may be interested in applying and visiting UCD.

About the Craig Dobbin Legacy:

The Craig Dobbin Legacy Programme honours the vision and generosity of Newfoundlander Craig Dobbin, whose support of the Visiting Chair in Canadian Studies and ICUF has been pivotal in shaping the academic relationship between Ireland and Canada for the past thirty years. Through this initiative, the College of Arts and Humanities, ICUF, and the UCD Centre for Canadian Studies plan to celebrate and continue his legacy, laying the groundwork for future generations of scholars to explore and deepen the ties between both nations.

Contact Information:

For more information on the Craig Dobbin Legacy Programme and how to apply for the Craig Dobbin Legacy Scholarships, please visit:

https://www.icuf.ie/scholarships/craig-dobbin-legacy-programme/

You may also contact UCD Centre for Canadian Studies director, Dr. J. Paul Halferty for further details: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Regards,

J. Paul Halferty