Applications are open for the Joseph M. Hassett Creativity Bursary

UCD College of Arts and Humanities is pleased to invite external applications to the Joseph M. Hassett Creativity Bursary (Drama) for 2022-23.

This annual bursary is funded by the College of Arts and Humanities Support Fund and named for College alumnus and Yeats scholar Dr Joseph M. Hassett. The successful applicant will be awarded a € 5000 bursary to work on a project of their choice that links their contemporary creative practice in Drama with UCD’s cultural heritage.  This is year two of a five-year bursary scheme that is running 2021-2026, Each year focuses on a different area of creativity in line with the teaching and research strengths of the College.

The 2022-2023 Joseph M. Hassett Creativity Bursary for Drama will commence on 1 September 2022 - 31 August 2023 and will support a ‘response to archival holdings in UCD Cultural Heritage Repositories, within the context of Drama.

The application must include:

  • a personal statement (not to exceed 2 pages) indicating suitability for the award and how you might engage creatively with UCD Cultural Heritage Repositories;
  • a Curriculum Vitae;
  • the nomination of two referees by the applicant.

Applications for the bursary should be submitted via email to Professor Sarah Prescott, College Principal and Dean of Arts and Humanities ( by no later than Tuesday, 3 May 2022.

The Bursary holder will be provided with an opportunity to showcase their work at an annual College reading, performance or exhibition within the bursary period.

The Bursary holder will be asked to consent to the use of their name and any photographs, video footage or new media that may be taken of them on University business to be used, distributed or shown as the College of Arts & Humanities deems appropriate.

Further information on UCD Cultural Heritage Repositories is available here

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