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Posted: 08 February 2006

Ireland Canada University Foundation - Research Scholarships 2006

Founded in 1994 by Dr Craig Dobbin from Newfoundland and Dr Patrick Hillery, former President of Ireland, the Ireland Canada University Foundation has a programme to assist young Irish scholars to make short term visits to a Canadian university or institution in order to support their research in a topic that relates to both countries.

The scholarly exchanges between Ireland and Canada are rooted in a long tradition of inter linkage between the two countries, and ongoing experiences of both a shared and comparable nature. At the time of Canadian Confederation in 1867, the Irish ethnic group was second only to the French Canadians in terms of numerical strength, and close and
enduring links have been founded upon that basis. Historically, many political and social events and personalities have contributed to the trans-Atlantic bonds. The Ontario school system, for example, was developed upon the model of the Irish National School system, and it is, of course, well remembered that it was in Ottawa in 1948 that the then Taoiseach John A. Costello, announced the intention to declare the Irish State a republic. Later that same year the Republic of Ireland Act was passed by the Oireachtas.

Scholarships are funded at €5,000 each. Closing date for applications is 31 March 2006.

For information and application forms please visit

The Canada University Foundation is generously sponsored by AGF International Advisors Company Limited, Air Canada, Canada Life (Ireland), CHC Helicopter Corporation, Glen Dimplex, Irish Life & Permanent and Riverdance.

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