Over the centuries, wave after wave of emigrants left the shores of Ireland for the new world, with hundreds of thousands making their homes on that other windswept Atlantic coast. The result is that now, Ireland and Atlantic Canada have a great deal in common, sharing in a rich tradition of music, folklore, maritime and agrarian life.
The Dobbin Atlantic Scholarship Programme builds on this shared heritage, with a view to developing a new generation of academic, artistic, cultural and economic links between these two regions.
Dobbin Atlantic Scholars will receive scholarship awards to support research which seeks to find new ways to work in partnership, in order to face common challenges and to explore shared opportunities.
Successful research projects will explore areas such as;
- our common culture, history and heritage
- the potential of our shared resources
- scientific and technological innovation
This programme has been made possible through the most generous support of Mark Dobbin and the Government of Ireland’s Emigrant Support Programme.
2022 Update: This programme is currently suspended.
photo credit: ‘Achill Island’ (c) Stefan Jürgensen – with thanks to the artist for permission