Flaherty Research Scholarship

Supporting emerging research scholars, whose work has the potential to link Canada and Ireland.

These awards will support up to six Canadian research scholars travelling to Ireland, and up to six Irish research scholars travelling to Canada, for visits of between 4 and 6 weeks in duration.

With this strand, it is the aim of the Foundation to support individuals who are future leaders in their academic or post academic field, whose work will fulfill one or more of the following;

  • contribute to greater collaboration between both countries in areas of public service, economics and trade
  • contribute to a greater shared cultural understanding between countries
  • explore areas of strategic importance to both countries, such as energy, transport, communications, health, natural resources and environmental sustainability
  • open ways in which the Irish diaspora in Canada, and the Canadian diaspora in Ireland can deepen their engagement with their country of origin.


The awards will be for an amount up to CDN$10k/€7k, precise details of which will depend on the duration of stay.

Canadian research scholars awarded in 2019 must travel on or before 14th March 20xx.

Irish research scholars awarded in 2019 must travel on or before 1st June 20xx.

(not open for applications in 2020/21) 


Check your eligibility

The Flaherty Research Scholarship is in place to support the development of links between Ireland and Canada, and as such, there are certain eligibility criteria. Read our eligibility criteria.

How to apply

Find out all the details you need on the How to Apply page.


Further information

Further information is available on the FAQs page