Dobbin Scholarship Programme

Celebrating 20 years and 200 scholarships

For over twenty years, the Dobbin Scholarship Programme, named after Irish-Newfoundlander Craig Dobbin, made a major contribution to the development of academic and cultural links between Ireland and Canada.

During this time, over 200 Dobbin Scholars from all across Canada and Ireland (see below) received awards to travel between both countries, conducting research across all academic spheres. Much research was conducted, numerous partnerships were forged, many friendships were made. These scholarship will continue to bear fruit over the coming years.

In concluding the Dobbin Scholarship Programme, the Board of ICUF extended their thanks to all who supported the Dobbin Scholarships, in particular Craig Dobbin, Mark Dobbin, and Craig Dobbin Jr, but also all the many sponsors and donors who have supported this work over the years.

The board also extended thanks to the Governments of Canada (Global Affairs Canada) and Ireland (Department of Foreign Affairs / Emigrant Support Programme) whose support over the years made this programme possible.

Finally, the board extended its thanks to all Dobbin scholars and to all the universities and institutions who have welcomed them, and supported their endeavours. The outstanding work conducted during these scholarships forged many strong links between Canada and Ireland which continue to bear fruit.


To browse through the 200 Dobbin Scholars who have received awards since the first scholars travelled in 1995, please click here. Below are lists of the universities and institutions in Canada and Ireland which have benefited from Dobbin Scholars.

Universities & Institutions in Canada which have sent or hosted a Dobbin Scholar

Bombardier Canada
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Carleton University
Concordia University
Dalhousie University
École de Technologie Supérieure Montréal
Grand Seminaire de Montreal
Institut de Recherche d’Hydro-Quebec
Inter-University Research Centre on Globalisation & Work
McEwan College
McGill University
McMaster University
Memorial University
Mount Saint Vincent University
National Research Council Canada
Nova Scotia School of Art
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
Queens University
Kingston Royal Military College of Canada
Ryerson University
Simon Fraser University
St. Francis Xavier University
St. Mary’s University
St. Thomas University
Trent University
Univeristy of Winnipeg
Université de Montréal
Université de Québec
Université de Sherbrooke
Université Laval
University of Alberta
University of British Columbia
University of Calgary
University of Guelph
University of Manitoba
University of New Brunswick
University of Ottawa
University of Prince Edward Island
Library & Archives Canada
University of Saskatchewan
University of Toronto
University of Victoria
University of Waterloo
University of Western Ontario
York University


Universities & Institutions in Ireland which have sent or hosted a Dobbin Scholar

Athlone Institute of Technology
Dept of Social Protection & Injury Board Ireland
Dublin City University
Dublin Institute of Technology
Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI)
Galway & Mayo Institute of Technology
Institute of Public Administration
Institute of Technology Tralee
Institute of Technology Tallaght
Institute of Technology Sligo
National University of Ireland Galway
National University of Ireland Maynooth
Open University
Public Records Office NI
Queens University Belfast
Royal College of Surgeons Ireland
St Patricks College Dublin City University
Trinity College Dublin
University College Cork
University College Dublin
University of Limerick
University of Ulster
Waterford Institute of Technology