The CCI offers bursaries including an Experimental Performance Award, Research fellowships in the Old Library and Historical Archives, French language scholarships.

Romilly Walton Masters Performance Award

Funded through the generosity of the Walton Masters family, this award was established in 2016 in memory of the late director, producer and scriptwriter Romilly Walton Masters.

Open to Irish citizens normally resident in Ireland or France, the award supports a one or two-night performance in CCI by an emerging performer or group working in the areas of experimental theatre, music, dance, film or visual art.

The performance at CCI is to take place in Autumn 2020 or Spring 2021. Submissions should be for bold, innovative, experimental work.

Please read the Guidelines for Applicants (pdf)

Applicants will be notified of the outcome at the end of March.

Recipient for 2020: Kate Finegan. Together with Jade O'Connor, Kate Finegan will perform as FemmeBizarre in their newly created piece "HAUS of FASH HUN".

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 8 January 2020, 5pm GMT


Residential language scholarships in August

A number of scholarships are available each year in August aimed at cultural or media professionals who wish to improve their French language skills for professional purposes. Scholarships are for one month with accommodation at the Centre Culturel Irlandais and enrolment at an approved course at the Institut Catholique de Paris.

Applicants must be Irish or resident in Ireland and have some years of professional experience; undergraduate students are not eligible.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome at the end of March.

Applications now closed.

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 8 January 2020, 5pm GMT


Fellowship in the Old Library and Historical Archives

The Centre Culturel Irlandais offers Fellowship bursaries to encourage research on its Old Library and Historical Archives collections.

The purpose of the Fellowships is to establish the intellectual and academic value of the holdings.

Full details of the fellowship click here →

The Rev. Liam Swords Foundation Bursary

The Rev. Liam Swords Foundation offers one 3-month bursary to students or researchers at post-graduate level from any discipline in an Irish third-level institution. The scholarship covers travel from Ireland, accommodation at the Centre Culturel Irlandais for the months of June, July and August and a stipend.

For details and conditions : presentation of the bursary (pdf) and www.liamswordsbursary.ie

If you have any further questions, and to submit your application, please contact: mhenry@dhbarchitects.ie

Bursary for 2018 : James McGlynn, Department of Music, University College Cork
Bursary for 2017 : William Shortall, Department of History of Art, Trinity College Dublin
Bursary for 2016: Dr. Catherine Wilsdon, School of English, Drama and Film, University College Dublin.
Bursary for 2015: Kevin Donovan, Centennial Scholar 2013-16, School of Architecture, University College Dublin

The closing date for application is Friday 6th March 2020, 5pm GMT.

Paris Writer's Residency

This one-month residency with accommodation at the CCI is sponsored jointly by The American University in Paris, the University of Kent’s Paris School of Arts and Culture, and the Centre Culturel Irlandais.

Applications are invited from practitioners in poetry, prose or another genre.

Next call for applications: until 1 January 2020

Full details here

The Paris Writer's Residency 2019 was awarded to Sampurna Chattarji who is a poet, author, translator and teacher based in Mumbai, India.