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 2018 or Spring 2019.

Submissions should be for bold, innovative, experimental work.

Please read the Guidelines for Applicants

Applications are now closed.

Next call for applications: November 2018

The Walton Masters family has also established a similar award at the Barbican Centre which is open to British citizens: more information


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.

Applications are now closed.

Next call for applications: November 2018


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 and www.liamswordsbursary.ie

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

The Rev. Liam Swords Foundation Bursary for 2017 was awarded to 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

Next call for applications: November 2018


Prix de Thèse

Established in 2013 by the Fondation Irlandaise, Centre CultureI Irlandais’ ruling body, this award recognises and rewards doctoral theses, written and defended in French, on a subject of interest to Ireland and addressing Franco-Irish relations in their most diverse aspects. Awarded biannually, this award of €5,000 is intended to help the beneficiary to publish their work and bring it to a wide audience.

Next Prix de Thèse : 2019

Theses concerned by the Prix : theses in French and presented in a French university between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2018. Terms and conditions will be available at the end of 2018.
How to submit a thesis for the Prix: two copies and one digital version of the thesis together with a short C.V. of the author and a copy of the “rapport de thèse” should be sent to La Fondation Irlandaise, 5 rue des Irlandais, 75005 Paris

Next deadline: Spring 2019

For all other enquiries, please contact: cjacquet@centreculturelirlandais.com

Prix de thèse 2013 : Lison Ducastelle, Université Paris III - Sorbonne Nouvelle, "L’IRA de la violence armée au désarmement (1969-2005) : enjeux, symboles et mécanismes", supervised by Valérie Peyronel

Prix de thèse 2015 : Emmanuel Destenay, Université Paris IV - Sorbonne, "Expériences de guerre et retours à la vie civile des combattants irlandais, 1914-1928", supervised by Olivier Forcade and Philippe Nivet

Prix de thèse 2017 : Marion Naugrette-Fournier, Université Paris III - Sorbonne Nouvelle, "Pour une nouvelle histoire des objets : réévaluation, classement et recyclage dans l’œuvre de Derek Mahon"; supervised by Carle Bonafous-Murat

The theses from 2013 and 2015 can be consulted at the Médiathèque on request.