Tuesday, 14 December 2010
Department of Education and Science
Question 91: To ask the Tánaiste and Minister for Education and Skills if the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Studies is in a position to issue a call for a scheme 1, postgraduate scholarship for 20 November 2012; if so, when she expects IRCHSS to be able to do so; the number of scholarships to be offered; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [47094/10]
The Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS) will issue a call for proposals under the Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme on 7th January 2011. The closing date for applications will be the 21st February 2011. While the number of awards is dependent on the outcome of the competitive assessment process, it is envisaged that awards will be maintained at a similar level to 2010, with funding commencing in Autumn 2011. A pre-announcement of the impending call has been placed on the IRCHSS website (www.irchss.ie).