D’Arcy McGee Beacon Fellowship

Community, Regional & Enterprise Development
Creative Arts, Culture and Heritage
Environment, Energy and Natural Resources


Academic Unit: Inquire with your unit

Memorial Deadline: Tuesday 12th, January 2021

External Deadline: Friday 15th, January 2021


From afar, a beacon provides light, guidance and hope in challenging times. The D’Arcy McGee Beacon Fellowship facilitates such critical connection over distance. This programme enables leading Irish and Canadian academics, researchers and thinkers to connect online, in a programme of activity designed to nurture and develop strong and fruitful collaborations which will enrich connections between our two countries.

Under this program;

Canadian universities (and similar organizations) are invited to apply to ICUF, in order to host an Irish Beacon Fellow

  • Irish universities (and similar organizations) are invited to apply to ICUF, in order to host a Canadian Beacon Fellow

Both host universities & Beacon Fellows receive financial award on successful application.

These Fellowships will have a three-step approach;

Step 1 – Lecture
the Beacon Fellow delivers an online lecture (20 -40 mins, 15+ minutes Q&A) to a group of 50+ in the host university in the host country.
Step 2 – Small group events
The Beacon Fellow gives a series of smaller more focussed online events to a smaller cohort of 5-10 people in the host organisation.
Step 3 – wider online dissemination
A recording of the lecture will be shared to the ICUF website for public viewing, and will be publicised via the ICUF mailing list, Twitter, LinkedIn and other channels.
Details of the amount of the awards can be found here. Information on how to apply can be found here. To find out more about assessment and eligibility, please click here.

Funding Sources

Ireland Canada University Foundation

This opportunity was posted by: RGCS

Last modified: January 6, 2021