About the Bursary

The bursary provides financial support to a student of talent from the Irish Higher Education Sector to pursue his/her studies/research/training for 3 months in Paris.

Criteria for Applicants

  • The applicant must be a student or researcher from any discipline at post-graduate level or higher in an Irish University, Institute of Technology or of Higher Education.
  • He/she must require to be resident in Paris for the purposes of access to research sources, attendance at a French centre of learning or an apprenticeship.
  • He/she must reside at the Irish College in Paris during the period June, July & August.
  • He/she must present work at public event in the Irish College entitled ‘The Rev. Liam Swords foundation Lecture' 
  • He/she must provide digital copy of work for inclusion on the official Fr Liam Swords Foundation website.

Value of Bursary

The scholarship pays for accommodation at the Irish College in Paris from June to September. A further stipend of €700/month for living expenses is offered along with contributions towards travel costs.


In the words of the Rev. Liam Swords

'the aim is to establish a grant for a student of talent from the Irish Higher education sector to pursue his/her studies/research/training for an academic year in Paris and to immerse themselves in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. Candidates will be chosen from the widest possible groups, e.g., musicians, artists, sculptors, writers, scientists, engineers, scholars, craft-workers, theologians, architects, students of haute cuisine or haute couture, cinematographers etc.'
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