Third Level Education Overseas
This scheme provides funding for the teaching of Irish in foreign universities. The objectives of the fund are to promote and foster goodwill for the Irish language outside Ireland and to provide a platform from which the Irish language can be accessed and showcased as an international language.
The fund is open to applications from third level institutions abroad wishing to provide Irish language courses as part of their academic programme. All applications for funding from 3rd level institutions located in the USA and Canada must be channelled through the Fulbright Commission (www.fulbright.ie) and the Ireland Canada University Foundation (www.icuf.ie) respectively.
The criteria used in assessing applications for funding include:
• the institution’s experience in providing Irish language courses and the promotion of Irish generally;
• the quality of the Business Plan;
• the amount of co-funding available from the institution and/or other sources; and
• accreditation of the course(s) being provided.