Conference Bursaries

Starting in 2019, the SSNCI is offering 2 conference bursaries to help PhD students/independent scholars attend our Annual Conference to present their research. These are worth €150 each.

The members of the Society awarded conference bursaries in 2019 are:

MARIA BYRNE (Maynooth University)

“A Community’s Dream for a Better Future in Nineteenth-Century Ireland: Military Band Music at the 1867 Drogheda Bazaar”


PATRICIA MCKEE (Independent/Trinity College Dublin)

“Prophetic Dreams and Practical Realities, Exploring how the Future was Envisaged in Two Key Areas: Academical Lectures on Prophecy and the Founding of a New Public School for the Education of Boys.”

The SSNCI Committee has established this new bursary scheme to help PhD students/independent scholars attend our conferences and present their research. It operated for the first time in 2019 with two bursaries each worth €150 to help pay for travel and accommodation expenses.

There is no formal application for this bursary. If you would like to apply for one of the bursaries, and are presenting a paper at our 2022 conference, please send an e-mail to setting out, very briefly,

(a) what expenses you will incur in travelling to our Annual Conference to present your research.


(b) what support you have available from your University (if any) or other sources to pay for these expenses.

The deadline for submitting an application for a bursary for the 2022 conference is TBC. Applications will be reviewed by a panel of SSNCI Committee members and you will be informed of the outcome by TBC.

For further information please contact Dr. Richard Butler (Leicester), Secretary, SSNCI, or Dr. Jay Roszman (UCC), Treasurer, SSNCI.