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Irish Fellowship Program 2024/2025 Soon to Open

Ireland is once again offering two fully funded Fellowships to the Pacific region for Masters level studies in Ireland in the academic year 2024/2025, of which Solomon Islands is amongst those eligible.

This is part of Ireland’s Strategy for Partnership with Small Island Developing States to establish an annual number of awards to professionals for postgraduate study in Irish higher education institutions, in courses relevant to addressing climate change and its associated challenges.

Applications for the scholarships will open on 3 July 2023 and close on 31st July 2023.

The Ireland Fellows Programme enables early to mid-career professionals from eligible countries, with leadership potential, to benefit from a prestigious, world-class, quality education contributing to capacity building.

It offers selected students the opportunity to undertake a fully funded one-year master’s level programme at a higher education institution (HEI) in Ireland.

The award covers programme fees, flights, accommodation and living costs. Eligible master’s level programmes in Ireland commence in August or September each year and, depending on the programme, will run for between 10 and 16 months. The Ireland Fellows Programme promotes gender equality, equal opportunity, and welcomes diversity.

The Ireland Fellows Programme – SIDS is one of a number of commitments set out in the Government’s Strategy for Partnership with Small Island Developing States, launched in June 2019.

The SIDS Strategy reflects the breadth of areas where Ireland and SIDS already collaborate, and where we have shared interests in global outcomes, including on climate action and ocean protection.

The aims of the Programme are to nurture future leaders; to develop in-country capacity to address climate change and its associated challenges; and to build positive relationships with Ireland.

The Programme is intended to support graduates on their return home, through the skills they develop, in strengthening their countries’ capacity to address the challenges posed by climate change and enhance the protection of the blue economy and marine life, and to become one of the next generation of leaders in their respective fields.

It is also envisaged that they will contribute to building enduring positive personal and professional relationships with Ireland, promoting institutional linkages.

The Ireland Fellows Programme is fully funded by the Irish Government and is offered under the auspices of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

The Programme aligns with the Irish Government’s commitments under Global Ireland and the national implementation plan for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), The Global Island: Ireland’s Foreign Policy for a Changing World, A Better World: Ireland’s Policy for International Development, and Ireland's International Education Strategy.

The programme is managed by the relevant Embassy responsible for eligible countries. Programme implementation in Ireland is supported by the Irish Council for International Students (ICOS).

Eligible Countries:
Antigua & Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Cabo,Verde, Comoros, Cook Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Fiji, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Kiribati, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia (Federated States of)Nauru, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Samoa, São Tomé and Príncipe, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Trinidad and TobagoTuvaluVanuatu

Eligible Courses:
Eligible courses are in areas such as sustainable development, climate change, environmental science, sustainable technology and engineering.

Source:https://solomons.gov.sb/