Call for Proposals: Department of Finance History Fellowship

The Irish Research Council is pleased to announce that a new Call for Proposals has launched for a Department of Finance History Fellowship.

The History of the Department of Finance: 1922 – 1958 by the late Professor Ronan Fanning is regarded as the seminal history of an Irish Government Department and was published by the Institute of Public Administration in 1978. The work is currently out of print.

The Department of Finance wishes to commission a new history of the Department covering the years 1959-1999. This book would be a companion piece to Professor Fanning’s original history. The Department considers it an appropriate time to commission an updated history of the Department given that both the state and the Department will celebrate their 100th anniversary in 2022. It is planned that the second volume will be published in this centenary year.

The award will be an excellent opportunity for a researcher to undertake the completion of a written work that will chart the second phase of development of a Department at the centre of Ireland’s economic development and modernisation, including in relation to our role within Europe. The work has the potential to have a particular profile as its completion will align with the centenary of the Department itself.

Further information and details of how to apply are posted on our website here:

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