The Housing Agency currently has a number of housing research and education support opportunities.
Research Support Programme
The call for applications for the 2021 research support programme is now open. Please see the links below for further information and to apply.
Please note the closing date for this programme: midday, Monday 15 November 2021.
Housing Education Bursary Scheme
The Housing Agency is pleased to support education opportunities for Irish housing professionals through The Housing Agency Education Bursary Scheme. Since 2018, the bursary scheme has allowed over 130 students to undertake housing studies education courses offered by the Institute of Public Administration and the Irish Council for Social Housing/ Chartered Institute of Housing. The courses available for bursary funding are:
- IPA NFQ Level 6 (Special Purpose Award) Certificate in Housing Studies
- IPA NFQ Level 8 (Special Purpose Award) Professional Diploma in Housing Studies
- ICSH/CIH Level 4 Certificate in Housing
The bursaries provide a contribution towards course fees, and are intended to support those who would otherwise be unable to secure funding for the full course fees from their organization or other sources.
Applications are currently being sought for Round 2 of the 2021/2022 Bursary Scheme competition. Under Round 1 of the competition (closing date 27 August 2021), 31 bursary offers were made to students applying to undertake housing studies courses at the IPA. Round 2 of the Scheme will support students seeking to enroll in the ICSH/CIH Level 4 Certificate in Housing. The closing date for Round 2 is 5pm on 11 October 2021. Further details, including the application form, can be found at this link.
|Course||Closing Date for Applications||Course Start Date|
|ICSH/CIH Level 4 Certificate in Housing||5pm, 11 October 2021||January 2022|
How to apply
The bursary awards are intended to support those who would otherwise be unable to secure funding for the full course fees from their organisation or other sources.
Please note that applicants are required to make separate applications for both course attendance and this bursary scheme if they wish to avail of the bursary.
The Housing Agency is committed to supporting housing education and research in Ireland. This includes an annual Essay Prize, awarded to the most original student essay submitted as part assessment for the IPA Level 8 Professional Diploma in Housing Studies. Applications for the 2021 Essay Prize are currently being reviewed, and the winner will be announced on The Housing Agency’s website in the coming weeks.