Mexico City, March 17, 2015.-The first Beca San Patricio or St. Patrick’s Research Scholarship was awarded to Emer Clifford, PhD student at the Centre for Mexican Studies at University College Cork, unique centre of its kind in Ireland. The awarding of this scholarship is the result of a rigorous selection made by a group of distinguished scholars and will enable Clifford to undertake an investigation in Mexico on gender violence in visual Mexican culture.
The St. Patrick’s Research Scholarship is an initiative of the Irish Association of Mexican Studies in collaboration with the Embassy of Mexico in Ireland and with the generous sponsorship of VivaAerobus, the Irish-Mexican low cost airline. The aim is to support postgraduate students time in Mexico for the completion of high quality research projects at Masters or Doctorate level. The heart of the initiative is to promote the mobility of researchers between Ireland and Mexico thus fostering cultural dialogue and the sharing of knowledge.
The Irish Association of Mexican Studies, established in 2011, brings together scholars from diverse areas in Humanities, Social Sciences, Life Sciences among other areas to develop collaborative projects.