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Staying Connected

The Department of Foreign Affairs is very keen to ensure that former fellows can remain in contact with the programme and one another. Alumni connections are currently maintained through a dedicated Ireland Fellows Programme Alumni group on Facebook and an Ireland Fellows Programme Alumni group on LinkedIn. Efforts are also underway to establish alumni associations in the Programme's partner countries. Contact the Embassy of Ireland in your country for more information on alumni activities in your country.

Calling all former Fellows

The Department of Foreign Affairs began supporting scholarships in 1974, meaning that alumni now span five decades. (Note: some awards were made under the names 'Ireland Aid' and 'Development Co-operation Ireland').

We would be delighted to hear from previous award recipients under the Ireland Fellows Programme - from any era - with an update how you've been progressing since completing your studies and any photographs of yourself 'in the field' that you would like to share.

If you have not heard from us in a while, it probably means that we do not have up-to-date contact information for you. Please get in touch if you need to update these details or advise us of your email address for the first time. Contact ICOS, the managing agency for the Ireland Fellows Programme, at


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