Kaneen Bursary 2019

Mon, 01 Apr 2019


Kaneen Bursaries for young fluent speakers of Manx Gaelic

Culture Vannin is inviting applications from young fluent Manx Gaelic speakers (aged between 18-30) to attend a summer school in Irish language and culture run by Oideas Gael in Donegal during the summer of 2019.

A maximum of two bursaries will be available and will cover all travel and accommodation costs to the summer school upon confirmation of a place, within the nominated budget.

This is a great opportunity for young Manx speakers to meet with speakers of another Gaelic language, to explore their common heritage and to share the diversity of our separate cultures. Bursary holders will be expected to write or record a blog in Manx Gaelic on their return.

Manxman and academic, Professor Brian Kaneen was a professor and lecturer in German and Linguistics at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia. A keen supporter of Esperanto, these bursaries reflect his desire to develop a wider understanding of the Gaelic continuum amongst young Manx speakers. Culture Vannin and the Manx speaking world in general, is very grateful for the fantastic opportunity this bursary gives to young speakers of Manx, çhengey ny mayrey Vannin.

If you would like to apply, the application form is available to download here:

Kaneen Bursary 2019 application form

This form is also available from learnmanx.com; or visit Culture Vannin, opposite Tynwald Hill in St. John's, to pick up a hard copy.

The newly extended deadline for applications is Monday 13 May 2019.