IACI programs have explored and promoted the richness and diversity of Irish culture and is an educational and grant-making foundation. The IACI has dispersed $1 million in awards for recognition of achievement in Irish studies, culture and arts, and in funding for research in Irish and Irish-American studies. It is the sole United States organization with the distinction of having as its Patron the President of Ireland.
The Irish Way - A unique cultural experience for teenagers, is a nationally recognized summer study abroad program that has educated over 3000 American high school students since 1975. Visit the Irish Way website.
Irish American Kids -The IACI is looking to expand our programs to focus on children, teens and educators. If you are an educator and would be willing to serve on our advisory committee to assist with curriculum, web content and program planning, or have any suggestions for enhancing this program, please contact us.
RDS National Crafts Award - The RDS National Crafts Competition aims to promote the practice of craft in Ireland and to encourage the highest standards of design and technique in both traditional and contemporary craft disciplines. To learn more, click here.
IACI Awards - The IACI Awards are granted annually to artists, writers, and organizations in Ireland for their efforts in Irish history, literature, and art.
Fellowship - The IACI/NUIG Visiting Fellowship in Irish Studies is made possible by joint funding from the Irish American Cultural Institute ($4000) and the National University of Ireland,Galway (€6000). It is granted to an Irish studies scholar, typically a resident of the United States, and provides a semester (4 months or more) at the National University of Ireland-Galway. Applications are particularly welcome from emerging and established scholars in modern and contemporary Irish literature, Irish Music Studies, and Space and Place Studies.
IACI Irish Studies Library - Developed over the last thirty years, the library contains several thousand volumes, including a number of rare works. The library is now located at The Great Hunger Institute, Quinnipiac University.
O'Malley Art Collection - Donated by Helen Hooker O'Malley, a noted collector. The collection contains works by Jack Yeats, Paul Henry, Gerard Dillon and Patrick Hennessey. The estimated value is in excess of $1,000,000 and is currently on loan to the University of Limerick. Learn More
Annie Moore Project - On January 1, 1892, Annie Moore, a 15 year old girl from County Cork, became the first immigrant processed at Ellis Island. In honor of the 100th anniversary of this milestone, the IACI coordinated an international effort to have a commemorative statue of Annie Moore erected at Ellis Island, and at her Irish departure point, Cobh, in County Cork. Click here to learn more.