Niamh Burke Memorial Bursary 2023

Introduction to the Bursary
This bursary of €10,000 is being offered in memory of the late Niamh Burke by her former employer Arthur Cox and her family. Over a 20 year career Niamh advised on some of Ireland's largest energy, infrastructure and construction projects making an impressive mark on the industry. This bursary aims to foster and support further ambition in this sector.
The bursary was established in 2020. The fund is administered on behalf of Arthur Cox and her family by Wind Energy Ireland. It is intended the bursary will be offered each year  (2020 - 2024).

Entry Criteria and Process
Applications are invited from students wishing to study in the renewable energy field in Ireland, at Postgraduate level.
All relevant disciplines are open for application - law, economics, engineering, modelling, policy and others. In the event that more than one person is selected, the bursary monies will be split between the successful applicants.

Step 1
Participants are asked to complete an online application before 5pm on Thursday 2nd March.  

Step 2
The judging panel, made up of representatives from Arthur Cox and Wind Energy Ireland, will assess applications under the following criteria:

1. Relevant experience or knowledge of renewable energy, sustainability or climate justice fields (400 max).

2. Description of the proposed Postgraduate course being put forward for support. Or an introduction to the project / initiative being proposed for support (400 words max).

3. What area of study will this bursary fund. Why is this area of study important to you? What benefit will the completion of this course be to you in seeking to work in the fields of renewable energy, sustainability or climate justice (1,000 words max).


4. Summary (200 words max).

5. Terms and Conditions

Representatives from Arthur Cox and Wind Energy Ireland will look at the criteria along with the applications when deciding on the successful applicant.  The scholarship panel's decision is final. Detailed feedback is not available.

Step 3
The successful applicant will be notified privately. It will also be announced on social media. 
The duration of the scholarship will be clearly stated upon confirmation of award and will not be extendable. The scholar should commence their programme of study during the academic year of 2023. The scholar is expected to take part in the promotion of the scholarship and may be asked to participate in having their photograph taken and providing quotations and or a personal statement for use in promotional material. 
We wish all applicants the very best of luck with their submissions.

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* 1. Relevant experience or knowledge of renewable energy,  sustainability or climate justice fields (400 words max).

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* 2. Description of the Postgraduate course being put forward for support. Or an introduction to the project / initiative being put forward for support.

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* 3. What area of study will this bursary fund? Why is this important to you? What benefit will this course be to you in seeking to work in the fields of renewable energy, sustainability or climate justice? (1,000 words max)

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