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Applications open for 2024 Niamh Burke bursary

06 Feb 2024 / education Print

Applications open for 2024 Niamh Burke bursary

Applications are now open for the Arthur Cox Niamh Burke memorial bursary, which will award a total of €10,000 to students pursuing studies linked to climate action and renewable energy in Ireland.

The bursary was established in memory of former Arthur Cox partner Niamh Burke, who played a significant role in the development of the Irish wind-energy sector, and advised on some of Ireland’s largest energy, infrastructure, and construction projects.

All relevant disciplines are open for consideration – including law, economics, engineering, policy, science, planning, and others.

Post-graduate level

It is open to students planning to study in these, or related fields, in Ireland at post-graduate level in 2024. If more than one person is selected, the bursary monies will be split between the successful applicants.

Applications are open until Friday 15 March (5pm).

Danielle Conaghan (partner and head of environment and planning), said: “We are very pleased to continue providing this bursary in memory of our colleague Niamh Burke.

"Ireland has the potential to be at the forefront of the energy transition and we want to support the next generation who are working towards a carbon-neutral future.”

New generation

The bursary was launched in 2020 and has already helped eight people with their studies.

It is funded by Arthur Cox and Niamh Burke’s family, to offer opportunities to a new generation of renewable-energy experts.

Previous recipients have used the bursary to study at University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, NUI Galway, University College Cork, Dublin City University, and the Law Society of Ireland.

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