18/01/2023 ESG Hub

Applications are now open for the 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.

We established the bursary in memory of our former colleague 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. It is open to students planning to study in these or related fields in Ireland, at postgraduate level in 2023. If more than one person is selected, the bursary monies will be split between the successful applicants.

Alex McLean, Head of the Energy Group at Arthur Cox 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.”

The bursary was launched in 2020 and has already helped six people with their studies. It is funded by Arthur Cox and Niamh’s family and is administered by Wind Energy Ireland.

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.

Candidates can apply for the bursary until Thursday 2 March 2023 at 5pm at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Bur2023