02/02/2024 News

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.

Candidates can apply here for the bursary until 5pm, Friday 15 March.

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 2024. If more than one person is selected, the bursary monies will be split between the successful applicants.

Danielle Conaghan, Partner, Energy Group 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.”

The bursary was launched in 2020 and has already helped eight people with their studies. It is funded by Arthur Cox and Niamh’s family, to offer opportunities to a new generation of renewable energy experts. 

Last year’s recipients Sean Murphy from Cavan and Karin Mackey from Tipperary impressed the judges with their commitment to working to tackle the climate emergency and their passion for their chosen fields of Renewable Energy and Environmental Finance, and Environmental and Natural Resources in Law, respectively.

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.

To learn more and apply, click here.