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23 July 2024  

NUI presents Awards and Scholarships, valued at €800,000 at its annual Awards Ceremony


Royal Hospital Kilmainham


The Chancellor of the National University of Ireland Dr Maurice Manning, today presented NUI Scholarships and Awards valued in the region of €800,000 to students and graduates of NUI institutions.

Some of the highest achieving students from across the NUI’s constituent universities and recognised colleges competed for awards in a wide range of disciplines. The award winners include representatives from UCD, UCC, NUI Maynooth, NUI Galway, RCSI, St. Angela’s College and NCAD.

Funding for eleven major PhD studies was awarded through the NUI Travelling Studentships. These PhD studies will undertake important research in Ophthalmology, Biomedical Engineering, Music and History.

The prestigious NUI Irish Historical Research Prize went to Dr Colmán Ó Clabaigh for his work, The Friars in Ireland, 1224-1540 published by Four Courts Press in 2012. The NUI Art and Design Prize was awarded to Nigel Holohan for his painting, ‘Mmm … Piece of Candy’.

Speaking at the event, Dr Manning emphasised the importance of supporting and investing in academic excellence:

“We are pleased to be able to provide these scholarships and awards to encourage, support and reward students in all of our constituent bodies in the pursuit of new knowledge and forms of expression – not simply for their own sake, but ultimately so that their innovations can benefit our culture, our economy, and our citizens.

Other awards included the Mansion House Fund Scholarships in Irish and Irish History, Dr H.H. Stewart Literary and Medical Scholarships, the Dr Mary L. Thornton Scholarship in Education and the Denis Phelan Scholarship for doctoral study.

Details of NUI Awards 2013 Competition winners


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