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19 May 2024  

‘NUI Supports Research with Awards & Scholarships Valued at Over €850,000’


Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Tuesday 10 November at 2.15 p.m.

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At a ceremony on Tuesday, 10th November in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, the Chancellor, Dr Maurice Manning presented awards valued at in excess of €850,000 to NUI students and graduates. NUI honoured scholars of distinction at every stage of their academic studies, from undergraduates to senior scholars well established in their fields of expertise.Speaking at the event, Dr Manning congratulated the award recipients, commending their scholarly distinction and ‘outstanding academic achievement’. He highlighted the importance of promoting scholars and scholarship as a core aim of NUI, and stated that the University is ‘very pleased to be able to offer this level of support for academic achievement and through its awards to provide opportunities for able students to engage in further studies’.


The highly prestigious Irish Historical Research Prize of €5,000 is offered in alternate years for the best new work of Irish Historical Research. This was awarded to Dr Elva Johnston for Literacy and Identity in Early Medieval Ireland published by Boydell & Brewer, in 2013. Special Commendation and a Prize of €2,000 was awarded to Professor James Kelly for Sport in Ireland 1600-1840 (Four Courts Press, 2014)

Dr Elaine Farrell was awarded the NUI Publication Prize in Irish History of €3,000 for ‘A most diabolical deed': Infanticide and Irish Society, 1850-1900 (Manchester University Press, 2013). Dr Ciarán O’Neill received Special Commendation for Catholics of Consequence: Transnational Education, Social Mobility and the Irish Catholic Elite, 1850-1900 (Oxford University Press, 2014).

One Post-Doctoral Fellowship was awarded to support research in freshwater ecology in Honduras, while eight NUI Travelling Studentships will support doctoral research in fields as diverse as human rights law in Uganda and bioprosthetic heart valves.

Awards were presented at the ceremony to over one hundred and twenty students and graduates from the constituent universities and recognised colleges of NUI. UCD, UCC, Maynooth University, NUI Galway, RCSI, St Angela’s College and NCAD were all represented, as were the overseas campuses in Bahrain and Penang, Malaysia.

Other awards presented at the ceremony included the undergraduate Dr H H Stewart Literary and Medical Scholarships, the Dr Mary L Thornton Scholarship in Education, a Denis Phelan Scholarship in Spanish Literature, the Mansion House Fund Scholarships in Irish and Irish History and the NUI Art and Design Prize.

At the ceremony, the Chancellor also presented Professor Gerard Casey, Associate Professor of Philosophy at UCD, with his Doctor of Literature degree on Published Work in Philosophy. The DLitt degree is at the highest level awarded by the University, signifying a scholar of international distinction.

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