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Students are invited to apply for the Marine Institute’s Bursary Scholarship Programme

Bursar Call 2021 Image credit Tom Szumski The Marine Institute continues to invest in the next generation of ocean professionals, through the 2021 Summer Bursary Scholarship Programme, which provides third level students with work experience across a number of marine areas.

Our Bursary Scholarship Programme has been running for more than 30 years, providing essential career development and support, and inspiring the next generation of marine scientists and experts. The programme equips students with the skills to become ocean leaders and marine champions of the future, and is a key initiative of the Marine Institute's new Strategic Plan 2018-2022: Building Ocean Knowledge, Delivering Ocean Services.

The Marine Institute is committed to supporting a culture of high performance driven by our people, whose skills, experience and passion for the marine are central to the work we perform for government and other stakeholders. The programme therefore provides undergraduates a unique opportunity to meet fellow students from other third level colleges as well as work with experts in their field helping them form a future network in the marine sector.

The Bursary Scholarship Programme is aimed at undergraduates of Universities, Institutes of Technology and National Institutes for Higher Education. To participate in the programme, undergraduate students must have completed two years of study in a relevant discipline by the beginning of June 2021.

"The Bursary Scholarship Programme offers opportunities for undergraduate students to strengthen their skills and knowledge in relation the marine sector. The programme enables students to make informed decisions early in their studies about the marine and maritime careers they would like to pursue" said Patricia Orme, Director of Corporate Services at the Marine Institute.

In 2021, the Bursary Programme will offer 8 to 12 week placements for up to 11 undergraduate students. The programme offers students practical experience in in exciting areas such as Freshwater Fisheries, Salmon scale archiving, Aquaculture, Oceanography data sets, Marine Infrastructure Asset Management, Finance, Human resources and Marine Communications. The bursaries are based at our facilities in Oranmore, Galway and Newport, Co. Mayo.

Successful students will receive a scholarship worth €275 per week, for the duration of the work placement.

To Apply for the 2021 Bursary Programme:
• Please view the bursary titles available
• Select the two bursary positions that interest you the most and in order of preference
• Complete the application form and return it FAO Helen McCormick, Bursary Applications, Marine Institute, Rinville, Oranmore, Galway, H91R673
Application Deadline Date is Friday 26th February 2021

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