Arthur Cox renewable energy bursary opens for applications

Arthur Cox renewable energy bursary opens for applications

Alex McLean

The renewable energy bursary established by Arthur Cox in memory of the firm’s late partner Niamh Burke has opened for 2022 applications.

The bursary is open to all those who are planning to study in a field related to renewable energy in Ireland, at postgraduate level. All relevant disciplines are open for application, including law, economics, engineering, modelling and policy.

Launched in 2020, the bursary will run each academic year until 2024. It is funded by Arthur Cox and Ms Burke’s family, to offer opportunities to a new generation of renewable energy experts, and is administered by Wind Energy Ireland.

Kelvin Martins and Niall Mulvihill were the inaugural recipients of the bursary in 2020, followed by Laura Nagle and Criodán Ó Murchú in 2021.

Alex McLean, head of energy, renewables and natural resources at Arthur Cox, said: “Niamh played a pivotal role in the development of the Irish wind energy sector and we are delighted to provide this bursary in her name to support the next generation of industry talent, who are working towards renewable energy solutions that will help in delivering the energy transition and building a climate resilient society.”

Dave Linehan, head of research at Wind Energy Ireland, said: “This is a very exciting opportunity. Renewable energy is our single most important tool to tackle climate change. This bursary supports work in this area and we are excited to see what this year’s applicants have planned.”

The bursary application form is available here, closing on Friday 25 March 2022.

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