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Marine Institute Bursary Programme

The Marine Institute continues to invest in the next generation of ocean professionals, through the 2022 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.

Mick Gillooly, Interim CEO at the Marine Institute said, "By working with experts on their field, undergraduate students can strengthen their skills and knowledge and form valuable networks in 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."

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 2022.

The programme will offer 8 to 12 week placements for up to 14 undergraduate students. The programme offers students practical experience in areas such as Freshwater Fisheries, Aquaculture, Marine Infrastructure Asset Management, Oceanographic Analysis, Ocean Economics, Research Office, Human Resources, Library and Molecular Chemistry and Marine Communications. The bursaries are based at our facilities in Oranmore, Galway and Newport, Mayo.

To apply for the 2022 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 online application form and submit as per instructions.

• Application deadline is Friday 25th February 2022.

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