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Marine Institute’s Bursary Scholarship Programme

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

The Marine Institute continues to invest in the next generation of ocean professionals, through the 2024 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 over 30 years, providing essential career development and support, and inspiring the next generation of marine scientists and experts. The bursary scholarship 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 Strategic Plan 2023-2027: Ocean knowledge that informs and Inspires.

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 with 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 and Institutes for Higher Education, both National and International. To participate in the programme, undergraduate students must have completed two years of study in a relevant discipline by the beginning of June 2024.

Patricia Orme, Director of Corporate Services at the Marine Institute commented, “The Marine Institute Bursary Scholarship Programme has operated for over 30 years. It continues to offer opportunities for undergraduate students to develop their skills and strengthen their knowledge in relation the marine sector. Participating students are enabled to make informed decisions early in their studies about the marine and maritime careers they would like to pursue.

Successful candidates will work with full time Marine Institute staff in exciting areas such as Marine and Freshwater Fisheries monitoring, Aquaculture, Benthic monitoring, Shellfish safety media and communications, SmartBay community engagements and Smart Bay AI, Economics, Policy Analysis, Human Resources, Oceanography machine learning, Remote sensing, marine infrastructure and marine communications. The bursaries are based at our facilities in Oranmore, Co. Galway and Newport Co. Mayo.

To Apply for the 2024 Bursary Programme:

  • Please view the bursary titles available HERE

  • Select the two bursary positions that interest you the most and in order of preference

  • Complete the online application form and submit as per the instructions 

  • Application Deadline Date is Friday 23rd  February 2024







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Marine Institute

The Marine Institute provides government, public agencies, and the maritime industry with a range of scientific, advisory, and economic development services that inform policy-making, regulation, and the sustainable management and growth of Ireland’s marine resources. The Institute undertakes, coordinates, and promotes marine research and development, which is essential to achieving a sustainable ocean economy, protecting ecosystems, and inspiring a shared understanding of the ocean.

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