find your perfect postgrad program
Search our Database of 30,000 Courses

July 13, 2021

MIC students awarded research bursaries of over €100,000

Mary Immaculate CollegeOver €100,000 has been awarded in research bursaries to six postgraduate students at Mary Immaculate College (MIC) from An Chomhairle um Oideachas Gaeltachta agus Gaelscolaíochta (COGG).

The bursaries, which are worth €17,612 each, will support PhD students at MIC to engage in critical research on key aspects of Irish-medium and Gaeltacht education, with each of the bursary recipients being graduates of MIC’s M Oid san Oideachas Lán-Ghaeilge agus Gaeltachta programme.

Speaking about the bursaries, Vice-President of Research at MIC, Professor Michael Healy, says, “Mary Immaculate College is immensely proud of our M Oid san Oideachas Lán-Ghaeilge agus Gaeltachta programme and the work of an Dr TJ Ó Ceallaigh, Comhordaitheoir an Chláir, and his colleagues who deliver this programme. Since its inception, the programme has gone from strength to strength, and this new development, involving sponsorship of merit-based PhD bursaries by An Chomhairle um Oideachas Gaeltachta agus Gaelscolaíochta, further underpins the excellence of the programme right through to doctoral level. The College is delighted to welcome the awardees who will join our thriving postgraduate research community and acknowledges the contribution of COGG.”

Discussing the calibre and potential impact of the PhD research proposals, Chief Executive of An Chomhairle um Oideachas Gaeltachta agus Gaelscolaíochta, Muireann Ní Mhóráin, explains, “A key function of An Chomhairle um Oideachas Gaeltachta agus Gaelscolaíochta is to support a wide variety of research and action initiatives aimed at the development of the Gaeltacht and Irish-medium sector and the teaching of Irish in all schools. Research is critically needed to guide and stimulate a more comprehensive, cohesive, systematic and future-ready approach. These PhD research proposals have the potential to provide a distinctive and significant contribution to the field. COGG is delighted to support such research initiatives and wishes the awardees all the best with their research trajectories.”

Director of Taught Postgraduate Studies in Education at MIC, Dr T J Ó Ceallaigh, says, “High-quality provision powered by scholarship and research is key for the continued success and growth of immersion education. Specific targeted research efforts are needed at this time to advance the field. It will be a privilege to support PhD bursary awardees in these efforts.”

Find out more about the bursary awardees’ research proposals.

Applications are now being accepted for An Teastas i dTeagasc Ábharbhunaithe san Iarbhunscolaíocht Lán-Ghaeilge agus Ghaeltachta starting in January 2022 – the deadline for applications is Tuesday 14th December 2021. Find out more.

Find out more about postgraduate study at Mary Immaculate College.

Looking for funding for postgraduate studies? Check out the exclusive bursaries on offer from Postgrad Solutions.  

Content added on 13th July 2021. 

Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.

Most Popular News