Allergan and GMIT have announced a new Allergan Innovation Award to support postgraduate research in the Life Sciences. Allergan’s inaugural Innovation Awards programme marks the company’s 40th anniversary in Ireland.
Announcing the collaboration from Allergan’s Westport plant Paul Coffey, Vice President and Plant General Manager, said: “We are pleased to build on our longstanding relationship with communities here in Ireland and in particular Westport, providing educational support to universities and colleges around the country. We hope that this Innovation Award will inspire more students who wish to establish themselves within the field of Life Sciences.”
The Allergan Innovation Award will focus on design for eyecare medical devices, pharmaceutical interactions in dementia/Alzheimer sufferers, or absorption of orally administered drugs.
The Allergan Innovation Award at GMIT provides: a student stipend for two years; a travel and consumables budget; a waiver of postgraduate registration fees; and, experience in teaching support, tutorial, and/or demonstrating duties. Graduates seeking a Level 9 Masters qualification in Life Sciences research can find further details at www.gmit.ie/research/research-vacancies