A “significant donation” of over €1m has been made to NUI Galway to support scholarship and innovation in environment, marine and energy.
It was announced this morning that NUI Galway is to receive the funding from the Dr Tony Ryan Trust.
In addition to supporting the access programme, the significant philanthropic gift of over one million euro will specifically provide fully funded research scholarships for five PhD students. The Dr Tony Ryan Research Scholarships will offer opportunities to pursue a postgraduate degree in the key research areas of environment, marine and energy.
The scholarships will specifically focus on research priorities at The Ryan Institute in the University, including innovation in energy-efficient technologies and bio-energy, research and development in aquaculture, fisheries, offshore renewable energy resources and bio-discovery, and development of technologies for monitoring, modelling and mitigation of environmental pressures.
Speaking on behalf of the Trustees of the Dr Tony Ryan Trust, Emma Lane-Spollen said the group were “proud to support” Irish and migrant students to access NUI Galway’s degree programmes with a sum of €125,000 per year for fourt years.
“We also look forward to supporting the development of the marine industry and the exploration of marine ecosystems in Ireland by supporting Galway’s ability to attract the best PhD students through these five full scholarships, putting Galway at the forefront of marine research and innovation.”