Mansion House Fund Scholarships and Prizes
Duaiseanna an Dr T K Whitaker sa Ghaeilge
NUI Scholarship and Prize in Education
NUI Art and Design Prize
Pierce Malone Scholarship in Philosophy
French Government Medals and NUI Prizes for Proficiency in French
French Government Medals and NUI Prize for Distinction on Dual Degrees
Spanish Embassy and NUI Prizes for Proficiency in Spanish
NUI Club London Scholarship
The Mansion House Fund, which is designed to promote ‘the study of Irish Language, Literature and History’, provides for the annual award of a Scholarship (€2,000) and a Prize (€1,300), in the subjects of Irish and Irish History as follows:
- Scoláireacht agus Duais Chiste Theach an Árd Mhéara sa Ghaeilge /
- The Mansion House Fund Scholarship and Prize in Irish
- The Mansion House Fund Scholarship and Prize in Irish History
These awards are based on the final results of the examinations held in Irish and Irish History in the Constituent Universities as follows:
- Irish (Modern, Early, Medieval and Classical, or any combination of these) for the BA (Hons) Degree and also, where applicable, for other degrees where Irish is a final year subject, such as the BCL European and BComm International/European.
- Irish History for the BA (Hons) Degree.
An Extern Examiner, appointed by NUI, will determine the recipients of the Scholarships and the Prizes based on the written work of final year students achieving the highest marks in Irish and Irish History who have passed the honours bachelor degree examination as a whole.
Final year students of Irish or Irish History in each of the Constituent Universities will be eligible automatically for consideration for these Scholarships and Prizes.
In 2017, NUI is delighted to offer for competition Irish language prizes in memory of the former NUI Chancellor, Dr T K Whitaker. Two prizes, valued at €2,000 and €1,000 respectively, will be offered for competition to students undertaking a Masters of Arts degree programme in the Irish language. The recommendations for the Prizes will be made by a selection panel, appointed by NUI and chaired by an independent examiner, based on the nominations put forward by each of the constituent universities.
Sa bhliain 2017, is mór ag Ollscoil na hÉireann duaiseanna Gaeilge a chur ar fáil i gcuimhne Iarsheansailéir OÉ, an Dr T K Whitaker. Bronnfar dhá dhuais, ar luach €2,000 agus €1,000 faoi seach, mar chuid den chomórtas seo ar mhic léinn atá ag tabhairt faoi Mháistreachtaí Ealaíon sa Ghaeilge. Déanfaidh painéal roghnúcháin, ceaptha ag OÉ agus scrúdaitheoir neamhspleách mar Chathaoirleach air, na moltaí do na Duaiseanna, bunaithe ar ainmniúcháin ó gach ceann de na comh-ollscoileanna.
Schools of Irish in NUI constituent universities will be contacted in the coming months regarding nominations for these awards. Rachfar i dteagmháil le Scoileanna Gaeilge na n-ollscoileanna OÉ sna míonna amach romhainn maidir le hainmniúcháin do na duaiseanna seo,
This Scholarship and Prize, valued at €2,000 and €1,000 respectively are awarded to the top two students on the programme leading to the Degreeof Professional Masters of Education or an Máistir Gairmiúil san Oideachas, offered in each of the NUI constituent universities. The recommendations for the Scholarship and Prize will be made by a Selection Panel to be appointed by NUI and based on the nominations put forward by each of the constituent universities.
This Prize is offered annually for a piece of work by a graduate of NCAD who has distinguished him or herself in one of the Art and Design disciplines. The Prize is a Purchase Prize and the work becomes the property of NUI. Final year BA/BDes and MA students in NCAD will be eligible automatically for consideration for the Prize.
The 2016 Prize was awarded to Seán O’Rourke for one panel of his ‘Crucifixion’ triptych.
By painting on metal panels, once used to board up the windows of Dolphin House flats, Seán created a triptych to commemorate the demolition of this residential space. In transforming relics of the building into art, he
brings attention to what once existed. The plates
give a realistic look into the rough distressed elements
Seán finds intriguing, as well as giving a representation of
the area that the plates come from in the form of a painting. By removing the plates from their original context and placing them into the context of a gallery space, it allows them to be primarily viewed in an aesthetic.
Seán lives in Dublin’s south inner city, where he was born in 1994. This is where he has drawn his inspiration from, especially in his current work, using what interests him aesthetically about Dublin’s economically deprived inner city.
This Scholarship in Philosophy, valued at €2,000, is a long-standing scholarship, awarded annually, and was established with a bequest from Pierce Malone. The Scholarship is based on the corpus of written work presented by the top student for the BA (Hons) Degree examination in each of the NUI constituent universities.
Final degree students of Philosophy will be eligible automatically for consideration for this Scholarship. An extern examiner, appointed by NUI, will determine the award of the Scholarship having considered the submissions from each of the constituent universities.
The 2016 Pierce Malone Scholarship in Philosophy went to Ashling McEvaddy, NUI Galway.
In 1926, the French Government presented a Medal to the University to be awarded in that year for proficiency in French, in connection with the BA (Hons) Degree Examination, on the recommendation of the Extern Examiner. The Medal was offered annually until 1956, when the French Government increased the number of Medals to three, for competition amongst students of the then Constituent Colleges. In 1962, a fourth Medal was added in the then Recognised College, St. Patrick’s College Maynooth. These Medals are now awarded annually in each of the four NUI Constituent Universities.
The awarding of the medals continues to be based on the results of the final examinations in French for the BA (Hons) Degree and also, where applicable, the BComm International/European and BCL International Degrees, in the Constituent Universities. The recommendation regarding the award of the medals is made by the Extern Examiner in French in each of the four NUI Constituent Universities.
With the medal, NUI also awards a cash prize of €1,000 to each of the recipients.
The Medals and cash prizes may not be awarded to any student whose native language is French.
NUI recently came together with the French Embassy in Ireland to highlight the collaborative programmes which have been established between the constituent universities and universities in France. These collaborative programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels lead to dual degrees which have added benefits for the graduates concerned.
For the first time, in 2016, each of the NUI constituent universities nominated a student who had particularly distinguished him or herself on a dual degree programme. We are delighted to offer these awards again in 2017.
The recipients will receive a French Government medal and an NUI prize of €1,000. The dual degrees selected comprise Bachelor, Master and Doctorate degrees across a range of disciplines and nominations for the prizes will be invited from each of the constituent universities.
In 2017, NUI will continue to expand its promotion of foreign language studies and is delighted to join forces with the Spanish Embassy in Ireland to offer prizes for proficiency in Spanish to students in each of the NUI constituent universities. These prizes will be awarded to the top student on an honours bachelors degree in each of the NUI constituent universities and will be based on the results of the Final year Arts Examinations in Spanish.
Further information on these awards will be made available later in the year.
This Scholarship, valued at €2,000, introduced for the first time in 2005, was established as a Memorial Scholarship withfunds from a bequest from the NUI Club London following its dissolution in 2003. The Scholarship is offered for competitionin a different subject every year.
In 2017, the Scholarship will be awarded to the top student in in the final year of the programme leading to the BA (Hons) in Music Technology in Maynooth University.
Previous subject areas awarded:
2016 - Veterinary Nursing - UCD
2015 – Food Science - UCC
2014 - Marine Science – NUI Galway
2013 - Product Design (Marketing & Innovation) – Maynooth University
2012 - Film Studies - NUI Galway
2011 - Information and Library Studies - UCD
2010 - Media Studies - Maynooth University
2009 - Early Childhood Studies - UCC
2008 - Agriculture - UCD
2007 - Architecture - UCD
2006 - Veterinary Medicine - UCD
2005 - Dentistry - UCC
Other awards not on offer in 2017 include:
NUI Scholarship in Rural Development
This Scholarship, valued at €2,000, was introduced in 2012 and is awarded in alternate years to the top student in the BSc (Hons) in Rural Development. It is the sole degree programme offered jointly by the four constituent universities.
There are no special application procedures or entry requirements for this scholarship