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.
These long-standing scholarships, awarded annually, were established with a bequest from Pierce Malone.
- Engineering (€2,000)
The Scholarship in Engineering is awarded in connection with the NUI Travelling Studentships in the Sciences. Graduates in Engineering entering the Travelling Studentship competition in the Sciences are automatically eligible for consideration.
- Philosophy (€2,000)
The Scholarship in Philosophy 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 NUI Constituent Universities.
This Prize, valued at €2,000, 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 2014 Prize was awarded to Lorraine Cross.
Last Man Standing
Surface mining of brown coal in Germany has meant involuntary displacement of thousands of homes in Garzweiler, near Dusseldorf.
This fingernail house symbolises the long and solitary journey that one resident, Mr. Stephen Putz of Immerath, endured by taking his case to Germany’s Constitutional Court with the support of BUND (Friends of the Earth).
He would lose his case in December 2013, but with a clause that future cases could now be taken by individuals before erasure of their homes becomes a “fait accompli”.
This Scholarship, valued at €2,000, and introduced for the first time in 2005, was established as a Memorial Scholarship with funds from a bequest from the NUI Club London following its dissolution in 2003. The Scholarship is offered for competition in a different subject every year among the Constituent Universities.
In 2015, the Scholarship will be awarded to the top student in year 4 of the programme leading to the BSc (Hons) in Food Science in University College Cork.
Previous subject areas awarded:
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
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.
Other NUI Scholarships & Prizes not on offer in 2015 include:
NUI Scholarship and Prize in Education
NUI Scholarship in Rural Development