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23 November 2017  


2016 NUI Awards Ceremony in RHK on 9 November

01.11.2016

2016 NUI Awards to be Granted at Ceremony in RHK on 9 November

The National University of Ireland is pleased to announce that in 2016, it will have granted awards to a value in excess of €1.2 million to NUI students, graduates, staff and institutions. Most of the awards will be presented to NUI students and graduates at a ceremony on Wednesday 9th November in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham.

These awards are competed for annually by students and graduates of NUI constituent universities (i.e. UCD, UCC, NUI Galway and Maynooth University) and other NUI member institutions including RCSI and NCAD. The awards honour and support scholars of distinction at every stage of their academic studies, from undergraduates to senior scholars well established in their fields of expertise. Promoting scholars and scholarship is a core aim of NUI, and through these awards, the University honours academic distinction among its students and graduates and seeks to provide opportunities for students to engage in further studies.

Four Post-Doctoral Fellowships were awarded this year, two in Humanities and two in Irish & Celtic Studies, while ten NUI Travelling Studentships will support NUI graduates undertaking doctoral research in a range of disciplines in Humanities and the Sciences. Two of this year’s Studentships have been awarded in Mathematics in honour of the second Chancellor of NUI, Éamon de Valéra and as part of NUI’s contribution to the 1916 centennial commemoration. Other graduate awards to be presented at the ceremony include the NUI E J Phelan Fellowship in International Law, the Denis Phelan Scholarship in Humanities, the NUI Scholarship and Prize in Education and the NUI Art and Design Prize. A range of scholarships and prizes will also be awarded to undergraduate students. These include the Dr H H Stewart Literary and Medical Scholarships.

The NUI Chancellor Dr Maurice Manning will present awards to over one hundred and thirty students and graduates from NUI institutions at the ceremony in the RHK on 9th November 2016.

Further information on NUI Awards can be found at http://www.nui.ie/awards/.
You will also find information on Twitter at @NUIMerrionSq , #NUI and #NUIAwards16 and on Facebook: National University of Ireland

Please find below profiles of a selection of this year’s NUI award recipients.

For further information, please contact:
Lisa Nic an Bhreithimh
National University of Ireland
awards@nui.ie / 01- 4392424


Duaiseanna 2016 OÉ le Bronnadh ag Searmanas i RHK ar an 9 Samhain

Tá áthas ar Ollscoil na hÉireann a fhógairt go mbeidh duaiseanna ar luach breis is €1.2 miliún bronnta aici ar mhic léinn, ar bhaill foirne agus ar institiúidí de chuid OÉ faoi dheireadh na bliana 2016. Bronnfar an mhórchuid de na duaiseanna seo ar mhic léinn agus céimithe OÉ ag searmanas Dé Céadaoin 9 Samhain ag an mBrú Ríoga, Cill Mhaighneann.

Téann mic léinn agus céimithe de chuid comh-ollscoileanna OÉ (COBÁC, Coláiste na hOllscoile Corcaigh, OÉG agus Ollscoil Mhá Nuad) agus ballinstitiúidí eile OÉ (RCSI agus NCAD san áireamh) in iomaíocht do na duaiseanna seo gach bliain. Tugann na duaiseanna seo aitheantas agus tacaíocht do scoláirí den scoth ag céimeanna éagsúla dá gcuid stáidéir acadúla, ó bhunchéimithe go scoláirí sinsearacha atá seanbhunaithe ina gcuid réimsí saineolais. Is bunaidhm de chuid OÉ é cur chun cinn scoláirí agus scoláireachta, agus leis na duaiseanna seo, tugann an Ollscoil onóir d’éacht acadúil i measc a gcuid mac léinn agus céimithe agus féachann sí le deiseanna a chur ar fáil do mhic léinn dul i mbun breis stáidéir.

Bronnadh ceithre Chomhaltachtaí Iardhochtúireachta i mbliana, dhá cheann sna Daonnachtaí agus dhá cheann sa Léann Éireannach agus Ceilteach agus tacóidh deich Scoláireacht Taistil le céimithe OÉ atá ag tabhairt faoi thaighde dochtúireachta i réimse discliplíní sna Daonnachtaí agus san Eolaíocht. Bronnadh dhá cheann de Scoláireachtaí na bliana seo sa Mhatamaitic in onóir an dara Seansailéir ar OÉ, Éamon de Valéra agus mar chuid de dheonachán OÉ do chomóradh céad bliain 1916. Duaiseanna céimí eile a bhronntar ag an searmanas ná Comhaltacht OÉ E J Phelan sa Dlí Idirnáisiúnta, Scoláireacht Denis Phelan sna Daonnachtaí, Scoláireacht agus Duais OÉ san Oideachas agus Duais Ealaín agus Deartha OÉ. Bronnfar réimse scoláireachtaí agus duaiseanna ar mhic léinn bunchéime freisin, Scoláireachtaí Litríochta agus Leighis an Dr H H Stewart san áireamh.

Bronnfaidh Seansailéir na hOllscoile, an Dr Muiris Ó Mainnín duaiseanna ag an searmanas ar bhreis is céad is a tríocha mac léinn agus céimí ó instituidí OÉ ag an searmanas sa Bhrú Ríoga, Cill Mhaighneann ar an 9 Samhain 2016.

Is féidir breis eolais a fháil ar Dhuaiseanna OÉ ar http://www.nui.ie/awards/. Gheofar eolas ar Twitter ag @NUIMerrionSq , #NUI agus #NUIAwards16 agus ar Facebook: National Univesity of Ireland

Féach thíos próifíleanna roinnt d’fhaighteoirí duaiseanna OÉ na bliana seo.

Chun breis eolais a fháil, déan teagmháil le:
Lisa Nic an Bhreithimh
Ollscoil na hÉireann
awards@nui.ie / 01- 4392424

 

2016 NUI Award Recipients

NUI Travelling Studentships in Science and Mathematics

Mr Vincent Duong, a graduate of University College Dublin is undertaking a PhD in Organic Chemistry. His research will focus on the catalytic synthesis of heterocycles at UCD with research visits to the University of Bristol, UK.

Mr Patrick Heslin, a graduate of Maynooth University, is currently in the first year of his PhD programme at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, USA. He was awarded an NUI Travelling Studentship in Mathematics and his research focuses on Riemannian Geometry.

Ms Sarah Johnson, a graduate of NUI Galway, is now a PhD student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at NUIG. She will conduct research on the characterisation of biological tissues and travel to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as part of her Travelling Studentship.

Mr Kiefer Ramberg recently completed his honours bachelor’s degree at NUI Galway and is now undertaking a PhD in Protein Chemistry in NUI Galway’s Crowley Lab. His research focuses on protein PEGylation, stability and solubility of such protein therapeutics and as part of his Travelling Studentship he will visit the Leibniz Institute for Molecular Pharmacology in Berlin, Germany.

Mr Aaron Tyrrell is a graduate of Maynooth University and is pursuing a PhD in Mathematics with a focus on Geometry and Topology at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, USA. He was awarded an NUI Travelling Studentship in Mathematics.

NUI Travelling Studentships in Humanities and Social Sciences

Aurélien Burlot is a graduate of University College Cork. He is currently engaged in a PhD in Archaeology at UCC and his research focuses on the evidence of cultural relations between Ireland and France during the 3rd millennium B.C. As part of his Travelling Studentship, he will travel to France to access museum collections and work with researchers in a number of French universities.

Paul Doody, a graduate of University College Dublin, is undertaking a PhD in Philosophy at King’s College London, UK. His research is in Philosophy of the Mind and focuses on the nature of self-deception.

Andrew Hannon is a graduate of NUI Galway where he studied economics and law. He is currently engaged in a PhD in Economics at the University of Cambridge, UK. His research interests are in fiscal policy in small open economies.

Hassan Ould Moctar is a graduate of Maynooth University and is currently enrolled in a PhD at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London, UK. His research focuses on the effects of EU-instigated migration policies upon ethnic and social dynamics in Mauritania.

James Millea, a graduate of University College Cork, is currently pursuing a PhD at the Institute of Popular Music at the University of Liverpool, UK. His current research is focused on the interactions between sampled sounds and music, the filmic image and non-linear narratives in ‘New Black Realism’, a collection of African-American independent film from the last decade of the 20th century.

NUI Denis Phelan Scholarship in Humanities

Margaret O’Sullivan is a graduate of UCC having recently completed a research masters degree in Music Education. She is currently enrolled in a PhD in Curriculum and Pedagogy in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia where her research will focus on the conceptualisation of quality in teach and learning in music education.


NUI Post- Doctoral Fellowships in the Humanities, Irish and Celtic Studies

Dr Brian Hughes a graduate of Maynooth University, also completed MPhil and PhD programmes at Trinity College Dublin, both in Modern Irish History. He has lectured in Exeter University and is now undertaking an NUI Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Humanities at An Foras Feasa, the Humanities Institute in Maynooth University. His post-doctoral research will look at the experiences of southern Irish loyalists who left the Irish Free State for Britain or Northern Ireland during the first decade of southern Irish independence.

Dr Bronagh McShane completed her PhD in History at Maynooth University in 2015. She will undertake her NUI Post-Doctoral Fellowship in the Humanities at the Moore Institute in NUI Galway, studying the experiences and activities of Irish women religious from the early sixteenth to the mid-eighteenth century.

Dr Deirdre Ní Chonghaile has studied at Oxford and UCC and worked at the University of Notre Dame and the Library of Congress. She commenced post-doctoral research at NUI Galway in 2012 on Amhráin Árann (Aran Songs) and recently joined the NUIG Digital Cultures Initiative. As part of her NUI Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Irish and Celtic Studies, she will expand her current research into Irish cultural history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Dr Niamh Wycherley completed her PhD in Early Irish History at University College Dublin in 2012 and was subsequently awarded an IRC Post-Doctoral Fellowship. She has recently had the monograph The Cult of Relics in Early Medieval Ireland (Turnhout, 2015) published which is the first book-length historical study of the cult of relics in early medieval Ireland. She will conduct her NUI Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Irish and Celtic Studies at the Moore Institute in NUI Galway.