Bursary Sponsorship

The bursary scheme is funded  primarily by sponsorship from industry via IAH (Irish Group). Its purpose is to support students in the study of hydrogeology. It also is a way to foster the important links between IAH (Irish Group) and students. Mentorship was an important element of past bursary programmes and this will be encouraged for future recipients.

The amount available for distribution as bursaries is dependent on the level of sponsorship from  industry, therefore a number or no bursaries may be awarded  in any year. Recent bursary amounts have ranged from €500 to €1000.

There is also potential for partial support of  IAH Congress participation (presentation of  research or participation in workshops, etc.) where this is not covered by other funding mechanisms. The committee will consider requests received within a reasonable time-frame prior to IAH Congress in a given year.

The IAH (Irish Group) acknowledge and thank those who contributed to the 2017-2018 Consultant-Student Bursaries:

The International Association of HydrogeologistsO'Callaghan Moran & AssociatesDavid Ball HydrogeologistCDM Smith

GeosyntecMinerex Environmental Ltd.Nicholas O’Dwyer

City AnalystsConsultant Geologist Dr. Robert MeehanParkmore Environmental Services

2017 – 2018
Click here for details of the bursaries awarded in 2017.

2016 – 2017
Click here for details of the bursaries awarded in 2016.

2015 – 2016
Click here for details of the bursaries awarded in 2015.

Bursary Awards

Applicants for the bursary scheme must fulfill one of the following criteria:

  • Attend an Irish Institution;
  • Work in collaboration with an Irish Institution;
  • Propose to carry out a project concerning Irish hydrogeology, have a field area in Ireland, or attend a conference or training course of relevance to Irish hydrogeology;
  • Be a graduate of an Irish University;
  • Be a member of IAH or be prepared to join IAH (any national group).

Application Deadline
The 2018 application deadline is Friday, 27th July 2018.

Application Requirements
The application must include:

  • The name and  location of  your institution;
  • The type of research  being carried out e.g. PhD, taught Masters etc.;
  • Which year of your research a bursary would support;
  • A statement of how you hope to spend any bursary awarded;
  • A project proposal which describes the project subject, time scale and proposed field area (if any);
  • A statement of other funding you have or will receive in respect of your research/studies;
  • A C.V.

Please send bursary applications by email to the Education and Publicity Secretary at bursary@iah-ireland.org. Applications will not be considered without the full requirements described above.


Upon completion of  their funded activity, successful applicants will be expected to submit a short written report and  should be available to present the work at an IAH technical discussion meeting (TDM) or at the Early Career Hydrogeologist Network (ECHN) session of the Annual IAH (Irish Group) Conference.