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 the 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 Consultant-Student Bursaries in recent years:

David Ball HydrogeologistCDM SmithConsultant Geologist Dr. Robert Meehan

O'Callaghan Moran & AssociatesMinerex Environmental Ltd.Parkmore Environmental Services

Past Bursary Recipients

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Bursaries awarded in 2021
Bursaries awarded in 2020

Bursary Awards

Activities to be funded include, but are not limited to:

• A groundwater research project as part of a postgraduate course;
• Participation in a groundwater course (e.g. a hydrogeology MSc. or a short training course);
• Presentation of a paper or poster on a groundwater topic at a conference or workshop.

Applicants for the bursary scheme must fulfil 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 Requirements

The application must include all of the following requirements:

  • 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 Secretary at education@iah-ireland.org. Applications will not be considered without the full requirements described above.

The next deadline for receipt of applications is Friday 19th March 2021.


Successful applicants will be expected to submit a short written report on completion of their funded activity and may be invited to present at an IAH Technical Discussion Meeting (TDM) or present a poster at the Annual IAH (Irish Group) Conference.

Download the 2021 Bursary Notice