1 College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies Prizes and Awards 2009/2010
2 Page2 Contents THE DR. AND MRS. W. A. BROWNE SCHOLARSHIP... 3 THE BUTTERWORTHS LAW PRIZE... 3 DEAN S AWARD FOR BEST FINAL YEAR PROJECT IN BA (INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY)... 4 HAMILTON PRIZES (Royal Irish Academy)... 4 THE MONSIGNOR HYNES PRIZE FOR CELTIC ARCHAEOLOGY... 5 THE IRISH TIMES PRIZE IN MEDIA LAW*... 5 ITALIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE PRIZE FOR PROFICIENCY IN ITALIAN... 5 THE RORY KAVANAGH BURSARY... 5 THE SIR JOSEPH LARMOR PRIZE... 6 THE LABHRÁS Ó NUALLÁIN PRIZE... 6 THE PEEL PRIZES... 6 THE SALVATORE SFERRA MEMORIAL PRIZE... 7 THE SWEET AND MAXWELL PRIZE... 7 Postgraduate Awards... 8 SPARÁNACHT MHICHÍL CÍOSÓG... 8 THE MICHAEL CUSACK BURSARY... 8 DR. PADDY MORIARTY FUND... 8 PHELAN CONAN LTD. PRIZE... 9 DUAIS (BONN QIR) RAIDIQ NA GAELTACHTA... 9 RTE SCHOLARSHIPS... 9 LOUIS & NELLIE SIEG AND FRANK G. & GERTRUDE DUNLAP SCHOLARSHIP FUND... 9 SPARÁNACHT Uí EITHIR POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS (2) IN WOMEN S STUDIES... 10
3 Page3 THE DR. AND MRS. W. A. BROWNE SCHOLARSHIP (A Scholarship originally founded and endowed by Dr. W. A. Browne, on behalf of, and in memory of his wife, Charlotte Browne, F.L.S., is awarded each year, to the value of 1,000. Dr. Browne was a student of Queen s College, Galway, and graduated with a B.A. in Queen s University of Ireland in 1853; and an M.A. in He was a member of the British War Office Headquarters Staff, ; he retired 1897, and died on 15th July, 1904). 1. An examination for this Scholarship will be held in May. Intending candidates must lodge their entries for the Scholarship with the Dept. not later than the First Day of April A candidate must, in the Session in which he/she applies for the Scholarship, have attended the lectures prescribed to students of his/her College and year in French and German in this University. 3. The Scholarship is open to any matriculated student of the University, who was born in Ireland, including Northern Ireland, or born of Irish parents, if at date of entry for Examination not more than three years have elapsed since his or her Matriculation (or equivalent Examination). 4. (a) The Scholarship will be awarded in the first instance to candidates who reach the prescribed degree of proficiency in both the French and German languages, a competent colloquial knowledge of each language being required. (b) If in any year no candidate reaches the prescribed degree of proficiency in both these languages, the Scholarship for that year may be awarded to a candidate who has reached the prescribed degree of proficiency in either language. (c) Should one candidate or more reach the prescribed degree of proficiency in French and one candidate or more reach the prescribed degree of proficiency in German, the Scholarship may be divided between the candidate who obtains the highest marks in French and the candidate who obtains the highest marks in German as Údarás na hollscoile on the recommendation of the Academic Council, may decide. (d) The prescribed degree of proficiency. A minimum of 50. shall be required in all cases, in either or both languages. 5. The Scholarship shall be held for one Session only, but the successful candidate, if otherwise qualified, may compete in succeeding Sessions, provided that no student shall hold the Scholarship more than three times. 6. The Scholarship may be held along with any other Scholarship. 7. The Scholarship will be paid in June. 8. Údarás na hollscoile retains the power of withholding the whole or of awarding only a portion of the Scholarship, if sufficient merit be not shown. In case the whole or part of the Scholarship be not expended in any year, Údarás na hollscoile shall apply the money so accruing to the purpose of giving an additional Scholarship in the next or following years in the same subjects and under the same regulations. THE BUTTERWORTHS LAW PRIZE 1. The value of the Prize is 127 worth of legal and tax texts, published by Butterworths. 2. The Prize is awarded annually at the B.A. Honours, Degree Examination to the candidate who passes the examination on the first attempt and who achieves the highest aggregate of marks in all the components of the subject Legal Science in the Second and Final Arts Years, provided that the candidate reaches a Second Class Honours, Grade I, standard in the subject Legal Science in the examination.
4 Page4 DEAN S AWARD FOR BEST FINAL YEAR PROJECT IN BA (INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY) The award is sponsored by the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies and is presented to the student deemed to have the best final year project in the BA (Information Technology). The value of the award is 200. HAMILTON PRIZES (ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY) The Royal Irish Academy/Acadamh Ríoga na hpireann (National Committee for Mathematics) has obtained sponsorship from DePfa Bank Europe plc, a German financial institution with headquarters in the IFSC in Dublin, to provide prizes 104 annually to students of Mathematics in each of the nine Irish Universities and to fund an annual lecture, the Hamilton Lecture, to be given by a distinguished international mathematician. The sponsorship commenced in 2002 and is to be provided for the next five years. The student prize will be called the Hamilton Prize in Mathematics and is worth 1,000 to each student. It is hoped that both of these initiatives will form part of a new range of activities to celebrate Hamilton s life and contribution to Mathematics and will as far as possible be scheduled on or around October 16th, the day Hamilton scratched his fundamental formula for quaternion multiplication on Broome Bridge in Dublin. Nine prizes will be awarded each year. Each University Mathematics School will be invited to nominate its best. student in the penultimate year of undergraduate mathematical studies. It is not envisaged that the prize within each University be restricted to.single honours. students of Mathematics, or indeed that any special competition be devised. The selection of the best student will normally be based either on the results of the annual assessment of the year s performance or on the best performance in the ordinary University examinations in Mathematics at the end of the penultimate year. However, it is left to the discretion of the School of Mathematics in each of the Universities to decide on the most appropriate method of selecting which student should be awarded the prize in each case. It is envisaged that each School will publicise the award, and announce the criteria used to determine the prize-winner within each University. The Academy wishes to receive from each Head of School the name of one, and only one, prizewinning student by the end of June each year, on completion of the student s penultimate year of study of Mathematics. The Academy intends to hold a prize-giving ceremony in Academy House on or near October 16th in each year, the anniversary of Hamilton s famous walk. It is expected that all nine prize-winners, who should then be in their final year of study, will attend this ceremony. Hamilton Lecture The Academy is in a position, thanks to the sponsorship of DePfa Bank, to fund the visit of an eminent mathematician from abroad to participate in the day s activities. This person, possibly a Fields Medallist or a mathematician of similar stature, will deliver a public lecture at a venue in central Dublin. He/she will also present the Hamilton Prizes to the students. It may also be possible to have the visitor deliver a seminar in Academy House, to an invited audience of professional mathematicians, around the same time. Further details will be advised when available.
5 Page5 THE MONSIGNOR HYNES PRIZE FOR CELTIC ARCHAEOLOGY 1. The Prize has been founded in remembrance of the Right Rev. Monsignor John Hynes, M.A., B.D., LL.D., former Secretary and President of the University, and first Professor of Celtic Archaeology. 2. The Prize, originally paid out of the accumulated interest on the surplus of the Monsignor Hynes Presentation Fund, is now valued at Where circumstances so justify, Údarás na hollscoile may award more than one prize. 4. The Prize will be awarded on the results of the B.A. (Honours) Examination in Celtic Archaeology. 5. The Prize will not be awarded save on the recommendation of the Examiners. THE IRISH TIMES PRIZE IN MEDIA LAW* The Prize, valued at 1,000, was established by the Irish Times in The Prize will be awarded annually to the student who achieves the highest mark in the subject Media Law at the Summer Examination Session in any one of the following examinations: Final Arts, Second and Final B.C.L., Second and Final LL.B., provided the candidate passes overall in the examination in question and that the College is satisfied that a satisfactory standard has been reached. *Funding for the Prize to be confirmed ITALIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE PRIZE FOR PROFICIENCY IN ITALIAN Each academic year the Italian Cultural Institute awards this Prize to the student chosen by the School of Languages, Literature and Cultures (Italian) on the basis of the annual examinations in Italian. THE RORY KAVANAGH BURSARY The Bursary has been made possible by a generous donation from the family of the late Rory Kavanagh ( ), a 1993 B.A. graduate of National University of Ireland, Galway, who spent the academic year in Italy, in the University of Bologna under the ERASMUS Student Mobility Programme. The Bursary, valued at 2,540, will be awarded annually to assist a student of Italian in spending the Third Arts year in an Italian university. It will be awarded on the nomination of the Professor of Italian/Head of Italian (within the School of Languages, Literature and Cultures), in accordance with a selection scheme approved by the Academic Council, to a full-time undergraduate student of Italian who has passed the second year examinations in the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies.
6 Page6 THE SIR JOSEPH LARMOR PRIZE The Prize was founded, under the Trusts of the Will of the late Sir Joseph Larmor, F.R.S., former Professor of Natural Philosophy at Queen s College, Galway, in remembrance of his Professorship in that College. The Prize will be awarded in the National University of Ireland, Galway, each year on the results of the B.A. or B.Sc. (Hons) Examination in ONE of the following degree subjects, Mathematics, Mathematical Physics, Experimental Physics or degree subjects in Physics in which Experimental Physics is a major component. The successful candidate must take out a course leading to the M.A., M.Sc., or Ph.D., degree, or other approved course of study, in one of the subjects of the Degree Examination of which he/she has been awarded the Prize. The course may be taken out either in National University of Ireland, Galway, or in a University approved by the Professor of the subject. THE LABHRÁS Ó NUALLÁIN PRIZE The Labhrás Ó Nualláin Prize, is awarded to the student who achieves the highest mark in Development Economics, which is a final year course offered to B.A. and B.Comm. Students. The award which amounts to 325 was bequeathed by Professor Labhrás Ó Nualláin who lectured in Economics in this University from 1953 until 1970, and was Professor of Economics from 1970 to He was an acknowledged specialist in Economic Development, both national and international. THE PEEL PRIZES Two Prizes (originally founded by Sir Robert Peel) value 1000 each, are offered each year for competition among candidates who are Matriculated students of the National University of Ireland, and who have not obtained in any preceding year credit for a course or a part of a course leading to an Examination in the National University or in any other University. One Prize is offered in English Composition and the other in Geometry. The course for the Examination in Geometry is the Honours Course for the Leaving Certificate Examination. The Examinations will be held in the Michaelmas term. Due notice of the arrangements for these Examinations will be posted on one of the College notice boards. A Peel Prize will not be awarded unless some candidate reaches the standard fixed by the Examiner. A Peel Prize will not be paid unless the successful candidate thereof is a student of the College. A Peel Prize in Geometry will not be paid unless the successful candidate thereof has taken out a Course in Mathematics.
7 Page7 THE SALVATORE SFERRA MEMORIAL PRIZE Dott. Antonio Castelli, formerly a member of the discipline area of Romance Languages ( ), originally endowed this prize in memory of his uncle, Salvatore Sferra (Naples). The value of the prize is now 300. The purpose of the prize is to encourage competence in Italian and is awarded each year to that Second Arts or other student who, in the judgement of the staff of Italian, is deemed to have made the most significant progress. THE SWEET AND MAXWELL PRIZE The Prize consists of Sweet and Maxwell and Stevens and Sons books currently to the value of 191. The Prize is awarded annually to the student who achieves first place at the First Arts Examination in Legal Science provided the student passes clearly the First Arts Examination in its entirety.
8 Page8 Postgraduate Awards SPARÁNACHT MHICHÍL CÍOSÓG 1. Bunaíodh an Sparánacht i dtús báire ag an Ollscoil, i gcomhar le Comhairle Chontae an Chláir agus Bord Chumann Lúthchleas Gael an Chláir, i gcomóradh ar Mhicheál Cíosóg, bunaitheoir Chumann Lúthchleas Gael, agus an cothrom 150 bliain ó saolaíodh é i gcarn, Co. an Chláir in Is í is aidhm don Sparánacht tacaíocht a thabhairt do mhac léinn le dul i mbun tionscnaimh thaighde don M.Litt. ar ghné éigin d oidhreacht chultúrtha an Chláir, agus is iad an Chomhairle, an Ollscoil agus Bord Chumann Lúthchleas Gael an Chláir a ghlanfaidh an costas. Don chéad uair eile, tá sé i gceist go mbainfidh an tionscnamh taighde le gné éigin de stair Chumann Lúthchleas Gael sa Chlár. 2. Is fiú 10,000 san iomlán (maitheamh táillí an chúrsa san áireamh) an Sparánacht per annum. Mairfidh sí go ceann dhá bhliain, faoi réir dul chun 108 cinn sásúil a bheith á dhéanamh ag an sealbhóir. Ní cheadófar don sealbhóir bheith ag an am chéanna i seilbh Dheontais Ardoideachais ó Údarás Áitiúil. 3. Beidh ar an sealbhóir clárú go lánaimseartha don chéim M.Litt., faoi na gnáthchoinníollacha, faoi stiúrú na Scoile cuí. THE MICHAEL CUSACK BURSARY 1. The Bursary was originally established by the University, in association with Clare Co. Council and the Clare GAA Co. Board, to mark the sesquicentenary of the birth of Michael Cusack, founder of Cumann Lúthchleas Gael in Carron, Co. Clare in The Bursary, financed by the Council, the University and the Clare GAA Co. Board, will support a student engaged in an M.Litt. research project on some aspect of the cultural heritage of Clare. For the next award it is intended that the research project will focus on some aspect of the history of the GAA in Clare. 2. The Bursary amounts to a total value of 10,000 (including remission of course fees) per annum and will be tenable for two years, subject to satisfactory progress. The holder shall not at the same time hold a Local Authority Higher Education Grant. 3. The holder will be required to register fulltime for the M.Litt. degree under the normal conditions, under the direction of the appropriate School. DR. PADDY MORIARTY FUND The ESB have agreed to fund the establishment of the Dr. Paddy Moriarty Fund in memory of the former Chief Executive and Cathaoirleach of the ESB. The Fund will support three postgraduate fellowships, with a preference for Ph.D. programmes, although Masters Degree support would not be ruled out, to be known as the Paddy Moriarty Fellowships, in the amount of!20,000 per annum for the next ten years. The Fellowships will be tenable in Engineering, Quality, Innovation, Labour Economics/Labour Law/Industrial Relations, or Irish Studies (including Gaeilge), preference to be given
9 Page9 in the first year to a Ph.D. student in Electrical Engineering. One new award will be made each year and, in steady state, three such fellowships will be supported at any given time. In addition, support from the Fund will be given to Irish arts activities in the University, in the amount of 12,000 per annum. PHELAN CONAN LTD. PRIZE The Prize has been made possible by a generous donation by Phelan Conan 109 Limited who have a long association with the University and are the supplier of academic robes for all graduation ceremonies. The Prize will be awarded annually for a distinguished publication, in the form of a book, monograph or essay on the Irish language, Irish folklore or the history of the Irish language, by a postgraduate student of the University. The value of the prize is 500. DUAIS (BONN QIR) RAIDIQ NA GAELTACHTA Duais bhliantúil í seo á bronnadh ag Raidió na Gaeltachta, mar gheall ar an dlúthcheangal idir an Cúrsa Ard-Dioplóma i gcumarsáid Fheidhmeach agus leas an Raidió. Bronnfar í gach bliain ar an mac léinn is fearr a chruthaíonn i scrúduithe an Ard-Dioplóma. RTE SCHOLARSHIPS The University participates in a scheme introduced by the RTE Authority in 1989 for the award of Scholarships to candidates who will undertake research, at Masters or Ph.D. level, into the social impact of broadcasting. Further information may be obtained from the Admissions Office. LOUIS & NELLIE SIEG AND FRANK G. & GERTRUDE DUNLAP SCHOLARSHIP FUND For travel to the International Congress on Medieval Studies (hosted by the Medieval institute, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA) The Louis & Nellie Sieg and Frank G. & Gertrude Dunlap Scholarship Fund has been established by an endowment from the LoPrete Family Foundation in order to support a student(s) or a researcher(s) in Medieval Studies at the National University of Ireland, Galway, to attend the International Congress on Medieval Studies which meets annually in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Grants are up to a maximum of US.$1,500 per recipient. Recipients are selected annually by a panel of academics convened by the Director of the MA in Medieval Studies, and are required to submit a brief report of their activities to the Galway University Foundation. Preference normally will be given to students pursuing a postgraduate degree 110 (M.A., M. Litt./Phil., Ph.D.) in a medieval field (specific discipline open), who either are presenting a paper at the Congress or who can demonstrate the need to consult research resources available in the Kalamazoo area (most notably, at the D.B. Waldo Library of WMU, the Cistercian Studies Institute, or the Richard Rawlinson Center Library). A promising student who is attending the Congress but not presenting a paper may also be chosen. Postgraduate student(s) normally will be given preference over other researchers, such as
10 Page10 postdoctoral researchers or other members of academic staff, who may be planning to present a paper, do research, or attend a board meeting of an academic journal or society held at the Congress. It is possible that no award will be made in some years. SPARÁNACHT UÍ EITHIR Bunaíodh an Sparánacht seo i 1995 i gcuimhne ar Bhreandán i heithir, craoltóir, iriseoir, scríbhneoir, agus iar-mhacléinn de chuid an Ollscoil, le síntiúis óna chairde. Is fiú 1,524 an Sparánacht agus bronnfar í gach bliain ar mhac léinn iarchéime lánaimseartha i ndámh na ndán san Ollscoil atá sa chéad/dara/tríú bliain den Ph.D. nó sa chéad/dara bliain den M.A. (Modh A) nó sa dara bliain den M.A. (Modh B)/M.Phil. Roinn an Bhéarla agus Roinn na Gaeilge na príomhranna as a roghnófar iarrthóirí. Ag brath ar an réimse taighde a bheadh i gceist, d fhéadfadh ranna eile (m.sh. Stair nó Polaitíocht agus Socheolaíocht) a bheith san áireamh freisin le haghaidh na sparánachta. Is iad na réimsí taighde atá i gceist: cúrsaí litríochta (Gaeilge nó Béarla) a bhaineas le hpirinn go príomha. Cuirfear san áireamh freisin réimsí eile léinna dhíreos ar léann, ar chultúr agus ar shochaí na hpireann. Tabharfaidh an t-iarrthóir a roghnófar seimineár in ábhar a chuid taighde le linn thréimhse na sparánachta. Beidh an sparánacht seo de bhreis ar aon deontas, scoláireacht nó eile a bheas ag an té a roghnófar. POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS (2) IN WOMEN S STUDIES Each Scholarship will be for a maximum amount of 12,000 per annum for three years leading to the degree of Ph.D. in Women s Studies. Broad research areas within Women s Studies include: " Women s Creative Practices: Irish Women s Writing and Literary History; Feminist Literary/Theory; comparative women s creative practices; women and Irish-Australia. " Women s activism (local and global); Women and Governance; Women and International Affairs. Application forms and further details are available from Women s Studies.