UCC based institute launch new bursary to mark 40th anniversary

Tyndall National Institute, based at University College Cork, has launched a new bursary to mark its 40th anniversary.

The annual Wrixon Research Excellence Bursaries will be presented to Tyndall based postgraduate students in recognition of research excellence in new deep-tech discoveries and next generation innovations that address global challenges in ICT, health, agri-tech, the environment, and energy.

The leading European research centre is behind some of Ireland’s most advanced research, particularly in electronics and photonics, semiconductors and chip technology.

The substantial bursary awards were made possible through the generosity of Professor Gerry Wrixon, past President of UCC and the founding father of Tyndall. They will support international study visits and the promotion or recognition of research excellence within Tyndall’s postgraduates. At least two study and one travel bursaries will be awarded annually.

The first recipients of the awards will be announced in September 2022.

The bursary was launched at a special event to celebrate 40 years of research excellence at Tyndall, hosted by Professor William Scanlon, CEO.

Speaking at the event, Professor Scanlon, said:

“There is no better way to mark 40 years of innovation and cutting-edge research in electronics and photonics here at Tyndall than to recognise, promote and support further research excellence within our postgraduate community. We hope that it will inspire and support people to continue their important research. Now more than ever, we need to nurture, develop and retain our ground-breaking researchers to ensure that we continue to be at the forefront of ICT research, innovation and advanced training in Ireland.”


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