Education Bursary

Students who wish to embark on a career in conservation may apply for an ICRI Education Bursary.

The deadline for receipt of applications for the forthcoming academic year is the 30th June. 


Application Criteria

  1. Applicants must be either born on the island of Ireland and/or be long-term residents (min. 5 years) of the island of Ireland. Proof of status must be submitted with application (eg. education history/ job references).

  1. Bursaries will be awarded to students wishing to undertake a recognised full-time conservation course. Applications for online or part-time universty degree or diploma programmes may also be considered.

  1. An application letter requesting funding, together with an up-to-date CV and a breakdown of costs (fees, accommodation, travel expenses, materials), should be submitted at least 3 months before the commencement of the course.

  1. Where relevant, references for voluntary/student work undertaken should be given.

  1. A letter from the relevant institution, confirming the offer of a place should accompany the application. In the case of second year students, this should be accompanied by a letter from the course tutor confirming successful completion of the previous year.

  1. The Board will consider all applications. Where necessary further information may be requested from an applicant.

  1. In the case of multiple applications, monies may be awarded to qualifying applicants depending on sectoral needs.

  1. Candidates will be informed of the outcome of their application as soon as possible, no later than the commencement of their course.

How to apply

Compile an application letter requesting funding. Include a breakdown of costs (fees, accommodation, travel expenses, materials) and supporting documents as outlined in the application criteria.

Send the letter of application, an up-to-date CV and supporting documents to

Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application as soon as possible.

The amount of money awarded to each student is dependent on the funds available. Should additional funds become available, the Board may decide to make additional awards to applicants. The decision of the Board is final.