Working for People with Sight Loss

Gerard Byrne Bursary

NCBI is keen to remedy the low levels of students who are blind or vision impaired attending third-level education by offering financial support through the Gerard Byrne Bursary.

celebrations of Gerard Byrne Bursary 2020 awardees


Our annual Gerard Byrne Bursary is for students who are blind or vision impaired entering into or currently in full time third level education. The annual bursary is awarded to the value of €1,500 per annum for the duration of their undergraduate degree. As part of this Bursary, NCBI may offer a 6-month internship to one bursary recipient annually, helping them to gain work experience to further prepare for employment.

Applications for 2020-2021 are now closed but new applications for academic year 2021-2022 will be open in May 2021.

For more information on the Bursary, email [email protected]

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