The Mary Maher Bursary

  • 26 Apr 2022

The bursary will support aspiring journalists in Ireland from under-represented backgrounds.

Applications for the Irish Times Mary Maher Bursary 2022 are now open.

This bursary has been set up in memory of Mary Maher, pioneering journalist, feminist activist and social justice campaigner. The bursary is for students from backgrounds under-represented in the media and who face challenges in achieving a degree in journalism to pursue a career as a journalist.

The bursary will include:

  • A contribution to cover the student charges for the duration of a journalism primary degree
  • Financial assistance towards accommodation/living expenses during the academic year
  • A practical paid work placement across Group titles during college holidays each year
  • Mentoring from an experienced journalist
  • The opportunity of a fixed-term contract in The Irish Times Group following successful completion of their studies

Find out more and access the application.

The closing date is Friday 20 May.

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