About us

The George Moore Scholars, a programme of The Ireland Funds, will support up to 300 outstanding students to undertake postgraduate study in the US, Canada, Europe and the UK, in the period 2020-30.

The Scholarships will be high-value, multi-annual awards (1-2 years depending on the programme of study).

Students may apply for either a research or a taught Master's degrees.

The George Moore Scholars will be selected from the higher education institutions on the island of Ireland.

The Scholarships are open to outstanding students (young adults and mature students) in all academic disciplines who expect to graduate from their primary degree in 2024 or who graduated from their primary degree in 2023. A limited number of Early Career Scholarships are available to candidates who have graduated in the last five years (from 2019 onwards) and who required specific work experience in order to apply for their Master's programme, e.g. for those applying to public policy or health policy programmes. Selected scholars are usually those who are judged to be likely to have a significant positive impact on an area that will support social, economic, cultural, artistic or economic development.

Applicants who are awarded a George Moore Scholarship may combine it with other sources of support or scholarship (e.g. a Fulbright Student Award).

Students may apply from the following institutions:

Dublin City University

National University of Ireland, Galway

Maynooth University

Queens University Belfast

Royal College of Surgeons Ireland

University College Cork

University College Dublin

University of Limerick

University of Ulster

Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin

Technological University Dublin

Munster Technological University

The Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT)

The National College of Art and Design (NCAD)

About The Ireland Funds

The Ireland Funds is a global philanthropic network established in 1976 to promote and support peace, culture, education and community development throughout the island of Ireland, and Irish-related causes around the world. It has benefited the work of thousands of different organisations, with both financial and non-financial support. Today, The Ireland Funds is one of the largest independent grant makers for the not-for-profit sector in Ireland.

Vital to The Ireland Funds mission is investing in programmes that widen access to and participation in high-quality education for students of all ages. The George Moore Scholars programme is just one example of how The Ireland Funds empowers individuals through education, creating opportunities for students to learn, grow, and realise their full potential.

The George Moore Scholars

The George Moore Scholars – Ruth Moore

The George Moore Scholars – Jack Cullen

The George Moore Scholars – Frances Logan

The George Moore Scholars – Celia Reynolds

The George Moore Scholars – Alex Fish

US-based Scholars are kindly supported by Sprintax in the preparation of US tax returns.

US-based Scholars are kindly supported by Sprintax in the preparation of US tax returns.