Clonmel Show creates bursary

Clonmel Show’s main aim is the promotion of all agriculture and equine-related activities through the holding of an annual show on the first Sunday of July. To further these objectives, Clonmel Show has created a Bursary.

Clonmel Show’s main aim is the promotion of all agriculture and equine-related activities through the holding of an annual show on the first Sunday of July. To further these objectives, Clonmel Show has created a Bursary.

This will be known as the Clonmel Show and Agricultural Society Bursary. It aims to promote development and research across a range of agricultural, horticultural and equine disciplines that mirror the interests of the Clonmel Show and its exhibitors.

The terms of reference for the bursary is not an exhaustive list but is essential for any applicant to keep in mind. Further information may be found at the frequently asked questions section of the bursary website at www.clonmelshow.ie/bursary/faqs

Clonmel Show and Agricultural Society aims to identify five successful bursary recipients annually; The total bursary fund will be a maximum of €15,000 in any one year; The number of bursaries awarded will be at the discretion of the selection committee but subject to a maximum of 5 bursaries.

Applications for consideration will be forwarded to and considered by a (Bursary Committee) panel of judges. This committee is independent of Clonmel Show. The Bursary Committee will assess applications under the following criteria - quality of the applicant; quality of the proposed project; the demonstrated link of the proposed project with Clonmel Show and Agricultural Society activity: Bursaries will only be awarded to projects that are deemed relevant to the ethos and interests of the Clonmel Show and Agricultural Society, and broadly speaking will be in the fields of agriculture, horticulture and equine studies.

The bursary may be used to fund studies/research at home or abroad. The selection committee may decide to award no bursary if they find no candidate of sufficient merit.

Applicants must submit an electronic copy of all relevant material as detailed at www.clonmelshow.ie/bursary

Consideration will only be given to applicants from within the catchment area (20 miles) of the Clonmel Show. The relevant area can be seen on the map outlined at www.clonmelshow.ie/bursary-map

Applicants must have reached their 18th birthday at the time of application; canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification. Clonmel Show and Agricultural Society may from time to time vary these terms of reference.

The management committee of Clonmel Horse and Agricultural Society will review the bursary scheme annually.

Successful candidates will be required to present a resume of studies/research tour to the show committee. 50% of the bursary will be paid on the award and 50% on completion of the project.

The deadline for submission is Friday, 7th October.