Bursary applications sought Clonmel Show scheme

Clonmel Horse Show and Agricultural Society is inviting applications for its 2013/2014 bursary scheme for projects promoting research and development in the fields of agriculture, horticulture, equine and rural enterprise.

Clonmel Horse Show and Agricultural Society is inviting applications for its 2013/2014 bursary scheme for projects promoting research and development in the fields of agriculture, horticulture, equine and rural enterprise.

The scheme has a €15,000 fund and the closing date for applications is Friday, October 11.

The Society says proposals for feasibility studies, study travel and structured academic, practical or market based research relating to farm enterprise, agri-tourism or home industries are especially welcome.

All applications will be examined by a panel of judges, who will award the bursaries. The judges operate totally independent of the Clonmel Show Society. Applicants will be required to make a presentation on their individual projects to the judges.

Minister of State Tom Hayes, who launched the 2013/2014 bursary scheme at Hotel Minella in Clonmel, praised Clonmel Show committee on their initiative in funding and organising such an innovative scheme and wished future award winners success in the pursuit of their projects.

Eleven bursaries have been awarded under scheme since it was set up in 2011.

Further information is available on the Clonmel Show website www.clonmelshow.ie/bursary

Bursary applications will be accepted in electronic format only. Application forms are available on the website and should be completed in full.