The Atlantic Philanthropies

Atlantic Philanthropies has made a major contribution to the strategic development of NUI Galway through its innovative program of support for Research at 3rd and 4th level. 

Funds from The Atlantic Philanthropies  are dispersed through the Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions (PRTLI) helped establish the National Centre for Biomedical Engineering Science (NCBES), the Environmental Change Institute (ECI), the Moore Institute in the Humanities as well as a major expansion of Marine Sciences.

Further Capital Grants from Atlantic Philanthropies have assisted the completion of the J.E. Cairnes Graduate School of Business (2005), University Sports and Cultural Centre (2008) and new Engineering Building (completion 2011).


In recent years Atlantic Philanthropies have provided core funding for the establishment of three new Research Centres:

1. The Irish Centre for Social Gerontology

2. The Child & Family Research & Policy Unit

3. Centre for Disability Law and Policy

In 2010, Atlantic Philanthropies announced that it would partner with NUI Galway and Galway University Foundation in funding a new building to accommodate the three centres outlined above. This will integrate the research capacity of the three centres into a new and unique Lifecourse Institute



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