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Ray Murphy
(1952 - 2007)

Ray Murphy Bursary

About the Ray Murphy Memorial Bursary
With funding from The Atlantic Philanthropies, The Ray Murphy Memorial Bursary was established to honour Ray Murphy's commitment to developing philanthropy, social finance and the wider non-profit sector in Ireland.

The Bursary was launched by Clann Credo - the Social Investment Fund and Philanthropy Ireland to encourage postgraduate research into philanthropy, social finance and related areas.

Postgraduate students (part-time or full-time), intending to pursue either a taught or research postgraduate programme in a third-level institution on the island of Ireland, may apply.

Eligible areas of concentration include philanthropy, social finance, charities regulation, social enterprise/ entrepreneurship, not-for-profit management or other relevant topics, as approved by the Bursary Committee.

Successful applicants will receive

  • The opportunity to pursue advanced study in the area of philanthropy and/or social finance and to advance learning in what is to date an underdeveloped field in Ireland

  • €10,000 bursary

  • The opportunity to present and disseminate their research to relevant stakeholders in the fields of philanthropy and social finance
  • Fee waiver at participating universities (visit our news page for details)
Ray Murphy (1952 – 2007)

Ray was a pioneer of Irish philanthropy and social finance .

Through his work with The Atlantic Philanthropies and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, he worked in Ireland and throughout the world supporting organisations working with disadvantaged and vulnerable people.

Ray served as Chief Executive and, later, as a Board member of Philanthropy Ireland. He was also a founding member and Chairman of Clann Credo--the Social Investment Fund.                                      

Philanthropy Ireland is the association of philanthropic organisations in Ireland. Our overarching purpose is to support and develop philanthropy in Ireland.
 Clann Credo - The Social Investment Fund provides affordable loan finance to community, voluntary and charitable organisations, community businesses and social enterprises throughout Ireland. It has also supported projects in Kosovo, Slovenia, Romania and South Africa.
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