There are currently 8 WIT PhD Scholarships available. Please click here for details of the projects and the application process.
You will also find below details of 1 PhD student vacancy in the AIB Centre for Finance & Business Research and 1 Teagasc Walsh Fellowship. Be sure to check back regularly for details of further funded research vacancies as they become available.
AIB Centre for Business & Finance Research
The School of Business of Waterford Institute of Technology in conjunction with the AIB Centre for Finance and Business Research are pleased to invite applications for a full time PhD scholarship under the theme of Behavioural Finance which will commence in October 2013.
More details on this theme are available from the Centre’s website at www.cfbr.ie
The PhD scholarship will cover the following:
payment of fees plus a travel/conference bursary and a stipend to cover some research assistant duties up to a maximum of €14,000 per annum in total for a four year period.
Applicants must hold either a Masters degree by research or a taught Masters degree (with a first class or upper second class honour) which has a significant Finance /Economics component.
Applicants who are not native English speakers must have one of two English language qualifications- TOEFL/IELTS with a minimum score in TOEFL of 550 or IELTS of 6.5.
How to apply
Download the Postgraduate Application form below and send together with a cover letter to:
Ms Avril Kelly, Postgraduate Research Admissions, Waterford Institute of Technology, Cork Road, Waterford.
Postgraduate Application Form
Closing Date: 10th June 2013
Interviews for short listed candidates will be held (via skype if necessary) on June 17th and 18th 2013
Queries in respect of the scholarship can be directed to the Co-coordinator of the Centre, Dr Sheila O ‘Donohoe at email@example.com
Code WF 2013177
Teagasc Walsh Fellowship
Profitability on grass based systems is driven by degree of grass utilization. This is influenced by increased growth and optimum management of that growth. Frequent measures of grass parameters, e.g. herbage yield, height, density will facilitate increased herbage production and utilization. However, traditionally such measurement on farm is limited. The potential use of ICT for grass measurement is dramatic. This project will test the potential for linking herbage measurement with a spatial dimension, thus allowing precise allocation of feed using GPS technology to be accomplished through a developed ICT tool, a smart phone and a grassland management Decision Support Tool (DST). Subsequent integration with ‘virtual fence’ technology will be evaluated experimentally. This approach will reduce the skill requirement around grass measurement, increase available information, provide an ICT dimension and spatial element to paddock performance and management. The PhD student will work alongside a team of researchers in Ireland, Scotland and France and industry, working within an EU-ICT Agri Project to test, evaluate and progress grazing tools targeted at achieving more precise grassland and grazing management. It will also allow the opportunity to investigate ‘virtual fence’ technology as a new means of controlled animal grazing.
Applicants should have a good primary degree (First or Second Class Honours) or M.Sc. in an appropriate discipline (Agricultural Science, Engineering or Bioinformatics). The successful candidate should be highly self-motivated with and be prepared for extended periods of field work with modern analytical equipment and also data analysis. A full EU driving licence is also required.
The PhD Fellowship is a joint research project between Teagasc Moorepark and Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT). The student will be based at the Teagasc Research Centre at Moorepark Co. Cork and will be registered at WIT, working under the supervision of Dr. Willie Donnelly in association with supervisors Dr. Bernadette O’Brien [TEAGASC] and Dr. Christina Umstatter [SRUC]). The fellowship will commence in Autumn, 2013. The fellowship provides a stipend of €22,000. University fees are paid by the student from the stipend which is tenable for 3 years.
Dr. Bernadette O’Brien, Livestock Systems Research Department, Teagasc Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork. Phone +353 (0) 25 42222
Ms Clare Mc Cormack, Research Support Unit, Waterford Institute of Technology. Phone +353 (0)51 845596
Please download and complete the WIT Postgraduate Application Form and submit together with a copy of your Curriculum Vitae and a letter of interest simultaneously to:
Closing Date: 14 June 2013