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Funded Research Opportunities

There are four funded research postgraduate opportunities at the moment. Please check back again soon as new opportunities may arise.

Candidates applying for the first two Scholarships below must email the supervisor directly. Click on the link for details.

Candidates applying for the last two Scholarship below must apply through the WIT admissions process. Please download Application Form here

Title Closing Date
Optimum stocking rate on the grazing platform of fragmented dairy farms 15th June 2017 at 5pm GMT
Optimising Winter oilseed rape management in a mild climate 16th June 2017 at 5pm GMT
Evaluation of an exercise intervention for peripheral arterial disease delivered in a higher education fitness centre setting 13th July 2017 at 5pm GMT
Innovative food structures to enhance the sensory experience, the nutrient profile and nutrient bioavailability for older people 14th July 2017 at 5pm GMT

Why choose WIT?

WIT is a university-level education institution in the south-east of Ireland. It has over 10,000 students and 1,000 staff, and it supports a thriving research culture. Areas of R&D expertise include ICT, bio-pharma, eco-innovation, materials science, regional development, and health sciences. Researchers in WIT have substantial experience in coordinating projects and securing funding in these areas at national and EU level, with the Institute securing €20 million directly since 2007, while being involved in projects totalling over €140 million.

As a result of its work on collaborative research projects, WIT has built extensive alliances with leading industrial and academic partners across Europe. In working with local SMEs, the Institute plays a significant role in the South-East region’s economic development by creating an eco-system of research, industry and entrepreneurship. WIT also encompasses a purpose-built centre for commercialisation and business incubation in its ArcLabs facility, as well as dedicated research support and technology transfer offices.

Our commitment to excellence in research

WIT was the first Institute of Technology in Ireland to receive the "HR Excellence in Research" designation from the European Commission. This award acknowledges WIT as a stimulating work environment for researchers, providing attractive working conditions and equipping researchers with the broad skills and experience necessary to develop their research careers. Read more about our HR Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R).