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Funded Research Opportunities

There are currently 2 funded research postgraduate opportunities- please check back again soon as new opportunities may arise.

Funding Agency Project Title Closing Date
WIT PhD Scholarship Design, synthesis and evaluation of novel organocatalysts towards the synthesis of biologically active oxindoles 07.06.2016 at 5pm
Waterford City and County Council Measuring the impact of a Smarter Travel programme targeting school-children in Waterford City 03.06.2016 at 5pm
HSE South-South East

Examining urinary catheter drainage systems in the community setting: a randomised controlled trial

10.06.2016 at 5pm
HSE South-East East

Using a mixed methods approach to examine a recovery model in mental health services

10.06.2016 at 5pm
HSE South-East East A Retrospective Case Analysis of Serious Untoward Incidents in Mental Health Services 10.06.2016 at 5pm


More information

Further information on the application and selection process is available in the Postgraduate Research Applications section of our website.

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).