The Institute begins 2021 by providing excellent research postgraduate opportunities to students with 16 new scholarships (15 PhD, 1 Research Masters)
Since 1994, PhD students have graduated from Waterford Institute of Technology in various disciplines from ICT to business and health sciences and for 2021 WIT has announced 15 new and exciting PhD scholarships and 1 Research Masters Scholarship.
These scholarships are unique funded opportunities that have been designed and developed by leading academics in WIT, many in conjunction with senior industry executives and professional associations partners. Each have been designed to encapsulate the requirements of impactful research across a broad spectrum of disciplines and industries.
New and evolving fields of research
Dr Mark White, Vice-President for Research, Innovation & Graduate Studies welcomes the scholarships and outlines the core research areas. “Our focus in WIT is on priority research areas such as ICT and digital, bio-pharma, eco-innovation, materials science, regional development, health sciences, applied social sciences and public policy, and humanities reflecting the needs and strengths of our region and addressing many of the national priorities. We continue to focus and develop our research strengths whilst constantly building capacity, competence and capability in new and evolving fields of research through scholarships initiatives such as these”, he comments.
Selection of co-funded scholarships
13 of these PhD scholarships are research based in diverse disciplines, 3 PhD scholarships are industry or NGO co-fund scholarships and the research Masters is an industry co-fund. For more information on the project topics see the funded opportunities section of the website.
Each PhD scholarship aligns with international best practice ensuring the scheme will not only generate impactful research outputs but will also allow students the opportunity to engage in a range of training and professional development opportunities.
Each successful PhD scholarship and industry co-fund scholarship recipient will receive a stipend of €60,000 over the four-year period of their studies, will also benefit from their fees being covered for four years as well as having a small expense budget. To apply for the PhD and Masters scholarships visit the postgraduate funded opportunities page.
All scholarship competitions will close at 4pm (Irish time) on 15 January 2021.