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Postgraduate StudiesFunded Research Opportunities

Funded Research Opportunities

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

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

Funding Agency Title Closing Date
Teagasc Optimum stocking rate on the grazing platform of fragmented dairy farms 15th June 2017 at 5pm GMT
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Optimising Winter oilseed rape management in a mild climate 16th June 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).