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offers are up for PhD Fellowship Positions within the topic “Optimising Winter oilseed rape management in a mild climate”. International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.
A key aim of the DAFM funded Opti-BC project is to develop an understanding of the factors impacting on the performance of OSR crops in Ireland and to develop crop management practices that will improve performance in our climate.
Teagasc – the Agriculture and Food Development Authority – is the national body providing integrated research, advisory and training services to the agriculture and food industry and rural communities.
Course Level: Fellowship is available to pursue PhD programme.
Study Subject: Fellowship is awarded within the topic: “Optimising Winter oilseed rape management in a mild climate”.
Scholarship Award: The PhD Fellowship is part of a joint research project between Teagasc, Oak Park and the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) with further support from ADAS in the UK. The student will be based, at Oak Park under the supervision of Dermot Forristal and registered with WIT under Tony Woodcock. Dr Peter Berry of ADAS will also be involved in the supervision of the work. The fellowship will start in August once a suitable candidate is available. The fellowship provides a stipend of €22,000. University fees are paid by the student from the stipend which is tenable for 4 years.
Number of Scholarships: Not Known
Scholarship can be taken in Ireland
Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:
- Applicants should have a good primary degree (First or Second Class Honours) or M.Sc. in an appropriate discipline (Agricultural Science, Crop Science, Plant Physiology or similar.). The successful candidate should be highly self-motivated and be prepared for extended periods of field work with accompanying lab and data analysis. The work will include a comprehensive survey of growers commercial crops and an extensive purpose-developed field trial programme.
Nationality: International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship programme.
College Admission Requirement
Entrance Requirements: Applicants should have a good primary degree (First or Second Class Honours) or M.Sc. in an appropriate discipline (Agricultural Science, Crop Science, Plant Physiology or similar.).
English language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.
How to Apply: Submit an electronic copy of Curriculum Vitae and a letter of interest simultaneously to Dr Tony Woodcock (twoodcock-at-wit.ie) and Mr Dermot Forristal (dermot.forristal-at-teagasc.ie).
Application Deadline: Scholarship application deadline is June 16, 2017.