Funded Research Postgraduate Opportunities at Waterford Institute of Technology

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Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) are currently offering 16 funded research postgraduate opportunities.

To apply for scholarships please download the Funded Research Postgraduate Application Form and return completed applications to rpgadmissions@wit.ie.

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Funded Research Postgraduate Opportunities at Waterford Institute of Technology

Title Closing Date
Hunger for foor, hunger for life: The inner spiritual world of women who have overcome eating disorders Friday 15 January 2021 at 4pm GMT (Irish time)
Exploring educator digital mindsets and identity in Technology Universities (TU) in Ireland Friday 15 January 2021 at 4pm GMT (Irish time)
Applications of Riordan arrays in the analysis of two-dimensional lattice walks and polygons Friday 15 January 2021 at 4pm GMT (Irish time)
Development of Smart Polymer Nanocomposites for Biodegradable Stent Applications Friday 15 January 2021 at 4pm GMT (Irish time)
eDEFRAIL (Diet and Exercise for Frailty): The effect of a remotely delivered exercise and nutrition intervention on clinical and biochemical markers of frailty in older adults Friday 15 January 2021 at 4pm GMT (Irish time)
Jockeys Transition into Retirement: A mixed methods study exploring Athletic Identity and Retirement Challenges Friday 15 January 2021 at 4pm GMT (Irish time)
Quantum machine learning for satellite and unmanned aerial vehicle network optimization and security – PhD Studentship in Quantum Technology Friday 15 January 2021 at 4pm GMT (Irish time)
‘Embedding a culture of internationalisation into the curriculum through “Internationalisation at home”: Preparing for the changing context of Higher Education in Ireland’ Friday 15 January 2021 at 4pm GMT (Irish time)
AI for Network Traffic Analysis in Digital Forensics and Incidence Response – Network Event Timeline Reconstructor (NETIRE) Friday 15 January 2021 at 4pm GMT (Irish time)
Interferometric Detection of Nano-particles Friday 15 January 2021 at 4pm GMT (Irish time)
Design and Evaluation of First-line COVID-19 respiratory defence by immune-Enhancing Nano-Decoys – DEFEND Friday 15 January 2021 at 4pm GMT (Irish time)
Nano-Enhanced Therapeutic Lens – NETLens Friday 15 January 2021 at 4pm GMT (Irish time)
Development of a cycling culture in Portlaoise: an evaluation of process, implementation and effectiveness (Research Masters) Friday 15 January 2021 at 4pm GMT (Irish time)
PhD Studentship in Healthcare eTextiles and Smart Materials Friday 15 January 2021 at 4pm GMT (Irish time)
Atmospheric Channel Simulator for Satellite Communication Network – PhD Studentship in Quantum Technology Friday 15 January 2021 at 4pm GMT (Irish time)
Education technology and neurodiverse learners

Exploring the expansion of educator toolkits to engage neurodiverse students in immersive learning environments in higher education

Friday 15 January 2021 at 4pm GMT (Irish time)

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. Over the past 10 years, the Institute has successfully attracted over €139m in research funding from various sources. Researchers at WIT have obtained funding from the Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions (PRTLI) cycles 3, 4 and 5; Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Frontiers Programme and the Principal Investigator Programme, and various European funding programmes including eTEN and InterReg. In addition, there are three Enterprise Ireland (EI) funded Technology Gateway Centres in the areas of applied materials research, telecommunications research, and pharmaceutical and biotechnology research. WIT has has an established track record of success in the various European Framework Programmes (FP), having obtained funding in FP4, FP5, FP6, FP7 and most recently Horizon 2020 (H2020). The Institute has entered the final year of H2020 as the leading Irish Institute of Technology with respect to funding secured under this programme.”

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.


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Gemma Creagh

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