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DkIT Landscape Postgraduate Scholarship 2020

Cartography and the landed estates of North County Louth. A Fully funded Three Year PhD Studentship — Support for higher education landscape reforms

Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) is one of the leading research-intensive Institutes of Technology with over €55M in research funding having been secured by the Institute within its prioritised research areas from both national and international sources. DkIT carries out translational research across ICT, Health, Ageing, Energy, Environment and Creative Arts domains with an emphasis on excellence and impact.

The Institute recently secured significant funding from the Higher Education Authority (HEA) and the Department of Education and Skills, through the “Support for higher education landscape reforms” 2019 funding call, with an emphasis on enhancing postgraduate research provision and growing its number of postgraduate researchers at level 10, within the Midlands, East and North Dublin (MEND) cluster region.

At present, there are in excess of 80 PhD researchers now carrying out translational research within DkIT with a strategic aim to grow this number, over the coming two to three years, with a target of 110 postgraduate researchers.  

Fully funded Three Year PhD Studentships

Applications are now invited for a fully funded three year PhD Studentship at Dundalk Institute of Technology which will be supported through the secured HEA Landscape funding. The successful applicant will be registered as full time postgraduate research student in the DCU-DkIT Graduate School.

The PhD position will be located on the DkIT campus and the PhD Degree will be awarded by Dublin City University. 

Download Project Details and Eligibility Criteria (.PDF)


The successful candidate shall receive a postgraduate stipend of €16,000 per annum, plus fees and a contribution to their direct research project costs. The duration of this PhD studentship is 3 years. Terms and conditions will apply.

Application Process and Closing Date

Please send a copy of your CV and a cover letter to no later than 4 pm on Friday August 7th 2020. Please use “LPhD20” in the subject title.  Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview. 

Please note, due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, it is envisioned that all interviews will be conducted remotely via phone or video conferencing. Informal inquiries on this project should be sent to the Project Supervisor listed in the Project Details and Eligibility Criteria Document (.pdf). Please note, canvassing will render an applicant ineligible.