The Research and Graduate Studies Office would like to inform you of another research proposal workshop we are hosting on the 6th April entitled "FP7 Marie Curie Funding 2011".
This follows our first European Union research proposal workshop held earlier this year.
The EU framework 7 programme is comprised of several key funding actions, with one of these being the "Marie Curie Actions". The course will primarily concentrate on
Undertaking a Postgraduate research degree at Dundalk Institute of Technology can be a rewarding experience both in terms of your professional and personnel development. It can give you that cutting edge that is required in the competitive world.
If you enjoy working as part of a research team whilst possessing the ability to learn independently, problem solve and critically evaluate your work, then perhaps undertaking a postgraduate research degree at DkIT is your best option.
A key requirement for all Higher Education Institutes is to strengthen the link between its research and teaching missions. The importance of enabling undergraduate students to successfully complete Level 8 degrees and then progress, within the same Institute, to complete a Level 10 degree cannot be understated. At present DKIT has in excess of 50 postgraduate research students who are mainly supported through external research grants secured through the institutes various research centres and groups.
A new programme of Structured Supervisor Training has been developed by Dundalk Institute of Technology to support all academic and related staff at the College. This is based on the Irish NAIRTL framework launched in June, 2012, now widely adopted as best practice by many Institutions in Ireland. The DkIT programme is designed to support all supervisors of research students, new and experienced alike, with a structured series of Workshops covering the 4 phases of the Supervision Lifecycle.
A new programme of Structured Training has been developed for all research students at Dundalk Institute of Technology. Similar to the “Structured PhD” programmes in many Institutions in Ireland, the DKIT framework supports the Masters and PhD research programme with structured training in relevant skills focused on research and future employment. This new programme is available to all full-time and part-time research students, and runs from January through June, 2013.
This scheme was where researchers from across the IOTI sector could apply to win funding to support a graduate researcher for a period of 24 months. Across the sector there were 139 applications with 21 successful proposals being funded, thus representing a 15% chance of securing funding. Researchers from DKIT submitted 13 proposals to this scheme with 3 of these being successful with a further 3 on the reserve list. Dr Tim McCormac, Head of Research “I would like to congratulate the researchers on securing funding and thank all those who applied on behalf of DKIT.
On Friday, 26 April, Tony Fell, Emeritus Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Bradford, gave a presentation entitled Academic Writing Skills for your Master’s Research Report/Dissertation.
The Humanities and Social Sciences Research Centre is currently involved in a number of projects:
Social Networks - an essential support structure for learners in higher education?
(Collaborative project examining the importance of social networks (real and virtual) to third level students undertaken with Dr. Neil Hurley, Computer Science and Informatics, University College Dublin).
Teaching Intercultural Competence: Challenges and Opportunities
The Electrochemistry Research Group is focused on carrying out both basic and applied research within the fields of electrochemistry, inorganic chemistry and supramolecular chemistry, with a particular emphasis on applications within nanoscience, such as molecular electronics.
The group is comprised of both graduate students at Masters and Doctoral level. In addition, Dr McCormac is the joint supervisor of Postdoctoral Fellows based within the CREATE Research Centre at ITT Dublin.