These awards are based upon approved projects, including an element of industrial collaboration, which are advertised in the press; applicants must be able to demonstrate that their qualifications and experience are closely related to the project descriptions.
Open to holders of, or those anticipating, first or upper second class honours degrees, these awards cover the payment of fees at the home rate and an enhanced maintenance award (UK resident only) plus a contribution from the collaborating organisation.
Online applications must be submitted by the specified date.
Applications will be considered in areas of economic relevance, namely agri-food, life and health sciences, advanced materials (including clean technologies), engineering, ICT, electronics, software engineering, construction (including clean technologies), creative media and financial services.
In considering applications, account will be taken of engineering and technology, mathematical sciences and biological sciences which, as evidenced in the STEM report, are particularly under-represented at doctoral level graduation in Northern Ireland.
Any funding opportunities will be advertised on our Funding Opportunities page as soon as they become available.