Scholarships

TEAGASC PHD WALSH SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY| “Using precision fertiliser management with perennial ryegrass/white clover swards to further increase the sustainability of dairy grazing systems”

Deadline: 07 June 2024 I. Background The pasture-based Irish milk production system is based on an extended grazing season from February to November. Until 2021, farms in derogation could apply up to 250 kg of chemical nitrogen N/ha; however, this amount has been reduced by 10% in 2022; 212 kg N/ha in 2024 and will likely be further reduced in the coming years.  In grass-based systems, to reduce cost inputs and environmental impacts of chemical nitrogen use and to increase farm gat

TEAGASC PhD WALSH Scholarship Opportunity| Enhancing Sustainability of the Irish Agri-Food Sector

Deadline:  20 May 2024 Full title: “Entrepreneurial Value Streams: Strengthening producer capacity for short food supply chains (SFSC’s) to enhance sustainability and scaling of the Irish agri-food sector”. Project Outline This PhD offers a very exciting opportunity to carry out innovative research to support the sustainability of the Irish agri-food sector. The candidate will carry out research and work as part of a team within an applied setting in the Iris

Msc Scholarship Opportunity| Exploiting genomics to advance genetic gain for health traits in sheep

Deadline: 07 June 2024 Background Genomic selection was introduced to the Irish national sheep breeding programme in 2020, however, the full potential of genomic data to increase genetic gain, profitability and efficiency of sheep industry remains unexploited. The now routine genotyping of large cohorts of sheep enables additional in-depth analyses of genomic information including the identification of genes that influence traits of efficiency and economic importance, detection of pre

TEAGASC PhD WALSH ScholarshiP Opportunity| “Enhancing Sustainability of the Irish Agri-Food Sector”|Fully Funded

Deadline: 20 May 2024 I. Full title: “Entrepreneurial Value Streams: Strengthening producer capacity for short food supply chains (SFSC’s) to enhance sustainability and scaling of the Irish agri-food sector”. II. Project Outline This PhD offers a very exciting opportunity to carry out innovative research to support the sustainability of the Irish agri-food sector. The candidate will carry out research and work as part of a team within an applied setting in the Irish Ag

Master Research Program On Climate Change And Marine Sciences| Fully Funded Scholarship| WASCAL| Atlantic Technical University (UTA)

Deadline: 15 June 2024 The Atlantic Technical University (UTA) is pleased to call for applications for its Master’s Research Programme on Climate Change & Marine Sciences (MRP-CCMS) under the West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL). The Master’s Research Programme on Climate Change & Marine Sciences of the Atlantic Technical University is implemented in close partnership with the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel

Call for applications: PhD scholarships for young women

Deadline: 30 April 2024 Women doctoral students researching forest landscape governance in Southeast Asia have the opportunity to apply for partial scholarships of up USD 40,000 through EXPLORE, a dynamic forest landscape governance research network. Funded by the Swedish International Development Agency and jointly hosted by RECOFTC and the Center for International Forestry Research and World Agroforestry (CIFOR-ICRAF), EXPLORE scholarships are designed to advance gender equity, support i

Teagasc Masters Walsh Scholarship Opportunity On “Using The Latest Technology To Reduce In-Field Fertiliser Nitrogen Emissions And Enhance Agronomic Performance”

Deadline: 08 April 2024 I. Background Applications are open for a self-motivated, enthusiastic student to undertake a fully funded 2-year Research Masters project. You will investigate the potential of urease and nitrification inhibitors to reduce emissions from nitrogen and nitrogen plus sulphur fertilisers. This scholarship is funded by the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine as part of a larger project focused on the efficacy and safety of inhibitors (Grant number 2021R477).

PhD Scholarship Opportunity on: “Assessing the impact of climate action mitigation strategies on key zoonotic Pathogens in bovine production systems”

Deadline: 31 January 2024 I. Background:  In line with global efforts to reduce greenhouse gases, Ireland is aiming for a 51% reduction in overall greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030, with the agri-sector tasked with reducing emissions by 25%. Methane accounts for approximately 65% of GHG emissions from agriculture in Ireland and approximately 90% of the methane is derived from the fermentation of feed in the rumen with 10% emitted from manures/ slurries during storage. Reducing

PhD student Positions in Environmental Chemistry| University of Zurich| Eawag

Deadline: 31 January 2024 The Fenner Group at the University of Zurich and Eawag is inviting applications for two open PhD positions in Environmental Chemistry. Project context The recently communicated Safe-and-Sustainable-by-Design (SSbD) framework of the European Union aims to develop new chemicals in a way that they are inherently environmentally safe. Implementation of this goal requires appropriate methods for high-throughput assessment of key environmental hazards, includi

PhD Scholarship: “Investigating the effect of genetic merit and other animal traits on methane emissions from dairy cattle and sheep”| Teagasc| Munster Technological University (MTU)

Deadline: 18 December 2023 Background As well as contributing to cumulative gains, breeding programs also boast the advantage of having high adoption requiring no change to farming practices. At this moment in time there are preliminary estimates of genetic variation in enteric methane emissions from sheep, beef, and to a limited degree dairy. Furthermore there has been standard operating procedures developed to quantify enteric methane emissions, which could include predictor traits

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