Deadline: 29 Apr 2024

Published: 17 Apr 2024

The Atlantic Technological University (ATU) in Ireland is launching 60 PhD positions on the TU@RISE programme. Within the Programme, there are 12 PhD positions on Coastal Connectivity across the ATU campus in the West of Ireland.

The goal of the coastal connectivity Postgraduate Research Training Programme (PRTP) is to collaborate with coastal enterprises to improve their competitiveness while concentrating on the social and economic requirements of the area. By bringing cutting-edge experts (high-tech scientists and engineers, innovative modelers, creative artists, and environmental researchers) together with regional enterprises to strengthen research, technology development and innovation, the collaboration will work to develop long-term solutions for the environmental, social, and economic problems they encounter while accelerating the transition to a low-carbon economy.

The projects within this PRTP align with the overarching smart specialisation marine and blue economy, examining issues such as the sustainable management of marine resources, impacts and prevention of pollution, ecosystem health and coastal dynamics.

Each project will include an enterprise placement of minimum 12 weeks duration. Project awards will include:

  • A student stipend (usually tax-exempt) valued at €22,000 per annum
  • Annual waivers of postgraduate tuition fee
  • Extensive research training programme
  • Support for travel, consumables and dissemination expenses.

Find out more about the program and apply through the links below.