60 new PhD scholarships launched under the EU co-funded TU RISE scheme

Sixty new PhD scholarships under the EU co-funded Technological University Research and Innovation Supporting Enterprise (TU RISE) scheme, which aims to builds research capacity between academia and regional enterprises in the Northern and Western Region have been launched by the Atlantic Technological University (ATU).

The scholarships cover a broad range of disciplines such as: Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering; AgriFood & AgriTech; Audiovisual & Creative; ICT & ICT Services; Life Sciences, MedTech & Medical Devices; Marine & Blue Economy; Renewable Energy, Climate Change Mitigation & Sustainability.

Scholarship recipients will build expertise in their field and develop stronger collaborations with regional enterprises aligned to Ireland’s Smart Specialisation Strategy and the Regional Enterprise Plans. They will become highly skilled researchers and proactively serve as a bridge between the university and enterprise through placements.

TU RISE in the Northern and Western Region is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Union through the Northern & Western Regional Programme 2021-27.

The funding will help higher education institutions purchase and upgrade world-leading research equipment that will serve the research, innovation and development needs of Irish researchers and enterprise collaborators over the next two years. It will support vital research activity across the sector while also building future capacity in R&D.