Application for DAERA Postgraduate Studentship 2023

Closes 21 Feb 2023

Opened 12 Dec 2022


This application is for financial assistance towards a 3 year postgraduate research study leading to a PhD qualification, commencing in the academic year 2023/24. Research proposals must meet your selected DAERA Research Need for 2023.  Please refer to the DAERA Postgraduate Studentships Terms and Conditions 2023/24 before completing this form.

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  • You MUST 'submit' your application by 23:59 on Tuesday 21 February 2023. 
  • You must inform us of any change in the information provided on this form, without delay.
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  • Only one application is permitted per applicant.

Reasonable adjustment

Please contact us if you require any reasonable adjustments due to disability, to enable you to complete the application process. Details of any disability are only used for this purpose and do not form any part of the selection process.

The application period will close at 23:59 on Tuesday 21 February 2023.


  • References

    From 13 Dec 2022 at 09:00 to 2 Mar 2023 at 17:00

    (a) Academic - from primary degree institution
    (b) Head of Department - from proposed university / centre of postgraduate study
    (c) Head of Branch at proposed study centre (if applicable)
    Further information available in the Terms and Conditions.

  • Criteria Based Interviews

    From 3 Apr 2023 at 09:00 to 5 Apr 2023 at 17:00

    Held on 3, 4 & 5 April 2023 in Dundonald House, Upper Newtownards Road, Ballymiscaw, Belfast BT4 3SB or Greenmount Campus of the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE), Antrim. Candidates invited to interview will be informed of the date and time of interview in writing by email.


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