Application for DAERA Postgraduate Studentship 2021

Closed 30 Mar 2021

Opened 22 Jan 2021


This application is for financial assistance towards a 3 year postgraduate research study leading to a PhD qualification, commencing in the academic year 2021/22. Research proposals must meet the selected Research Need for 2021, which are available here.  Please refer to the DAERA Postgraduate Studentships Terms and Conditions 2021/22 for eligibility and short listing before completing this form.

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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 midnight on 30 March 2021.

What happens next

Offer of Studentship

The Department will send offers of Studentships to successful candidates and notify unsuccessful candidates.

Acceptance of Studentship

Candidates who are offered Studentships must either decline or accept the offer within 10 working days of the letter of offer. Failure to do so may result in the Studentship being offered to another candidate.


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