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Scholarship Opportunities

Under the Teagasc Walsh Scholarships Programme, a number of postgraduate opportunities in agriculture, horticulture, food, agri-food economics, rural development and rural environment, as well as specific topics are advertised over a number of months. 

There are currently a number of current opportunities advertised and further opportunities yet to be advertised.  See below regarding these opportunities.

Prospective Scholars

For informal enquires and further information regarding a specific opportunity, please complete this Expressions of Interest Form and email to the supervisors directly.

Please view The Walsh Scholarships for further information on this postgraduate programme.

Current Opportunities:

Agronomy of multi-species grassland mixtures to optimise yield under lower nitrogen conditions
Full details: PhD Opportunity 2021226 (PDF)
Closing date: 27 July 2022


Impact of red-clover inclusion into perennial ryegrass silage swards on animal performance, product quality and environmental efficiency
Full details: PhD Opportunity 2022070 (PDF)
Closing date: 08 July 2022


VistaMilkDigest – Assessing the impact of milk proteins on tissue-metabolome
Full details: MSc Opportunity 2019212 (PDF)
Closing date: 05 August 2022


Investigating the impact of agronomic factors on the microbiome of Horticultural produce – ‘Meta-Hort’
Full details: PhD Opportunity 2022038 (PDF)
Closing date: 01 August 2022


Farm-to-Gut: a project at the intersection of Food Science, Sustainability, and Nutrition Sciences to identify super Irish oats varieties
Full details: PhD Opportunity 2022204 (PDF)
Closing date: 01 July 2022


Assessment and impact of deposited sediment in rivers in agricultural catchments
Full details: PhD Opportunity 2022027 (PDF)
Closing date: 30 June 2022


Reducing fertiliser nitrogen losses of ammonia gas and of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide using nitrification and urease inhibitor technologies
Full details: PhD Opportunity 2022203 (PDF)
Closing date: 03 July 2022


Development of Novel Nitrate/ Nitrite Reduced and Nitrate/ Nitrite Free Meat Products
Full details: PhD Opportunity 2021225 (PDF)
Closing date: 30 June 2022


Carbon Agri-Tools: Accounting and decision support systems for calculating emission reductions and offsets in carbon farming initiatives
Full details: PhD Opportunity 2022066 (PDF)
Closing date: 15 July 2022


Sensory and emotional evaluation of nitrate/nitrite free meat products
Full details: PhD Opportunity 2021224 (PDF)
Closing date: 28 June 2022


ElmAsh:Investigating rapid multiplication techniques & microbiome of Ash (Fraxinus excelsior) & genetic conservation of Wych elm (Ulmus glabra) to breed disease-resistant genotypes
Full details: PhD Opportunity 2022022 (PDF)
Closing date: 30 June 2022


New Protein Value Chains: Pathways to sustainable business models
Full details: PhD Opportunity 2021214 (PDF)
Closing date: 30 June 2022


Farming for soil health: assessing the impact of agricultural practice on soil microbial biodiversity and functioning
Full details: PhD Opportunity 2022002 (PDF)
Closing date: 27 June 2022


Biosecurity status of Irish dairy farms - assessment and intervention
Full details: PhD Opportunity 2022051 (PDF)
Closing date: 01 July 2022


Detection and analysis of hidden bacteriophage in food and animal systems by using metagenomics and synthetic biology
Full details: PhD Opportunity 2022046 (PDF)
Closing date: 01 July 2022


Additional Opportunities:

Walsh Scholarship Number: 2020038
Duration - 4 Year Structured PhD
Title: Spatial Optimisation for Indicative Land Uses; a soil-climate based assessment
Further details  (pdf)


Walsh Scholarship Number: 2021063
Duration - 4 Year Structured PhD
Title: Quantification of Carbon fluxes from organic and organo-mineral soils
Further details  (pdf)