Our Organisation Search
Quick Links
Toggle: Topics

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:

Improving nitrogen management and efficiency mechanisms on Irish grassland farms
Full details: PhD Opportunity 2022201 (PDF)
Closing date: 04 June 2022


The influence of institutional capacity on the impact of agricultural research activities
Full details: PhD Opportunity 2022025 (PDF)
Closing date: 14 June 2022


Pro-Carbs: Valorisation of carbohydrate-rich fractions from plant biomass waste streams generated in plant protein extraction processes
Full details: PhD Opportunity 2022017 (PDF)
Closing date: 10 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


Investigating the impact of agronomic factors on the microbiome of Horticultural produce – ‘Meta-Hort’
Full details: PhD Opportunity 2022038 (PDF)
Closing date: 27 May 2022


Bovine-adapted Staphylococcus aureus virulence traits and impact on mastitis
Full details: PhD Opportunity 2022031 (PDF)
Closing date: 27 May 2022


Novel nutritional management strategies to optimize the economic and environmental sustainability of pasture based dairy calf to beef production systems in Ireland
Full details: PhD Opportunity 2022065 (PDF)
Closing date: 17 June 2022


Economic and Environmental Efficiency of Irish and EU agriculture
Full details: PhD Opportunity 2022013 (PDF)
Closing date: 31 May 2022


An evaluation of dairy-beef calf management practices and their impacts on animal health and performance
Full details: PhD Opportunity 2022064 (PDF)
Closing date: 17 June 2022


The impact of peat free compost alternatives on the physical, nutritional, and sensory quality of kale
Full details: PhD Opportunity 2022020 (PDF)
Closing date: 10 June 2022


Investigating the effect of freezing on physico-chemical and techno-functional properties of ingredient cheese and liquid dairy concentrates
Full details: PhD Opportunity 2022059 (PDF)
Closing date: 31 May 2022


Transition cow management and health in Irish dairy herds
Full details: PhD Opportunity 2022052 (PDF)
Closing date: 24 June 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)