Research to consider the unique selling points of distinctive NI branded produce, highlighting any significant welfare, quality, health or environmental benefits
PhD funding opportunity for a student from Northern Ireland
An opportunity has arisen to apply for PhD research funding on the following topic concerning the Northern Ireland (NI) supply chain:
‘Research to consider the unique selling points of distinctive NI branded produce, highlighting any significant welfare, quality, health or environmental benefits’.
Final year undergraduate or postgraduate students who would meet the NI residency criteria, are interested in the subject area, and who wish to discuss this opportunity further are asked to make contact with either Keith Walley (01952 815249, [Email Address Removed])or Philip Robinson (01952 815183, [Email Address Removed]) before 17.00 hours on Monday 1st February.
The funder – the Department of Agriculture & Rural Development in Northern Ireland (DARD) - stipulate that the student must be ‘ordinarily resident in Northern Ireland for the full three year period before the first day of the first academic year of the course, i.e. normally 1 October’, but students from NI who have studied at Harper Adams University would be eligible to apply if their home is in NI.
The funding process is a competitive one, and DARD select successful applicants on the basis of application and interview after shortlisting. The PhD would start on 1 October 2016.