Information and advice about postgraduate studentship competitions and annual symposiums.

The 2021 DAERA Postgraduate Studentships competition

Each year, the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) offers a limited number of full time postgraduate studentships.These are for a 3 year period of research leading to a PhD qualification from a United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland university.

The 2021 DAERA Postgraduate Studentships Competition is now open 

Applications, Terms & Conditions and Research Needs 2021 are available at: 

Currently funded postgraduate studentships

The Department currently funds 35 postgraduate research studentships.

If you have a query please see contact details below:

Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA)
Student Awards
Room 518
Dundonald House
Upper Newtownards Road
Telephone: 028 90524710

Postgraduate Annual Symposium

Each year an event is held showcasing currently funded students' research. 

This year's event was held in the Stormont Hotel, Belfast on Thursday 12 September 2019 and was attended by around 120 students, supervisors, stakeholders and DAERA staff.

Our Permanent Secretary, Dr Denis McMahon, welcomed everyone to the symposium and guest speaker Dr Sam Strain (Chief Executive, Animal Health and Welfare NI) delivered sound advice to the PhD students.

For more information on the Symposium, please follow the links below:

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