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 2019 DAERA Postgraduate Studentships Competition is now CLOSED. 

For an application form, Terms & Conditions and Priority Research Areas, please visit the DAERA Studentships page on the nidirect website.

Completed applications must reach us by 3pm on Tuesday 5 March 2019.

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
email:  postgraduate@daera-ni.gov.uk
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 Tuesday 18 September 2018.

Below is DAERA's Permanent Secretary Dr Denis McMahon (left) with two of the 3rd Year students Phil Hamill and Robyn McKenna and Guest Speaker at the event Professor Carol Curran OBE, PhD.

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

Dr Denis McMahon DAERA Permanent Secretary, 3rd Year PhD students Phil Hamill and Robyn McKenna and Professor Carol Curran OBE,PhD of Ulster Univrsity who was Guest Speaker at the 2018 Symposium
DAERA Permanent Secretary meets students and Guest Speaker at 2018 DAERA Postgraduate event


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