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Programme 2020

Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) invites applications for the Rísam PhD Scholarship Programme 2020. The Irish word Rísam, meaning “to strive or achieve”, underlines the purpose of this scholarship programme which is to promote high-end research directed towards the generation of new knowledge or original applications of existing knowledge.



The Rísam Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis and research proposals must be aligned with CIT’s Research Prioritisation Thematic areas: 

  • Information & Communications Technology

  • Maritime, Energy & Sustainable Environment

  • Life Sciences & Wellbeing

  • Health & Exercise

  • Photonics

  • Creative Arts & Multimedia

  • Education & Learning

  • Entrepreneurship, Competitiveness and Innovation




For the full terms and conditions of the 2020 programme, please select the following links from the bottom of the page.

Rísam PhD Scholarship Programme 2020: Rísam 2020 Terms and Conditions, Research Proposal Template RDRP19

  • For further information about these scholarships, please email graduate.school@cit.ie


Provisional offers will be sent to successful applicants by 5th July 2020. Formal offers will be issued once examination results are confirmed.



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