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NUI Galway Peatland Conservation and Restoration International PhD Scholarship in Ireland

NUI Galway Peatland Conservation and Restoration International PhD Scholarship in Ireland

National University of Ireland (NUI Galway) in collaboration with CARE-PEAT is offering grant applications for the Peatland Conservation and Restoration Research Project funded by INTERREG NWE.

The program is open for all international students to help in their study and shape their future, who want to pursue a PhD study in Ireland.

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This PhD Scholarship is available for three years in Peatland Conservation and Restoration within the discipline of Geography at NUI Galway and a one-year stay at University College Dublin.

Why at the National University of Ireland? NUI Galway is Ireland‡s leading university that provides the best educational opportunities and job prospects for today‡s competitive workplace. At NUI Galway, you will enjoy a truly unique student experience.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, 2 October 2021 at 5 pm

Brief Description

  • University or Organization: National University of Ireland (NUI Galway)
  • Department: NA
  • Course Level: PhD
  • Award: Varies
  • Access Mode: Online
  • Number of Awards: NA
  • Nationality: International
  • The award can be taken in Ireland


  • Eligible Countries: Open to all nationalities
  • Acceptable Course or Subjects: The program is available for PhD study
  • Admissible Criteria: To be eligible, the applicants must meet all the following eligibility criteria:
  • Demonstrated GIS experience and data management skills with the ability to perform spatial analysis
  • Ability and experience identifying and mapping peatland (or similar) habitats and experience with field monitoring and data collection
  • Full-Irish or EU driver‡s license.
  • Minimum Grade H5 (Higher Level) in two subjects

How to Apply

  • How to Apply: To apply, applicants must contact directly to Dr. Terry Morley [email protected]
  • Supporting Documents: Applicants must provide a curriculum vitae, personal statement, transcripts, passport or birth certificate, evidence of English language competency
  • Admission Requirements: To be considered for the program, applicants must have a master‡s degree with a first-class or 2:1 grade in a relevant discipline (e.g., environmental science, conservation, botany, earth or physical sciences, or similar degree). Check the Your Country for country-specific entry requirements.
  • Language Requirement: All applicants, whose first language is not English, must present the English language score (IELTS, TOEFL, and Pearson PTE).


The program will provide benefits as the following:

  • During Year 1 of the scholarship, the candidate will be required to attend specific training at University College Dublin under the supervision of Dr. Florence Renou-Wilson to study state of the art peatland greenhouse gas monitoring techniques.
  • The remainder of the award time will be spent based at NUI Galway with travel to local and interregional field sites.
  • The project ends 10-June 2022, with possibilities of further funding.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to apply for additional external funding opportunities.

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