20FIFTY Partners is offering a fantastic opportunity for individuals to pursue a fully funded 2-year master’s degree by research in various areas such as environmental studies, engineering, data analytics, scientific research, and business studies. The research projects will focus on sustainability in Irish Industry, with an emphasis on the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) mandatory reporting requirements for large companies. The successful applicants will work on areas such as water stewardship, emissions reduction, biodiversity action, circularity, pollution prevention, sustainable supply chain management, data management and analytics, and corporate HRM development.
During the program, participants will have the opportunity to develop their skills through existing 20FIFTY Partners programmes and network with sustainability experts and professionals. The research centre is located at 20FIFTY Partners HQ, adjacent to the University of Limerick, where participants will be based. Additionally, candidates may have the chance to extend their contract for a third year to gain practical industry experience in implementing sustainability programs.
The Opportunities for 2 Year Funded Masters by Research in Sustainability 2023 program offers the chance to pursue Masters level programs at the University of Limerick.
The scholarship program offers the opportunity to study Sustainability.
- Stipend of €18,500 per year for two years
- Fee contribution of up to €5,750 per year, including non-EU fees
- Eligible direct research expenses of up to €3,250 per year covered
- Option for a third-year placement
International students are eligible to apply for this scholarship.
To be eligible for the scholarship program, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Must be a graduate with a minimum grade of 2.1 in a relevant discipline.
- Applicants who are awaiting results may also apply, but they must achieve a minimum of 2.1 grade in their degree.
- Must have a valid visa to study in Ireland during the application process, and it should cover the entire duration of the master’s program, which is three years, if the applicant needs a visa to study in Ireland.
- If shortlisted, candidates will be required to participate in an interview and assessment process.
To apply for the scholarship program, interested applicants should follow these steps:
- Submit an Expression of Interest, which includes a CV, a personal statement that describes their research interests and motivations, and two referees. One of the referees should be their academic supervisor.
- If the applicant has secured funding from other sources, they should provide information on this funding.
- If the applicant requires a visa, they should provide adequate details to support their application, including the expiry dates of any visas held.
- Applications should be submitted via email to [email protected].
Please note that the organization is seeking Expressions of Interest, which means that applicants are not required to submit a full application at this stage.