Rísam PhD Scholarship

The official award ceremony celebrating the successful Rísam Scholar applicants from 2019 and 2020 is live in the link below.

This event  showcases the success of the Rísam Scholarship Scheme, as well as the achievements of the successful applicants and the CIT postgraduate research agenda. The scholarships were awarded on a competitive basis for research proposals aligned with CIT’s Research prioritisation thematic areas.  



Rísam Scholarship Programme 

The Rísam Scholarship for 2021 has not been confirmed. 


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.


In previous years the Rísam Scholarships were awarded on a competitive basis and research proposals 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


Terms & Conditions

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


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