Research Bursary - Call for Applications

The Irish Seed Trade Association is committed to the future of the Irish Tillage industry, the demand for native crops and supplying the highest quality certified seed to its customers.

We are re-opening ing an exciting opportunity for those committed to research and development in the sector. The bursary will support research and development work which will have a significant positive impact on the Irish tillage industry. It is open to applicants who will be supervised and supported by an organisation in their work and with whom a contract for delivery of the research will be agreed. The association is open to a project, report or postgraduate research (2 years masters ).

In the case of a Masters the bursary will be valued at €10,000 per year plus fees. Once off projects / report applications can apply for a maximum for €18,000 to be completed within an eighteen month period. Applications will be assessed on the potential value to the Irish Tillage Industry, relevance to the work of ISTA, value for investment and the capacity of the applicant to deliver.

ISTA is open to applications in excess of the budgeted bursary, where another funding source, to be agreed with the association, is available to fund the balance.

Applicants should down load and complete the following application form (click here) and submit to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before the 24th June 2022.

Applicants may be shortlisted and be invited to meet ISTA to discuss the proposed research. Awards will be made at latest 15th July 2022 and research must commence within 6 months of that date. Calls for future projects will be made every 2-4 years depending on budget availability.

Enquiries to Brigid Quigley on 086-0822038 or by email <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>