PhD Scholarship in GIS and Health, National Centre for Geocomputation, NUI Maynooth, Ireland

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The Irish Social Sciences Platform (ISSP) is a collaborative initiative funded by the Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions (PRTLI) which supports research on the social, cultural and economic transformation shaping Ireland in the 21st century. A funded PhD scholarship is available through this scheme in the research area of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and health, with its research focus on health in Ireland. The research will be supervised by Jan Rigby and Martin Charlton, and based in the new Centre for Health Geoinformatics, in the National Centre for Geocomputation (NCG) at the National University of Ireland Maynooth (

Scholarship awards are valued at €16,000 per year plus fees (at EU rates) for three years. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will take up the scholarship in September 2009. Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree and, preferably, a master’s qualification in GIS or comparable postgraduate work experience.

Closing date for applications: June 30th, 2009.

Please email a CV and letter outlining your areas of research interest, along with names and contact details of two referees who can comment on your academic suitability to Dr Jan Rigby (jan.rigby[ at ]


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