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Doctoral Research Fellowship

Applications are invited from students interested in studying for a PhD in the area of technology diffusion, organisational learning and knowledge transfer.

This project aims to examine the diffusion of technology and knowledge from Teagasc�s monitor farms to the wider farming community. The methodology developed for assessing such transfers can be used in future evaluations of Teagasc�s monitor farms, and may be transferable to the evaluation of other extension activities within Teagasc.

The project will develop understanding of the types of technology and knowledge that are diffused to the wider farming community, the mechanisms through which such technology and knowledge are diffused and the obstacles and barriers to the adoption of this technology and knowledge on the part of farmers and other stakeholders.

Students should have completed a Master�s degree in a related area such as management, economics, commerce, rural development, sociology or social policy.

The successful student will be funded by the Teagasc Walsh Fellowship programme, and jointly supervised by CISC and the Teagasc Rural Economy Research Centre (RERC). The student will be based in the RERC in Athenry, Co. Galway.

The Walsh Fellowship is for �21,000 per annum (inclusive of fees), payable for a maximum of 3 years.

Informal enquiries about this position may be made to
Dr Rachel Hilliard, CISC, NUI Galway  091 492932  [email protected]
Kevin Heanue, RERC, Teagasc  091 845 834  [email protected]

Application Procedure

Applicants should submit a full CV either by post or email to:
, Development Officer, CISC, National University of Ireland, Galway, Galway, Ireland. email: [email protected]


Closing Date: Monday 16th July 2007

Priority Research Area

Innovation Systems

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