Business Research Centre

Institute of Technology Carlow encourages academic excellence with a range of Postgraduate Research Fellowships which are offered annually to recent, appropriately qualified graduates. The Fellowship Programme attracts new researchers to a range of exciting and challenging research projects in dynamic environments under the supervision of successful and established principal investigators. All of the Research COREs (Centres of Research and Enterprise) and Research Centres that offer opportunities under the programme have demonstrated the real potential of these Fellowships to contribute to research excellence through challenging and original Masters research projects supported by excellent supervision.

Fellowship opportunities span the academic disciplines and include research opportunities within each of the listed research groups. Candidates with a first or upper second class honours degree are eligible to apply for project funding under this scheme.


The Faculty of Business & Humanities hosts active research clusters in the areas of:

• Business (with a particular focus on SMEs);
• Marketing;
• Supply Chain Management;
• Sports performance analysis;
• Law.

Each of these areas, while distinct in its own right, offers potential for crossdisciplinary and collaborative research opportunities both within and beyond the Faculty as expertise and capacity is established and develops.

Research is primarily practice-based and applied in nature with a focus on impact and relevance. It is often partner-centric, conducted alongside or in collaboration with industry or sectoral organisations or bodies.

The Faculty of Business & Humanities offers a broad portfolio of taught and research programmes at NFQ Level 9.

Recent research projects have included studies of:

• The potential for collaborative approaches to working capital management to strengthen supply chain performance;

• Evaluating the potential for collaborative approaches to working capital management to strengthen supply chain performance;

• Supply chain practices and the potential for application of the SCOR model in SME's in south-east Ireland with particular reference to perfect order fulfilment;

• Market-orientated organisational culture.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Doctoral (Level 10 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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