Duais-sparántachtaí Taighde

We are committed to developing long term research programmes in road safety.
Find out more about our bursary awards scheme.

Bursary awards

The main objective of the bursary programme is to support basic research in the broad area of road safety in subject areas selected by us.

In the Road Safety Strategy 2007-2012, we have committed to the development of a long-term research programme.

We are currently inviting proposals for a number of specific PhD/bursary awards for the beginning of the 2010/2011 academic year.

The following priority topics are of particular interest: 

  • better understanding of the factors involved in road crashes
  • development of improved road safety countermeasures
  • identification of best practice in road safety
  • development of evidence-based material for public education activities
  • scientific evaluation of existing road safety measures/programs
  • development of improved road safety research techniques.

Please note we will also accept submissions on topics not on the list above but which are relevant to the development of road safety in Ireland.

Who can apply

Candidates should:

  • have a first or upper second-class honours primary degree or equivalent
  • must be formally accepted by the research body before commencement of the bursary
  • maintain their principal residence in Ireland during the term of the bursary

Candidates should make sure they are familiar with details of all terms and conditions (PDF) relating to the bursary awards before applying. 

How do I apply

Please note your application form should be completed in full - incomplete application forms will not be assessed.

Completed applications should be send in both hard and soft copies and should be received by 5.00pm on 1st June 2010.

Hard copies

Should be posted to:

Research Bursary Awards 2010/11
Michael Brosnan
Research Manager
Road Safety Authority
Moy Valley Business Park
Primrose Hill
Ballina
Co Mayo

Soft copies

Should be emailed to researchdept@rsa.ie

Further information

 If you have any queries on applying please email researchdept@rsa.ie