Phd (f/m/d) in Digitally-Enhanced Reality (d-real)
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin oder Galway (Irland)
SFI Centre for Research Training in Digitally-
Enhanced Reality (d-real)
Applications are open for the doctoral programme in Digitally-Enhanced Reality (d-real).
Rolling deadline, third call closing at 17.00 (Irish time) on Thursday 20th May 2021
27 places on offer, starting in September/October 2021
Fully-funded 4-year programme, across five universities in Ireland – Dublin City
University, NUI Galway, Trinity College Dublin, Technological University Dublin and
University College Dublin
Team of 100+ supervisors
Based in Dublin or Galway, Ireland
Tax-free stipend of €18,500 per year
Generous funding for conference travel, equipment, training, placement
maintenance and publication costs
Join our multi-disciplinary cohort of 27 students who will pursue their PhDs as part of
an innovative cohort group working in the cutting edge of digital media technology
Industry-linked programme, with placement of three months with an industry
Each student who is admitted to this programme will receive a full scholarship to undertake
a four-year structured PhD programme. This scholarship comprises full payment of
university fees for four years and a tax-free stipend of €18,500 per annum for four years. In
addition, a budget for conference travel, equipment, training, placement maintenance and
publication costs is provided.
All students will be members of a cohort of 27, working across a number of disciplines in the
area of digital media. The cohort will be brought together for training activities throughout
the four years, across all five institutions. Training will focus on disciplinary skills, master
classes and transferable skills. Graduates will develop the skills necessary to work in industry
Students will be hired on specific projects, as detailed on our website. Each student will have
a supervisor in their ‘home’ institution and a secondary supervisor from among the 100
supervisors in the d-real programme. This supervisory system encourages collaboration
across the institutions, giving the student the opportunity to draw on expert knowledge
across the programme.
Whether via multimodal devices such as smart phones, embedded displays and IoT, or
virtual assistants and VR/AR experiences, media technology is revolutionising the way we
interact, collaborate and behave. D-REAL PhD students will develop skills for next generation
human-centric media technology, including:
machine intelligence-based sensing and understanding of digital content and
its transformation and personalisation;
its multimodal interaction and delivery via speech, text, video, image and VR/AR; and
its impacful application in multiple industry and societal settings.
Applicants should visit the d-real website (d-real.ie) and look through the list of the open
positions on the programme (d-real.ie/d-real-2021-phd-topics/). They should then complete
an application form. Applicants will be asked to fill out details of their education record,
employment history and to select their top three PhD topic preferences from the list of
The minimum requirements for entry into the programme are:
2.1 grade tior equivalent) in an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in computer science,
maths, engineering or similar technical discipline. Other qualifications in disciplines related
to listed PhD topics will also be considered.
Strong programming/technical ability.
Non-native English speakers are required to meeting the language requirements set in the
university in which they register.