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Funding Opportunities

All current and open Funding Opportunities are listed below in order of deadline date, rolling and open calls are at the bottom of the page.

 Use Research Professional to search for additional global funding opportunities. You can access research Professional directly when logged on to the UL network or you can set up an account for off campus access. Please contact Richard Cotterell if you wish to set up an account.

Research Professional provides a searchable database of global funding opportunities across all disciplines.  Funding Opportunities can be searched by a number of criteria including Discipline, Award Type, Funder, Date or a full text search. You can find more information on Research Porfessional here, along with links to training materials and videos.

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Age Action Guide for including older people in development policy and practice

Age Action invites tenders for the provision of a guide for including older people in development policy and practice. The tenderer will draft a guide for including older people in development policy and practice, which will be a comprehensive, practical resource for international development organisations to include older people in their work. It is envisaged the guide will be divided into thematic areas, such as humanitarian response, HIV and Aids, so development practitioners may use the sections relevant to them.

The tenderer should demonstrate: experience of working with and knowledge of the international development sector in Ireland; experience in conducting independent research, including developing practical resources such as guidelines, manuals or toolkits. Some knowledge of the ageing sector would be an advantage.

The maximum budget for this contract is €3,500. The work is expected to take between 12 and 15 working days and will preferably be completed by the end of August 2014.

18th July 2014

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is available on the Funder's website

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Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies O'Donovan scholarship postgraduate research in Celtic studies

The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies' School of Celtic Studies invites applications for the O'Donovan scholarship. This supports postgraduate research in Celtic studies and is usually tenable for three years. The scholarship is worth €25,000 per year for postdoctoral applicants and €17,500 per year for predoctoral applicants.

18th July 2014

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is available on the Funder's website

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Irish Research Council Employment Based Postgraduate Programme

The Employment Based Postgraduate Programme is a key national mechanism through which to deliver on a number of particular objectives outlined in the government's Action Plan for Jobs (APJ) and the National Research Prioritization (NRP) Exercise.  

For this reason a number of national research funders are partnering with the Council on this programme. After successful collaborations in 2012 and 2013, the following strategic funding partners continue to support the EBP: Department of Food and the Marine (DAFM), Enterprise Ireland (EI), Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEAI), Teagasc and Science Foundation Ireland (SFI). This year will see the Marine Institute also acting as strategic funding partner.

22nd July 2014 (4pm GMT) Full call information
Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation fund for third level researchers

The aim of the Commercialisation Fund Programme is to improve the competitiveness of the Irish economy through the creation of technology based start-up companies and the transfer of innovations developed in Higher Education Institutes and Research Performing Organisations to industry in Ireland. The programme will fund the development of innovations at all stages of the commercial pipeline to the point where they can be commercialised as new products, services and companies.

23rd July 2014

Additional Information
is available on the Funder's website 

Enterprise Ireland Competitive start fund for graduate entrepreneurship

Enterprise Ireland invites applications for its competitive start fund for graduate entrepreneurship. This aims to accelerate the growth of start-up companies that have the capability to succeed in global markets related to the internet, games, applications, mobile, software as a service, cloud computing, enterprise software, life sciences, food, clean technology and industrial products sectors. The fund will enable companies to evaluate overseas market opportunities, build prototypes, secure reference sites, develop market entry plans, secure partnership deals or strategic alliances, identify suitable channels to international markets and secure third party investment. Applications are open to early-stage companies who are existing or potential clients of Enterprise Ireland's high potential start-up department.

23rd July 2014

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is available on the Funder's website

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Science Foundation Ireland St. Patrick's Day Science Medal 2015 Science Foundation Ireland is pleased to announce the launch of the 2015 SFI St. Patrick's Day Science Medal Competition.
The SFI St. Patrick's Day Science Medal will be awarded annually to a distinguished Irish scientist, engineer or technology leader living and working in the USA.  The medal will recognize individuals who are not only outstanding in their fields of expertise but who also have demonstrably assisted researchers in Ireland in either academia or industry - via mentorship, supervision, collaboration, industrial development, entrepreneurship etc., or who have made significant contributions to developing the research ecosystem in Ireland.
25th July 2014 Full details on the SFI website
Science Foundation Ireland Discover Programme Call 2014

Science Foundation Ireland, through the SFI Discover Programme seeks to promote the awareness and engagement of the Irish public with science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

SFI want people to consider, question and debate the key issues in science and society, and are inviting applications for funding for STEM Education & Public Engagement projects commencing in 2015 through the SFI Discover Programme Call 2014. The purpose of the Call is to support projects that encourage people of all ages and from all walks of life to be informed, inspired and involved in STEM. 

30th July 2014 Full details on the SFI website
Irish Museum of Modern Art Artists' residency programme

The Irish Museum of Modern Art invites applications for its artists' residency programme. This provides studio and residency opportunities for artists to research and develop their work practice.

The programme is open to artists of all nationalities working in any medium.

Residencies are tenable for between two and six months. The programme provides a studio and accommodation, and administrative support.

30th July 2014

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is available on the Funder's website

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Health Research Board Medical Education Research Grant

The Medical Education Research Grant is open to Principal Investigators (PIs) from the Republic of Ireland, and is expected to be of particular interest to bodies already involved in the delivery of medical education and training in the Republic of Ireland (most notably bodies approved by the Medical Council under Part 10 of the Medical Practitioners Act for the purposes of education and training).

While the Principal Investigator does not necessarily have to have a proven track record in prior medical education research, s/he must take the lead in ensuring that the applicant team possesses the necessary collective expertise, skills and experience aligned to the scale, nature and scope of the study outlined (e.g., educationalists, social scientists, behavioural scientists, statisticians, qualitative researchers).

31st July 2014

Additional Information
is available on the Funder's website

Science Foundation Ireland Nature Awards for Mentoring in Science 2014

Nature Publishing Group is inviting nominations for the Nature Awards for Mentoring in Science 2014 celebrating outstanding scientific mentors. Launched in 2005, the global awards celebrate scientific mentors in a specific country or countries each year. Two prizes of €10,000 will be awarded, one for a mid-career mentor and one for life-time achievement in mentoring.

4th August 2014

Additional Information
is available on the Funder's website

Environmental Protection Agency EPA Research 2014 Call - Climate, Water, Sustainability and Green Enterprise

The EPA is happy to announce that this year's research call under the 3 pillars of Climate, Water and Sustainability is now open with a budget of approximately €7,000,000 for new projects. Additional funding is available under the 'Green Enterprise' call. This marks the first call under the new EPA Research Strategy 2014-2020. Applications for the calls must be made via the External linkEPA's on-line application system. Please note there are 2 separate deadlines for submission of applications.

A: Climate, Sustainability and Water calls - 5th August
B: Green Enterprise call - 1st August


Online applications for the above calls should be submitted as part of a two-step process: submission by applicants, and then approval by management. Failure to meet either the submission or authorisation deadline means your proposal will not be considered for funding.

1st & 5th August 2014

Additional Information
is available on the Funder's website

Health Research Board Cancer Prevention Fellowship 2014 The prestigious National Cancer Institute Cancer Prevention Fellowship Programme provides training for post-doctorate candidates from the health professions, biomedical, and behavioural sciences to become leaders in the field of cancer prevention and control.
The program provides M.P.H. training in Ireland or Northern Ireland (year 1), the Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention, and mentored research at the NCI (years 2-4).  If an applicant already possesses an M.P.H. degree and a primary degree in a health-related discipline, or a PhD in epidemiology or biostatistics, the fellowship will typically begin directly at the NCI (years 1-3). Successful applicants from Ireland are also provided with the opportunity to apply for a fifth year of funding to facilitate their return to Ireland to progress their independent research career.
25th August 2014

Additional Information
is available on the Funder's website

Forfás A study on enhancing the intellectual properties activities in the firm base in Ireland

Forfás invites tenders to conduct a study on enhancing the intellectual properties activities in the firm base in Ireland. The aim of this study is to understand the reason for the low IP activity of some firms based in Ireland relative to firms in other countries, and to determine how policies and supports in Ireland can be developed further to drive innovation-led growth through the enhancement of IP activities in the firm base in Ireland.

The estimated budget for this contract is €40,000 exclusive of VAT over a period of up to 20 weeks.

1st September 2014

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is available on the Funder's website

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Teagasc Walsh fellowships

Teagasc invites applications for the Walsh fellowships. These enable postgraduate students to work on research projects relevant to the Teagasc research programme while studying for a higher degree. Projects may address any aspect of food, animal science, grassland production, crops, environment and land use, rural economics and development.

Applications should be made by full time academic staff in third-level colleges in collaboration with Teagasc research officers.

Fellowships are worth €22,000 per student and are tenable for up to two years for MSc and four years for PhD candidates. The total annual budget of the programme is €3.2 million to fund up to 30 students.

4th September 2014

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is available on the Funder's website

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Health Research Board Cancer Nursing Research Project Development Grant 2015

The project development grant is aimed at nurses working in cancer care within a healthcare or education facility in the Republic of Ireland. The scheme is primarily targeted at those engaged in clinical practice (cancer nursing), but applicants currently working in a higher education institute may apply where they can demonstrate appropriate levels of practice-based experience and where the focus of their application is justified and relevant to the objectives of this scheme.

10th September 2014

Additional Information
is available on the Funder's website

European Institute of Innovation and Technology Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) proposals

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology(EIT) 2014 Call for Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) proposals. The EIT invites applicants to submit their proposals with a view to selecting and designating a Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) in each of the following thematic areas:

1) Innovation for healthy living and active ageing; and
2) Raw materials: sustainable exploration, extraction, processing, recycling and substitution

The EIT has also published templates of documents, such as declarations and other administrative forms, which will need to be submitted as part of the proposal. The electronic proposal submission system will open on 28 February 2014 on the EIT website.

10th September 2014 (17h00 Brussels local time)

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Irish Research Council Ulysses research visits

The Irish Research Council, Teagasc, Campus France and the French Embassy in Ireland invite applications for Ulysses research visits. This scheme fosters new collaborations between researchers in Ireland and France by funding reciprocal travel visits between the two research groups. Projects across fields other than clinical medicine are welcome.

The Irish partner's application should be submitted to the Irish Research Council and matched by an application submitted by the French partner to Campus France. Eligible Irish partners include academic researchers in third level institutions or publicly funded research institutions, while French partners may be academic researchers and staff in academic institutes, research institutes or facilities, or the research and development unit of a private company. Applicants may be citizens of any country but they must be residents of the country they apply from.

Each award is worth up to €2,500 to cover travel and living expenses over the course of one year.

12th September 2014

Additional Information
is available on the Funder's website

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European Commission Research teaming with small countries - a new initiative in Horizon 2020

Do you have research collaborators with organisations in the countries below? If so, then this could be the opportunity to strengthen those links and be paid at the same time. Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta,  Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia

H2020 "Spreading excellence and widening participation" is about increasing the participation of low performing countries in Horizon 2020 and one of the ways of doing so is through an activity known as "Teaming" which means that an institution in a low performing country "teams" with a leading institution or research centre and develops a much stronger research centre.

17th September 2014 Link to work programme
Irish Society of Immunology Travel bursaries The Irish Society of Immunology invites applications for its travel bursaries. These support postgraduate or postdoctoral members of the society whose work has been accepted for presentation at an immunology meeting. 1st October 2014 Additional Information
is available on the Funder's website
Enterprise Ireland Innovation Vouchers

The Innovation Voucher initiative was developed to build links between Ireland's public knowledge providers (i.e. higher education institutes, public research bodies) and small businesses.  Innovation Vouchers worth €5,000 are available to assist a company or companies to explore a business opportunity or problem with a registered knowledge provider. Companies in the Data Analytics Sector are particularly encouraged to apply during this call.

Please see opposite a listing of the vouchers issued in the last call in May 2014 where the companies have asked us to distribute their knowledge question to all of the knowledge providers. This is a service that we provide to assist the companies and if you believe your organisation can help any of the companies listed please feel free to contact them.

There are two reports attached, one report sorted by sector and the other sorted by county. The reports include the relevant details for the application i.e voucher number, knowledge question and company contact details.

1st October 2014

Additional Information
is available on the Funder's website

Vouchers awarded by county

Vouchers awarded by Sector

Wound Management Association of Ireland Travel and conference grant

The Wound Management Association of Ireland invites applications for its travel and conference grant. This enables members to attend conferences or courses, or develop poster presentations related to wound management. Applicants must have been full paid members of the association for at least 12 months. The grant is worth up to €1,000 and may be awarded proportionally to more than one applicant.

1st October 2014

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is available on the Funder's website

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European Research Council Advanced Grant

Advanced Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they are already established research leaders with a recognised track record of research achievements. This action is open to researchers of any nationality who intend to conduct their research activity in any Member State or Associated Country. The ERC's frontier research grants operate on a 'bottom-up' basis without predetermined priorities.

The call consists of one call with a single deadline applying to each of the three main research domains:

* Physical Sciences & Engineering

* Life Sciences

* Social Sciences & Humanities

21st October 2014 (17h00 Brussels local time) Additional Information
is available on the Funder's website
Motor Neurone Disease Association Biomedical research project grants

The Motor Neurone Disease Association invites outline applications for its project grants. These support research of scientific excellence with relevance to motor neurone disease. The grants support single pieces of work designed to answer a single question or a small group of related questions. Applicants can be based outside the UK and Ireland, provided the project is unique in concept or design and involves an aspect of collaboration with a UK institute.

Proposals should not exceed £85,000 per year and £255,000 in total over three years.

31st October 2014

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is available on the Funder's website

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Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland Sustainable energy research, development and demonstration programme

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland invites proposals for its sustainable energy research, development and demonstration programme. This supports projects that further the technical development or improve the policy environment leading to increased deployment of sustainable energy technologies, and a more sustainable Irish energy system. Projects may be of a research, developmental or demonstration nature, and are encouraged to address the following topic areas:

*renewable electricity; *renewable heat; *smart grid; *microgeneration; *near-zero energy buildings.

Business, academic and public sector organisations located and carrying out projects in Ireland may apply. Individuals are ineligible.

Each project may typically receive between €20,000 and €100,000 for work that must be completed by 31 October 2014. Funding covers up to 100 per cent of direct costs, which may include personnel, equipment, materials, travel and certain sub-contracting and other costs.

Work must be completed by 31st October 2014

Additional Information
is available on the Funder's website

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Science Foundation Ireland Targeted research professorship programme

Science Foundation Ireland invites expressions of interest for its targeted research professorship programme. This enables participating research bodies in Ireland to recruit world-leading researchers for professorial chairs or similar leaderships positions in targeted scientific areas. The programme may also act as a mechanism to support the recruitment of individuals who possess a strong industry background, as well as directorship roles in established research centres within eligible research bodies in Ireland. Proposals must fall under one of the following targeted themes:

*manufacturing, including advanced manufacturing and manufacturing competitiveness; smart cities; energy; marine; ICT, incorporating data analytics, management, security and privacy, visualisation and data science; digital platforms, content and applications; connected health; medical devices and medical technologies; ageing; agrifood, incorporating sensory food science, sustainable food production and food security; climate change.

Applications are open to participating Irish universities, who must include an outline of the candidate's education, training and qualifications, including the year they obtained their PhD, professional experience, a list of selected publications, patents and previous funding. Funding is worth up to €5 million per applicant to cover direct costs.

7th November 2014

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is available on the Funder's website

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Irish Fulbright Commission Irish scholar awards

The Irish Fulbright Commission invites applications for its Irish scholar awards. These enable Irish citizens or EU citizens resident in Ireland for at least three years to complete a year of postdoctoral research or lecturing in the US. Applicatnts should have a PhD or at least five years of relevant professional experience. They should secure acceptance or affiliation with a US institution.

Each award provides a monetary grant plus accident and emergency insurance, cultural and professional programming and J-1 visa administration over a period of three to 12 months.

11th November 2014

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is available on the Funder's website

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Irish Fulbright Commission Fulbright foreign language teaching assistantship awards

The Irish Fulbright Commission, with sponsorship from the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the Irish National Lottery, invites applications for its foreign language teaching assistantship awards. These enable Irish citizens or EU citizens resident in Ireland for at least three years to teach Irish at a US college and to undertake two courses per semester at the host institution.

Applicants should have a postgraduate degree or diploma with a minimum 2:1 grade, teaching experience or qualification, and competency in the Irish language. Each award includes free tuition for the courses, a monthly stipend, a travel grant plus accident and emergency insurance, cultural and professional programming, and J-1 visa administration.

11th November 2014

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National University of Ireland Grants towards scholarly publications

The National University of Ireland invites applications for its publication grants. These enable researchers to secure publications that would otherwise entail undue personal expenditure. The programme aims to promote the highest standards of excellence in academic publishing, based on peer review and critical reading of texts prior to publication.

Applications are open to full-time or part-time members of staff of the constituent universities and recognised colleges of NUI, as well as postdoctoral fellows. Applicants must present at least one reader report on the work in question. Grants are worth up to €3,000.

1st December 2014

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Science Foundation Ireland Research professorship Science Foundation Ireland invites expressions of interest for its research professorship programme. This assists research bodies in their recruitment of world-leading researchers for professorial chairs, or similar research leadership positions, within the biotechnology, information and communication technology, and sustainable energy and energy efficiency sectors. The programme may also act as a mechanism for recruitment of individuals that possess a strong industry background, as well as directorship roles in established research centres within Ireland. Rolling Call  

Additional Information
is available on the Funder's website

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Enterprise Ireland H2020 travel grants for academic researchers

Enterprise Ireland invites applicants for its travel grants for academic researchers. These enable researchers in Ireland to spend up to three days abroad meeting potential partners or attending EU information days or workshops relating to H2020. Applications are open to researchers from higher education or publicly funded insititutions.

Multiple visits may be applied for, however if costs exceed €3,000 for all visits, applicants must provide EU reference numbers for H2020 proposals that they have been included in.

Rolling Call

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InterTrade Ireland North-South Partnerships for Horizon 2020 - Travel Scheme North South collaboration in Horizon 2020 really makes sense so InterTradeIreland has developed 2 travel schemes to help Horizon 2020 participants with the cost of establishing North South partnerships:
* The Cross-Border Collaboration Voucher facilitates early stage partnership development by offering up to £500 towards the travel and accommodation costs associated with identifying potential partners in the opposite jurisdiction.
* The EU Travel Scheme helps existing North South partnerships to travel to EC information days and other Horizon 2020 events within Europe to identify potential partners from other member states.
Rolling Call Application forms for these schemes are available by email to Anne McMinn
Irish Marine Institute Grants for workshops and conferences

The Irish Marine Institute invites applications for its workshops and conferences grants under the marine research programme. These provide support for the organisation of national and international marine conferences and workshops in Ireland. Applications are open to any legal entity, including higher education institutes, research institutes, representative organisations and SMEs, provided that the applicant is based on the island of Ireland and has the appropriate scientific and technical qualifications and expertise to host a marine-themed workshop or conference.

Grants are worth up to €1,500 and may be used to cover travel and accommodation for international speakers, printing of book of abstracts, audiovisual equipment hire and catering costs.

Rolling Call Additional Information
is available on the Funder's website

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Irish Marine Institute Researcher travel awards

The Irish Marine Institute invites applications for its researcher travel awards under the marine research programme. These enable master's, PhD or early-stage postdoctoral researchers to present papers at an international conference, pay a working visit to an international research institution or attend a marine-related training course overseas.

Applications are open to students currently carrying out a research master's or PhD at an academic institution on the island of Ireland, or early-stage postdoctoral researchers, typically within three to six years of obtaining a PhD, carrying out research at a higher education institution or public organisation on the island of Ireland.

Rolling Call Additional Information
is available on the Funder's website

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Health Research Board US/Ireland R&D Partnership Programme The US-Ireland Research and Development Partnership is a unique initiative involving funding agencies across three jurisdictions: United States of America, Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The overall goal of this scheme is to increase the level of collaborative R&D amongst researchers and industry professionals across the three jurisdictions. The collaboration aims to generate valuable discoveries and innovation which are transferable to the marketplace, or will lead to enhancements in health, disease prevention and healthcare. The Partnership achieves its goals through tri-partite research projects in which the funding agencies fund the elements of research undertaken in their own jurisdiction. Importantly, the Partnership must add significant value to each research programme above that achievable by the PI in each jurisdiction working alone, supported only by national funding. Rolling Call Full details on the HRB website
Science Foundation Ireland Spokes Programme

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) is pleased to launch the SFI Spokes Programme 2013. This programme is a vehicle to enable the addition of new industrial and academic partners and projects to a SFI Research Centre, so allowing the Centre to expand and develop in line with new priorities and opportunities. This will ensure that the Research Centre retains its ability to do cutting edge research and its industrial relevance, and so enhance its sustainability. The Spokes programme also provides a vehicle to link together, in a meaningful and relevant way, different Research Centres. The Programme has been designed to deliver excellent basic, oriented research results and discoveries in targeted projects associated with SFI Research Centres and hence will deliver significant economic and societal impact during the lifetime of the programme.

To apply for a Spokes award under the rolling call mechanism, the industry partner (or partners) must make a minimum 50% cash contribution to the research programme.

Rolling Call Please see the SFI website for further details
Enterprise Ireland European Space Agency assistance for Irish tenderers

Enteprise Ireland invites applications for European Space Agency assistance for Irish tenderers. Funding enables Irish companies and research teams to bid for ESA contracts, as well as supporting expertise in the development and execution of space strategies. ESA mandatory programmes include the general budget and science programme. Optional programmes in which Ireland participates are: *satellite communications; *satellite navigation; *space transportation; *future launchers preparatory programme; *Earth observation envelope; *general support technology programme; *space science experiment payloads; *life and physical sciences. Funding depends on the scope of the procurement underway, but is limited by Ireland financial contribution to the specific ESA programme.

Deadlines depend on the procurement being applied for

Additional Information 
is available on the EI website

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Science Foundation Ireland European Research Council Development Programme Science Foundation Ireland invites applications to its European Research Council Development Programme. This aims to support researchers based in Ireland, who have submitted a proposal for a European Research Council starting, consolidator or advanced grant that has been deemed fundable but was not funded due to lack of available programme budget. The programme aims to encourage such researchers to resubmit to future ERC calls. Funding will support research in the areas of science, engineering and mathematics that underpin biotechnology, information and communications technology and sustainable energy and energy-efficient technologies. Applicants must be members of the academic staff of a research body in the Republic of Ireland. Contract researchers with a contract that covers the period of the grant and individuals who will be recognised as a member of academic staff upon receipt of the grant may also apply. All applicants must have been unsuccessful in the most recent ERC starting, consolidator or advanced grant call. Funding is capped at €500,000 or 50 percent of the original proposal, whichever is lower, for a maximum of 24 months. Proposals must be submitted within three months of receiving notification of a fundable but unsuccessful ERC proposal

Additional Information 
is available on the SFI website

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Environmental Protection Agency Researcher travel support grants The Environmental Protection Agency invites applications for its researcher travel support grants. These are open to researchers who have completed an EPA-funded project within the last twelve months, and who wish to present their findings, usually to an international audience. EPA sometimes funds travel of national experts in areas in which they wish to build capacity. Awards are worth up to €1,000 each and cover travel, registration and other associated costs. Researchers should apply in the quarter previous to the one they wish to travel in

Additional Information 
is available on the EPA website

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Environmental Protection Agency Event support The Environmental Protection Agency invites applications for its event support. Funding is available to support workshops, seminars and other events. Events should showcase current national research by the organisers and other EPA-funded groups. Funding is worth up to €3,000 per event. Researchers should apply in the quarter previous to the one they wish to hold the event in

Additional Information 
is available on the EPA website

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Enterprise Ireland Innovation partnerships

Enterprise Ireland invites applications for its innovation partnerships. This scheme encourages Irish-based companies to work with Irish colleges to access their expertise and resources to develop new and improved products, processes and services, and generate new knowledge and know-how.

Manufacturing and internationally traded services companies with an operating base in the Republic of Ireland, who wish to collaborate with one or more Irish third-level institutions, may apply.

Each company must be a registered client of a state development agency prior to application. Clusters of companies and research institutes may also apply.

Applications must be submitted by the academic partner. Funding for innovation partnerships will not normally exceed €200,000. Funding to projects involving early-stage companies and pre-HPSU clients will normally be capped at €100,000.

Outline proposals may be submitted at any time Additional Information 
is available on the EI website

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Science Foundation Ireland President of Ireland Young Researcher Award (PIYRA) As part of Science Foundation Ireland's strategy to support early career researchers in the early development of academic careers within Ireland's Higher Education Institutions, SFI continues to fund excellent young scientists under the SFI President of Ireland Young Researcher Award (PIYRA). The PIYRA programme is SFI's most prestigious award to recruit and retain early career researchers to carry out their research in Ireland. The award recognises outstanding engineers and scientists who, early in their careers, have already demonstrated or shown exceptional potential for leadership at the frontiers of knowledge. Awardees will be selected on the basis of exceptional accomplishments in science and engineering in all areas covered by SFI's legal remit and on the basis of creative research plans that are built on work that has attracted international attention. For the PIYRA programme, scientific excellence is both necessary and paramount but is not sufficient; applications must also demonstrate potential impact. Rolling Call Additional information is available on the SFI website
Science Foundation Ireland Strategic partnership programme

Science Foundation Ireland invites expressions of interest for its strategic partnership programme. This aims to fund standalone research initiatives that are not otherwise served by national funding programmes and have strong potential for delivering economic and societal impact to Ireland. Projects involving strategic opportunities within all areas covered by the foundation's legal remit are eligible for funding.

Eligible partnership applicants include individual companies, collections of companies, funding agencies, charities, philanthropic organisations or higher education institutions. The foundation expects that the applicant will commit significant co-funding to the partnership, although flexible models of cost-sharing will also be considered.

  Additional Information 
is available on the SFI website

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Science Foundation Ireland Industry Fellowship Programme

The purpose of the Industry Fellowship Programme is to facilitate exchanges between academia and industry to stimulate excellence through knowledge transfer and training, thereby building critical mass in areas of strategic importance for Ireland and enabling economic and societal challenges to be tackled. Fellowships will enable access for researchers to new technology pathways and standards and will facilitate training in the use of specialist research infrastructure. Fellowships can be awarded to academic researchers wishing to spend time in industry worldwide and to individuals from industry anywhere in the world (including Ireland) wishing to spend time in an eligible Irish Research Body.

Fellowships can be for between 1 and 12 months in duration if full time or for up to 24 months if part time. The maximum Industry Fellowship award amount is €120,000 direct costs.

2 calls per year

See the SFI website for call details

 

Webinar on 26th March at 10am

Society for Musicology in Ireland Grants

The Society For Musicology In Ireland invites applications for its grants. These support musicological research by postgraduate research students, non-affiliated scholars or academics without recourse to institutional funds. Financial assistance for presentations at conferences outside of Ireland may also be considered. Applicants must have been members of the society for a minimum of six months prior to applying. Grants are worth up to €400 or up to €200 for conferences.

  Additional Information 
is available on the SMI website

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Irish Hospice Foundation Individual education and professional development grants

The Irish Hospice Foundation invites applications for its individual education and professional development grants. These support education and development of individuals in a field relating to hospice, palliative or bereavement care, including courses, research studies or attending professional development events.

Applications are welcomed from clinicians, managers or students working in Ireland in a health-related area, and whose work involves care for people facing death or bereavement.

  Additional Information 
is available on the Irish Hospice website

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Irish Hospice Foundation Masterclass and workshop grants

The Irish Hospice Foundation invites applications for its masterclass and workshop grants. These support the running of new, one-off, specialist workshops or masterclasses on specific themes relating to hospice, palliative or bereavement care. The event should address the education and training needs of specific professional groups and must not duplicate any existing programmes already being delivered in Ireland. Special consideration will be given to applications with national relevance or a focus on innovation or new skills acquisition.

Applications are invited from healthcare organisations, hospices and other professional groups. At least one applicant must be a clinician or professional manager within hospice or palliative care in Ireland.

  Additional Information 
is available on the Irish Hospice website

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Law Society of Ireland Publication and database grants The Arthur Cox Foundation of the Law Society of Ireland invites applications for its publication and database grants. These assist the writing and publication of Irish legal textbooks and the development of electronic databases of Irish legal materials. Funding supports authors with research expenses and other costs related to preparing and publishing texts.   Additional Information 
is available on the Law Society website

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Queen's Institute of District Nursing in Ireland Nursing grants The Queen's Institute of District Nursing in Ireland invites applications for its nursing grants. Funding is available to registered nurses involved in palliative care and is intended to help where there is either undue delay in obtaining the required assistance or where funds are not available from statutory authorities.   Additional Information 
is available on the QIDN website

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European Science Foundation New frontiers of exchange and short visit grants

The European Science Foundation invites applications for short visit and exchange grants under its new frontiers of exchange programme. These may be awarded to participate in INFTY activities, or for collaborative work directly relevant to INFTY.

Two types of grants are available:

*short visit grants of up to 15 days, reimbursed on the basis of an allowance of €85 per day, plus travel expenses of up to €500;

*exchange visit grants from 15 days to three months, reimbursed on the basis of an allowance of €1600 per month, plus travel expenses of up to €500.

Applicants may be both pre- and postdoctoral researchers whose work is directly relevant to the program. Preference will be given to applicants from ESF member countries who financially support the program and to new collaborations rather than repeat visits.

 

Additional Information 
is available on the ESF website

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Arts Council Travel and training award

The Arts Council invites applications for its travel and training award. This award supports the professional development of artists and others working professionally in the arts in Ireland. There are two strands to this award: travel and training outbound, and travel and training inbound. The primary purpose of travel and training outbound is to support individuals who wish to participate in training and other professional development opportunities abroad.  The primary purpose of travel and training inbound is to support individuals and organisations who wish to invite specialists from abroad to deliver high-level training or mentoring for the purposes of professional development. Travel and accommodation costs are funded under this strand. Awards are worth up to €8,000.

  Additional Information 
is available on the Arts Council website

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Irish Accounting and Finance Association Research funding The Irish Accountancy and Finance Association invites applications for research funding on behalf of the Irish Accountancy Educational Trust. The trust funds projects which either enhance the science of accountancy and all its branches or promote educational facilities for the teaching of accountancy, auditing, finance or other related subjects.   See the IAFA website for application details
Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland Prototype development fund

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland invites applications for its prototype development fund. This programme aims to accelerate and enhance support for the research, development, testing and deployment of wave and tidal energy devices. The emphasis is on industry-led projects for the following types of activities:

*industry-led projects to develop and test wave and tidal energy capture devices and systems;

*independent monitoring of projects and technologies;

*industry-led R&D aimed at the integration of ocean energy into the electricity market and the national electricity grid;

*data monitoring, forecasting, communications and control of OE systems;

*specific industry-led research projects conducted by research centres.

  Full details on the SEAI website
Science Foundation Ireland Partnership planning grants

Science Foundation Ireland invites applications for its planning grants under the US-Ireland partnership programme. The grant aims to provide planning travel support to researchers in Ireland to travel to the US in order to develop specific projects with US and Northern Ireland collaborators for identified programmes under the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation's auspices. Projects should focus on one of the following areas:

*diabetes;

*cystic fibrosis;

*nanotechnology;

*sensors;

*telecommunications;

*energy and sustainability.

Funding is available for visits of up to 10 days in duration. Grants are worth up to €5,000 to cover travel and accommodation costs.

  Full details on the SFI website
Bioinnovate Ireland Medical Device Innovation Training 2012 Fellowship

The Fellowship programme is based on the recruitment of two elite multi-disciplinary teams, each of four high-calibre Fellows, usually post-docs or MDs, which include medical, engineering, business and law graduates. Each Fellow must have demonstrated innovative qualities and excellence in their profession. Each elite team is carefully selected to include creative individuals that can work as part of a team, which are then funded with a stipend and participate in an intensive 10 month programme.

  Further details and contact information on the Bioinnovate Ireland website
Science Foundation Ireland US-Ireland R&D Partnerships

The Governments of the United States of America, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland have come together for a unique initiative to advance scientific progress in fields that will have a significant impact on the health, well-being and economic prosperity of all their citizens. Under the US-Ireland R&D Partnership, a 'single-proposal, single-review' mechanism is facilitated by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) who accept submissions from tri-jurisdictional teams to a number of their existing funding programmes. The following thematic areas are prioritised as important research grand challenges for the health and prosperity of the citizens of the United States, Ireland and Northern Ireland:

    Nanoscale Science & Engineering
    Sensors & Sensor Networks
    Telecommunications
    Energy & Sustainability
    Health

The Health thematic area is a recent expansion to the eligible thematic areas.

Rolling Call

See the SFI website for further details. 

Applications to the USIreland Partnership Programme must be submitted to SFI six weeks in advance of the NSF/NIH deadline

Science Foundation Ireland Conference and workshop programme

Science Foundation Ireland's Conference and Workshop Programme supports conferences and workshops which enable Irish research bodies to contribute to international scientific debates, and which encourage industry-informed research and foster academic-industrial collaborations to build competitive advantage for Ireland. SFI will support conferences and workshops that encourage dissemination and collaboration on topics of timely importance in all areas covered by SFI's legal remit.

There are four different award types within the Conference and Workshop Programme, namely Conferences, Exceptional Conferences, Workshops, and Conference Bids. Different award types are eligible for different maximum funding amounts.

Rolling Call Conference applications must be submitted at least six months before the event; workshop applications must be submitted at least three months before the event. More information on the SFI website.
German Academic Exchange Service Funding opportunities for study/research in Germany The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is the German national agency for the support of international academic cooperation. We offer programs and funding for students, faculty, researchers and others in higher education, providing financial support to over 67,000 individuals per year. We also represent the German higher education system abroad, promote Germany as an academic and research destination, and help build ties between institutions around the world. Various deadlines

Scholarships & Grants

 

European Commission Lifelong Learning Calls 2012

The Lifelong Learning Programme is the EU's main funding programme in the field of education training.
The Programme's main objectives are;
· To contribute through lifelong learning to the development of the EU as an advanced knowledge society, with sustainable economic
development, more and better jobs and greater social cohesion;
· To foster interchange, cooperation and mobility between education and training institutions and systems within the EU so that they
become a world quality reference

The Programme and the funding support provide development of a range of transnational projects and offers significant support to HEIs in
implementing internationalisation strategies. UK HEIs can work in partnership with organisations in Europe and beyond, as some limited 'third'
country participation is allowed.
There are six sectoral areas to the Lifelong Learning Programme,

· Comenius - schools education
· Erasmus - higher education and advanced vocational education and training
· Leonardo da Vinci - initial and continuing vocational education and training
· Grundtvig - adult education
· Transversal - cross cutting themes (policy cooperation and innovation; languages; ICT; dissemination and exploitation of results)
· Jean Monet -Development of European Studies courses in Higher Education


Universities can work under any of these sectors, so long as the project is benefiting the sector specified.

Various deadlines apply Full details on each call are available on the EC Lifelong Learning website

Department of Education and Science

Exchange of Students for Technical Experience IAESTE (The International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience) is an international student exchange association. It offers students studying architecture, engineering, information technology or science in full-time third-level education the opportunity to gain work experience in another country.
IAESTE Ireland is managed by Léargas in partnership with the Department of Education and Science.
  See the IAESTE website for full details
Science Foundation Ireland President of Ireland Young Researcher Award The President of Ireland Young Researcher Award (PIYRA) is Science Foundation Ireland's most prestigious award to recruit young researchers currently based around the world to carry out their research in third level institutions in Ireland. The award recognises outstanding engineers and scientists who, early in their careers, have already demonstrated or shown exceptional potential for leadership at the frontiers of knowledge. Rolling call Please see the SFI website for full details
European Commission Postdoc Funding Opportunities - Marie Curie Cofund Usually the People programme directly supports, through its Marie Curie actions, researchers or host organisations of researchers. As an exception to this rule, it also co-funds regional, national and international fellowship programmes that follow a similar scope than the other Marie Curie actions in terms of research training and career development. This page lists the current COFUND action grant recipients who are operating such programmes, and in particular the open calls for proposals. Various deadlines Check the EC Cofund page for a list of current funding opportunities
Environmental Protection Agency Event Support (including Workshops & Conferences) The EPA-STRIVE programme has allocated budget to provide funding to support workshops, seminars and other events - subject to an upper limit of €3,000 per event. Funding is provided only for events with a clear relevance to Irish environmental research priorities and on the condition that the events are run on a not-for-profit basis. The event should showcase current national research by the organisers and EPA funded-groups, and also could include an international keynote speaker. Four submission deadlines each year (31st December; 31st March; 30th June; 30th September). Rolling call See the EPA website for full details
Environmental Protection Agency Researcher Travel Support Grants The EPA-STRIVE programme has allocated a limited budget to provide funding to support researchers travelling for the purpose of:
Presentation of EPA-funded research at international conferences - This award is available to EPA-funded researchers who wish to disseminate EPA research findings, and where the grant award has expired in the previous 12 months. Four submission deadlines each year (31st December; 31st March; 30th June; 30th September).

Rolling call

 

See the EPA website for full details
Fulbright Commission Other Fulbright awards Other awards currently open are: All Discipline Student & Scholar Awards, Irish language Student & Scholar Awards, International Science & Technology Award and the Schuman Program in EU-US affairs Various deadlines, check website Fulbright Commission Irish Citizens Awards
Enterprise Ireland International Research Fund The aim of the International Research Fund is to encourage and facilitate Irish 3rd level Research Performing Organisations (RPOs) to participate meaningfully in international collaborative consortia that are addressing industry relevant R&D and innovation issues, and where long-term potential for enhancing the wealth creating ability of the economy may exist. Rolling call  International Research Fund

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

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