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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 Professional here, along with links to training materials and videos.

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Marine Institute Sustainable management of water resources

Proposals are invited on the topic "Sustainable management of water resources in agriculture, forestry and freshwater aquaculture sectors", and comprises the following challenges:

Increasing the efficiency and resilience of water uses
Monitoring and reducing soil and water pollution
Integrating social and economic dimensions into the sustainable management and governance of water resources

The 2016 Joint Call is funded by 25 funding organisations from 22 countries including Ireland - with the European Commission participation.
This Call is for collaborative transnational research proposals. Consortia should include a minimum of three eligible partners that request funding from three different participating countries.
Researchers from other countries can also participate at their own costs (commitment needed for being associated to a consortium applying to the Water JPI 2016 Joint Call).

19th April 2016 Additional Information is available on the Funder's website
Joint Programming Initiative A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life Biomarkers for Nutrition and Health

Researchers are invited to submit research proposals for the joint transnational call "Biomarkers for Nutrition and Health" (BioNH). The JPI HDHL  together with the European Commission has  launched the call using the ERA-NET Cofund instrument. The transnational call will focus on the "development and validation of biomarkers for nutrition and health, including nutritional intake, nutritional status, physical activity-related health, diet-related health and risk of developing diet-related diseases".

The JPI HDHL aims to create an International Research Network on BioNH through the projects that will be funded in this ERA-HDHL cofunded call and the already funded projects of the JA BioNH . This network of researchers, carrying out studies at a pan-European and international level, will establish a critical mass of expertise necessary in this research area, allowing excellent science, sharing of standardised and innovative measures and research infrastructures, as well as training of young scientists in the field of BioNH.

19th April 2016 Additional Information is available on the Funder's website
Irish Marine Institute Funding in marine socio-economics

The Irish Marine Institute invites applications for its funding in marine socio-economics. This scheme supports a project on the subject of valuing and understanding the dynamics of Ireland's ocean economy. The project aims to ensure the timely availability of marine economic statistics, and provide an evidence-base for policy and decision making, economic forecasting and scenario planning. The project will also support the implementation of a national research programme of marine socio-economics.

Applicants must be legal entities on the island of Ireland. Partnerships between institutions and industry are permissible. The lead institution must be a public body.

Funding is worth up to €600,000 for a three year period.

27th April 2016

Additional Information is available on the Funder's website

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European Commission Research and Innovation Staff Exchange The RISE funding scheme fosters staff exchange between the academic and the non-academic sector and between European and non-European countries.
Any discipline. 3 or more partners required. Organisations actively involved in research/innovation are invited to propose joint projects. Support is provided for the development of partnerships in the form of joint research and innovation activities between the participants. 
It has an overall budget of €80 million.
28th April 2016 Additional Information is available on the Funder's website
National University of Ireland Postdoctoral fellowship in the humanities

The National University of Ireland invites applications for its postdoctoral fellowship in the humanities. This supports a postdoctoral graduate in advancing their scholarly research in their chosen field in a constituent university or a recognised college of NUI.

Applicants must be graduates of doctoral status, awarded no earlier than 1 January 2011, holding any degree of the NUI, and whose doctorates are in any area of the humanities.

The fellowship is worth €80,000 over a two-year period.

6th May 2016

Additional Information is available on the Funder's website

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National University of Ireland Postdoctoral fellowship in the Irish or Celtic studies

The National University of Ireland invites applications for its postdoctoral fellowship in the Irish or Celtic studies. This supports a postdoctoral graduate in advancing their scholarly research in the area of Irish or Celtic studies.

Applicants must be graduates of doctoral status, awarded no earlier than 1 January 2011, holding any degree of the NUI, and whose doctorates are in any area of Irish or Celtic studies.

The fellowship is worth €80,000 over a two-year period.

6th May 2016

Additional Information is available on the Funder's website

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Health Research Board Applied Partnership Projects

The Heath Research Board invites applications for its applied partnership projects. These support research projects that are a collaboration between academic researchers and knowledge users, focusing on themes which are determined by the documented needs to the Irish health and social care system. The findings from the research should have a direct impact on the decision making of the knowledge user's organisation.

Applicant teams must nominate a lead applicant for research and a lead applicant for knowledge. Lead applicant researchers must hold a post at an HRB recognised host institution in the Republic of Ireland as an independent investigator, or be a contract researcher recognised as an independent researcher, or be an individual who will be recognised by the host institution as a contract employee for the duration of the award. The host institution must be an approved institution in the Republic of Ireland. Co-applicants may be from outside of the Republic of Ireland.

Funding is worth up to €200,000 for projects with a duration between 12 and 24 months. A minimum co-funding of 20 per cent is required.

6th May 2016

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Erasmus+ ErasmusPlus Sport Action

The Sport action has defined three key themes for this initiative. 

* To tackle cross-border threats to the integrity of sport, such as doping, match fixing and violence, as well as all kinds of intolerance and discrimination;
* To promote and support good governance in sport and dual careers of athletes;
* To promote voluntary activities in sport, together with social inclusion, equal opportunities and awareness of the importance of health-enhancing physical activity, through increased participation in, and equal access to sport for all.
Large and small grants are available, min 3 partners from 3 countries required

12th May 2016 Additional Information is available on the Funder's website
Health Research Board Cochrane Fellowships 2016 The aim of the Cochrane Fellowships scheme is to build capacity on the island of Ireland in conducting systematic reviews for inclusion in the Cochrane Library. The scheme forms part of a commitment to increase the ability of researchers to conduct high quality R&D for health and social care, and for managers and professionals to be aware of, and act upon, the results. 24th May 2016 Additional Information is available on the Funder's website
Universities Ireland North-South postgraduate scholarships

Universities Ireland invites applications for its north-south postgraduate scholarships. These encourage students from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland to cross the border to carry out postgraduate study and experience life in the other Irish jurisdiction.

Applications are open to students of any nationality at an Irish or Northern Irish university currently registered for a master's degree or the first year of a PhD programme in the other Irish jurisdiction from which they achieved their undergraduate degree. Alternatively, applicants may be students born on the island of Ireland who are currently registered at or have graduated from a university in England, Scotland or Wales within the past 10 years and have applied to commence master's studies or the first year of a PhD in the Irish jurisdiction in which they were not born.

Scholarships are worth €15,000 each and must be taken up for the academic year 2016-2017.

26th May 2016

Additional Information is available on the Funder's website

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Universities Ireland PhD history bursaries

Universities Ireland invites applications for its PhD history bursary. This supports students undertaking a PhD on a topic relating to the 1912 to 1923 period in Ireland, the decade of the First World War and the division of the island into the states of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Applications are particularly welcome this year from students undertaking work on the impact of events in 1916 on this island.

Applications are open to students currently registered at, or who have graduated within the past five years from, a university or other higher education institution, and who have been accepted to do a PhD by research at an Irish or British institution. The scheme is aimed primarily at students of history, although it is also open to students from other related disciplines such as literature, politics, economics, sociology and religion.

The bursaries are worth €6,500 each and they must be taken up for the academic year 2016-2017.

26th May 2016

Additional Information is available on the Funder's website

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Interreg North West Europe Interreg North West Europe Programme

The Programme is looking for transnational cooperation initiatives that can deliver concrete results for the North-West Europe area and its citizens. If you have an idea that could make one of the Programme objectives a reality, the Programme organisers would like to hear from you.

If you are planning an NWE proposal, please contact Siobhán Rudden, National Contact Point, for details about the applications process, rules and advice. Siobhán is based in Waterford and happy to meet to discuss your project idea.

27th May 2016 Interreg website
Science Foundation Ireland Technology Innovation Development Award (TIDA) Programme 2016 Science Foundation Ireland is seeking to fund researchers who are at the initial stages of developing a new or innovative technology, product, process or service with strong commercial potential.
For researchers who wish to pursue the commercialisation of a technology, TIDA provides:
* Technical validation by independent international peer review process
* €100k in project funding
* Entrepreneurial and commercialisation training
27th May 2016

Additional Information is available on the SFI website

Webinar on 12th April

Science Foundation Ireland ERA-NET Materials Science & Engineering Call

Irish researchers are included in the latest call for proposals from ERA-NET in Materials Science & Engineering (M-ERA.NET2). It covers the following thematic areas:

* Integrated computational materials engineering (ICME)
* Innovative surfaces, coatings and interfaces
* High performance synthetic and bio-based composites
* Functional materials
* Interfaces between materials and biological hosts for health applications
* Materials for additive manufacturing

Pre-proposal Deadline: 14th June 2016.

Applicants must inform Science Foundation Ireland of their intention to submit a pre-proposal in advance of the pre-proposal deadline. Therefore, applicants must notify Science Foundation Ireland, by 1st June 2016, if they intend to submit a pre-proposal.

1st June 2016 Further information on the M-ERA NET website 
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.

The total budget for the programme is approximately €40,000 and each grant is worth up to €3,000.

1st June 2016

Additional Information is available on the Funder's website

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Health Research Board Collaboration in Ireland for Clinical Effectiveness Reviews

Clinical effectiveness is a key component of patient safety and quality. The integration of best evidence in service provision, through clinical effectiveness processes, promotes healthcare that is up to date, effective and consistent.

The National Clinical Effectiveness Committee (NCEC) is a Ministerial committee established in 2010 as part of the Patient Safety First Initiative. The NCEC is supported by the Clinical Effectiveness Unit (CEU), Department of Health. The NCEC is a partnership between key stakeholders in patient safety and its mission is to provide a framework for national endorsement of clinical guidelines and audit to optimise patient and service user care.

The HRB, along with the NCEC/CEU, invite proposals for the development and management of HRB-CICER. The award for HRB-CICER is for five years.

1st June 2016 Additional Information is available on the HRB website
European Commission Clean Sky Call for Proposals The Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking invites applications for its third clean sky 2 call. This supports the development of key technologies necessary to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, reduce perceived external noise and improve the environmental impact of the life cycle of aeronautical products. The programme also aims to strengthen industrial competitiveness in the European Aeronautical industry by enabling an accelerated development of differentiating technology, enduring networks of research collaboration and innovation, and a stable platform for integration and synthesis of technology into viable development platforms. 2nd June 2016 Further information is available on the Participant Portal
Science Foundation Ireland Discover Programme Call 2016

The Science Foundation Ireland Discover Programme Call aims to support and develop science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) education and public engagement sector in Ireland by:

    investing in, developing and extending activity and ability in this area, and
    exploring and encouraging novel means of engaging the public

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.

Applications must clearly outline how the project will address Science Foundation Ireland's goal to have an engaged and scientifically informed public in Ireland. The Call is open to a wide range of people and organisations, including mediators and practitioners of science communication; STEM festival organisers; science centres, museums and other cultural attractions; artists; educators; professionals and academics in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM); arts agencies; production companies; schools; local authorities (libraries, city/county councils etc.); universities and colleges; youth clubs; community groups; and research institutes.

7th June 2016 (1pm)

Additional Information is available on the SFI website

Webinar on 19th April

Irish Research Council Enterprise Partnership Scheme - Postgraduate

The Council offers a number of opportunities for suitably qualified individuals to pursue a postgraduate degree at an eligible HEI within Ireland, including the Irish Research Council Enterprise Partnership Scheme Postgraduate Scholarship.

The aim of the Irish Research Council Enterprise Partnership Scheme Postgraduate Scholarship is to link with an Enterprise Partner to award co-funded postgraduate scholarships to highly promising researchers. By working closely with an Enterprise Partner, researchers benefit from an enhanced research experience as well as having the opportunity to learn key transferable skills relevant to career formation. Scholars will hold an Enterprise Partnership Scheme Postgraduate Scholarship.

10th June 2016 Further information is available on the IRC website
Irish Research Council Enterprise Partnership Scheme - Postdoctoral The aim of the Irish Research Council Enterprise Partnership Scheme Postdoctoral Fellowship is to encourage links with an Enterprise Partner to award co-funded two-year Postdoctoral Fellowships to highly promising researchers in Ireland. By working closely with an Enterprise Partner, researchers benefit from an enhanced research experience as well as having the opportunity to learn key transferable skills relevant to career/professional development. Fellows will hold an Irish Research Council Enterprise Partnership Scheme Postdoctoral Fellowship.  10th June 2016 Further information is available on the IRC website
European Commission ASSISTID postdoctoral fellowships ASSISTID is an EU Marie Curie research and training programme funding up to 40 postdoctoral researchers who are examining how technology can support people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism in education, employment, community participation and independent living.
Postdoc fellowships are available in 16 higher education institutions in Ireland, north and south and the USA. Fellows have full freedom in the choice of their research topic (see Research Topics), provided that it falls within the wide research area of 'Assistive Technologies for Intellectual Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder or ID with Dementia'.
30th June 2016 Further information is available on the Assistid website
Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland COMING SOON: Sustainable energy research, development and demonstration programme

*** The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland will shortly be inviting proposals for its sustainable energy research, development and demonstration programme. Phase 2 of the 2016 call will open on 1 May 2016. The following information is from the previous phase and is subject to change. ***

This programme aims to improve the coherence of Irish energy research and development, building a cleaner and more secure energy future, while enhancing our knowledge economy. Projects may be of a research, developmental or demonstration nature, and are encouraged to address the following topic areas:

*renewable electricity;

*renewable heat;

*community energy project models and structures;

*smart grid;

*geospatial energy datasets;

*building retrofit.

Public sector and private sector organisations or research institutes located and carrying out projects in Ireland may apply. Individuals are ineligible to apply.

30th June 2016 (*FORECAST*)

Additional Information is available on the Funder's website

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Wellcome Trust Investigator awards in humanities and social sciences

The Wellcome Trust invites applications for its investigator awards in humanities and social sciences. These aim to provide flexible support at a level and length to enable humanities and social science research to explore any aspect of human and animal health.

Applicants must be based in the UK, Republic of Ireland or a low or middle-income country, and should have an established academic post at an eligible higher education or research institution. Applicants who have an established academic post guaranteed by the time they take up the award are also eligible to apply. The trust welcomes joint applications from two researchers working together.

Awards are in the range of £100,000 to £200,000 per year each over a maximum period of five years. They may be used to cover research expenses; travel, subsistence and funding for collaborative activities; capacity-building and public engagement initiatives, and research leave; and research, symposia and dissemination activities.

8th July 2016

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European Commission Horizon Prize - Better use of antibiotics 

This €1 million prize addresses the issue of the unnecessary use of antibiotics, which is contributing to the growing problem of antibiotic resistance. The challenge is to develop a rapid test that will allow healthcare providers to distinguish at the point of care between patients with upper respiratory tract infections that require antibiotics and those that can be treated safely without antibiotics.

The Horizon Prize for better use of antibiotics will be awarded for a rapid test to identify, at the point of care, patients with upper respiratory tract infections that can be treated safely without antibiotics.

Runs until 17th August 2016 Additional Information is available on the Funder's website
Irish Fulbright Commission Fulbright Techimpact award

The Irish Fulbright Commission invites applications for the Techimpact award. This enables Irish or EU citizens resident in the Republic of Ireland for the past three years to complete short-term, non-commercial projects and research in the US for a period of two weeks to three months. Proposals are welcomed from candidates across all disciplines who are exploring how technology contributes to a larger social value, but applications in education, mobile technology and digital arts, humanities, and culture are particularly encouraged.

Preference is given to early-career researchers with a PhD conferred since 2010 or a professional with three to five years' experience in relevant fields. Applicants should not already have extensive experience of studying or living in the US. Dual US-Irish citizens, green card holders and current US residents are not eligible.

The award includes a monetary grant, accident and emergency insurance, cultural and professional programming, and J-1 visa administration.

28th October 2016

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Irish Fulbright Commission Irish scholar awards

The Irish Fulbright Commission invites applications for its Irish scholar awards. These enable Irish or EU citizens resident in Ireland for the past three years to complete a year of postdoctoral research or lecturing in the US. The following awards are available:

*Fulbright scholar award general grant, open to all disciplines except clinical medical studies;

*Fulbright-CRH award in business studies or engineering;

*Fulbright-Enterprise Ireland scholar award in innovation, including new technologies, that will lead to job creation and increased exports;

*Fulbright-Environmental Protection Agency award in the areas of water, climate change or sustainable development;

*Fulbright-Marine Institute award in the areas of marine science or business;

*Fulbrigh-Teagasc award in the areas of agriculture, food or forestry;

*Fulbright Award supported by the Geological Survey of Ireland in geoscience.

Applicants should have a PhD or at least five years of relevant professional experience. Dual US-Irish citizens, green card holders, current US residents and candidates with extensive experience of studying or living in the US are not eligible.

Each award provides a monetary grant plus accident and emergency insurance, cultural and professional programming and J-1 visa administration.

28th October 2016

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Irish Fulbright Commission Irish student awards

The Irish Fulbright Commission invites applications for its Irish student awards. These enable postgraduate students to conduct research or study in the US for a period of four months per semester, up to one year. Students may either complete a master's or PhD at a US institution or conduct research as part of a current postgraduate programme in Ireland or the EU. The following awards are available:

*Fulbright general student award, open to all disciplines except clinical medical studies;

*Fulbright-CRH award in the area of business studies or engineering;

*Fulbright-Enterprise Ireland award in innovation, including new technologies that will lead to job creation and increased exports;

*Fulbright-Environmental Protection Agency award in the areas of water, climate change or sustainable development;

*Fulbright-Marine Institute award in the areas of marine science or business;

*Fulbright award supported by the Geological Survey of Ireland in geoscience;

*Fulbright-National University of Ireland visiting researcher award for a prospective PhD candidate or a candidate registered on a doctoral programme with an honours bachelor or master's degree from an NUI Constituent University or other NUI member institution;

*Fulbright-Teagasc award in agriculture, forestry or food;

*Fulbright-University of Notre Dame LLM award in international human rights law which will entitle the awardee to a 50 per cent tuition waiver from the University of Notre Dame;

*Fulbright-University of Pennsylvania Law School LLM award which will entitle the awardee to an additional US,000 grant from the University of Pennsylvania for its LLM programme.

Applications are open to Irish or EU citizens resident in Ireland for the past three years. Applicants should be current or prospective postgraduate students with a minimum 2:1 grade. Dual US-Irish citizens, green card holders, current US residents and candidates with extensive experience of studying or living in the US are not eligible.

Each award provides a monetary grant plus accident and emergency insurance, cultural and professional programming and J-1 visa administration.

28th October 2016

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European Commission Fulbright Schuman awards

The Commission for Educational Exchange between the US, Belgium and Luxembourg invites applications for the Fulbright Schuman awards. These enable EU citizens to study, research or lecture at US institutions on a topic relevant to US-EU relations, EU policy or EU institutions.

Grants are available for graduate study, pre-doctoral research, postdoctoral research and university lecturing. Innovation grants are also available, for work addressing the technological and policy aspects of data privacy and protection, allowing for a transatlantic approach to harnessing the potential of new technologies.

Applicants must have a minimum of three months experience in two or more EU member states and be proficient in English. Preference will be given to candidates with two years of relevant professional or academic experience beyond the bachelor's degree. Candidates who have previously spent a significant amount of time in the US are ineligible for this award.

The maximum grant is worth €29,000 which includes a monthly stipend of €2,000 for students or €3,000 for scholars, plus travel and relocation allowance, visa sponsorship and sickness and accident insurance.

1st December 2016

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Science Foundation Ireland Industry fellowships

*Coming Soon*

Science Foundation Ireland will shortly be inviting applications for its industry fellowships. The call is expected to be launched in February 2016 and further information will be released by the time the call opens. The following information is from the previous round and is subject to change. ***

These facilitate exchanges between academia and industry to stimulate knowledge transfer and training. The aim is to build critical mass in areas of strategic importance for Ireland, and to tackle economic and societal challenges. The fellowships will enable access for researchers to new technology pathways and standards, and will facilitate training in the use of specialist research infrastructure.

Applications are open to academic researchers wishing to spend time in industry worldwide and to individuals from industry worldwide wishing to spend time in an eligible Irish research body. Academic applicants must hold a PhD, MD or equivalent, and must have been an author on at least three internationally peer reviewed articles and a senior author on at least one of these articles. Industry applicants must have significant experience and knowledge of industry processes, including operational and business procedures, and a proven record of leadership and accomplishments appropriate to international standards of their field, industry sector and career stage.

Fellowships are worth a maximum of €120,000 for a period of up to 12 months full time or 24 months part time.

TBA

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Irish Research Council Basic research excellence award

The Irish Research Council invites applications for its basic research award. This is intended to develop the potential of near successful social sciences and humanities applicants to the European Research Council by providing immediate financial support for reapplication.

IRC will be providing the award to each unsuccessful ERC application achieving an 'A' rated outcome. This outcome is achieved where the application is deemed fundable but was not ranked highly enough given the available budget of the ERC in that call. Applicants must be represented by the research office of an eligible institution that will host the award and cannot be an existing ERC Awardee or have previously been successful in applying to the ERC for funding.

Awards are worth up to €60,000 for ERC Starter, €75,000 for ERC Consolidator and €100,000 for ERC Advanced. Funding may cover staff costs, travel and accommodation, consumables and consultancy.

Rolling call

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French embassy Travel grants The French embassy is now providing travel grants for French researchers to visit Ireland who are jointly preparing an application to (any) European fund for research, education or regional development programmes. They provide up to €500, see the link for more details. Rolling call Additional Information is available on the Funder's website
Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland Ocean energy prototype development fund

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland invites expressions of interest for its ocean energy prototype development fund. This supports the development and deployment of ocean energy devices and systems. Funding supports the following types of projects:

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

*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 and network;

*data monitoring, forecasting, communications and control of ocean energy systems;

*specific industry-led projects to be carried out by research centres.

Applications are open to individual organisations or organisations acting in collaboration with other organisations or with third-level research institutes, either on a contractual basis or within consortia or joint ventures. Collaborative development programmes between manufacturers or service companies and research institutions are actively encouraged. Public, private and international entities resident in Ireland and carrying out projects in Ireland are welcome to participate. Funding will not support fundamental research at universities or third-level institutions.

Funding covers between 10 and 100 per cent of total eligible costs, depending on research category.

Rolling Call

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NESTA Longitude Prize

Longitude Prize is a challenge with a £10 million prize fund to help solve the problem of global antibiotic resistance. It is being run by Nesta, supported by Innovate UK, the new name for the Technology Strategy Board, as funding partner.

The development of antibiotics has added an average of 20 years to our life. Yet the rise of antimicrobial resistance is threatening to make them ineffective. This poses a significant future risk as common infections become untreatable. The challenge is to create a cost-effective, accurate, rapid, and easy-to-use test for bacterial infections that will allow health professionals worldwide to administer the right antibiotics at the right time.

To promote the Longitude Prize among Irish researchers working in AMR and other relevant areas such as diagnostics, data analytics and medical devices; SFI will host an information session later this year (September/October - venue to be confirmed) that will be attended by the Longitude Prize team at NESTA. This information session will provide a detailed overview of the Prize including its objectives, opportunities and rules. Full details of this event will be communicated to the research community in the coming weeks.

Rolling Call Full details on the Longtitude Prize website
Inspire Consortium Mobility Funding

Funding is available via the INSPIRE consortium to enable access to national equipment and infrastructure and for attendance at workshops and courses including those on the www.flexilearn.ie portal.  Applications are also welcome from those who wish to organise an event or research collaboration that facilitates mobility of postgraduate students.

Applications can include funding for travel, accommodation and subsistence as well as equipment costs and consumables.  Note that the HEA has published national guidelines for access to research infrastructure along with a Research Equipment Database. Students wishing to apply for funding should review these guidelines, complete the application form and submit this to inspire.access@gmail.com. Applications can be submitted at any time but please note that research placement applications are reviewed on a monthly basis and placements can be up to one month in duration.

The INSPIRE national graduate research education programme is funded under the framework of the Irish Government's Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions Cycle 5, National Development Plan 2007-2013 with the assistance of the European Regional Development Fund.

Rolling Call Additional Information is available on the Funder's website
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
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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 College of General Practitioners Bursaries for presentation at conferences The Irish College of General Practitioners invites applications for its bursaries for presentation at conferences. These support college members who have been accepted for oral or poster presentations at the European General Practice Research Network, World Organization of Family Doctors or another international conference of relevance to general practice. Rolling Call Additional Information
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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
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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
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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

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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

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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

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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 
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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
French embassy H2020 travel grants  The French embassy will soon be launching a travel grant scheme aimed at Horizon 2020, we will post the link when we get it.    
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 
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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 
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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.

 

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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.

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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
Údarás na Gaeltachta Feasibility study grants

Údarás na Gaeltachta invites applications for its feasibility study grants. These enable groups, organisations, businesses or individuals to assess the viability of business ideas.

A significant portion of costs may be covered, including salaries and wages of personnel, cost of consultants, related travel and subsistence, and any other additional overheads.

Rolling Call

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Údarás na Gaeltachta Research and development grants

Údarás na Gaeltachta invites applications for its research and development grants. These enable businesses to develop innovative products, processes and services that enhance their ability to perform in competitive markets.

Grants may cover R&D salaries, directly related additional overheads, the cost of capital assets, the cost of contractual research, technical knowledge and patents bought or licensed from other sources, or other operating expenses, including costs of materials, supplies, travel and subsistence related to the research activity.

Rolling Call

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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

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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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