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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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Royal Irish Academy 2016 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards Developed in 2015 by the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland and the Royal Irish Academy, these awards recognise and acknowledge exemplary ideas, originating in Irish organisations, making a social and economic impact through research innovation in meeting market needs. This award scheme demonstrates the Royal Irish Academy's recognised international role in promoting excellence in research innovation and its potential to enrich our lives and benefit society.
The awards are sponsored by KPMG and Ulster Bank and supported by The Irish Times.
 
In 2016, awards will be made in the following five categories:
 
*         The Irish operations of a US multinational company
*         An Irish based SME[1] /Start-up with US links
*         An Irish Higher Education Institution (HEI) Research Centre or institute with US links
*         The US operations of an Irish SME
*         The US operations of an Irish company (larger than SME status)
 
The scheme operates on an all-island basis.
20th January 2016 Additional Information is available on the Funder's website
Arts Council Architecture bursary award

The Arts Council invites applications for its architecture bursary award. This enables architects to develop their creative practice by giving them the time and resources to think, research, reflect and engage with their practice.

Applicants must be architects who are resident in the Republic of Ireland and who are either architectual graduates or have a qualification listed in the EU council directive 85/384/EEC, or one from outside Europe recognised by the relevant member section of the Union Internationale d'Architecture.

The award is worth up to €15,000 for one year, and may be used to cover living costs as well as materials, resources, equipment, third-party expertise or hiring of relevant services.

21st January 2016

Additional Information is available on the Funder's website

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Arts Council Theatre bursary award

The Arts Council invites applications for its theatre arts bursary award. This supports professional theatre artists in developing their artistic practice. The award provides artists with the time and resources to think, research, reflect and engage with their artistic practice.

Applications are invited from professional practising artists resident in the Republic of Ireland and working in a creative capacity within theatre. Applicants must have been professionally and artistically engaged in a minimum of five productions over the past three years and have produced work during the past three years generally acknowledged as being of high artistic quality.

The award is worth up to €15,000 for up to one year and may be used to cover living costs as well as materials, resources, equipment, third-party expertise or hiring of relevant services.

21st January 2016

Additional Information is available on the Funder's website

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Arts Council Literature bursary award

The Arts Council invites applications for its literature bursary award. This supports professional artists in the field of literature writing in English. The award provides writers with the time and resources to think, research, reflect and engage with their artistic practice.

Applications are invited from writers at all stages of their careers, though larger bursaries are typically awarded to writer with an established track record. Applicants must be resident in the Republic of Ireland.

The award is worth up to €15,000 for up to one year and may be used to cover living costs as well as materials, resources, equipment, third-party expertise or hiring of relevant services. A small number of bursaries worth €4,000 will be awarded to emerging writers who are at the early stages of their careers.

21st January 2016

Additional Information is available on the Funder's website

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Arts Council Visual arts bursary award

The Arts Council invites applications for its visual arts bursary award. This supports professional artists in developing their artistic practice. The award provides artists with the time and resources to think, research, reflect and engage with their artistic practice.

Applications are invited from professional practising visual artists resident in the Republic of Ireland and working in all genres and at all stages in their careers.

The award is worth up to €15,000 for up to one year and may be used to cover living costs as well as materials, resources, equipment, third-party expertise or hiring of relevant services.

21st January 2016

Additional Information is available on the Funder's website

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Irish Cancer Society Risk Reduction for Chronic Conditions

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Diabetes Ireland, the Irish Cancer Society and the Irish Heart Foundation have come together with the aim of encouraging and jointly funding a research project focused on risk reduction for chronic conditions.

The Charity Partners recognise that significant commonality exists across the various modifiable risk factors for each chronic condition (i.e. dementia, diabetes, cancer, heart disease and stroke), and believe that in order to make a meaningful impact on prevention of these conditions, a concerted strategy is required. The WHO guidelines state that many chronic conditions are the 'result of four particular behaviours (tobacco use, physical inactivity, unhealthy diet, and the harmful use of alcohol)' and it is these modifiable risk factors which the current call aims to tackle.

15th January 2016 Additional Information is available on the Funder's website
Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scheme

The Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme offers scholarships for suitably qualified individuals to pursue a Research Masters or a PhD (either traditional or structured) in any discipline at an eligible HEI within Ireland. The Council does not fund taught Masters.

In addition, a number of targeted Scholarships are offered in collaboration with our strategic funding partners. Applicants may only apply for one Scholarship and should carefully consider which Scholarship to apply for. Full descriptions of each of the Strategic Funding Partner scholarships can be found in the Appendices of the Scheme Terms & Conditions.

3rd February 2016 Additional Information is available on the Funder's website
Erasmus Mundus LOTUS+ project UL staff and student scholarships to SE Asia

UL has been awarded funding by the EU to allow our staff and students visit universities in SE Asia.1 month staff visits or 6 month student scholarships are available to China (Peking, Nanjing or Sichuan) Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia or Myanmar, see list below. 
 
The following scholarships are available

Undergraduates 5 (6 months) 1000 
Masters 6 (6 months) 1000 
Doctorates 3 (6 months) 1500 
Post-Doctorates 3 (6 months) 1800 
Staff 12 (1 months) 2500 
TOTAL 29   

All the mobilities will be for 6 months, except for staff visits, which are 1 month duration. Scholarships for students should be undertaken in autumn 2016. Staff visits may be undertaken anytime between Sept 2016 and spring 2018.

5th February 2016 Additional Information is available on the LOTUS+ website
Ireland Canada University Foundation Irish Language Programme 2016-17

Each year, with the support of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, ICUF appoints a number of Irish Language Instructors to work in our partner universities in Canada.

This programme exists to support the development and growth of the Irish language in Canada. As such, the role of the Irish Language Instructor is twofold; she/he is engaged to teach the Irish Language within the university, and to support the development of the Irish Language in the wider community.

5th February 2016 Additional Information is available on the ICUF website
Ireland Canada University Foundation Ireland Canada Dobbin Scholar visits

Since 1993 ICUF has awarded Dobbin Scholarships to both Irish and Canadian scholars and academics whose research contributes to the rich academic and cultural links between Canada and Ireland.

The awards are named after Craig Dobbin, whose initial most generous donation in 1993 led to the foundation of the Ireland Canada University Foundation.

Since 1993, the Dobbin Scholarships have been supported by many individuals, organisations, businesses and corporations who share Craig's vision, and the vision of ICUF.

6th February 2016 Additional Information is available on the ICUF website
Health Research Board Summer Student Scholarships 2016

The Health Research Board invites applications for Summer Student Scholarships from undergraduate students in a health or social care-related discipline to support their participation in research during the summer months in 2016. The purpose of the student scholarships is to encourage an interest in research and to give the student an opportunity to become familiar with research techniques.

All grant applications are made through the HRB Grants E-Management System (GEMS) https://grants.hrb.ie The nominated Host Institution will approve and submit each application on behalf of the applicant. Please make this a time consideration when preparing your grant application.

11th February 2016 Additional Information is available on the HRB website
Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation fund for third-level researchers

Enterprise Ireland invites applications for its commercialisation fund for third level researchers. This scheme supports the development of innovations at all stages of the commercial pipeline to the point where the innovations can be commercialised as new products, services and companies. Projects should address a gap or a need in the market by developing innovations that will ideally be ready for licensing to Irish industry or may form the basis of a new start-up company in two to five years. All disciplines in science and engineering are eligible.

Applications are open to all researchers employed in the third-level sector, and non-profit research agencies and organisations in the Republic of Ireland. Grants typically range from €80,000 to €350,000; proposals with costs outside this range will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

12th February 2016

Additional Information is available on the Funder's website

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Irish Research Council Employment Based Programme 2016

The IRC's Employment Based Postgraduate Programme is a unique national initiative. First piloted in 2012, it provides students in all disciplines an opportunity to work in a co-educational environment involving a higher education institution and an employment partner. Since its inception, the Council has created over 120 jobs for researchers who are currently embedded in a range of organizational types, across all academic disciplines and business sectors.

An eligible Employment Partner on this Programme is a business, a company, a registered charity, a social, cultural or not-for-profit organization, or a commercial semi-state organization with a physical operational base located in Ireland that will employ the Scholar for the duration of the award.

17th February 2016 Additional Information is available on the Funder's website
Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award Rosalind Franklin App Competition

This national app competition is funded by the Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award, won by UCL Professor Rachel McKendry. The Award, supported by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), is made to support the promotion of women in STEM and is in memory of the British biophysicist Rosalind Franklin who pioneered research into DNA, viruses, coal and graphite.

Empowering women to become leaders in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine) is not just the right thing to do, it's the smart thing to do and will make the UK more creative, competitive and prosperous. But cultural and institutional barriers mean women are all too often under-represented at the highest levels despite no apparent shortage of talent.

We invite teams and individuals from all backgrounds to take advantage of the telecommunications revolution to reach out to a global audience through apps, empower and recognise a new generation of women leaders, and change public perceptions of women in the digital space.

23rd February 2016 Additional Information is available on the Funder's website
European Commission Jean Monnet Call 2016 Jean Monnet Activities are designed to promote excellence in teaching and research in the field of European Union studies worldwide. The programme supports teaching and research in the form of grants for Chairs, Modules, Centres of Excellence 25th February 2016 Additional Information is available on the Funder's website
Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland Better energy communities programme

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland invites applications for its better energy communities programme. The programme has two overarching principles, these are to drive project diversity and to bring social benefits to communities and citizens in every county in Ireland.

Applications are open to different collaborations between the public and private sectors, residential and non-residential sectors and partnerships between local businesses, community groups, local authorities and energy suppliers are encouraged.

The total budget of the programme is €20 million.

26th February 2016

Additional Information is available on the Funder's website

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Science Foundation Ireland EMBO/SFI workshops partnership

Science Foundation Ireland and the European Molecular Biology Organization invite applications for their workshops partnership. This supports workshop events focused on topics that clearly interface with the field of molecular biology, are strategically important for Ireland, and are of a broad interest to the Irish and wider European research communities. The objectives of the partnership are to:

*facilitate significant international workshops to be hosted in the Republic of Ireland and enhance Ireland's international scientific reputation;

*provide a platform for discussion and debate at the highest scientific level on timely and important topics that reside in or clearly interface with the molecular biology field;

*achieve significant scientific, strategic and economic impact in Ireland while also strengthening the European research agenda;

*foster European collaborative networks, particularly between Ireland and other European countries;

*enable early-career researchers to build scientific contacts and collaborations, and enhance their recruitment opportunities;

*encourage industry-informed research and foster industrial collaborations to build competitive advantage for Ireland and Europe.

Funding of up to €40,000 is made available on an equal-share basis by SFI and EMBO. Funds should be used for reasonable budget line items, such as the travel expenses of invited speakers or travel bursaries for select early-career scientists.

1st March 2016

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Science Foundation Ireland Research Centres Programme 2016

SFI's Agenda 2020 strategy aims to position Ireland as a global knowledge leader. A key objective of this strategy is to develop a set of world-leading, large-scale Research Centres that will provide major economic impact for Ireland. The SFI Research Centres Programme was launched in 2012 to achieve this objective by creating new Research Centres and building on previously-made significant large scale investments (e.g. CSETs, SRCs). Seven Research Centres were funded as a result of the first Research Centres Call in 2012, and five were funded as a result of the second Call in 2013. To view details on the exsisting SFI Research Centres, please click here.

A key feature of SFI Research Centres is the consolidation of research activities across higher education institutes to create a critical mass of internationally leading researchers in strategic areas which become a key attractant to industry and lay the foundation for effective and productive academic and industrial partnerships. Additionally, these centres will be excellent, relevant, sustainable, and will serve as international beacons for attracting talent and leveraging non-Exchequer funding with particular emphasis on industry and Horizon 2020. The goal of SFI, in partnership with its sister agencies and departments, is to develop a dynamic Research Centre ecosystem that can evolve to meet the changing needs of industry and society. SFI Research Centres funded under the forthcoming call will contribute significantly to achieving this and as such, are expected to integrate with other SFI- and non-SFI-funded Centres, where appropriate, to maximise capabilities, outputs and industry offerings.

1st March 2016 (1pm submission of abstracts) Additional Information is available on the Funder's website
Science Foundation Ireland Spokes Call

The Spokes Fixed call will be an open competition for a planned amount of funding from SFI's budget, with a fixed deadline for applications. A minimum budgetary contribution of 30% cash will be required from industry.

SFI would particularly like to attract proposals in the area of advanced manufacturing to develop additional capacity and support the manufacturing industry in Ireland. Proposals submitted to the Fixed Call in the area of advanced manufacturing (as defined by SFI) may avail of reduced industry cost share requirements and additional incentives. Such proposals are required to achieve a minimum cost share of 30%, which can be comprised of both in-kind and cash contributions. At least one-third of the industry contribution must be cash (i.e., a minimum of 10% of the Fixed Spoke Budget).

10th March 2016

Additional Information is available on the Funder's website

Webinar on 9th December

European Commission ERASMUS Strategic Partnerships ERASMUS Strategic Partnerships               
will focus on sharing, developing and transferring innovative practices in education, training and youth provision between participating countries. This funding scheme is useful for action research projects and those where
* developing, testing and implementing innovative approaches and practices for study programmes, learners, staff and organisations;
* facilitating the recognition and certification of skills and competences;
* training, teaching and learning activities such as blended mobility of learners, joint staff training events, and teaching and training assignments;
* transnational activities to encourage active citizenship and entrepreneurship
31st March 2016 Additional Information is available on the Funder's website
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Reconciliation fund

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade invites applications for its reconciliation fund. This supports organisations involved in reconciliation work between people on the island of Ireland and between Ireland and Britain.

The following activities are eligible for funding:

*reconciliation through education, dialogue, culture and commemoration;

*development and strengthening of meaningful cross-border links;

*promotion of tolerance and respect;

*challenging stereotypes of one's own and other communities;

*academic research aimed at promoting reconciliation.

The fund will focus its support through two thematic pillars: repairing of those issues which lead to division, conflict and barriers to a deeply reconciled and peaceful society; building a strong civil society that encompasses all communities, through the continued implementation of the agreements and promoting a rights-based society, political stability and respect for all.

Applications for grants exceeding €10,000 in a 12-month period must be submitted with a valid tax clearance certificate.

4th April 2016

Additional Information is available on the Funder's website

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Science Foundation Ireland President of Ireland Future Research Leaders programme

The President of Ireland Future Research Leaders programme is a recruitment-only programme designed to attract to Ireland outstanding new and emerging research leaders in both scientific and engineering domains, where candidates may have both academic and/or industry relevant backgrounds with a focus on research excellence with impact. Candidates are expected to address current gaps in leadership, methodologies and skill sets in specific discipline areas (including, but not limited to advanced manufacturing, bioprocessing, agri-food, cyber-security, smart cities, energy and marine research). Candidates may also be recruited to complement and strengthen ongoing activities e.g. SFI Research Centres, or as part of Research Body succession planning for areas which will require leadership in coming years.

The call is open to applicants based outside of Ireland as well as those recently recruited from overseas (i.e. within 2 years of the Expression of Interest deadline). The applicant must be 3-15 years post-PhD or equivalent, and will be expected to have demonstrated research excellence, independence, maturity and leadership, by having several important publications without the participation of their PhD supervisor, as well as having secured independent research funding and accumulated supervisory experience. It is also expected that the applicant would be of international standing as demonstrated by peer review experience, invited keynote talks, international collaboration, conference and workshop organisation etc as indicators of scientific maturity. The award has a five-year duration and is designed to provide the best setting for award holders to foster their creativity and further develop their leadership role. The recruitment of future research leaders will build the national research and enterprise base with outstanding early/mid-career researchers, and enhance Ireland's reputation as a centre of excellence for research. The ambitions of the appointed SFI President of Ireland Future Research Leader awardee will be consistent with the strategic research direction of the host institution.

8th April 2016 Additional Information is available on the Funder's website
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
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
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

Additional Information is available on the Funder's website

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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

Additional Information is available on the Funder's website

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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
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
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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

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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.

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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.

 

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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
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

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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