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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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Health Service Executive Dr Richard Steevens' scholarship

The Health Service Executive invites applications for the Dr Richard Steevens' scholarship. This enables specialists or senior registrars to receive training overseas in novel areas of medicine and patient care which are limited or unavailable in Ireland. Applications from all specialty areas are considered, but the HSE is particularly interested in those focusing on:

*medicine - training in ablation for atrial fibrillation as a priority for cardiology in Ireland;

*ophthamology - anterior segment and corneal surgery, and neuro-opthalmology;

*radiology - interventional neuroradiology for thrombectomy in selected strokes;

*surgery - including paediatric burns, lymphatic surgery, sarcoma surgery, surgical outcomes and quality improvement, laparoscopic or robotic surgery, complex pelvic floor surgery and robotic pelvic surgery, transanal minimally invasive surgery, spinal, foot, ankle and hand surgery, complex major trauma, bariatric surgery, paediatric urology, retroperitoneal testis cancer surgery, paediatric otolaryngology, surgical training and incorporation of simulation methods of technology.

Applicants must be in the latter stages of higher specialist training and be enrolled with the relevant postgraduate medical training body for the duration of the scholarship. Applicants must have undertaken all of their specialist registrar training in clinical posts in Ireland at the time of application.

Up to four scholarships, each of which supports placements of between three and 12 months, are available to cover salary. Placements must be completed between July 2018 and June 2019.

24th November 2017

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Breakthrough Cancer Research HRB-MRCG Breakthrough Cancer Research research call

The Medical Research Charities Group and Health Research Board invite expressions of interest for their joint Breakthrough Cancer Research research call. This supports internationally competitive and innovative research in areas of strategic relevance to cancer. In particular, the following priorities are in focus:

*research leading to new treatments for cancers which do not respond or are poorly served by available treatments;

*research improving cancer care and outcomes and ensure patient benefit;

*clinically engaged projects;

*the role of the immune system.

The principal investigator must either hold a post that covers the duration of the award in a recognised research institution as an independent investigator, be a contract researcher recognised by the research institution as an independent investigator or be an individual who will be recognised by the research institution upon receipt of the HRB-MRCG award. The PI must also demonstrate a record of research output, with at least three publications of original research in peer reviewed journals. Applicants are expected to collaborate with partner organisations, such as universities, hospitals, health agencies, local government or voluntary organisations, where appropriate. Public participation is also encouraged. The host institution should typically be located in Ireland, though exceptions may be made in the case of the investigation of certain rare diseases for which there is no established research capacity in Ireland.

Grants are worth up to €300,000 each for one to three years.

30th November 2017

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Alpha One Foundation Alpha One research call

The Medical Research Charities Group and Health Research Board invite applications for the joint Alpha One research call. This supports internationally competitive and innovative research in areas of strategic relevance to alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency.

The principal investigator must either hold a post that covers the duration of the award in a recognised research institution as an independent investigator, be a contract researcher recognised by the research institution as an independent investigator or be an individual who will be recognised by the research institution upon receipt of the HRB-MRCG award. The PI must also demonstrate a record of research output, with at least three publications of original research in peer reviewed journals. Applicants are expected to collaborate with partner organisations, such as universities, hospitals, health agencies, local government or voluntary organisations, where appropriate. Public participation is also encouraged. The host institution should typically be located in Ireland, though exceptions may be made in the case of the investigation of certain rare diseases for which there is no established research capacity in Ireland.

Grants are worth up to €300,000 each for 12 to 36 months.

30th November 2017

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Science Foundation Ireland Fellowship Programme

Science Foundation Ireland is pleased to launch the Science Foundation Ireland Fellowship Programme. This programme aims to provide successful candidates with the opportunity to develop their career through experiencing first-hand, the diversity of activities carried out by a funding agency.

Science Foundation Ireland is keen to be part of a framework that can enable researchers to seek and secure diverse career opportunities in areas such as industry, research funding and administration, public administration and Government affairs. For those individuals interested in these types of careers, the Fellowship Programme will provide an opportunity to develop key skills which may assist them in securing these types of roles.  For research office staff, Science Foundation Ireland offers the opportunity for Research Bodies to learn more about the administration of research funding.

Science Foundation Ireland's Fellowship will be making awards to suitable candidates who wish to gain experience in a number of areas across the organisation. These awards are for a period of up to 3 years and afford a great opportunity to the holder to gain some experience of working in a research funding organisation.  In addition to the experience gained through the Programme there is also a comprehensive training plan for all Fellows and successful Fellows will be assigned a mentor upon joining Science Foundation Ireland.

30th November 2017 Additional Information is available on the Funder's website
Epilepsy Ireland HRB-MRCG Epilepsy Ireland research call

The Medical Research Charities Group and Health Research Board invite pre-applications for their joint Epilepsy Ireland research call. This supports internationally competitive and innovative research in areas of strategic relevance to epilepsy. In particular, the following priorities are in focus:

*defibrillators and pregnancy or foetal anti-convulsant syndrome

*epilepsy and intellectual disability

*evaluating epilepsy services in Ireland (including Epilepsy Ireland services)

*medicinal cannabis and epilepsy

*psychosocial aspects of epilepsy

*rare epilepsies;

*sudden unexpected death in epilepsy or epilepsy mortality.

The principal investigator must either hold a post that covers the duration of the award in a recognised research institution as an independent investigator, be a contract researcher recognised by the research institution as an independent investigator or be an individual who will be recognised by the research institution upon receipt of the HRB-MRCG award. The PI must also demonstrate a record of research output, with at least three publications of original research in peer reviewed journals. Applicants are expected to collaborate with partner organisations, such as universities, hospitals, health agencies, local government or voluntary organisations, where appropriate. Public participation is also encouraged. The host institution should typically be located in Ireland, though exceptions may be made in the case of the investigation of certain rare diseases for which there is no established research capacity in Ireland.

Grants are worth up to €50,000 each per year for up to three years.

30th November 2017

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Irish Research Council Government of Ireland postdoctoral fellowships

The Irish Research Council invites applications for its Government of Ireland postdoctoral fellowships. These enable early-stage postdoctoral researchers to prepare a dissertation for publication or to develop a new research project.

Applicants must be affiliated with an eligible organisation. They may be from any country but must maintain principal residence in Ireland during the fellowship. They must have been awarded their doctoral degree within the five year period prior to 31 March 2017, or must have been certified as having fulfilled all the requirements for the award of a doctoral degree before this date. They must have authored or co-authored at least one peer-reviewed research publication or demonstrate equivalent intellectual property output.

Fellowships are worth up to €45,895 per year and are tenable for one or two years.

Research Support Services will provide an internal review facility for all applicants on 16-17th November and 20th-21st November. Draft applications, both parts, with full input from mentors, should be sent to sharone.oloughlin@ul.ie  The earlier your proposal is reviewed the more time you have to edit.

30th November 2017 (4pm)

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Health Research Board MRCG/HRB Joint Funding Scheme 2018

*Please note that the 'opening' and 'closing dates' on the HRB award notice webpage are for administrative purposes only and do not represent dates for submission of applications. For actual call opening and closing dates, please see the websites of the individual charities involved in the scheme*


The Medical Research Charities Group (MRCG) comprises over 30 charities. Some of these will join the MRCG/HRB Joint Funding Scheme. The scheme funds internationally competitive and innovative research in areas of strategic relevance to particular MRCG-registered research charities.


The MRCG/HRB Joint Funding Scheme enables MRCG-registered research charities to support research of particular interest to specific patient populations. The scheme provides funding for research projects in disease areas that are of strategic relevance to individual MRCG-registered research charities.

Each MRCG/HRB Joint Funding Scheme award is worth up to €300,000 for a project of between 12 and 36 months' duration. The award scheme may involve the co-funding of a single project by up to four Irish MRCG charities, or by one Irish MRCG charity and one international charity.

Both the HRB and the MRCG wish to promote the active involvement of members of the public in the research areas that we fund. Therefore we encourage public participation within the applicant and/or collaborator team (e.g. community groups, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), patient groups).

Between now and December, participating charities will open calls for proposals through their respective websites/communications channels. Researchers who are interested in applying for this scheme should contact the MRCG for further information. If requested by the charities participating in the award scheme, the HRB will update this page with announcements about individual calls.

30th November 2017 Additional Information is available on the Funder's website
Marine Institute Scenarios of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

BiodivERsA and the Belmont Forum are pleased to announce the 2017-2018 international call for research proposals on "Scenarios of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services".

25 funding organisations from 23 countries including Ireland are joining this call. There is €0.5m available for Irish researchers. This funding includes €0.25m from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and €0.25m from the Marine Institute (MI) towards marine-related proposals.

The Call will address the two following major (non-exclusive) priorities:
* Development and application of scenarios of biodiversity and ecosystem services across spatial scales of relevance to multiple types of decisions
* Consideration of multiple dimensions of biodiversity and ecosystem services in biodiversity scenarios

The call aims at supporting proposals that explicitly address a scenario dimension, taking into account the following definition of scenarios: "Scenarios of biodiversity and ecosystem services are the outputs of the combination of scenarios of indirect drivers and direct drivers - such as land use change, invasive alien species, overexploitation, climate change or pollution - and models of impacts of these drivers on biodiversity and ecosystem services."

1st December 2017 Additional Information is available on the Funder's website
Fulbright Commission Fulbright Schuman grants

The Commission for Educational Exchange between the US, Belgium and Luxembourg invites applications for the Fulbright Schuman awards. These grants 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.

Approximately 35 grants are available, worth up to €29,000 each, 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 2017

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Health Research Board Definitive Interventions and Feasibility Awards (DIFA)

*Pre-call announcement*

The pre application stage will open on November 1st and close on December 13th.  The Pre-application form will focus on the research team and environment, in addition to the case for the study and potential impact of the study.
 
Following an international external panel review and panel meeting in March 2018, a selected number of applicant teams will be invited to full application stage.  The Full application will expand significantly on the pre application in all sections, and also focus on methodology and feasibility.

13th December 2017  
Royal Irish Academy US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards

The US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards are a joint initiative of the Royal Irish Academy and the American Chamber of Commerce, Ireland. The 2018 Awards will recognise excellence in research innovation, creation and invention by an organisation, as a result of US Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Ireland. These awards acknowledge exemplary ideas, originating in Irish organisations, and underpinned by innovative research, that have a strong social and/or economic impact.

The Royal Irish Academy and the American Chamber of Commerce, Ireland invite expressions of interest in the 2018 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards.

Applications are invited from:

The Irish (island of Ireland) operations of a US headquartered and controlled multinational company
A Higher Education Institution (HEI) Research Centre or institute based on the island of Ireland with links to the US corporate sector in Ireland
An Irish Micro Enterprise or SME with links to the US corporate sector in Ireland

The awards are presented on an all-island basis in three categories:

MNC
HEI

14th December 2017 Additional Information is available on the Funder's website
Health Research Board Research Nurse/Midwife Support & Development Grant

The purpose of this HRB-CRCI/IRNN Research Nurse/Midwife Support & Development Grant call is to provide current nursing/midwifery members of the IRNN with the opportunity for professional development and engagement through participation at conferences and courses (this can include workshops).  By funding or subsidising the cost of attending either the conference or course, the grant allows Research Nurses/Midwives to participate in network building and professional development opportunities, unique learning experiences and educational programmes, to the benefit of individual Research Nurse/Midwife and the wider research nurse/midwife community. To maximise the impact of funding allocated, support should be requested where there is no funding available locally, or where only partial funding is available.

IRNN members (who are nurses/midwives) who have identified a conference or course that would like to attend can submit an application to hello@irnn.ie

29th December 2017 Additional Information is available on the Funder's website
Diabetes Ireland HRB-MRCG Diabetes Ireland research call

The Medical Research Charities Group and Health Research Board invite applications for the joint Diabetes Ireland research call. This supports internationally competitive and innovative research in areas of strategic relevance to diabetes.

The principal investigator must be based in Ireland and either hold a post that covers the duration of the award in a recognised research institution as an independent investigator, be a contract researcher recognised by the research institution as an independent investigator or be an individual who will be recognised by the research institution upon receipt of the HRB-MRCG award. The PI must also demonstrate a record of research output, with at least three publications of original research in peer reviewed journals. Applicants are expected to collaborate with partner organisations, such as universities, hospitals, health agencies, local government or voluntary organisations, where appropriate. Public participation is also encouraged. The host institution should typically be located in Ireland, though exceptions may be made in the case of the investigation of certain rare diseases for which there is no established research capacity in Ireland.

Grants are worth up to €180,000 each for up to three years.

8th January 2018

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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 science. These support researchers in established posts at all career stages working on important questions of relevance to 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 a HEI or research institution. Candidates should have a statement of commitment from a senior member of the institution and a relevant research project.

Awards range from under £300,000 to £1 million each over a maximum period of five years. Funding may cover research expenses, research or teaching buy-out leave and conference and meeting costs.

9th January 2018

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Health Research Board NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention 2018

The All-Ireland Cancer Consortium aims to provide world-class cancer care to people on the island of Ireland and, to this end, participates in a range of educational programmes. As part of the 2018 Consortium activities, the Health Research Board, in association with the National Cancer Institute in the US and the HSC R&D Office in Northern Ireland, invites applications for the prestigious NCI Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention programme.

Principles and Practice of Cancer Prevention and Control 9 July to 3 August 2018. This four-week summer course provides specialized instruction in the principles and practice of cancer prevention and control. It focuses on concepts, issues, and applications related to this field. Participants will gain a broad-based perspective in terms of available resources, and scientific data. For an overview of course offerings, please see https://cpfp.cancer.gov/sites/default/files/cpfp-files/summer/2017-principles-syllabus.pdf

Molecular Prevention 6 to 10 August 2018. This one-week course on molecular aspects of cancer prevention provides a strong background in molecular biology and genetics of cancer and an overview of basic laboratory approaches applied to cutting-edge research in the fields of molecular epidemiology, chemoprevention, biomarkers, and translational research. For the most recent course offerings, please see https://cpfp.cancer.gov/sites/default/files/cpfp-files/summer/2017-molecular-syllabus_0.pdf

10th January 2018 Additional Information is available on the Funder's website
ERA-Net CHIST-ERA Joint research call

ERA-Net CHIST-ERA invites proposals for its joint research call. This promotes multidisciplinary and transnational information and communication sciences and technologies research with the potential to lead to significant breakthroughs. This call will address the following topics:

*object recognition and manipulation by robots - data sharing and experiment reproducibility;

*big data and process modelling for smart industry.

Projects under the first topic should aim to enable the development of robots, which are able to accurately recognise and appropriately manipulate objects in various environments. Projects under the second topic should combine big data and process modelling for optimal and accurate operation.

Proposals may be submitted by consortia consisting of at least three research partners based in at least three different participating countries.

The total indicative budget is worth €14.3 million. Projects may last between 24 and 36 months. Project funding may vary depending on national regulations.

11th January 2018

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European Commission Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks The Innovative Training Networks (ITN) aim to train a new generation of creative, entrepreneurial and innovative early-stage researchers (typically PhD and Masters' Degree students), able to face current and future challenges and to convert knowledge and ideas into products and services for economic and social benefit. ITN will raise excellence and structure research and doctoral training, extending the traditional academic research training setting, and equipping researchers with the right combination of research-related and transferable competences. It will provide enhanced career perspectives in both the academic and non-academic sectors through international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral mobility combined with an innovation-oriented mind-set. 17th January 2018 Additional Information is available on the Funder's website
Enterprise Ireland Innovation vouchers

Enterprise Ireland invites applications for its standard application innovation vouchers. These enable SMEs to build links and explore business opportunities or problems with a registered knowledge provider. Vouchers may be used for any kind of innovation, such as:

*new product or process development;

*new business model development;

*new service delivery and customer interface;

*new service development;

*tailored training in innovation management;

*innovation and technology audit.

SMEs registered in Ireland may apply, excluding SMEs in the agricultural sector. Companies that have been approved for funding from Enterprise Ireland in excess of €300,000 in the previous five years may not apply for a standard innovation voucher.

Each voucher is worth €5,000. SMEs may make use of a maximum of three vouchers, one of which must be a 50-50 co-funded voucher.

31st January 2018

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Health Research Board Capacity Building for Evidence Synthesis (CBES) Award 2018

The HRB and the HSC R&D Division have a long history of supporting activities linked to the Cochrane Collaboration. Following a number of changes in the environment we now invite applications which propose a new model for delivering capacity building initiatives in evidence synthesis.

The proposed model should include a range of activities to promote and support capacity building for evidence synthesis.  While this may include some current Cochrane activities, it is expected that the successful team will deliver a broad suite of training courses and other initiatives that will support evidence synthesis employing a range of methodologies (e.g. rapid reviews, umbrella reviews, narrative reviews, scoping reviews, realist reviews).

The successful applicants will be expected to take over the networking, knowledge exchange and dissemination activities of Cochrane Ireland with the aim to revise and develop these as relevant

7th February 2018 Additional Information is available on the Funder's website
Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation fund for third-level researchers

Enterprise Ireland invites applications for its commercialisation fund for third-level researchers. This 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 in the field of science and engineering. 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 that will form the basis of a new start-up company in two to five years.

Researchers in third level institutions and non-profit research agencies and organisations in the Republic of Ireland may apply.

Proposals with costs typically ranging from €80,000 to €350,000 are accepted. Proposals with costs outside of this range are considered on a case by case basis.

16th February 2018

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Health Research Board Applying Research into Policy & Practice Post-doctoral Fellowships 2018

The overarching aim of the 'Applying Research into Policy & Practice Postdoctoral Fellowship (ARPP)' scheme is to accelerate and enhance the development of talented and skilled health researchers at mid-stage of their research career through a mentored post-doctoral period in a cross-disciplinary and/or cross-sectoral environment. Ultimately, we want to build the capability and leadership potential of talented researchers who can apply and transfer research evidence into improved healthcare and health policy, lessening the gap between research findings, health policy and clinical practice.

The scheme offers two different arms for
1) In-practice healthcare and health policy professionals and
2) Academic researchers, in recognition of the two main career gaps identified and the different structures required to support them.

It is envisaged that the HRB will award up to 40 fellowships during the strategy with an overall investment of €9m.

The guidance notes to the scheme and guidelines for completing the application are below. Small changes before the launch may apply in the application form.
Please contact the HRB if you have queries regarding eligibility.

15th March 2018

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Enterprise Ireland Student entrepreneur awards

Enterprise Ireland, Intel, Cruickshank Intellectual Property Attorneys and Grant Thornton invite applications for their student entrepreneur awards. These support students from all academic disciplines in realising their entrepreneurial ambitions. The following awards are available:

*overall winner - worth €10,000;

*Cruickshank high achieving merit award -worth €5,000;

*Grant Thornton high achieving merit award - worth €5,000;

*Intel ICT award - worth €5,000;

*merit awards fund - worth €5,000;

*institute award fund - worth €500.

The awards are open to third level students from all academic disciplines and courses of study.

Additionally, business advice and mentoring worth €15,000, intellectual property consultancy and protection worth €12,500, and business plan development worth €2,500 is available.

16th March 2018

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Wellcome Trust Collaborative awards in science

The Wellcome Trust invites applications for its collaborative awards in science. These promote the development of new ideas and speed the pace of discovery in clinical and public health. The trust funds teams of researchers, consisting of independent research groups, to work together on the most important scientific problems that can only be solved through collaborative efforts.

Teams must normally consist of more than two but no more than seven applicants and be based at eligible organisations in the UK, Republic of Ireland or low- or middle-income countries. Exceptions can be made for projects that require specific expertise or resources provided by team members based in other countries. Each applicant must have proven research expertise and experience in their field, an academic or research post or equivalent, and a salary for the duration of the award period.

Awards are worth up to £4 million each over a period of up to five years and may be cover research expenses directly related to the proposal.

24th April 2018

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Enterprise Ireland Career-FIT: Career Development Fellowships

Enterprise Ireland invites applicants to its new Marie Skodowska-Curie cofunded trans-national programme that offers an opportunity for experienced researchers to develop their careers in market focused applied research in Ireland's Technology Centres, with an enterprise secondment (of 6-12 months in an Enterprise Ireland client company) during the Fellowship (of 36 months). Covering a wide range of academic and industry areas aligned with Ireland's Smart Specialisation Strategy, the 15 Technology Centres were established to encourage greater efficiency in the interaction between researchers, industry, and the public sector, in research that promotes economic growth by its direct relevance to industry agendas. Each multidisciplinary Centre offers excellent facilities and equipment for Fellow use: experienced scientific staff to support the Fellow's research and extensive enterprise relationships on which market focused applied research can be progressed.

Career-FIT is a postdoctoral fellowship programme, part-funded by Horizon 2020 and part funded by Enterprise Ireland. A key feature of Career-FIT is the opportunity for experienced researchers from outside Ireland to develop their careers in market focused applied research through 3 year fellowships with secondment into industry through Ireland's Technology Centres.

30th April 2018 Additional Information is available on the Funder's website
Health Service Executive Spark ignite

*** This opportunity will be available soon. The following information is subject to change. ***

National Doctors Training and Planning spark innovation programme.

The Health Service Executive invites applications for its spark ignite scheme. This enables doctors to plan, perfect and then pitch innovative ideas to healthcare experts.

All entrants will be given support and advice to develop their projects, with prizes available for the top entries. The winners of each round will enter a national final.

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Health Service Executive Spark seed funding

The Health Service Executive invites applications for its spark seed funding. This supports non-consultant hospital doctors in jump-starting innovation projects. Ideas that could improve patient care or doctor training are encouraged. Preference is given to smaller projects and those which demonstrate radical thinking, potential for scalability and interoperability, positive impact on doctor training, potential to learn from even unexpected results and ways to improve the safety of clinical handover.

Four types of funding is available:

*small sparks, worth between €1 and €500;

*sparklings, worth between €501 and €1,000;

*shooting sparks, worth between €1,001 and €3,000;

*flying sparks, worth more than €3,000.

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Wellcome Trust Seed awards in humanities and social science

*** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open in early 2018. The following information is subject to change. ***

The Wellcome Trust invites applications for its seed awards in humanities and social science. These enable researchers to develop compelling and innovative ideas that go on to form part of larger grant applications. Activities can include pilot and scoping studies, preliminary data gathering, proof-of-principle studies, planning sessions and meetings of collaborative networks. Each funding round is specifically themed, but the work in general should focus furthering the understanding of human and animal health from a humanities and social sciences point of view. The theme for the current call is regulation and health.

Applicants must have a PhD or equivalent professional experience and they must be based at an eligible institution in the UK, Republic of Ireland or a low-to-middle-income country. Applications may include collaborators but no leading co-applicants.

Awards typically range from £25,000 to £100,000 over six to 12 months. Funding may be used towards a salary or research or teaching replacement, research expenses including costs for a researcher or a consultant and meeting costs.

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Irish Research Council Laureate awards programme

*** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open on 2018 and will include a new component, namely the Laureate advanced grant call for established researchers. The following information is subject to change. ***

The Irish Research Council invites applications for its laureate awards programme. This provides postdoctoral researchers with the opportunity to conduct frontier basic research, and to develop their track record and international competitiveness. A minimum of 24 awards is available in two categories:

*starting laureate award - worth up to €400,000 for up to four years for early-career researchers who have been awarded their PhD at least three and up to eight years prior to 1 January 2018;

*consolidator laureate award - worth up to €600,000 for mid-career researchers who have been awarded their PhD at least eight and up to 15 years prior to 1 January 2018.

Researchers from any nationality from all around the globe may apply but awards must be held at an eligible higher education institution or research performing organisation in Ireland.

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Gas Networks Ireland Innovation fund

Gas Networks Ireland invites applications for its innovation fund. This supports research and demonstration that promotes an environment of innovation in the gas industry, fostering creativity, tailor innovation and solutions that meet gas industry needs. The fund focuses on a number of broad categories:

*administration and programme management;

*research;

*biogas;

*compressed natural gas.

Grants for small, medium and research proposals are worth up to €70,000 per year for up to three years, to a maximum of €200,000. Grants for large projects may be worth over €70,000 per year for up to three years.

No deadline

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Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation fund for third-level researchers

*** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to close in mid-February 2018. The following information is subject to change. ***

Enterprise Ireland invites applications for its commercialisation fund for third-level researchers. This 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. Projects should be in the field of science and engineering.

Researchers in third level institutions and non-profit research agencies and organisations in the Republic of Ireland may apply. Proposals with costs typically ranging from €80,000 to €350,000 are accepted. Proposals with costs outside this range are considered on a case by case basis.

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Royal Irish Academy
RIA/Royal Society international exchange cost share programme

*** This opportunity will be available soon. The next call is expected to open in spring 2018. The following information is subject to change. ***

The Royal Society and the Royal Irish Academy invites applications for the cost-share programme of their international exchanges scheme. This stimulates new collaborations within the natural sciences between scientists in the UK and Ireland. Eligible research subjects include the following: physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, engineering, agricultural, biological and medical research, the scientific aspects of archaeology, geography and experimental psychology. Collaborations should be based on a single project.

Both UK and Irish applicants must have completed a PhD and must hold a permanent or fixed term contract in an eligible organisation or research institution.

The Royal Society provides up to £12,000 for the UK team's airfare and the Irish team's subsistence whilst in the UK. Up to £2,000 of this amount may be spent on research expenses and consumables. An additional £12,000 is available from RIA towards the Irish team's airfare to the UK and the UK team's subsistence whilst in Ireland. Awards are available for a fixed period of two years.

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Science Foundation Ireland Infrastructure Programme: Opportunistic Fund - UL Internal Programme 2017

*There is a high demand for this call, please apply soon to be considered!*

The purpose of the SFI Research Infrastructure call is to support the research community in building and sustaining the required infrastructural capacity to accomplish high quality, high impact and innovative research in areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics that demonstrably enhance and underpin enterprise competitiveness and societal development in Ireland.

The SFI Opportunistic Fund supports the acquisition of equipment when an exceptional value for money opportunity arises, e.g., through industry closure, online auction buying, ex-demo equipment etc. Exceptional value for money is defined as items with discounts in excess of 50% on list price. It is expected that the majority of bids will be in excess of €200,000 for large items of infrastructure, with a minimum threshold for individual items of infrastructure is set at €50,000 (excluding VAT). With appropriate and strong justification, bids may be made for infrastructure costing from €50,000 to €200,000. Multiple items of equipment cannot be grouped to reach the €50,000 threshold.

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Ireland-Canada University Foundation Flaherty research scholarships

*** This opportunity will be available soon. The following information is subject to change. ***

The Ireland-Canada University Foundation invites applications for the Flaherty research scholarships. These support educational exchange and partnership between Canada and Ireland in the form of research visits for applicants in all academic disciplines.

Applicants must be permanent residents of either Canada or Ireland, and must have lived in this country continuously for the past five years.

For Canadian scholars, travel expenses of up to CAD 1,200 are covered plus a weekly stipend of CAD 1,400 for accommodation and living expenses. For Irish scholars travel expenses of up to €800 are covered plus a weekly stipend of €1,000 for accommodation and living expenses. Visits last for four to six weeks.

No deadline announced yet

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M-ERA.NET Materials Science ERANET Call for Proposals The M-ERA.NET Call 2017 is expected to open in March 2017; the deadline for the mandatory pre-proposal submission is expected to be in June 2017. The success rate is about 50% and UL has already been successful in this first year of Irelands involvement.
Call topics:
* Integrated computational materials engineering (ICME)
* Innovative surfaces, coatings and interfaces
* High performance composites
* Multifunctional materials
* New strategies for advanced material-based technologies in health applications
* Materials for additive manufacturing
June 2017 Additional Information is available on the Funder's website
Irish Research Council Enterprise Partnership Scheme (Postgraduate) 2017

The Irish Research Council anticipate opening the 2017 call of the Enterprise Partnership Scheme in Mid-March 2017.

As the IRC Enterprise Partnerships call for applications for postgrad and postdocs  is opening in the next week or two, your attention is drawn to the recent change in IRC terms and conditions which governs public bodies sponsoring students in the schemes above.

Employment Partner shall mean a business, a company, a registered charity, a social, cultural or not-for-profit civic organisation, a semi-state commercial organisation or eligible public body with a physical operational base located in Ireland that will employ the scholar for the duration of the award.

Public Body shall mean a public service body with specific scientific or cultural infrastructure that is integral to the conduct and completion of the proposed research.(NEW)
Basically the public body is assessed with the project on a case-by-case basis.
ADVICE: The IRC advises that candidates contact them prior to applying in order to check the eligibility of the sponsor body/ research project. The email to use is: schemes@research.ie mentioning the EPS Public Body Pre-application Check in the subject line. 

June 2017 Additional Information is available on the Funder's website
Health Research Board Collaborative Doctoral Awards in Patient-focused Research: Pre-Call Announcement

In line with the objectives of the HRB strategy in the area of Health Research Careers, the HRB will be launching in April 2017 a call for applications for the Collaborative Doctoral Awards in Patient-focused Research (CDA) 2018 in order to support a well-structured and mentored doctoral training. This new initiative will replace the Research Training Fellowships for Healthcare Professionals.

The Collaborative Doctoral Awards aim to support excellent doctoral training programmes for future health researchers in the conduct of patient-focused research, which will ensure the expertise to advance, apply and transfer knowledge from clinical research into clinical application. Ultimately, a cadre of health research trained in this way will create tangible impacts on patient health and patient care.

June 2017 (pre-application submission) 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. Projects should be in the field of science and engineering.

Researchers in third level institutions and non-profit research agencies and organisations in the Republic of Ireland may apply. Proposals with costs typically ranging from €80,000 to €350,000 are accepted. Proposals with costs outside this range are considered on a case by case basis.

7th July 2017

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European Cooperation in Science & Technology COST Actions 2017 COST Actions are bottom-up science and technology networks with a duration of four years. It funds networking tools, such as workshops, conferences, training schools, short-term scientific missions (STSMs), and dissemination activities. COST only funds networking not the research itself. The financial support averages EUR 130 000 per year for a four-year period. 7th September 2017 Additional Information is available on the Funder's website
Health Research Board Applied Partnership Awards

The HRB wish to invite applications to the 2017 HRB Applied Partnership Awards.  The overarching aim of the Applied Partnership Awards is to support high quality applied research projects where academic researchers and knowledge users come together in a collaboration to focus on themes/questions which are determined by the documented needs of the Irish health and social care system.

Aligned with the objectives set out in the HRB Strategy, this scheme will support high quality research proposals in clinical and/or population health practice and/or for health services management that are relevant to health priorities in Ireland. The awards will provide support for applied research proposals of between 12-24 months duration and where the findings from the research will have a direct impact on the decision making of the knowledge user's organisation/s. The proposed research should be explicitly linked to the documented evidence needs of the knowledge user organisation/s and it must be clear from the application how the knowledge user/s is integrated throughout the research process. The question/s must be able to be answered by the research partnership and the application should include a clear and concise knowledge translation plan that will highlight how the research findings will be applied by the knowledge user organization/s.

15th September 2017 Additional Information is available on the HRB website
Health Research Board Research Visits - Ulysses 2017

The Health Research Board (HRB) is partnering with the Irish Research Council's (IRC) Ulysses travel grant to fund a number of research visits to France in the areas of patient orientated research, population health or health services research.

The immediate aim of the "Ulysses" scheme is to foster new collaborations between researchers in Ireland and French by funding reciprocal travel visits between two research groups over the course of one year. The longer term goal is to establish lasting professional networks of researchers and institutes. The programme provides 'seed-funding' to begin collaboration. Successful applicants are encouraged to develop their collaboration post-Ulysses by seeking large-scale funding from other sources.

Support is provided for short visits to partner institutions and covers travel and subsistence costs.

In Ireland, Ulysses is funded by the IRC, and the HRB, and administered by the IRC. It is funded by MAE (French Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and administered by the Embassy of France in Ireland and Campus France, the leading French agency for international mobility, on the French side. The award made by each agency is up to a maximum of €2,500 to cover travel and living expenses.

22nd September 2017 Additional Information is available on the HRB website
Irish Research Council CAROLINE Call 2

We have received a number of enquiries about CAROLINE Call 2 (CAROLINE 2018), in particular about the call schedule. Key dates of CAROLINE 2018 call are expected to be as follows:

-      Call open: end of August 2017
-      Applicant deadline: end of October 2017
-      Time of recruitment: 15th February 2018
-      Fellowship start date: 1st June 2018

I would like to emphasise that the above dates are indicative only and subject to change.

Unsuccessful CAROLINE 2017 and GOIPD 2017 applicants will be allowed to apply under CAROLINE 2018 or GOIPD 2018 call, provided that they meet the applicable eligibility criteria at the time of the relevant call. It will not be possible to apply for both CAROLINE 2018 and GOIPD 2018

End October 2017  
Enterprise Ireland Career-FIT Career-FIT is a new trans-national scheme that offers an opportunity for experienced researchers to develop their careers in market focused applied research in Ireland's Technology Centres. The Career-FIT programme offers 50 fellowships of 36 months' duration for incoming mobility to the Centre Hosts, with an enterprise secondment option during the Fellowship.
Enterprise Ireland is aiming to open the first call for postdoc fellowships on 30 JAN, closing 30 MAR or thereabouts. Details tbc shortly
   
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 applicant in each jurisdiction working alone, supported only by national funding. Rolling Call Further information on the HRB 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.

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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  

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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

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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

Additional Information
is available on the Funder's website

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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

Additional Information
is available on the Funder's website

See this opportunity and search for other funding opportunities on the Research Professional website

Science Foundation Ireland US-Ireland R&D Partnerships

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

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

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

Rolling Call

See the SFI website for further details. 

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

Science Foundation Ireland Conference and workshop programme

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

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

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

Scholarships & Grants

 

European Commission Lifelong Learning Calls 2012

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

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

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


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

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

Department of Education and Science

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

Rolling call

 

See the EPA website for full details
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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