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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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Environmental Protection Agency Ireland Research Call 2015

This year, the value of the research to be awarded is €7.9 million. Funding will be awarded under the following headings:

    Climate
    Water
    Sustainability
    Green Enterprise
    Joint Call with HSE

The EPA's Research Programme 2014-2020 is designed to identify pressures, inform policy and develop solutions to environmental challenges through the provision of strong evidence-based scientific knowledge:

Identifying Pressures: Providing assessments of current environmental status and future trends to identify pressures on our environment. 
Informing Policy: Generating evidence, reviewing practices and building models to inform policy development and implementation.
Developing Solutions: Using novel technologies and methods that address environmental challenges and provide green economy opportunities

17th July 2015

Additional Information is available on the Funder's website

 

Science Foundation Ireland Research Infrastructure Call 2015 Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) is pleased to launch the Research Infrastructure Call 2015
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 and engineering that demonstrably enhance and underpin enterprise competitiveness and societal development in Ireland. Co-ordinated institutional proposals to the Research Infrastructure Call 2015 are now invited from individual eligible research bodies or consortia of eligible research bodies. The 2015 call will consist of two submission phases. 
Please refer to the SFI Research Infrastructures 2015 call documentation for further details on deadlines, application categories, eligibility criteria and the application procedure for each category. Click here for full details on the call.

Expression of Interest deadline

Call Phase 1 20th July 2015 (1pm)

Call Phase 2 15th January 2016 (1pm)

Additional Information is available on the Funder's website

SFI will host an information webinar on Tuesday 30th June 2015 at 14:00

Science Foundation Ireland Discover Programme Call 2015

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

The mission of the SFI Discover Programme is to catalyse, inspire and guide the best in STEM education and public engagement. In support of this mission the purpose of the SFI Discover Programme Call is to support and develop the STEM education and public engagement sector in Ireland by:

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

28th July 2015

Additional Information is available on the SFI website

Webinar on 10th June

Technology Academy Finland Millennium Technology Prize

Technology Academy Finland (TAF), organizer of the Millennium Technology Prize, calls for universities, research institutes and industrial organizations around the world to nominate candidates for the 2016 Millennium Technology Prize by 31 July 2015 at the latest.

The prize is open to all fields of technology and citizens of all nationalities. The nominee can be an individual researcher or a research group.
 One million euro Prize promoting sustainable growth

Awarded every two years, the one million euro Millennium Technology Prize is one of the largest technology prizes in the world. It was awarded for the first time in 2004.

31st July 2015 Further details on the SFI website
Irish Cancer Society Cancer Prevention Fellowship Programme 2015

The Health Research Board and Irish Cancer Society are pleased to announce a joint call for applications for individuals working in Ireland to apply to become an NCI Cancer Prevention Fellow, under the auspices of the Ireland-Northern Ireland - NCI Cancer Consortium.

It is intended that individuals applying from Ireland will pursue careers in cancer prevention in Ireland upon completion of the fellowship. Applications are due on 25 August 2015 for entry into the Programme the following June.

The prestigious National Cancer Institute Cancer Prevention Fellowship Programme provides training for post-doctorate candidates from the health professions, biomedical, and behavioural sciences to become leaders in the field of cancer prevention and control.

The program provides M.P.H. training in Ireland or Northern Ireland (year 1), the Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention, and mentored research at the NCI (years 2-4).

If an applicant already possesses an M.P.H. degree and a primary degree in a health-related discipline, or a PhD in epidemiology or biostatistics, the fellowship will typically begin directly at the NCI (years 1-3).

25th August 2015 Further details on the Irish Cancer Society website
Teagasc Walsh Fellowships Programme

The Walsh Fellowships Programme provides fellowships to postgraduates to work on research projects relevant to the Teagasc Research Programme while studying for a higher degree. Applications for Fellowships are made by full-time academic staff in third-level colleges in collaboration with a Teagasc research officer and the successful applicants select the Walsh Fellows.

Teagasc now invites applications from academic staff at third-level colleges for its 2016 Programme. Applications are invited on any aspect of the Teagasc Research Programme in Food, Animal (including pigs) and Grassland Production, Crops, Environment and Land Use, Rural Economics and Development.

3rd September 2015 Additional Information is available on the Teagasc website
Royal Society - Science Foundation Ireland University Research Fellowships

This scheme is for outstanding scientists in the Republic of Ireland who are in the early stages of their research career and have the potential to become leaders in their field. Further details can be found here.

The scheme provides the opportunity to build an independent research career. Those appointed are expected to be strong candidates for permanent posts in universities or research bodies at the end of their fellowships.

The scheme covers all areas of the life and physical sciences, including engineering but excluding clinical medicine and direct biomedical research. Successful candidates will be awarded a fellowship by the Royal Society, the cost of which will be met by Science Foundation Ireland. Early career researchers from the Republic of Ireland whose research is biomedical should apply to the Research Career Development Fellowship through the SFI-HRB-Wellcome Trust Biomedical Research Partnership. The Royal Society will still accept applications in all fields of the natural sciences (including other biological) as long as the project is not addressing a direct biomedical question.

3rd September 2015 Additional Information is available on the SFI website
Health Research Board Cancer nursing research - project development grant

The Health Research Board invites applications for its cancer nursing research project development grant. This enables nurses engaged in clinical practice to complete a project that proposes to impact on local or national cancer care delivery and that leads to a future proposal for a research fellowship or project grant and integration of evidence into their clinical work. Proposals should address one of the following areas relevant to cancer control:

*quality of life - from diagnosis to survivorship; *patient outcomes; *communication - patient information and education; *psychosocial wellbeing and support.

Applications are open to nurses working in cancer care within a healthcare or education facility in the Republic of Ireland. Applicants must be able to demonstrate at least 12 months' full-time equivalent of experience in cancer nursing since professional registration; research experience at primary or master's degree level in a relevant discipline; employment in a practice-based role in healthcare or a related post in a higher education institution in Ireland. The grant is worth €20,000 over 18 months and may be used to defray running costs, dissemination and overheads.

4th September 2015

Additional Information is available on the Funder's website

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Arts Council Visual arts curator residency scheme

The Arts Council invites applications for its visual arts curator residency scheme. This aims to offer visual arts curators the opportunity to research and develop their practice while developing a year-long work programme in partnership with an arts or non-arts organisation.

Applications are invited from arts or non-arts organisations proposing to establish a professional visual arts curator residency, or professional curators who have the committed support of at least one arts or non-arts organisation and who are resident in the Republic of Ireland.

The award is worth up to €20,000 for up to one year.

10th September 2015

Additional Information is available on the Funder's website

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OECD Co-operative Research Programme Research Fellowships and Conference Sponsorship The Co-operative Research Programme (CRP) has launched its call for applications for funding research fellowships (6 to 26 weeks) and international conferences (workshops and symposia) in 2016. The CRP supports work on the sustainable use of natural resources in agriculture, fisheries, food production and forestry, and research into new technologies in these areas. The deadline for submitting applications is Thursday 10 September 2015, midnight (Paris time). 10th September 2015 Full details on the OECD website
Irish Research Council Ulysses research visits

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

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

Two awards, each worth €2,500, are available to cover travel and living expenses over the course of one year.

11th September 2015

Additional Information is available on the Funder's website

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Irish Institute of Clinical Neuroscience IICN/Novartis fellowship grant in clinical neuroscience

The Irish Institute of Clinical Neuroscience and Novartis Ireland invite applications for their fellowship grant in clinical neuroscience. This enables neuroscientists who have the potential to become leaders in their chosen field to conduct a significant research project. The grant is open to all areas of clinical neurosciences and is not disease specific.

Applicants must be IICN members in good standing and the project must be conducted at a centre on the island of Ireland. The grant is worth a maximum of €50,000 over one year.

14th September 2015

Additional Information is available on the Funder's website

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Assistid 2nd Call for Fellows

After a very successful 1st call for ASSISTID Fellows, yielding some very interesting proposals the 2nd call is now open. Experienced researchers (i.e. those in possession of a doctoral degree or at least 4 years full-time equivalent research experience) are encouraged to apply.

ASSISTID is the largest programme of its kind in Europe and will train experienced researchers in the skills necessary to make a difference in the lives of people with autism and intellectual disability through improved communication, social inclusion and education.

This is the first time a network of multidisciplinary researchers have come together on this scale to develop assistive technologies for those with autism and ID and is a fantastic opportunity for researchers to advance their career through expert training and international mobility.

Be a part of this exciting and elite training programme.

30th September 2015 Additional Information is available on the Funder's website
Irish Fulbright Commission Irish scholar awards

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

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

*Fulbright-CRH award in business studies or engineering;

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

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

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

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

*Fulbright visiting lecturer in Irish history at the University of Montana for a minimum period of one semester to teach an introductory course in Irish history from the earliest records to the present day and a second course to reflect the awardee's area of expertise and interest.

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

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

30th October 2015

Additional Information is available on the Funder's website

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Irish Fulbright Commission Irish student awards

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

30th October 2015

Additional Information is available on the Funder's website

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Irish Fulbright Commission Fulbright Techimpact award

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

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

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

30th October 2015

Additional Information is available on the Funder's website

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Enterprise Ireland Clinical innovation award

Enterprise Ireland and the Cleveland Clinic invite applications for their clinical innovation award. This supports clinicians in Ireland in the translation of innovative ideas into benefits for the healthcare system and medical technologies sectors. Projects must address a gap or need in patient care. The award recognises innovative technologies at all stages of development. If the innovation is already in a company, the idea is not eligible for the award.

Applications are open to healthcare professionals and clinicians in hospitals, third-level institutions and non-profit research organisations. It is expected that applicants have ongoing clinical commitments in the Irish health service.

The award is worth €15,000. Recipients will also receive an opportunity to work with Cleveland Clinic and Enterprise Ireland to develop the commercial feasibility of an innovative idea that could meet an unmet market need.

30th October 2015

Additional Information is available on the Funder's website

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Irish Heart Foundation Stroke prevention bursary

The Irish Heart Foundation invites applications for its stroke prevention bursary. This promotes original innovative work that focuses on stroke prevention, with a particular interest in hypertension and atrial fibrillation. Projects should keep with the foundation's mission of reducing premature death and morbidity from cardiovascular disease and stroke. The bursary is worth €25,000 and may be shared with more than one applicant.

18th November 2015

Additional Information is available on the Funder's website

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Science Foundation Ireland Starting Investigator Research Grant (SIRG)

SFI is committed to supporting and developing early- and mid-career researchers to become excellent, fully independent research leaders and offers a suite of funding opportunities to help facilitate this transition, including support for those who are transitioning to independence, transitioning to leadership as well supporting more established researcher leaders. The SFI Starting Investigator Research Grant (SIRG) Programme aims to support excellent postdoctoral researchers and others who are yet to hold an independent research post in taking the initial steps towards a fully independent research career. The SIRG award provides an opportunity for excellent early-career-stage investigators to carry out their own research project in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) that underpin SFI's legal remit. The award provides a contribution to the salary for the Starting Investigator (SI) and also provides funding for a postgraduate student, who will be primarily supervised by the SI. The SI will work with an associated mentor, who will provide the necessary support and infrastructure for the project to take place.

A maximum of 12 candidates can be nominated by UL. In preparation for this, we request all interested UL applicants to submit an Expression of Interest (EoI) by email to Sinead O'Doherty - deadline 21st of August, 2015, 13.00.

EOI Deadline - 21st August (1pm)

26th November 2015 (1pm)

Expression of Interest Form

Additional Information is available on the Funder's website

Webinar on 1st July

Science Foundation Ireland SFI Career Development Award 2015

SFI is pleased to announce the launch of the SFI Career Development Award 2015 Programme. Career Development Awards support excellent investigators still in the earlier stages of their research career who are already in an independent academic position and who obtain their salary either from the organisation with which they are employed or from an alternative funding source. The award provides an opportunity to extend activities by allowing research teams to be built or expanded.

A maximum of 12 candidates can be nominated by UL. In preparation for this, we request all interested UL applicants to submit an Expression of Interest (EoI) by email to Sinead O'Doherty - deadline 21st of August, 2015, 13.00.

 

EOI Deadline - 21st August (1pm)

10th December 2015 (1pm)

Expression of Interest Form

Additional Information is available on the Funder's website

Webinar on 3rd July

Science Foundation Ireland President of Ireland young researcher award

Science Foundation Ireland invites expressions of interest for the President of Ireland young researcher award. This recognises outstanding engineers and scientists who, early in their careers, have already demonstrated or shown exceptional potential for leadership at the frontiers of knowledge. The award aims to:

*recruit and retain outstanding early career investigators with leadership potential;

*fund scientific research projects of excellence with impact potential;

*support collaborations and partnerships between academia and industry;

*develop future research capacity and capability in strategic areas and to attract, retain and develop industry in key sectors in Ireland.

Applicants must have completed at least 36 months of active postdoctoral research and must have been awarded a PhD or MD within the last eight years, or up to a maximum of 12 and a half years for applicants who have taken documented eligible leave. Their proposed research must be in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics and they must have the capability and authority to mentor and supervise postgraduate students and team members. Host research bodies must be based in the Republic of Ireland. Partners are not permitted to participate as co-investigators.

Up to €1 million is provided for direct costs over a maximum duration of five years.

21st December 2015 (1pm)

Additional Information is available on the Funder's website

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European Commission Horizon Prize - Better use of antibiotics 

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

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

Runs until 17th August 2016 Additional Information is available on the Funder's website
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
is available on the Funder's website

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Enterprise Ireland H2020 travel grants for academic researchers

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

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

Rolling Call

Additional Information
is available on the Funder's website

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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
is available on the Funder's website

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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
is available on the Funder's website

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

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

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

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

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

Deadlines depend on the procurement being applied for

Additional Information 
is available on the EI website

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

Additional Information 
is available on the SFI website

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

Additional Information 
is available on the EPA website

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

Additional Information 
is available on the EPA website

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Enterprise Ireland Innovation partnerships

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  Additional Information 
is available on the SFI website

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Science Foundation Ireland Industry Fellowship Programme

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

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

2 calls per year

See the SFI website for call details

 

Webinar on 26th March at 10am

Society for Musicology in Ireland Grants

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

  Additional Information 
is available on the SMI website

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Irish Hospice Foundation Individual education and professional development grants

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

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

  Additional Information 
is available on the Irish Hospice website

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Irish Hospice Foundation Masterclass and workshop grants

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

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

  Additional Information 
is available on the Irish Hospice website

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

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

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European Science Foundation New frontiers of exchange and short visit grants

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

Two types of grants are available:

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

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

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

 

Additional Information 
is available on the ESF website

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Arts Council Travel and training award

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

  Additional Information 
is available on the Arts Council website

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

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

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

*independent monitoring of projects and technologies;

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

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

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

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

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

*diabetes;

*cystic fibrosis;

*nanotechnology;

*sensors;

*telecommunications;

*energy and sustainability.

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

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

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

  Further details and contact information on the Bioinnovate Ireland website
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

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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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