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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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Further Information/Events

European Commission Assistive Technologies for Intellectual Disability and Autism

ASSISTID is a €9M Marie Curie collaborative research programme to develop Assistive Technologies for Intellectual Disability and Autism and is cofunded by the European Commission and the Irish charity RESPECT. It 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 (ID) through improved communication, social inclusion and education. This is the first time a network of multidisciplinary researchers have come together on this scale to collaborate and develop assistive technologies for those with autism and ID.

30th November 2014 Additional Information
is available on the Funder's website
Irish Research Council Government of Ireland postdoctoral fellowships

The Council funds excellent researchers across all disciplines and encourages interdisciplinary research and engagement with enterprise.  The Council facilitates the career development of researchers by funding those at an early stage of their research career to associate with established research teams who have achieved international recognition for their work. The Council aims to support an expertise-driven research system in order to enhance Ireland's innovation capacity and skills base in a rapidly changing global environment where knowledge is key to economic, social and cultural development. The Council is further committed to facilitating the integration of Irish researchers in all disciplines within the European Research Area.

This scheme is intended to support suitably qualified applicants at an early stage of their postdoctoral career to associate with established research teams who have achieved international recognition for their work.

27th November 2014

Additional Information
is available on the Funder's website

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InterTrade Ireland Irish Times/InterTrade Ireland innovation awards

The Irish Times and InterTrade Ireland invite applications for their innovation awards. These reward excellence in innovation across a range of products and services in the following categories:

*agri-food, including the development, production, packaging or marketing of food;

*bioscience, including pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and nanotechnology;

*energy and the environment, including green technologies, utilities and transportation;

*creative industries, including advertising, animation, film, music, arts, fashion and architecture;

*manufacturing, including engineering design and the production of industrial products;

*IT and telecommunications, including hardware, software, security, telecommunications products and services.

Applications are open to both private and public sectors, as well as large, medium or small, family owned or multinational enterprises.

The winner of each category receives a €10,000 communications package and an iPad. The overall winner is awarded a €150,000 communications package, plus a scholarship for an executive education programme and a laptop.

1st December 2014

Additional Information
is available on the Funder's website

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SR One OneStart 2015

OneStart 2015 is the world's largest life sciences and health care business plan accelerator programme - welcoming ideas from across the spectrum: therapeutics, diagnostics, software, devices, research tools, and more.

SR One and the Oxbridge Biotech Roundtable (OBR) have teamed up with the goal of spurring early-stage entrepreneurs. To that end all of our participants are 35 years old or younger.

We welcome ideas and businesses at all stages of development, from the very early to more mature (see our FAQs). Our programme provides extensive mentoring and support to 70 teams each year (not just the winner). As a result, each year multiple entrants secure follow-on funding.

There is absolutely no cost to participate, and you retain full control and ownership of your business. Moreover, teams will be given access to executives from the leading pharmaceutical companies, venture capital firms, and consultancies among other resources. Current mentors come from GSK, SR One, J&J Innovation, Roche, McKinsey, Takeda Ventures, Bristol-Myers Squibb, MedCity, Silicon Valley Bank, and many more (see some of our mentors here).

A judging panel of industry experts will award the Grand Prize to the team that has the most potential to commercialise their idea and improve the lives of patients.

1st December 2014 Further information and application
National University of Ireland Grants towards scholarly publications

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

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

1st December 2014

Additional Information
is available on the Funder's website

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Health Research Board Interdisciplinary Capacity Enhancement Awards 2015

This innovative postdoctoral fellowship scheme by the HRB is aimed at building and attracting capacity into population health and health services research and, through a team-based approach, will enable the development of partnerships between researchers, practitioners and decision makers in policy and health service delivery.

The ICE Awards initiative is a strategic initiative to address gaps in capacity, build on existing investment, strength and capabilities and encourage partnership and collaboration between the population health research and health services research communities and clinical researchers. 

Applicant teams must be interdisciplinary in nature to ensure that fellows receive appropriate training and mentoring in contextual, methodological and other issues related to their work and they develop skills and competencies required for successful interdisciplinary and trans-sectoral research in population health and health services research.

8th December 2014 Additional Information
is available on the Funder's website
Science Foundation Ireland Industry Fellowship Programme 2014

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) is pleased to launch the Industry Fellowship Programme 2014 to develop and support academic partnerships with industry.

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.

10th December 2014 (1pm) Additional Information
is available on the Funder's website
Science Foundation Ireland Spokes Programme 2014

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) is pleased to launch the SFI Spokes Programme 2014. 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.

Like the SFI Research Centres, the SFI Spokes programme will help link scientists and engineers in partnerships across academia and industry to address crucial research questions, foster the development of new and existing Ireland-based technology companies, attract industry that could make an important contribution to Ireland and its economy, and expand educational and career opportunities in Ireland in science and engineering.

15th December 2014 (1pm) Additional Information
is available on the Funder's website
Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland Provision of expert energy policy analysis to the SEAI

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland invites tenders for the provision of expert energy policy analysis. Tenderers will provide expert analytical services in support of SEAI's Low Carbon Technologies team. Tenderers may submit bids for one or more of the following lots:

*lot one - policy oriented research;

*lot two - evaluation and cost benefit analysis;

*lot three - energy market and supply chain analysis;

*lot four - new data gathering and data presentation.

Tenderers may submit individual or joint bids.

The total budget is worth up to €550,000 per year for an initial term of one year, which may be extended for a further two years. SEAI anticipates forming a panel of 20 service providers, or five service providers per lot.

22nd December 2014

Additional Information
is available on the Funder's website

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European Commission 2015 Marie Curie ITN Call The call for proposals under the 2015 Mare Curie Innovative Training Networks is now open. The ITN scheme is broken down into the following three strands:
* European Training Networks (ETN);
* European Joint Doctorates (EJD); and
* European Industrial Doctorates (EID).
A UL Information session on this and othetr Marie Curie schemes for acaemic research networking will be held in the next few weeks, details tba
13th January 2015 Call details
Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland Leadership programme in ageing research

The Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland invites applications for its leadership programme in ageing research. This enables postdoctoral researchers to carry out research related to healthy ageing and to develop as leaders of the field.

Nominees must be EU citizens with two to seven years of postdoctoral experience, or its part-time equivalent, with the exception of tenured staff. Nominations must be made by higher education institutions within the island of Ireland. Funding covers the full salary of up to four fellows for three years together with allowances of approximately €63,000 for research costs, consumables, attendance at conferences and work in other countries. In the case of clinical fellows, CARDI provides 80 per cent of salaries for the equivalent of four days per week

30th January 2015

Additional Information
is available on the Funder's website

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Enterprise Ireland Innovation vouchers - Horizon 2020 pilot call

Enterprise Ireland invites applications for its innovation vouchers - Horizon 2020 pilot call. This enables small enterprises to explore and apply for Horizon 2020 opportunities with the assistance of a public sector knowledge provider. Eligible activities under this scheme include:

*analysis of how similar companies have benefited from participation in collaborative R&D programmes such as Framework Programme 7;

*proposal preparation;

*partner search and due diligence.

Applications are open to small limited companies registered in Ireland.

Vouchers are worth €5,000 each.

1st March 2015

Additional Information
is available on the Funder's website

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Science Foundation Ireland EMBO/SFI workshops partnership

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1st March 2015

Additional Information
is available on the Funder's website

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European Commission LOTUS+ Scholarships and Staff fellowships to/from Asian Universities 

LOTUS+ is an Erasmus Mundus Action 2 project (with financial support granted by the European Commission) that grants scholarships to students and researchers from Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Myanmar, North Korea, Thailand and Vietnam, to undertake a full degree or an exchange in some of the best universities in Europe. The project also offers scholarships for European students and researchers who wish to go to one of the partner universities in Asia. Scholarships include a monthly allowance, travel, insurance and tuition fees are not charged (at the host university).

UL is a partner in a successful project http://www.lotusplus.eu/  and applications are open to all categories of staff and students to travel to these countries

1st March 2015 Apply on the Funder's website
Health Research Board Research Leaders Awards 2015

The HRB identified as one of its key goals the need to build capacity to conduct high quality Population Health and Health Services Research (PHHSR) in Ireland.

This included an urgent need to invest in senior academic research leaders in PHHSR, working in close collaboration with key clinicians and health managers engaged in policy and/or practice. To address this gap, the HRB initiated the first of two calls for the Research Leaders Awards (RLA) in 2013 and now wish to announce the second call. 

Higher Education Institutions in Ireland, along with partner organisations in health and social care, are invited to nominate outstanding individuals with a track record in PH/HSR to become HRB Research Leaders.

31st March 2015 Additional Information
is available on the Funder's website
Science Foundation Ireland SFI Conferences and Workshops

The purpose of the SFI Conference and Workshop programme is to facilitate international and national conferences and workshops of strategic value hosted in the Republic of Ireland. These events are essential for dissemination of research, knowledge exchange, development and exposure of early career researchers and students and development and growth of new and existing collaborations both nationally and internationally. SFI will support conferences and workshops of timely importance in all areas covered by SFI's legal remit.  SFI is keen to support the exchange of information reciprocally between industry and academia generating new knowledge and leading-edge technologies and encouraging competitive enterprises. SFI Conference and Workshop Awards fall into four different categories: Conference, Exceptional Conference, Workshop and Conference Bid. Different award types are eligible for different maximum funding amounts.  Please see the call document for further details.

31st March 2015 (see the call details for exact deadlines with relation to conference dates) 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

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Údarás na Gaeltachta Research and development grants

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

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

Rolling Call

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Science Foundation Ireland US-Ireland R&D Partnerships

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

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

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

Rolling Call

See the SFI website for further details. 

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

Science Foundation Ireland Conference and workshop programme

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

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

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

Scholarships & Grants

 

European Commission Lifelong Learning Calls 2012

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

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

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


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

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

Department of Education and Science

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

Rolling call

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

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