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Funding Opportunities

All current and open Funding Opportunities are listed below in order of deadline date, rolling and open calls are at the bottom of the page.

 Use Research Professional to search for additional global funding opportunities. You can access research Professional directly when logged on to the UL network or you can set up an account for off campus access. Please contact Richard Cotterell if you wish to set up an account.

Research Professional provides a searchable database of global funding opportunities across all disciplines.  Funding Opportunities can be searched by a number of criteria including Discipline, Award Type, Funder, Date or a full text search. You can find more information on Research Professional here, along with links to training materials and videos.

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Royal Society - Science Foundation Ireland Research Fellowship

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

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 any researcher addressing a direct biomedical question. 

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.

11th September 2014

Additional Information
is available on the Funder's website

European Institute of Innovation and Technology Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) proposals

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology(EIT) 2014 Call for Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) proposals. The EIT invites applicants to submit their proposals with a view to selecting and designating a Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) in each of the following thematic areas:

1) Innovation for healthy living and active ageing; and
2) Raw materials: sustainable exploration, extraction, processing, recycling and substitution

The EIT has also published templates of documents, such as declarations and other administrative forms, which will need to be submitted as part of the proposal. The electronic proposal submission system will open on 28 February 2014 on the EIT website.

10th September 2014 (17h00 Brussels local time)

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Information Day

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 travel visits between the two research groups. 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.

Each award is worth up to €2,500 to cover travel and living expenses over the course of one year.

12th September 2014

Additional Information
is available on the Funder's website

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International Energy Research Centre Phase change materials for district heating and for cooling applications

The International Energy Research Centre, under its thematic area of low carbon heating and cooling, invites applications for its funding call for phase change materials for district heating and for cooling applications. This supports research that aims to enable users of heating and cooling systems to improve the operational efficiency of their facilities in a cost-effective way. Proposals may address either or both of the following two issues:

*distributed phase change materials in thermal energy storage systems for distributed heating applications;

*phase change materials for cooling applications.

Applications are open to researchers in third-level institutions and non-profit research agencies and organisations in the Republic of Ireland and elsewhere. Consortia of research providers from multiple institutions are eligible to apply.

Project costs should not exceed €400,000 for studies lasting up to two years. Funding requires a minimum industry in-kind contribution of 33 per cent of the project costs.

12th September 2014

Additional Information
is available on the Funder's website

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Science Foundation Ireland Research on public perceptions of science, technology, engineering and mathematics Science Foundation Ireland invites tenders for the provision of research on public perceptions of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The tenderer will conduct a quantitative and qualitative analysis of public perception and national awareness of the importance of STEM research to the Irish economy and society. The contract will begin in October, with an estimated eight weeks to complete the work, and initial results to be available by December 2014. 16th September 2014 Additional Information
is available on the Funder's website
European Commission Research teaming with small countries - a new initiative in Horizon 2020

Do you have research collaborators with organisations in the countries below? If so, then this could be the opportunity to strengthen those links and be paid at the same time. Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta,  Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia

H2020 "Spreading excellence and widening participation" is about increasing the participation of low performing countries in Horizon 2020 and one of the ways of doing so is through an activity known as "Teaming" which means that an institution in a low performing country "teams" with a leading institution or research centre and develops a much stronger research centre.

17th September 2014 Link to work programme
Health Research Board Internship programme

The Health Research Board (HRB) invites applications for its internship programme. This programme will offer early career researchers an opportunity to to gain experience of working in a funding agency environment and of the wider context for research, by working alongside experienced professionals and a range of stakeholders. The internships support researchers interested in academic research, research coordination or research management, as well as those who wish to move into public administration, health policy and management or the private sector.

Applicants should have recently received, or are soon to receive, a higher degree such as an MSc or PhD. Those with a higher degree should not be in receipt of the degree for more than two years at the time of application. Applicants must currently be funded through a competitive peer reviewed grant from the HRB or other funding agency, or have been in receipt of such funding within the previous 12 months. Applicants must apply to the HRB with the support of a host institution, which must be a university in the Republic of Ireland, or the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

19th September 2014 Additional Information
is available on the Funder's website
Marine Institute Cullen Fellowships

The Marine Institute is pleased to announce a call for proposals from academic institutions to host PhD scholars to carry out research in the areas of Ocean Science Services and Port and Maritime Services.  The Ocean Science PhD Fellows will be based at the Marine Institute's Headquarters in Oranmore, Galway while the Port Performance PhD Fellow will be based at the Marine Institute's IMDO Office in Harcourt Street, Dublin. Proposals are invited from suitable Research Supervisors at Higher Education Institutions with the necessary competence to host/co-supervise the PhD Fellows.

25th September 2014 (4pm) Full details on the Marine Institute website
Marine Institute Ship-Time Programme 2015

The Marine Institute invites applications for grant-aid towards the cost of ship-time onboard the national research vessels (R.V. Celtic Explorer and R.V. Celtic Voyager) during 2015. Grant-aid will be provided for ship-time to carry out 1. Research:The 2015 call will have two elements - a thematic area (seven themes) and a targeted area (three areas) OR 2. Dedicated Training Programmes

26th September 2014 (2pm) Additional Information
is available on the Funder's website
Irish Society of Immunology Travel bursaries The Irish Society of Immunology invites applications for its travel bursaries. These support postgraduate or postdoctoral members of the society whose work has been accepted for presentation at an immunology meeting. 1st October 2014 Additional Information
is available on the Funder's website
Enterprise Ireland Innovation Vouchers

The Innovation Voucher initiative was developed to build links between Ireland's public knowledge providers (i.e. higher education institutes, public research bodies) and small businesses.  Innovation Vouchers worth €5,000 are available to assist a company or companies to explore a business opportunity or problem with a registered knowledge provider. Companies in the Data Analytics Sector are particularly encouraged to apply during this call.

Please see opposite a listing of the vouchers issued in the last call in May 2014 where the companies have asked us to distribute their knowledge question to all of the knowledge providers. This is a service that we provide to assist the companies and if you believe your organisation can help any of the companies listed please feel free to contact them.

There are two reports attached, one report sorted by sector and the other sorted by county. The reports include the relevant details for the application i.e voucher number, knowledge question and company contact details.

1st October 2014

Additional Information
is available on the Funder's website

Vouchers awarded by county

Vouchers awarded by Sector

Wound Management Association of Ireland Travel and conference grant

The Wound Management Association of Ireland invites applications for its travel and conference grant. This enables members to attend conferences or courses, or develop poster presentations related to wound management. Applicants must have been full paid members of the association for at least 12 months. The grant is worth up to €1,000 and may be awarded proportionally to more than one applicant.

1st October 2014

Additional Information
is available on the Funder's website

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European Research Council Advanced Grant

Advanced Grants are designed to support excellent Principal Investigators at the career stage at which they are already established research leaders with a recognised track record of research achievements. This action is open to researchers of any nationality who intend to conduct their research activity in any Member State or Associated Country. The ERC's frontier research grants operate on a 'bottom-up' basis without predetermined priorities.

The call consists of one call with a single deadline applying to each of the three main research domains:

* Physical Sciences & Engineering

* Life Sciences

* Social Sciences & Humanities

21st October 2014 (17h00 Brussels local time) Additional Information
is available on the Funder's website
Royal Irish Academy Charlemont Grants 2014 (formerly Mobility Grants) Grants are available for short visits to any country to support primary research in any subject area. The duration of visits is generally between one week and six weeks in length, the key objectives being to initiate one-to-one collaborations, explore opportunities to build lasting networks and gain access to ideas, research facilities, and complementary equipment. Funds are available to facilitate initial project planning and development; to support the direct costs of research; or for visits by or to partner scholars. Applications from international scholars are also welcome, provided an Irish-based (including Northern Ireland) scholar makes the application on their behalf and acts as host. 28th October 2014

Additional Information
is available on the Funder's website

Presentation on Grants in UL on 25th September

Royal Irish Academy R. J. Hunter Grants

The R. J. Hunter Grants aim to build on his unique academic legacy by encouraging and promoting writing on the history of plantation and settlement in Ulster in the early modern period (c. 1550s - 1750s) including patterns of migration from and to Britain and North America. The scheme also promotes cognate areas of research on early modern Ulster, including urban growth, local administration, social structure, religion, print culture, political interaction, trade and commerce and economy. Eligibility and Overview: Applications are invited for research bursaries up to a maximum of €2,500 for a clearly defined piece of research, in line with the criteria outlined above, which will have an identifiable outcome on the completion of the project.

28th October 2014 Additional Information
is available on the Funder's website
Royal Irish Academy R. J. Hunter Fellowships

Expressions of interest are being sought for the award of an R. J. Hunter Research Fellowship. These Fellowships tenable from October 2015, are intended to support suitably qualified applicants at an early stage of their postdoctoral career. These Fellowships can be held for up to a maximum of two years in order to develop a significant research project in line with the stated research aims of the R. J. Hunter Grants Scheme. These Fellowships are available to researchers who obtained their doctoral degrees from either an Irish or international institution within the seven year period before the call deadline. Successful applicants must however be affiliated with a recognised higher education institution in Ireland or Northern Ireland for the entire period of the Fellowship.

28th October 2014 Additional Information
is available on the Funder's website
Royal Irish Academy International Exchange Cost Share Programme The Royal Irish Academy - Royal Society International Exchange Cost Share Programme is designed to enable international collaboration by providing the marginal costs of research i.e. travel, subsistence and research expenses. The collaboration should be based on a single project including two teams or individuals: one based in Ireland, and the other in the UK. A relationship between both parties should already be established prior to making an application. The collaboration should involve bilateral visits between Ireland and the UK. The RIA - RS International Exchange Cost Share Programme grant provides a maximum of €7,500 per team per year and should be seen as seed money that will lead to further collaboration and greater funding in the future. Irish applicants should apply using the application form that can be accessed here. UK applications should be made online via the Electronic-Grants Processing Application (e-GAP) on https://e-gap.royalsoc.ac.uk/ 28th October 2014 Additional Information
is available on the Funder's website
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.

29th October 2014

Additional Information
is available on the Funder's website

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Motor Neurone Disease Association Biomedical research project grants

The Motor Neurone Disease Association invites outline applications for its project grants. These support research of scientific excellence with relevance to motor neurone disease. The grants support single pieces of work designed to answer a single question or a small group of related questions. Applicants can be based outside the UK and Ireland, provided the project is unique in concept or design and involves an aspect of collaboration with a UK institute.

Proposals should not exceed £85,000 per year and £255,000 in total over three years.

31st October 2014

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is available on the Funder's website

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Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland Sustainable energy research, development and demonstration programme

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland invites proposals for its sustainable energy research, development and demonstration programme. This supports projects that further the technical development or improve the policy environment leading to increased deployment of sustainable energy technologies, and a more sustainable Irish energy system. Projects may be of a research, developmental or demonstration nature, and are encouraged to address the following topic areas:

*renewable electricity; *renewable heat; *smart grid; *microgeneration; *near-zero energy buildings.

Business, academic and public sector organisations located and carrying out projects in Ireland may apply. Individuals are ineligible.

Each project may typically receive between €20,000 and €100,000 for work that must be completed by 31 October 2014. Funding covers up to 100 per cent of direct costs, which may include personnel, equipment, materials, travel and certain sub-contracting and other costs.

Work must be completed by 31st October 2014

Additional Information
is available on the Funder's website

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Science Foundation Ireland Targeted research professorship programme

Science Foundation Ireland invites expressions of interest for its targeted research professorship programme. This enables participating research bodies in Ireland to recruit world-leading researchers for professorial chairs or similar leaderships positions in targeted scientific areas. The programme may also act as a mechanism to support the recruitment of individuals who possess a strong industry background, as well as directorship roles in established research centres within eligible research bodies in Ireland. Proposals must fall under one of the following targeted themes:

*manufacturing, including advanced manufacturing and manufacturing competitiveness; smart cities; energy; marine; ICT, incorporating data analytics, management, security and privacy, visualisation and data science; digital platforms, content and applications; connected health; medical devices and medical technologies; ageing; agrifood, incorporating sensory food science, sustainable food production and food security; climate change.

Applications are open to participating Irish universities, who must include an outline of the candidate's education, training and qualifications, including the year they obtained their PhD, professional experience, a list of selected publications, patents and previous funding. Funding is worth up to €5 million per applicant to cover direct costs.

7th November 2014

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is available on the Funder's website

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Irish Fulbright Commission Irish scholar awards

The Irish Fulbright Commission invites applications for its Irish scholar awards. These enable Irish citizens or EU citizens resident in Ireland for at least three years to complete a year of postdoctoral research or lecturing in the US. Applicatnts should have a PhD or at least five years of relevant professional experience. They should secure acceptance or affiliation with a US institution.

Each award provides a monetary grant plus accident and emergency insurance, cultural and professional programming and J-1 visa administration over a period of three to 12 months.

11th November 2014

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is available on the Funder's website

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Irish Fulbright Commission Fulbright foreign language teaching assistantship awards

The Irish Fulbright Commission, with sponsorship from the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the Irish National Lottery, invites applications for its foreign language teaching assistantship awards. These enable Irish citizens or EU citizens resident in Ireland for at least three years to teach Irish at a US college and to undertake two courses per semester at the host institution.

Applicants should have a postgraduate degree or diploma with a minimum 2:1 grade, teaching experience or qualification, and competency in the Irish language. Each award includes free tuition for the courses, a monthly stipend, a travel grant plus accident and emergency insurance, cultural and professional programming, and J-1 visa administration.

11th November 2014

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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.

14th November 2014

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is available on the Funder's website

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Fulbright Commission Fulbright Scholar Awards

Fulbright grants are for Irish or EU citizens to study, research, or teach in the U.S. The awards include a monetary grant, accident and emergency insurance, cultural and professional programming and visa administration. This year sees the launch of six new awards. The Fulbright Commission has partnered with Tulane University, the University of Notre Dame and University of Pennsylvania on LL.M. Student Awards. These awards offer exceptional opportunities for prospective postgraduate students to study law at top U.S. universities. In addition, the Commission is collaborating with the National University of Ireland to offer a Visiting Researcher Award for prospective or registered PhD candidates who hold an honours degree from a National University of Ireland Constituent University or other NUI member institution to complete study or research in the U.S.

14th November 2014 Additional Information
is available on the Funder's website
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 Irish Research Council will shortly be inviting applications for its postdoctoral fellowships. The next call is due to open in early October, with a proposed deadline for the end of November 2014. Application information is subject to change. ***

The scheme provides one-year and two-year fellowships to enable early-stage postdoctoral researchers to develop a dissertation for publication or to develop a new research project.

Applicants must maintain principal residence in Ireland during the fellowship. They should have been awarded their doctoral degree within the five year period prior to the application deadline.

Funding for the previous round was worth up to €45,895 per year.

30th November 2014 (Forecast date)

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is available on the Funder's website

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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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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
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
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Irish Marine Institute Grants for workshops and conferences

The Irish Marine Institute invites applications for its workshops and conferences grants under the marine research programme. These provide support for the organisation of national and international marine conferences and workshops in Ireland. Applications are open to any legal entity, including higher education institutes, research institutes, representative organisations and SMEs, provided that the applicant is based on the island of Ireland and has the appropriate scientific and technical qualifications and expertise to host a marine-themed workshop or conference.

Grants are worth up to €1,500 and may be used to cover travel and accommodation for international speakers, printing of book of abstracts, audiovisual equipment hire and catering costs.

Rolling Call Additional Information
is available on the Funder's website

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Irish Marine Institute Researcher travel awards

The Irish Marine Institute invites applications for its researcher travel awards under the marine research programme. These enable master's, PhD or early-stage postdoctoral researchers to present papers at an international conference, pay a working visit to an international research institution or attend a marine-related training course overseas.

Applications are open to students currently carrying out a research master's or PhD at an academic institution on the island of Ireland, or early-stage postdoctoral researchers, typically within three to six years of obtaining a PhD, carrying out research at a higher education institution or public organisation on the island of Ireland.

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

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

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

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

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

Deadlines depend on the procurement being applied for

Additional Information 
is available on the EI website

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

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

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

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Enterprise Ireland Innovation partnerships

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

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

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

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

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