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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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Wellcome Trust Research career development fellowships

The Wellcome Trust, the Science Foundation Ireland and the Health Research Board invite applications for their research career development fellowships. These support postdoctoral researchers at academic organisations in the Republic of Ireland who aim to become independent scientists leading their own group.

Applicants must have a PhD and significant postdoctoral research experience and have made important contributions to their area of research. They must be driving their own research and be ready to lead an independent research programme. They must have sponsorship from a head of department at an eligible host organisation in the Republic of Ireland who must guarantee the fellow with support to lead their own independent research, space and resources during the award period, and the status and benefits of other academic staff of similar seniority.

Fellowships are tenable for five years and provide a basic salary, a fellowship supplement of £7,500, personal removal expenses and research expenses.

7th August 2017

Additional Information is available on the Funder's website

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Enterprise Ireland Regional Enterprise Development Fund

This competitive funding has been provided by the Department of Jobs, through Enterprise Ireland and is a key action to support the Regional Action Plan for Jobs and the Action Plan for Rural Development. The Fund is aimed at accelerating economic recovery in every part of the country by delivering on the potential of local and regional enterprise strengths. The Fund will support significant collaborative regional initiatives to build on specific industry sectoral strengths and improve enterprise capability, thereby driving job creation.

Under a competitive process, Enterprise Ireland is now seeking applications for funding under four streams with varying investment levels:

Major Change Projects - €2m up to €5m per project,
Regionally Significant Projects - €250,000 up to €2m per project,
Local & Community Enterprise Development  Projects - €50,000 up to €250,000 per project,
Industry Clusters - €50,000 up to €250,000 per project.
Competitive feasibility funding to support the development of high quality regional projects is also available as part of this initiative.

18th August 2017 Additional Information is available on the Funder's website
Health Research Board Cancer Prevention Fellowship Programme 2018

The Health Research Board is pleased to announce a joint call for applications for individuals working in Ireland to apply to become an NCI Cancer Prevention Fellow, under the auspices of the Ireland-Northern Ireland - NCI Cancer Consortium. It is intended that individuals applying from Ireland will pursue careers in cancer prevention in Ireland upon completion of the fellowship. Applications are due on 25 August 2017 for entry into the Programme the following June 2018.

The prestigious National Cancer Institute Cancer Prevention Fellowship Programme provides training for post-doctorate candidates from the health professions, biomedical, and behavioural sciences to become leaders in the field of cancer prevention and control. The program provides M.P.H. training in Ireland or Northern Ireland (year 1), the Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention, and mentored research at the NCI (years 2-4). If an applicant already possesses an M.P.H. degree and a primary degree in a health-related discipline, or a PhD in epidemiology or biostatistics, the fellowship will typically begin directly at the NCI (years 1-3). Successful applicants from Ireland are also provided with the opportunity to apply for a fifth year of funding to facilitate their return to Ireland to progress their independent research career.

25th August 2017 Additional Information is available on the Funder's website
Arts Council Deis Award

The Arts Council invites applications for the Deis award. This supports projects in all areas of traditional arts.

Deis is a scheme established under the Arts Councils Traditional Arts Initiative, 2005-2008. Deis is aimed at encouraging and facilitating the traditional arts community to seek funding from the Arts Council for a range of projects.

The award is worth up to €20,000.

31st August 2017

Additional Information is available on the Funder's website

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Science Foundation Ireland Royal Society - SFI University Research Fellowships

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

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

Successful candidates will be awarded a fellowship by the Royal Society, the cost of which will be met by Science Foundation Ireland. Fellowships are awarded in all fields of the natural sciences and engineering (including agriculture, mathematics and technology, but excluding clinical medicine and biomedical research). 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.

4th September 2017 (3pm) Additional Information is available on the SFI website
Teagasc Walsh fellowships

Teagasc invites applications for the Walsh fellowships. These enable postgraduate students to work on research projects related to food, crops, environment and land use, animal and grassland or rural economy and development while studying for a higher degree.

Full time academic staff in third-level colleges may apply in collaboration with Teagasc research officers.

Fellows will receive funding for the duration of their degree, which will normally be three or four years for a PhD. In exceptional cases, funding will be granted for an MSc.

7th September 2017

Additional Information is available on the Funder's website

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Environmental  Protection Agency EPA Research 2017 UN Sustainable Development Goals Call This UN Sustainable Development Goals Research Call 2017 includes two topics:
* Sustainability 2017 Call - UN SDG Project 1: Delivering on the Environmental Sustainable Development Goals (Medium-Scale project)
* Sustainability 2017 Call - UN SDG Project 2: Addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals in an Irish Context (Open Topic)
The full technical description is available on the EPA Website
While the topics above are labelled under the heading of the EPA Research Programme Sustainability Pillar, they are relevant to all three Research Pillars, i.e. Climate, Water and Sustainability.
7th September 2017 Additional Information is available on the Funder's website
Dept of Agriculture Food and the Marine 2017 Call for Research Proposals

The 2017 Competitive Call for Research Proposals is seeking proposals to help realise the opportunities and address the challenges outlined in key policy documents of major relevance and in particular Food Wise 2025, which sets out ambitious targets for the sustainable development of the agri-food, forest and marine sectors and the bioeconomy.

The topics in the Research Call are categorised into four overarching thematic strands:

  • Agriculture
  • Food
  • Forest
  • Cross-cutting (across some/all of the three aforementioned themes)
14th September 2017 Additional Information is available on the Funder's website
European Commission Marie Skodowska-Curie Individual  Fellowships Call This call aims at individual researchers who wish to carry out a research project up to 2 years abroad. Researchers can have any nationality, but must move from one country to another. For the Global Fellowship, you can go beyond Europe with a return phase in Europe. For the European Fellowship, you can chose a host organisation anywhere in Europe. The fellow has to jointly write the proposal with the host organisation. The candidate either has to hold a PhD or must have at least 4 years of research experience. 14th September 2017

UL offers support for candidates and mentors. Contact marie.curie@ul.ie

For more information on the call, go to the Research Participant Portal.

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Reconciliation fund

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade invites applications for its reconciliation fund. This supports organisations involved in reconciliation and in creating better understanding between people and traditions in Northern and the Republic or Ireland and between Ireland and Britain. The fund will focus its support through two thematic pillars: repairing of those issues which lead to division, conflict and barriers to a deeply reconciled and peaceful society; building a strong civil society that encompasses all communities, through the continued implementation of the agreements and promoting a rights-based society, political stability and respect for all. Project aims may include:

*reconciliation through education, dialogue, culture and commemoration;

*promotion of tolerance and respect;

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

*development and strengthening of meaningful and lasting cross-border links;

*academic research aimed at promoting reconciliation.

NGOs, community groups and voluntary organisations may apply.

19th September 2017

Additional Information is available on the Funder's website

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Joint Research Centre Open Access of JRC Research Infrastructures 

From December 2017, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) will be making some of its research facilities available to external (non-JRC) researchers.

The first three facilities to be made available will be in Ispra (Italy) and will be:
* the Reaction Wall (tests the earthquake resistance of building);
* the Hopkinson Bar Facility (test the resistance of materials against blasts or explosions);
* the Nanobiotechnology Laboratory (provides a range of facilities and instrumentation for the characterisation of nanomaterials, nanomedicines and advanced materials).

29th September 2017 Additional Information is available on the Funder's website
Irish Research Council CAROLINE - collaborative research fellowships for a responsive and innovative Europe

The Irish Research Council invites applications for its CAROLINE - collaborative research fellowships for a responsive and innovative Europe. These enable research mobility and career development in Ireland or abroad and support research in any discipline relating to the United Nations 2030 agenda for shared economic prosperity, social development and environmental protection. A key feature of the programme is collaboration between the academic sector, non-governmental organisations and international organisations. Two types of fellowships are available:

*Irish fellowships, supporting collaborations between home host organisations and NGOs or international organisations in Ireland for two years;

*international fellowships, support collaborations between home organisations and NGOs and international organisations outside Ireland for three years.

Applicants must be affiliated with eligible higher education institution in Ireland or an eligible research performing organisation and may be of any nationality. Applicants must have been awarded their doctoral degree within seven years prior to the recruitment or hold a master's or undergraduate degree and have completed at least four years of research experience. Applicants for the Irish fellowship must not have been in Ireland for more than twelve months in the three years prior to the time of recruitment. Applicants for international fellowship must not have been in the country of the main partner organisation for more than twelve months in the three years prior to recruitment.

Fellowships carry an estimated salary of up to €55,000 per year, insurance, paid maternity leave in line with Irish policy, an estimated contribution to direct research costs of €9,600 per year, an estimated contribution towards indirect research costs of €1,752 per year, and where applicable a family allowance of €500 per month. In addition, the host institution will receive funding for employer fees and pension contributions.

12th October 2017

Additional Information is available on the Funder's website

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Wellcome Trust Research career re-entry fellowships

The Wellcome Trust invites preliminary applications for its research career re-entry fellowships. These provide postdoctoral scientists with the opportunity to re-establish their scientific careers after a continuous break from research of at least two years.

Applicants should be researchers who have had a continuous career break of at least two years and they must have a PhD and previous research experience with demonstrable contributions to their area. All applicants must have sponsorship from an eligible host organisation in the UK or Republic of Ireland. The host organisation must provide a mentor with strong track records in research and mentorship to provide the candidate with independent support.

Fellowships are tenable for four years on a full-time or part-time basis and cover a basic salary, a fellowship supplement of £7,500 for personal support, personal removal expenses, research expenses and funds for relevant research training.

16th October 2017

Additional Information is available on the Funder's website

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Wellcome Trust Sir Henry Wellcome postdoctoral fellowships

The Wellcome Trust invites preliminary applications for the Sir Henry Wellcome postdoctoral fellowships. These enable newly qualified postdoctoral researchers the opportunity to start independent research careers, working in high quality research environments. Candidates are expected to identify a biomedical or population health research question and to develop the proposal and their scientific independence so as to become a leader in the field.

Applicants must be in the final year of their PhD studies or be an early-career researcher with some initial postdoctoral experience. They must be a UK or European Economic Area national or have a PhD from a UK or Republic of Ireland university. Applicants must also have an eligible sponsoring institution in the UK or Republic of Ireland to administer the grant for the full tenure and to offer a mentor, who holds an established post at the host organisation, to provide independent support and advice.

Fellowships includes an award of £250,000 over four years on a full-time or part-time basis, covering the basic salary determined by the host institution, fellowship supplement of £2,500 a year for personal support and research expenses.

16th October 2017

Additional Information is available on the Funder's website

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Science Foundation Ireland St. Patrick's Day Science Medal

The SFI St. Patrick's Day Science Medal is awarded annually to a distinguished Irish scientist, engineer or technology leader living and working in the USA.

In 2016 the competition was further developed to include a specific award for an industry leader.

Both the industry and academic medals recognize individuals who are not only outstanding in their fields of expertise but who also have demonstrably assisted researchers in Ireland in either academia or industry - via mentorship, supervision, collaboration, industrial development, entrepreneurship or who have made significant contributions to developing the research ecosystem in Ireland.

Nominations are now being sought for the 2018 SFI St. Patrick's Day Science Medal Award

20th October 2017 Additional Information is available on the SFI website
Innovative Medicines Initiative Call for Proposals

The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) has now launched IMI2 - Calls 11 and 12.

IMI2 - Call 11 is a single-stage Call for proposals and includes one topic on the exploitation of IMI project results. It focuses in particular on the following IMI projects: EMTRAIN and PharmaTrain (both education and training), EUPATI (patient education), Open PHACTS (data management), RAPP-ID (infectious disease diagnostics), WEB-RADR (reporting of medicines side effects), and GetReal (incorporation of real world data into drug development).

IMI2 - Call 12 is a standard, two-stage Call for proposals and includes the following topics:
 Development and validation of technology enabled, quantitative and sensitive measures of functional decline in people with early stage Alzheimer's disease (RADAR-AD)
 FAIRification of IMI and EFPIA data
 Development of sensitive and validated clinical endpoints in primary Sjögren's Syndrome (pSS)
 European health data network (EHDN)
 Analysing the infectious disease burden and the use of vaccines to improve healthy years in aging populations
 Discovery and characterisation of blood-brain barrier targets and transport mechanisms for brain delivery of therapeutics to treat neurodegenerative & metabolic diseases
 European Screening Centre: unique library for attractive biology (ESCulab)

24th October 2017

Additional Information is available on the Funder's website

Webinars have taken place and are available online

Lister Institute Research Prize

The Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine, which is a registered charity established to support biomedical and related research, now invites applications from outstanding researchers for its 2018 Research Prizes. The Institute seeks diversity amongst its Prize-winners - there is no stereotype of the ideal candidate - applicants may be working in university departments or research institutes, in any area of biomedical research, and be scientifically or medically trained. The Institute is pleased that over the years women have been well represented amongst its Prize-winners. However, what Prize-winners will have in common is the conduct of excellent research and the ability of the award to help establish or further their independent research careers. At least five awards will be made based on a number of criteria: the originality and quality of the proposed research; the achievements of the applicant in the context of their own particular circumstances. Finally the beneficial impact that the Prize would have on the recipient's career taking account of their research environment and other funding will be an important criteria.

Prize Winners will receive £200,000, or equivalent Euros, which may be used in any appropriate way to support their research, other than the provision or augmentation of personal salary.

3rd November 2017 Additional Information is available on the Funder's website
Fulbright Commission Fulbright Schuman grants

The Commission for Educational Exchange between the US, Belgium and Luxembourg invites applications for the Fulbright Schuman awards. These grants enable EU citizens to study, research or lecture at US institutions on a topic relevant to US-EU relations, EU policy or EU institutions.

Grants are available for graduate study, pre-doctoral research, postdoctoral research and university lecturing. Innovation grants are also available, for work addressing the technological and policy aspects of data privacy and protection, allowing for a transatlantic approach to harnessing the potential of new technologies.

Applicants must have a minimum of three months experience in two or more EU member states and be proficient in English. Preference will be given to candidates with two years of relevant professional or academic experience beyond the bachelor's degree. Candidates who have previously spent a significant amount of time in the US are ineligible for this award.

Approximately 35 grants are available, worth up to €29,000 each, which includes a monthly stipend of €2,000 for students or €3,000 for scholars, plus travel and relocation allowance, visa sponsorship and sickness and accident insurance.

1st December 2017

Additional Information is available on the Funder's website

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Health Research Board Research Nurse/Midwife Support & Development Grant

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

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

29th December 2017 Additional Information is available on the Funder's website
Wellcome Trust Investigator awards in humanities and social sciences

The Wellcome Trust invites applications for its investigator awards in humanities and social science. These support researchers in established posts at all career stages working on important questions of relevance to health.

Applicants must be based in the UK, Republic of Ireland or a low or middle-income country and should have an established academic post at a HEI or research institution. Candidates should have a statement of commitment from a senior member of the institution and a relevant research project.

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

9th January 2018

Additional Information is available on the Funder's website

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Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation fund for third-level researchers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Ireland-Canada University Foundation Flaherty research scholarships

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

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

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

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

No deadline announced yet

Additional Information is available on the Funder's website

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

June 2017 (pre-application submission) Additional Information is available on the HRB website
Enterprise Ireland Commercialisation fund for third-level researchers

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

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

7th July 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

End October 2017  
Enterprise Ireland Career-FIT Career-FIT is a new trans-national scheme that offers an opportunity for experienced researchers to develop their careers in market focused applied research in Ireland's Technology Centres. The Career-FIT programme offers 50 fellowships of 36 months' duration for incoming mobility to the Centre Hosts, with an enterprise secondment option during the Fellowship.
Enterprise Ireland is aiming to open the first call for postdoc fellowships on 30 JAN, closing 30 MAR or thereabouts. Details tbc shortly
   
Health Research Board US/Ireland R&D Partnership Programme The US-Ireland Research and Development Partnership is a unique initiative involving funding agencies across three jurisdictions: United States of America, Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The overall goal of this scheme is to increase the level of collaborative R&D amongst researchers and industry professionals across the three jurisdictions. The collaboration aims to generate valuable discoveries and innovation which are transferable to the marketplace, or will lead to enhancements in health, disease prevention and healthcare. The Partnership achieves its goals through tri-partite research projects in which the funding agencies fund the elements of research undertaken in their own jurisdiction. Importantly, the Partnership must add significant value to each research programme above that achievable by the applicant in each jurisdiction working alone, supported only by national funding. Rolling Call Further information on the HRB website
Science Foundation Ireland Industry fellowships

*Coming Soon*

Science Foundation Ireland will shortly be inviting applications for its industry fellowships. The call is expected to be launched in February 2016 and further information will be released by the time the call opens. The following information is from the previous round and is subject to change. ***

These facilitate exchanges between academia and industry to stimulate knowledge transfer and training. The aim is to build critical mass in areas of strategic importance for Ireland, and to tackle economic and societal challenges. The fellowships will enable access for researchers to new technology pathways and standards, and will facilitate training in the use of specialist research infrastructure.

Applications are open to academic researchers wishing to spend time in industry worldwide and to individuals from industry worldwide wishing to spend time in an eligible Irish research body. Academic applicants must hold a PhD, MD or equivalent, and must have been an author on at least three internationally peer reviewed articles and a senior author on at least one of these articles. Industry applicants must have significant experience and knowledge of industry processes, including operational and business procedures, and a proven record of leadership and accomplishments appropriate to international standards of their field, industry sector and career stage.

Fellowships are worth a maximum of €120,000 for a period of up to 12 months full time or 24 months part time.

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Irish Research Council Basic research excellence award

The Irish Research Council invites applications for its basic research award. This is intended to develop the potential of near successful social sciences and humanities applicants to the European Research Council by providing immediate financial support for reapplication.

IRC will be providing the award to each unsuccessful ERC application achieving an 'A' rated outcome. This outcome is achieved where the application is deemed fundable but was not ranked highly enough given the available budget of the ERC in that call. Applicants must be represented by the research office of an eligible institution that will host the award and cannot be an existing ERC Awardee or have previously been successful in applying to the ERC for funding.

Awards are worth up to €60,000 for ERC Starter, €75,000 for ERC Consolidator and €100,000 for ERC Advanced. Funding may cover staff costs, travel and accommodation, consumables and consultancy.

Rolling call

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French embassy Travel grants The French embassy is now providing travel grants for French researchers to visit Ireland who are jointly preparing an application to (any) European fund for research, education or regional development programmes. They provide up to €500, see the link for more details. Rolling call Additional Information is available on the Funder's website
Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland Ocean energy prototype development fund

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland invites expressions of interest for its ocean energy prototype development fund. This supports the development and deployment of ocean energy devices and systems. Funding supports the following types of projects:

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

*independent monitoring of projects and technologies;

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

*data monitoring, forecasting, communications and control of ocean energy systems;

*specific industry-led projects to be carried out by research centres.

Applications are open to individual organisations or organisations acting in collaboration with other organisations or with third-level research institutes, either on a contractual basis or within consortia or joint ventures. Collaborative development programmes between manufacturers or service companies and research institutions are actively encouraged. Public, private and international entities resident in Ireland and carrying out projects in Ireland are welcome to participate. Funding will not support fundamental research at universities or third-level institutions.

Funding covers between 10 and 100 per cent of total eligible costs, depending on research category.

Rolling Call

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NESTA Longitude Prize

Longitude Prize is a challenge with a £10 million prize fund to help solve the problem of global antibiotic resistance. It is being run by Nesta, supported by Innovate UK, the new name for the Technology Strategy Board, as funding partner.

The development of antibiotics has added an average of 20 years to our life. Yet the rise of antimicrobial resistance is threatening to make them ineffective. This poses a significant future risk as common infections become untreatable. The challenge is to create a cost-effective, accurate, rapid, and easy-to-use test for bacterial infections that will allow health professionals worldwide to administer the right antibiotics at the right time.

To promote the Longitude Prize among Irish researchers working in AMR and other relevant areas such as diagnostics, data analytics and medical devices; SFI will host an information session later this year (September/October - venue to be confirmed) that will be attended by the Longitude Prize team at NESTA. This information session will provide a detailed overview of the Prize including its objectives, opportunities and rules. Full details of this event will be communicated to the research community in the coming weeks.

Rolling Call Full details on the Longtitude Prize website
Inspire Consortium Mobility Funding

Funding is available via the INSPIRE consortium to enable access to national equipment and infrastructure and for attendance at workshops and courses including those on the www.flexilearn.ie portal.  Applications are also welcome from those who wish to organise an event or research collaboration that facilitates mobility of postgraduate students.

Applications can include funding for travel, accommodation and subsistence as well as equipment costs and consumables.  Note that the HEA has published national guidelines for access to research infrastructure along with a Research Equipment Database. Students wishing to apply for funding should review these guidelines, complete the application form and submit this to inspire.access@gmail.com. Applications can be submitted at any time but please note that research placement applications are reviewed on a monthly basis and placements can be up to one month in duration.

The INSPIRE national graduate research education programme is funded under the framework of the Irish Government's Programme for Research in Third Level Institutions Cycle 5, National Development Plan 2007-2013 with the assistance of the European Regional Development Fund.

Rolling Call Additional Information is available on the Funder's website
Science Foundation Ireland Research professorship Science Foundation Ireland invites expressions of interest for its research professorship programme. This assists research bodies in their recruitment of world-leading researchers for professorial chairs, or similar research leadership positions, within the biotechnology, information and communication technology, and sustainable energy and energy efficiency sectors. The programme may also act as a mechanism for recruitment of individuals that possess a strong industry background, as well as directorship roles in established research centres within Ireland. Rolling Call  

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Enterprise Ireland H2020 travel grants for academic researchers

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

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

Rolling Call

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InterTrade Ireland North-South Partnerships for Horizon 2020 - Travel Scheme North South collaboration in Horizon 2020 really makes sense so InterTradeIreland has developed 2 travel schemes to help Horizon 2020 participants with the cost of establishing North South partnerships:
* The Cross-Border Collaboration Voucher facilitates early stage partnership development by offering up to £500 towards the travel and accommodation costs associated with identifying potential partners in the opposite jurisdiction.
* The EU Travel Scheme helps existing North South partnerships to travel to EC information days and other Horizon 2020 events within Europe to identify potential partners from other member states.
Rolling Call Application forms for these schemes are available by email to Anne McMinn
Irish College of General Practitioners Bursaries for presentation at conferences The Irish College of General Practitioners invites applications for its bursaries for presentation at conferences. These support college members who have been accepted for oral or poster presentations at the European General Practice Research Network, World Organization of Family Doctors or another international conference of relevance to general practice. Rolling Call Additional Information
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Irish Marine Institute Grants for workshops and conferences

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

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

Rolling Call Additional Information
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Irish Marine Institute Researcher travel awards

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Deadlines depend on the procurement being applied for

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

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

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Enterprise Ireland Innovation partnerships

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

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

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

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

Outline proposals may be submitted at any time Additional Information 
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Science Foundation Ireland President of Ireland Young Researcher Award (PIYRA) As part of Science Foundation Ireland's strategy to support early career researchers in the early development of academic careers within Ireland's Higher Education Institutions, SFI continues to fund excellent young scientists under the SFI President of Ireland Young Researcher Award (PIYRA). The PIYRA programme is SFI's most prestigious award to recruit and retain early career researchers to carry out their research in Ireland. The award recognises outstanding engineers and scientists who, early in their careers, have already demonstrated or shown exceptional potential for leadership at the frontiers of knowledge. Awardees will be selected on the basis of exceptional accomplishments in science and engineering in all areas covered by SFI's legal remit and on the basis of creative research plans that are built on work that has attracted international attention. For the PIYRA programme, scientific excellence is both necessary and paramount but is not sufficient; applications must also demonstrate potential impact. Rolling Call Additional information is available on the SFI website
French embassy H2020 travel grants  The French embassy will soon be launching a travel grant scheme aimed at Horizon 2020, we will post the link when we get it.    
Science Foundation Ireland Strategic partnership programme

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

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

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Science Foundation Ireland Industry Fellowship Programme

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

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

2 calls per year

See the SFI website for call details

 

Webinar on 26th March at 10am

Society for Musicology in Ireland Grants

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

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Irish Hospice Foundation Individual education and professional development grants

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

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

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Irish Hospice Foundation Masterclass and workshop grants

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

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

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Law Society of Ireland Publication and database grants The Arthur Cox Foundation of the Law Society of Ireland invites applications for its publication and database grants. These assist the writing and publication of Irish legal textbooks and the development of electronic databases of Irish legal materials. Funding supports authors with research expenses and other costs related to preparing and publishing texts.   Additional Information 
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Queen's Institute of District Nursing in Ireland Nursing grants The Queen's Institute of District Nursing in Ireland invites applications for its nursing grants. Funding is available to registered nurses involved in palliative care and is intended to help where there is either undue delay in obtaining the required assistance or where funds are not available from statutory authorities.   Additional Information 
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European Science Foundation New frontiers of exchange and short visit grants

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

Two types of grants are available:

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

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

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

 

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Arts Council Travel and training award

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

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

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

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

*independent monitoring of projects and technologies;

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

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

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

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

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

*diabetes;

*cystic fibrosis;

*nanotechnology;

*sensors;

*telecommunications;

*energy and sustainability.

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

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

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

  Further details and contact information on the Bioinnovate Ireland website
Údarás na Gaeltachta Feasibility study grants

Údarás na Gaeltachta invites applications for its feasibility study grants. These enable groups, organisations, businesses or individuals to assess the viability of business ideas.

A significant portion of costs may be covered, including salaries and wages of personnel, cost of consultants, related travel and subsistence, and any other additional overheads.

Rolling Call

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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

 

 

Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme

Disciplines, main requirements

Deadline for Applications

Enterprise Partnership Scheme (Postdoctoral) 2016

Any discipline, working closely with a business, a company, a registered charity, a social, cultural or not-for-profit organisation, or a semi-state commercial organisation

10th June 2016

ASSISTID Marie Curie Fellows - Doctrid

 

Any, provided that it falls within the wide research area of 'Assistive Technologies for Intellectual Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder and ID with Dementia' Applied Behaviour Analysis and Autism, Augmentative and alternative communication, Assistive technologies and innovative learning, Ethics and rehabilitation, Intellectual disability policy and law, Multimedia development, Rehabilitation and counselling in employment for intellectual disability or autism spectrum disorder

30th June 2016

Marie Curie Individual Fellowships (IF)

Any discipline, call open, mobility requirement mandatory. UL information on  Postdoctoral Fellowships | University of Limerick  

 

10th September 2016

Marie Curie Fellowships Are you interested in hosting a Marie Curie Postdoc?
Please fill out this short Expression of Interest and it will be circulated across the EU network. UL PIs have already received applications from across the world.
14th September 2016

Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship  2017

Any discipline, call opens in Sept.

Tbc End November 2016

CAROLINE MSCA COFUND Postdoctoral Fellowship (NEW)

Any discipline, call opens in Sept, mobility requirement mandatory. International fellowships of three yrs duration and Irish fellowships of two yrs duration. Call opens in Sept. Info day Strand Hotel Limerick 3rd June 10.30-1pm

Tbc Late November/early December

Career Development Fellowships in the National Technology Centre Programme

(NEW)

Disciplines related to the 15 EI Tech Centres.

The Career-FIT programme offers 50 fellowships of 36 months' duration for incoming mobility to the Centre Hosts, with an enterprise secondment option during the Fellowship. Two calls expected, the first later this year.

Mobility requirement mandatory

 

Tbc December 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

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