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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.

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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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Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Human Rights and Equality Grant Scheme 2016

The types of activities that are eligible for grant support are:

* Research and educational activities;
* Education and training on human rights and equality issues;
* Programmes of activities and projects for the promotion of integration of migrants and other minorities, equality (including gender equality) and respect for diversity and cultural difference.

The grant scheme has three strands. Eligible organisations can submit a maximum of one application per funding strand. Each application must be on a separate application form.
Strand 1: Capacity Building (Maximum Grant €6,000)
Strand 2: Project Implementation (Maximum Grant €20,000)
Strand 3: Collaboration and Dissemination (Maximum Grant €4,000)

13th July 2016 Additional Information is available on the IHREC website
Ireland Canada University Foundation James M. Flaherty Program

Honouring the life and work of Canada's former Minister for Finance, James M. Flaherty,  the objectives of this program are as follows;

* To build on the network of academic links between Canada and Ireland, resulting in increased academic co-operation, greater inter-cultural understanding and the potential for increased trade between both countries,  
 
* To support the development of excellence in research of individual scholars who have an expressed and demonstrable commitment to research in a field relating to both Canada & Ireland.

22nd July 2016 Additional information is available on the ICUF website
Road Safety Authority Research Bursary Awards 2016/17

In the Government Road Safety Strategy 2013-2020, the RSA is committed to the development of a long-term research programme. The RSA invites proposals for one specific PhD/bursary award for the beginning of the 2016/2017 academic year.

Students in universities or other equivalent research institutions with an undergraduate or Masters degree in a relevant discipline wishing to undertake a PhD in road safety are invited to apply. This bursary award accepts research on any of the road user groups such as drivers, pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists, children or older people.

The application must be made in conjunction with a third level institution in the Republic of Ireland with a proven track record in the selected area.

9th August 2016 Full details on the RSA website
European Commission Horizon Prize - Better use of antibiotics 

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

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

Runs until 17th August 2016 Additional Information is available on the Funder's website
Health Research Board Cancer Prevention Fellowship Programme

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.

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 2016 Additional Information is available on the Funder's website
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Biological Resource Management for Sustainable Agricultural Systems

Apply now for Research fellowships and conference sponsorship to be funded in 2017

The Co-operative Research Programme (CRP) has launched  its call for applications for funding research fellowships and international conferences (workshops and symposia). The CRP supports work on the sustainable use of natural resources in agriculture, fisheries, food production and forestry, and research into new technologies in these areas.

The three new themes for this call are:

- Theme 1: Managing capital for the future

- Theme 2: Managing risks in a connected world

- Theme 3: Transformational technologies and innovation

10th September 2016 (midnight, Paris time) Additional Information is available on the Funder's website
European Commission Marie Curie Fellowships The Marie Skodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Individual Fellowships 2016 call and the guide for applicants  has been published. Along with the standard panels, the 2016 call sees the introduction of the Society and Enterprise panel which is available to non-academic sector hosts. Career restarts are also an option for those not active in research. Society and Enterprise panel applicants also benefit from the more relaxed mobility rule which stipulates that the future Fellow cannot have spent more than 3 years in the country they intend to be hosted in the 5 years leading up to the call deadline. 14th September 2016 (4pm)

Additional Information is available on the Funder's website

Information for UL applicants

Science Foundation Ireland NSF Partnerships for International Research and Education Science Foundation Ireland is pleased to announce that it is partnering with the National Science Foundation (NSF) under the Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) Programme. PIRE is an NSF-wide programme that supports international activities across all NSF-supported disciplines. The primary goal of PIRE is to support high quality projects in which advances in research and education could not occur without international collaboration. PIRE seeks to catalyse a higher level of international engagement in the U.S. science and engineering community and Science Foundation Ireland strongly supports the involvement of researchers from the Republic of Ireland in such international consortia. 14th September 2016

Further information for RoI applicants can be found on the SFI website

Webinar presentation

Science Foundation Ireland SFI-Pfizer Biotherapeutics Innovation Award Programme 2016 The SFI-Pfizer Biotherapeutics Innovation Award Programme 2016 provides a unique opportunity for eligible academic biomedical investigators to combine cutting-edge biology with Pfizer's drug discovery and development platforms and expertise. The purpose of each collaborative project will be to identify potential biopharmaceutical candidates directed at novel disease targets or pathways of interest which are suitable to modulation by a biologic or antibody-drug conjugate. 14th September 2016 (1pm) - Pre-proposal deadline

Further information on the SFI website

Webinar on 19th July

Irish Research Council Ulysses 2016

The programme "Ulysses" is designed to support new research collaborations between Irish and French researchers. It is named Ulysses after James Joyce's famous novel to celebrate the Joycean links between Ireland and France. The programme facilitates the exchange of innovative ideas and approaches between Irish and French researchers and the development of mutual research projects involving young Irish researchers visiting France and reciprocal visits involving young French researchers to Ireland.

Support is provided for short visits to partner institutions and covers travel and subsistence costs. Applications involving researchers at an early stage of their academic career will be favourably received. The programme offers grants of up to 2 x €2,500 to Irish and French researchers to support visits linked to mutual research projects.

In Ireland, Ulysses is funded by the Irish Research Council and Teagasc, and administered by the Irish Research Council. 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 programme will fund applications across all fields of research, except clinical medicine. Proposals concerning agri-food research and the rural environment will be processed by the Irish Research Council and funded by Teagasc.

16th September 2016 Additional Information is available on the Funder's website
University of Limerick and the University of Massachusetts Boston Seed Funding Proposals

The University of Limerick (http://www.ul.ie/)  and the University of Massachusetts Boston (https://www.umb.edu/) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in October, 2013. The MoU envisages collaboration between our two institutions across a range of activities, including but not limited to: research projects; curriculum development and joint programs; pedagogic innovation;  and outreach and access activities. Since the signing of the MoU, a number of colleagues have visited the respective institutions with a view to laying out the foundations for more intensive collaboration.

In May 2015 the two institutions established a seed fund to support deeper interactions between staff from the respective institutions and a request for proposals issued. Awards were made later in the year and colleagues whose proposals were funded  are currently working on their projects. 

We are now in a position to launch a second Request for Proposals. UL and UMB have identified a number of priority areas of interest:

* Human Health and Wellness in the 21st Century
* Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability
* Computational Networks for Global Knowledge
* Education and Learning for Engaged Citizenship
* Governance and Sustainability in Global Urban Communities
* Creative Performance and Learning for Enriched Lifestyles
* Translational Management for Improved Livelihoods
* Peace and Reconciliation that Promotes Democracy and Social Justice
* Public Policy and Management that Advances Transparency, Accountability, and Public Trust
 We are particularly interested in receiving proposals that lead to a research output; this might involve a jointly authored article, a joint application to a funding body, or jointly conducted fieldwork.

The application guidelines are noted on the proposal form. We wish to draw your attention to the particular requirement that each proposal should have a lead PI from one institution and a co-PI from the other. Proposals should be endorsed by the lead PIs Department Chair/Head and the College/School/Faculty Dean.

The Office of Global Programs (UMass, Boston) or the Office of the VPA&R (UL) will be available to assist in identifying contacts in the partner institutions.

We are aware that successful institutional collaboration depends on the fruitful engagement of staff and we look forward to your enthusiastic participation in this exciting new development.

20th September 2016 (5pm EST US) Proposal Form
Irish Fulbright Commission Fulbright Techimpact award

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

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

The award includes a monetary grant, accident and emergency insurance, cultural and professional programming, and J-1 visa administration.

28th October 2016

Additional Information 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 or EU citizens resident in Ireland for the past three years to complete a year of postdoctoral research or lecturing in the US. The following awards are available:

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

*Fulbright-CRH award in business studies or engineering;

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

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

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

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

*Fulbright Award supported by the Geological Survey of Ireland in geoscience.

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

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

28th October 2016

Additional Information is available on the Funder's website

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Irish Fulbright Commission Irish student awards

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

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

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

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

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

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

*Fulbright award supported by the Geological Survey of Ireland in geoscience;

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

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

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

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

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

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

28th October 2016

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European Commission Fulbright Schuman awards

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

The maximum grant is worth €29,000 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 2016

Additional Information is available on the Funder's website

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Science Foundation Ireland SFI Investigators Programme 2016

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) in collaboration with Teagasc, the Geological Survey of Ireland, the Marine Institute and the Environmental Protection Agency, is pleased to launch the SFI Investigators Programme 2016.
The SFI Investigators Programme supports the development of world-class research capability and human capital in areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) that demonstrably support and underpin enterprise competitiveness and societal development in Ireland. To this end, the Investigators Programme funds outstanding people with innovative ideas and strategic partnerships, recognising that excellence remains a paramount criterion. For this Programme, scientific excellence is both necessary and paramount but is not sufficient in isolation; applications must also be able to clearly articulate the potential for economic and societal impact.

30th September 2016 (1pm) - preliminary application

Further information on the SFI website

Webinar on 11th August

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.

TBA

Additional Information is available on the Funder's website

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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

Additional Information is available on the Funder's website

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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

Additional Information is available on the Funder's website

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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  

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

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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

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 
is available on the EI website

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

  Additional Information 
is available on the SFI website

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Science Foundation Ireland Industry Fellowship Programme

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

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

2 calls per year

See the SFI website for call details

 

Webinar on 26th March at 10am

Society for Musicology in Ireland Grants

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

  Additional Information 
is available on the SMI website

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Irish Hospice Foundation Individual education and professional development grants

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

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

  Additional Information 
is available on the Irish Hospice website

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Irish Hospice Foundation Masterclass and workshop grants

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

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

  Additional Information 
is available on the Irish Hospice website

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

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

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European Science Foundation New frontiers of exchange and short visit grants

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

Two types of grants are available:

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

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

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

 

Additional Information 
is available on the ESF website

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Arts Council Travel and training award

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

  Additional Information 
is available on the Arts Council website

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

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

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

*independent monitoring of projects and technologies;

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

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

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

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

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

*diabetes;

*cystic fibrosis;

*nanotechnology;

*sensors;

*telecommunications;

*energy and sustainability.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rolling Call

Additional Information
is available on the Funder's website

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Údarás na Gaeltachta Research and development grants

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

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

Rolling Call

Additional Information
is available on the Funder's website

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Science Foundation Ireland US-Ireland R&D Partnerships

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

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

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

Rolling Call

See the SFI website for further details. 

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

Science Foundation Ireland Conference and workshop programme

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

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

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

Scholarships & Grants

 

European Commission Lifelong Learning Calls 2012

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

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

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


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

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

Department of Education and Science

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

Rolling call

 

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

 

 

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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