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Funding Bodies

The following is a brief overview of and introduction to the main Funding Bodies for Research Applications within UL. Further information on each Funding Body and their open calls can be accessed via the individual weblinks given. 

 

 Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland is the state agency responsible for supporting the development of manufacturing and internationally traded services companies. They provide funding and supports for companies - from entrepreneurs with business propositions for a high potential start-up through to large companies expanding their activities, improving efficiency and growing international sales. They also provide funding and supports for college based researchers to assist in the development, protection and transfer of technologies into industry via licensing or spin-out companies. Enterprise Ireland website

 

Horizon 2020

European Union

Horizon 2020, the European Union's research programme, is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness. Running from 2014 to 2020 with an €80 billion budget, the EU's programme for research and innovation is part of the drive to create new growth and jobs in Europe. Horizon 2020 tackles societal challenges by helping to bridge the gap between research and the market by, for example, helping innovative enterprise to develop their technological breakthroughs into viable products with real commercial potential. Horizon 2020 information

 

Health Research Board

Health Research Board

The Health Research Board (HRB) is the lead agency in Ireland supporting and funding health research. They provide funding, maintain health information systems and conduct research linked to national health priorities. Their aim is to improve people's health, build health research capacity and make a significant contribution to Ireland's knowledge economy. Health Research Board website

 

 Irish Research Council

Irish Research Council

The mission of the Irish Research Council is to enable and sustain a vibrant research community in Ireland. The Irish Research Council manages a suite of inter-linked research schemes, funding scholars at various career stages, from postgraduate study to senior research project-based awards. Irish Research Council website

 

Science Foundation Ireland

Science Foundation Ireland

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) is the national foundation for investment in scientific and engineering research.  SFI invests in academic researchers and research teams who are most likely to generate new knowledge, leading edge technologies and competitive enterprises in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). The Foundation also promotes and supports the study of, education in, and engagement with STEM and promotes an awareness and understanding of the value of STEM to society and, in particular, to the growth of the economy. Science Foundation Ireland website

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

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