The list below presents a highlighted subset of available research grants from national funding agencies. Please click on a title to see more detail. Please contact [email protected] if you are interested in applying to any of the below calls under SETU and a member of the team will assist you.

If you are applying for funding, in adherence with SETU policy, please complete the Research Grant Application Notification form to notify the SETU research staff.

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Funding Call

2023 IRC Enterprise Partnership Schemes (Postgraduate & Postdoctoral)

Funding Agency

Irish Research Council

Call Webpage and documentation

Submission Deadline

Applications must be submitted via online systems for each programme available:

Applicant deadline of 24th of November applies for all schemes. It is the Student or Postdoctoral Researcher who applies.

Suitable for

All postgraduate schemes need a Student applicant, a SETU Academic Supervisor, and an Enterprise Mentor to apply.

Each scheme may have different suitabilities:

  • Employment-Based Programme(EBP Postgraduate)- Suited to Postgraduate Students (or prospective students) whose research is linked to an Enterprise Partner and who can be employed by that partner or who are already employed and wish to pursue an MSc or Ph.D. in SETU and apply to the IRC for funding.
  • Enterprise Partnership Scheme(EPS Postgraduate)- Suited to Postgraduate Students (or prospective students) whose research is linked to an Enterprise Partner - Partner can be in Ireland or located internationally. https://research.ie/funding/eps-postgrad/ who wish to pursue an MSc or Ph.D. in SETU and apply to the IRC for funding.
    1. Please note existing SETU Co-fund Scholars may apply, and under their current T&C's of their SETU-funded scholarship, they must apply at least once in the 1st 18 months of their SETU scholarship . In advance of submitting an application, please discuss the implications of this with your industry partner, Academic Supervisor and the RSU (Jo Holohan).
  • Enterprise Partnership Scheme(EPS Postdoctoral)- Postdoctoral Researchers whose research is linked to an Enterprise Partner (EP) https://research.ie/funding/eps-postdoc/?f=postdoctoral
    1. The postdoctoral scheme also requires a Postdoc led approach, an Enterprise Mentor, and a SETU Academic Mentor. This funding is for a 1/2-year research project at the postdoc level.

What’s on offer


  • Postgraduate Enterprise Partnership Scheme(EPS) - Awardees receive an annual package of up to €27,500 per annum comprising of:
    • A scholarship stipend of €18,500 per annum
    • Fee contribution of up to €5,750 per annum
    • Research expense fund of €3,250 per annum
  • Postdoctoral Enterprise Partnership Scheme(EPS) - Awardees receive an annual package of €45,955 comprising of:
    • a salary of €40,023 in the first year of the award and €40,583 in the second year of the award
    • eligible direct research expenses of €5,000 per annum.
  • Postgraduate Employment-Based Programme(EBP) - Awardees receive an annual package of up to €27,500 per annum comprising of:
    • A scholarship stipend of €18,500 per annum (forms part of the awardee's salary)
    • Fee contribution of up to €5,750 per annum
    • Research expense fund of €3,250 per annum
  • Key call dates for all schemes:

Call open

13 October 2022

FAQ deadline

16:00 (Irish time) 17 November 2022

Applicant deadline

16:00 (Irish time) 24 November 2022

Academic supervisor, enterprise mentor deadline

16:00 (Irish time) 1 December 2022

Research office endorsement deadline

16:00 (Irish time) 08 December 2022

Call outcome

April 2023

Award start date

1 September 2023

This funding call offered by the QQI as part of their 10 year anniversary seeks to build momentum and engage opportunities to enhance assessment in higher education.

The intended outputs of the grant-aided projects include scholarly publications as well as toolkits, strategies, models, literature reviews, recommendations and continuing professional development programmes.

  • Deadline: 30th November 2022 @ 17:00 Irish Time
  • Call Document: Here
  • On Offer: Maximum grant-aid to any one Principal Investigator is limited to €60,000 per project. This total is inclusive of overhead (to a maximum of 10%). This grant aid must be used in 2022/2023. Expenditures after 31/12/2023 are ineligible. Staff costs (including post-doctoral researchers) are eligible. Postgraduate stipend and fees are eligible
  • How to apply:
    • Expression of Interest: If you have an interest in putting forward an application, please complete the EOI form located here, the RSU will then provide support.
    • Submit Application: When you have completed your application document you should send it to the Research Office by 13:00 on Wednesday 30 November 2022.
Eligibility Criteria
  1. Each project must be directly relevant to at least one of the topics in Section 4 of call document. As part of their proposals, applicants must clearly set out the relationship to the selected topic or topics, the intended project outcomes and transferrable added value to Irish HE (impact) among other things.
  2. Each project must be led by a higher education institution offering programmes leading to awards included within the NFQ, a PSRB based in Ireland offering programmes at higher education levels, or the USI.
  3. Each project must commit to sharing its findings within the Irish education sector, to networking with parties conducting other projects funded by QQI to avoid duplication, and to sending project personnel to masterclass events relevant to the topics in Section 4, which will be arranged by QQI in 2023.
  4. Applicants must abide by the terms and conditions (Section 11 of call document) for this scheme.
Call Details

QQI seek to help create a platform for enhancing assessment in the context of the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) and the reputation of Irish qualifications.

The field of assessment is vast however and to avoid diluting efforts this call focuses on the topics described listed below:

  • Topic 1: Approaches that HE providers can effectively use to determine the validity, reliability and efficiency of their programme assessment strategies in the contexts of intended programme learning outcomes including intended graduate attributes, and their teaching and learning strategies.
  • Topic 2: How are degree classifications (grades) calculated and what are the qualitative reasons for the trends in degree classifications profiles?
  • Topic 3: Designing assessment that is robust against academic misconduct.
  • Topic 4: McCabe-ICAI Academic Integrity Survey.
  • Topic 5: Rethinking assessment following the COVID-19 experience.
  • Topic 6: The influence of external examining on assessment.

Each application must choice a single topic as its focus, In addition to providing funding, QQI will arrange a set of masterclass events relevant to the topics. These will be opportunities for personnel from grant-aided projects to network. They will be open to all.

Finally, QQI is planning an initial one-day conference in Q1 2023 to help build momentum around the topic of assessment relating to this call.

Funding Call

Laureate Advanced Awards Programme

Funding Agency

Irish Research Council

Call Webpage and documentation

  • Call text is available here
  • Expression of interest form is available for download here
  • Information on Annex A: Life Sciences can be accessed here
  • Information on Annex B: Physical Sciences and Engineering can be accessed here
  • Information on Annex C: Social Sciences can be accessed here
  • Information on Annex D: Humanities can be accessed here

Submission Deadline

All applicants wishing to apply must express their interest in the award to the Research Office by using the EOI form downloaded here and sending the completed form to the RSU by 14.10.2022 at 13:00 (Irish time)

The deadline for the final submission is 15.12.2022 at 16:00 (Irish Time)

Suitable for

Eligibility

Advanced Laureate Award is suited to established postdoctoral researchers who wish to pursue groundbreaking, high-risk research as principal investigators.

For more detailed information, please see the 2023 Irish Research Council Laureate Awards call document.

  • Applications can be made in any field of research.
  • Applicants must have been awarded their first Ph.D. (or equivalent doctoral degree) no less than 15 years prior to the 10th of November 2022. The Ph.D. must have been conferred on or before that date (i.e. 10 November 2007). Where multiple PhDs are held, eligibility will be determined against the first Ph.D. awarded.
  • Applications must be submitted by a single principal investigator with the support of a host institution. The principal investigator does not necessarily need to be working at the host institution at the time when the proposal is submitted. However, a mutual agreement and the host institution’s commitment to how the relationship will be established are necessary, should the proposal be successful.
  • Advanced Award Principal Investigators (PIs) are expected to be active researchers and to have a track record of significant research achievements within the last 10 years.

Evaluation process

For the Advanced Laureate Awards program, the IRC is adopting a two-stage evaluation process across four domains (see key dates):

Proposals are evaluated on the basis of excellence as the sole criterion. It will be applied to the evaluation of both the research project and the principal investigator in conjunction.

What’s on offer

Advanced Laureate Award - Awardees receive up to a maximum of €1,000,000 (including a 25% overhead)
  • Ph.D. Students / Research Masters students are supported at a rate of €18,500 per annum with registration fees capped at €5,750 per annum for all students.
  • Postdoctoral fellows & Research Assistants supported salary on scale and points associated with experience.
  • Important dates for the 2023 call:
  • Deadline for expression of interest
  • 13:00 (Irish Time) 13 October 2022
  • Call open
  • 06 October 2022
  • FAQ deadline
  • 08 December 2022
  • Deadline for applications
  • 16:00 (Irish time) 15 December 2022
  • Outcome of Stage 1
  • Rebuttal Phase
  • Stage 2 panel meetings
  • May 2023
  • May 2023 (2 weeks)
  • June 2023
  • Outcome of Call
  • July 2023
  • Award start date
  • September 2023

Funding Call

The National Challenge Fund

Funding Agency

Science Foundation Ireland

Call Webpage and documentation

OurTech Challenge: Here
Digital for Resilience Challenge: Here
Healthy Environment for all Challenge: Here

Energy Innovation Challenge: Here

Challenge Call Document: Here

Challenge Overview: Here

Expression of Interest: Here

Submission Deadline

The deadline for submission is 10/02/2023 at 13:00 Irish Time.

What’s on Offer

Phase

Duration

Amount

1: Concept

6 Months

€50,000

2: Seed

12 Months

Up to €200,000

3: Grow

12 Months

€500,000

4: Prize

24 Months

Up to €2,000,000


National Challenge Calls

Challenge Title

Description

Areas of Interest

Digital for Resilience Challenge

Challenge to gain deeper insights and better understanding of the origins and potential impacts of future environmental, social, or economic scenarios

Prediction, prevention and response of crisis scenarios. National capacity, impact potential, risk management strategies and policy.

OurTech Challenge

Challenge to strengthen the connections between people, their communities and with government.

Knowledge, learning & skills. Trust, privacy and security. Health systems, Data-driven public policies. Government processes and public services.

Healthy Environment for All Challenge

Challenge of restoring and maintaining a resilient environment that ensure clean and healthy air, water and soil for humans, animals, and plants

Adaptation, measurement and modelling, pollutant prevention and removal, restoration, natural capital.

Energy Innovation Challenge

Challenge of developing solutions that will accelerate Ireland’s transition to a clean and secure energy system

Energy storage, energy materials, energy efficiency, low-carbon fuels, energy management.

Who can Apply

The National Challenge Fund is intended to support highly motivated, transdisciplinary teams committed to developing transformative, sustainable solutions to address challenges set out in each of its calls.

For the National Challenge Fund, applications must satisfy the following eligibility criteria.

The Team Lead/Co-Lead must

  • Be a member of academic staff or eligible research body either permanent or with a contract that covers the period of the award.
  • Or
  • Be a contract researcher with a contract that covers the period of award (contract may be subject to receipt of the award.
  • And
  • Hold a PhD or equivalent* (please contact the RSU @Research Office SETU Waterford for determining eligibility)

The inclusion of a non-academic, Societal Impact Champion is desirable but not mandatory (although SFI will require the rationale of non-inclusion)

Regional Workshop

There are a number of events surrounding the SFI Challenges such as an excellent opportunity to attend an SFI workshop taking place next month on the 5th of December, registration for the event (here) and will close at 1:00 pm Irish Time, on November 30th.

As well as benefiting from the knowledge of previous SFI Challenge participants this workshop will be an opportunity to network with SFI representatives, stakeholders and peers.

It will take place at Munster Technological University, Nimbus Research Centre, Nimbus Seminar Room, Bishopstown, Cork T12 Y275
on December 5th, 10:30am with the agenda as follows:

  • 10:30 am – 11:00 am: Welcome and introduction
  • 11:00 am – 11:05 am: Icebreaker
  • 11:05 am – 11:20 am: Experience of previous SFI challenge participant
  • 11:20 am – 12:10 am: Brainstorm
  • 12:10 am – 12:25 am: Coffee-break
  • 12:25 am – 1:20 pm: Reflection
  • 1:20 pm – 1:30 pm: Q&A

Key Dates

Milestone

Date

Call Open

14 November 2022

Application Deadline

10 February 2023

Funding Decision

April 2023

Award Start Date

1 June 2023

Concept Phase Review

Q4 2023

Seed Phase Review

Q4 2024

Grow Phase Review

Q4 2025

Prize Award Start Date

Q4 2026

Funding Call

Government of Ireland GOIPG (postgraduate scholarships) Programme

Funding Agency

Irish Research Council

Call Webpage and documentation

Submission Deadline

All applications must be submitted via the online system by the deadline of exactly 16:00 (Irish time) on 20 October 2022. It is the student who applies to this scheme.

Suitable for

Open to all disciplines. Full eligibility criteria are detailed in the call documentation.

  • GOIPG – Supporting suitably qualified research master's and doctoral candidates pursuing, or intending to pursue, full-time research in any discipline.
  • Eligibility: All applicants must have a first class or upper second-class honours bachelor’s, or the equivalent, degree. If the applicant does not have a first class or upper second-class honours bachelor’s, or the equivalent, degree, they must possess a master’s degree.
  • If undergraduate examination results are not known at the time of application, any provisional offer would be contingent on their degree results meeting the qualification eligibility criteria.
  • Applicants must not have had two previous unsuccessful applications to the relevant programme.
  • All applications require an academic supervisor willing to guide the proposed research project. Please note – reference forms have now been removed from the Government of Ireland Programmes. The IRC will only be collecting supervisor/mentor forms going forward.

What’s on offer

  • GOIPG – The value of the scholarship will be up to a maximum of €27,500 per annum in any approved year and will consist of the following: stipend (€18,500) per annum, research fees (up to €5,750 per annum) and eligible direct research expenses of (€3,250.) The duration of a Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship ranges from one to four years depending on the type of degree being pursued and the date of first registration (where relevant).
  • Important dates for the 2023 call:

Call open

8 September 2022

FAQ deadline

16:00 (Irish time) 13 October 2022

Applicant deadline

16:00 (Irish time) 20 October 2022

Supervisor, mentor deadline

16:00 (Irish time) 27 October 2022

Research office endorsement deadline

16:00 (Irish time) 03 November 2022

Call outcome

End of March 2023

Award start date

1 September 2023


Funding Call

Government of Ireland GOIPD (Postdoctoral fellowships) Programme

Funding Agency

Irish Research Council

Call Webpage and documentation

Please note that guides for the online system will be made available on the call webpage before the call opens on 08 September.

Submission Deadline

All applications must be submitted via the online system by the deadline of exactly 16:00 (Irish time) on 20 October 2022.

Suitable for

Open to all disciplines. Full eligibility criteria is detailed in the call documentation.

  • GOIPD – Supporting researchers at an early stage of their postdoctoral career to pursue a postdoctoral fellowship at an eligible higher education institution in Ireland for either one or two years.
  • Eligibility:
  • Applicants must have been awarded their doctoral degree within the five-year period before 31 May 2023. Or have been certified as having fulfilled within the five-year period before 31 May 2023 all the requirements for the award of a doctoral degree, including the submission of the hardbound corrected thesis, but have not yet graduated.
  • An applicant’s period of eligibility may be extended as a result of any properly documented eligible career break, provided the grounds for the extension started before the call deadline.
  • Applicants must not have had two previous unsuccessful applications to the relevant programme
  • All applicants must have: authored or co-authored at least one published peer-reviewed research publication, or have demonstrable equivalent intellectual property output; or provide a copy of the table of contents and one chapter from their doctoral thesis.
  • All applications require an academic mentor willing to guide the proposed research project and two referees who know the applicant sufficiently well to provide a reference.
  • Applicants must not have been employed as a postdoctoral researcher for more than five years as at 31 May 2023. Applicants must not be a permanent member of staff in either an Irish or international HEI or research performing organisation.

What’s on offer

  • GOIPD – These awards can be either one or two years in duration and will consist of the following: a salary of €39,132 in the first year of the award and €39,686 in the second year of the award; employer’s PRSI contribution; and eligible direct research expenses of €5,000 per annum.
  • Important dates for the 2023 call:

Call open

8 September 2022

FAQ deadline

16:00 (Irish time) 13 October 2022

Applicant deadline

16:00 (Irish time) 20 October 2022

Supervisor, mentor deadline

16:00 (Irish time) 27 October 2022

Research office endorsement deadline

16:00 (Irish time) 03 November 2022

Call outcome

End of March 2023

Award start date

1 September 2023


  • Details: The first challenges under the National Challenge Fund are the 2050 Challenge (under Green Transition) and Future Digital Challenge, (under Digital Transformation) which are now open to applications
  • Deadline: 21 October 2022
  • Links and Details:

Opportunity 1: The Future Digital Challenge https://www.sfi.ie/funding/funding-calls/future-digital-challenge/index.xml

Do you have an idea for a disruptive digital technology that can realise transformational societal and economic impact for Ireland?

The Future Digital Challenge will support researchers in creating disruptive digital technologies that will lead to new digital products, processes or services that will unlock transformational societal and economic impact for Ireland. Participation in the challenge will involve teams progressing through phases, each supporting further development of the challenge concept and solution, to compete for an overall Prize Award of €1M.

Challenge 2050 https://www.sfi.ie/funding/funding-calls/2050-challenge/index.xml

Do you have an idea for a solution that could help Ireland in achieving its 2050 climate objectives?

The 2050 Challenge will support researchers to be part of the transition to a climate-resilient, biodiversity-rich, environmentally sustainable and climate-neutral economy. Participation in the challenge will involve teams progressing through phases, each supporting further development of the challenge concept and solution, to compete for an overall Prize Award of €1M.

Opportunity 2: Challenge 2050 Important Documents

  • Suited to:

  • Applications are welcome from teams of academic researchers in eligible HEI's. Teams are strongly encouraged to consider including researchers from different and diverse disciplines, at all career stages.

    Applications should be submitted by two academic researchers who will act as team lead and co-lead. In addition, it is strongly recommended that applications identify a Societal Impact Champion to act in a non-technical leadership role. Where a Societal Impact Champion is not identified at the time of application, teams successful in their applications will be expected to have the Societal Impact Champion in place soon after their award commences.

  • Eligibility:

    The Team Lead/Co-Lead must:

    • Be a member of academic staff of an eligible Research Body(permanent or with a contract that covers the period of the award), or

    • Be a contract researcher with a contract that covers the period of the award (contract may be subject to receipt of the award). and

    • Hold a PhD or equivalent. Please consult the SFI Policy on PhD Equivalence for further information.

    • Please note that SFI has amended the eligibility criteria to allow for teaching replacement for applicants from the TU sector and has introduced consideration for academic staff that may not have a Ph.D.

  • Where applicable: The Partner Country Team Co-Lead must:

    • Be employed at a HEI or RPO in one of the partner countries eligible under this call (See Section 5). The HEI/RPO in the partner country must be a publicly funded or not-for-profit institution. The RPO must have the capacity and infrastructure to support the research, should be research active and be able to demonstrate the standard of academic rigour required for a significant research project.

  • Please note that Members of the Core Team (Lead/Co-Lead Applicants, Societal Impact Champion) are permitted to be named on only one application to a specific challenge call.

  • On offer:

    Funding is available for collaborative research teams based in eligible research institutions in Ireland and partner countries. Successful teams will be awarded up to €300k and will work through a series of phases to develop their idea. An overall prize award of €1M will be available to the team that demonstrates the highest potential for transformative impact

  • How to apply:

    Applications must be submitted via SESAME, Science Foundation Ireland’s Grants Award System, Log-in details are required to access SESAME. Please contact the Research Office for further details via [email protected] if you do not have an account.

Both calls have the same timeline.

Call Launch

August 2022

Application Deadline

21 October 2022

Award Decision

November 2022

Concept Phase

2 January 2023

Seed Phase

Q3 2023

Grow Phase

Q3 2024

Prize Phase

Q3 2025


  • Details:

    The SFI ERC Support Programme is run as a rolling call. Applications are invited from senior representatives of the Host Institutions of recruited awardees that have been funded through the ERC Starting Grant, Consolidator Grant, Advanced Grant or Synergy Grant schemes. The ERC awardee associated with the application must have succeeded in obtaining their award from a Host Institution outside of Ireland. The proximity of an application to this programme to the official starting date of the associated ERC award may affect the level of funding available. The aims of the SFI ERC Support Programme are:

    • To allow Irish institutions to recruit ERC-funded researchers from outside of Ireland
    • To help recruited ERC awardees by providing excellent facilities and infrastructure
    • To enhance the benefits of applying to ERC schemes for institutions and applicants
    • To increase, in the long term, the participation of Ireland-based researchers in all ERC schemes
    • To increase, in the long term, Ireland’s success rate across all ERC schemes
  • Deadline: Open Call
  • Link Website: https://www.sfi.ie/funding/fun...
  • Suited to:
    • The applicant must be an appointed senior representative (e.g., Vice President for Research, Dean of Research, Head of Research, etc.) of the Research Office of an SFI Eligible Research Body hosting the research programme of an ERC awardee who can demonstrate that they have officially transferred, or will officially transfer, their ERC award to their institution from an institution based outside of Ireland.
    • The recruited awardee must have been successful in any of the following ERC schemes: the ERC Starting Grant, ERC Consolidator Grant, ERC Advanced Grant and ERC Synergy Grant.
    • The recruited awardee may have submitted their proposal to any panel within the three ERC domains. However, applications associated with ERC awardees whose funded research cannot clearly be shown to align with SFI’s legal remit will not be accepted.
  • On offer:

    This call to the SFI ERC Support Programme offers a maximum award of €300,000, which is provided as an overhead to the Host Institution of a recruited ERC awardee. Regardless of which ERC scheme the awardee applied to, the maximum award is the same. The funding may be requested for two principal purposes:

    • To help provide an optimal environment to allow the recruited awardee to succeed with their ERC-funded research programme
    • To assist the Host Institution to be successful in winning ERC awards through future funding calls

    No more than 25% of the total funding requested (i.e., a maximum of €75,000) may be used for the latter purpose.

    Researchers recruited to Ireland before being notified of the outcome of an ERC application may not be associated with an application to this call. Only researchers holding either an active or approved (but not started) ERC grant can be the subject of an application to this call

  • How to apply:

    This programme will run as a rolling call for applications. Applications may be submitted after the relocation of an ERC awardee to Ireland has been agreed upon. SFI ERC Support Programme awards will only be made if a reasonable amount of time remains on the ERC award following transfer to an Irish Host Institution. The level of funding awarded in such instances will be decided on a case-by-case basis that may be determined by the time remaining on the ERC award.

Downloads

SFI ERC Support Programme Call Document

Further Information

For all queries, please contact [email protected]

FAQ's
  • Details:

    The Marine Institute Networking & Marine Research Communication Awards are currently open for 2022 submissions. While society is transitioning to the post-pandemic situation, the Marine Institute encourages applicants in 2022 to consider eligible supports that do not require travel, including Open Access Publications, media-productions and virtual events (conferences, workshops and training courses). The Institute will continue to follow the public health advice of the Irish Government. Applicants applying for overseas travel must confirm that travel undertaken complies with current public health requirements and the policies of their employer/host institution. An email from an applicant's supervisor/line manager with the same confirmation must be included as part of the application form.

  • Deadline: 27/10/2022 Multiple deadlines** Submission Deadlines: Thursday 24th February 2022 Thursday 28th April 2022 Thursday 30th June 2022 Thursday 25th August 2022 Thursday 27th October 2022 (for events up to 28th February 2023))

  • Link

    https://www.marine.ie/Home/sit...

  • Suited to:

    The Marine Institute’s Networking and Marine Research Communication Awards funding instrument provides support to marine researchers based in Ireland to communicate and promote their research internationally.

  • Eligibility:

    Please refer to applicant guidance notes

  • On offer:

    Grant support is provided in the following categories: A. Hosting Workshops & Conferences: Maximum grant-aid available €2000. B. Research Awards - Event and Training Opportunities: Minimum grant-aid €200 and maximum grant-aid €750. C. Marine Research Communication: Maximum grant-aid €2,000 for an Open Access Publication and €2,000 for a Media Production.

  • How to apply:

    Applications must be submitted via the Marine Institute's online Application System Research Information Management System (RIMS). https://marine.smartsimple.ie/ Application Forms are available to download from RIMS. . * Please contact [email protected] if you are interested in applying and a member of the team will assist you.

  • Details:

    The US-Ireland Research and Development Partnership is an innovative and pioneering initiative involving funding agencies across three jurisdictions - USA, Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The Partnership achieves its goals through tri-partite research projects confined to 6 Program Area Priorities in which the funding agencies grant-aid the elements of research undertaken in their own jurisdiction.

  • Deadline: Rolling Call This Awards call will remain open for applications for the foreseeable future, subject to budget availability.)

  • Link

    https://www.gov.ie/en/publicat...

  • Suited to:

    A minimum of one PI based in a Research Body situated in each jurisdiction – US, RoI and NI – must be named on the proposal. The PI in both NI and RoI must be a permanent member of the lead institutions staff.

  • Eligibility:

    Grant applications will only be accepted from eligible Research bodies. Eligible Research Bodies in Republic of Ireland are those institutions which fall within the meaning of Section One of the HEA Act, 1971 (e.g. Universities & Institutes of Technology), plus Teagasc, the Marine Institute, Irish Cattle Breeding Federation and Birdwatch Ireland and The National Botanic Gardens (Ireland). Eligible Research Bodies in Northern Ireland are the Agri-food and Biosciences Institute, (AFBI), Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) and the Ulster University (UU). RoI and NI applicants must submit pre-proposals to their respective funders (DAFM or DAERA as appropriate) no later than 17:00 IST, one month in advance of the AFRI deadline.

  • On offer:

    Applicants from the RoI can apply to the AFRI RFA under the US-Irl R&D Partnership for funding from DAFM for total costs of a research project up to €350,000 for up to five years in duration. Please note the maximum duration must align with AFRI RFA requirement for the respective programme area.

  • How to apply:

    It is the responsibility of the US PI to submit the tri-partite proposal to NIFA using the required Grants.gov online portal and according to the required format by the stated submission deadline for the respective research priority area. RoI and NI applicants must submit pre-proposals to their respective funders (DAFM or DAERA as appropriate) no later than 17:00 IST, one month in advance of the AFRI deadline.

  • Details:

    The programme provides a flexible mechanism for academic researchers to build strategic collaborations with key stakeholders such as industry, other funding agencies, charities, philanthropic organisations, higher education institutes, or a combination of these. It aims to support stand-alone research initiatives of scale with strong potential for delivering economic and societal impact to Ireland where significant co-funding is available. The co-funding partner(s) commits to providing a minimum of 50% of the project costs, with the rest provided by SFI.

  • Deadline: Rolling call Rolling Call Rolling Call

  • Link

    https://www.sfi.ie/funding/fun...

  • Suited to:

    Academic and contract researchers to build strategic collaborations with key stakeholders such as industry, other funding agencies, charities, philanthropic organisations, higher education institutes, or a combination of these.

  • Eligibility:

    Please refer to the call document which specifies eligibility criteria including employment status, PhD duration, senior publications and supervisory experience.

  • On offer:

    The SFI budget for the Strategic Partnership must be a minimum of €400,000, meaning the total award size (SFI and co-funding partner budget) is a minimum of €800,000 (direct costs). There is no maximum request level. The co-funding partner(s) must commit to providing a minimum of 50% of the direct project costs in cash.

  • How to apply:

    Interested parties are requested to complete an Expression of Interest (EoI), as outlined in the call document. Potential applicants to the programme should contact SFI ([email protected]) to discuss their proposed programme of research and any queries they may have. The EoI application template will be made available to the Lead Applicant on SESAME (SFI’s online grants and awards management system) following these discussions.

  • Details:

    Under the US-Ireland R&D Partnership programme, 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 (USA, NI and RoI) teams to a number of their existing funding programmes. The overall goal of the Partnership is to increase the level of collaborative R&D amongst researchers and industry professionals across the three jurisdictions. The aim is to have valuable discoveries and innovations which are transferable to the marketplace, or will lead to enhancements in health, disease prevention or healthcare. The proposal must be aligned to : Sensors and Sensor Networks, Nanoscale Science and Engineering, Telecommunications or Energy & Sustainability.

  • Deadline: SFI has no control over the deadlines set by NSF. You are strongly advised to consult with your US partner for information on NSF call deadlines. The US partner makes the submission on behalf of the Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland applicants and should therefore be familiar with NSF programmes and submission systems. Close‐to‐final applications MUST be submitted to SFI at least 6 weeks in advance of the NSF deadline or, if applicable, the deadline at the US University’s Research Office in advance of the NSF full proposal deadline.

  • Link

    https://www.sfi.ie/funding/fun...

  • Suited to:

    Principle Investigators, Mid-Career Research Staff and Academic Staff (see eligibility criteria).

  • Eligibility:

    To be deemed eligible for funding, a minimum of one applicant from each jurisdiction – NI, US, and RoI ‐ must be named on the proposal. Each funding agency has its own set of eligibility criteria based on the applicant’s track record. 1. The lead applicant (and co‐applicant/s) must be: (i) A member of the academic staff of an eligible Research Body (permanent or with a contract that covers the period of the award), or (ii) A contract researcher with a contract that covers the period of the award, or (iii) An individual who will be recognised by the Research Body upon receipt of the US‐Ireland R&D partnership programme award as a member of the academic staff or as a contract researcher as defined above. The applicant does not necessarily need to be employed by the Research Body at the time of proposal submission. 2. The applicant must hold, or have held an SFI research award (*) as either lead Principal Investigator (PI) or co‐PI. Or If the applicant is not an SFI awardee, s/he is expected to have demonstrated research independence through securing at least one independent research grant as lead investigator or as co‐investigator. 3. The applicant and any co‐applicant(s) must have held a Ph.D. or equivalent qualification for at least five years by the proposal deadline. See https://www.sfi.ie/funding/fun...

  • On offer:

    RoI applicants can apply to SFI for direct costs of up to €350k for a 3‐5 year duration. In addition to the direct costs, SFI also makes an indirect, or overhead, contribution to the host Research Body, which is reflected as a percentage of the direct costs (excluding equipment).

  • How to apply:

    EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EoI) To gauge whether the proposed collaboration fits within the scope of the US-Ireland C2C agreement, partners are asked to send a short summary of the proposed collaboration to their funding agency See https://www.sfi.ie/funding/fun...

  • Details:

    The US-Ireland Research and Development Partnership is an innovative and pioneering initiative involving funding agencies across three jurisdictions - USA, Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. The Partnership achieves its goals through tri-partite research projects confined to 6 Program Area Priorities in which the funding agencies grant-aid the elements of research undertaken in their own jurisdiction.

  • Deadline: Deadlines for the submission of joint research proposals under AFRI are specific to the research area PAP that is relevant to the research proposals. The submission deadlines are set by NIFA and applicants should regularly consult the NIFA application deadlines for the specific PAPs in conjunction with their US partner. https://nifa.usda.gov/afri-dea...;)

  • Link

    https://www.gov.ie/en/publicat...

  • Suited to:

    A minimum of one PI based in a Research Body situated in each jurisdiction – US, RoI and NI – must be named on the proposal. The PI in both NI and RoI must be a permanent member of the lead institution's staff.

  • Eligibility:

    Grant applications will only be accepted from eligible research bodies. Eligible Research Bodies in the Republic of Ireland are those institutions which fall within the meaning of Section One of the HEA Act, 1971 (e.g. Universities & Institutes of Technology), plus Teagasc, the Marine Institute, Irish Cattle Breeding Federation and Birdwatch Ireland and The National Botanic Gardens (Ireland). Eligible Research Bodies in Northern Ireland are the Agri-food and Biosciences Institute, (AFBI), Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) and the Ulster University (UU). RoI and NI applicants must submit pre-proposals to their respective funders (DAFM or DAERA as appropriate) no later than 17:00 IST, one month in advance of the AFRI deadline.

  • On offer:

    Applicants from the RoI can apply to the AFRI RFA under the US-Irl R&D Partnership for funding from DAFM for total costs of a research project up to €350,000 for up to five years in duration. Please note the maximum duration must align with AFRI RFA requirement for the respective programme area.

  • How to apply:

    It is the responsibility of the US PI to submit the tri-partite proposal to NIFA using the required Grants.gov online portal and according to the required format by the stated submission deadline for the respective research priority area. RoI and NI applicants must submit pre-proposals to their respective funders (DAFM or DAERA as appropriate) no later than 17:00 IST, one month in advance of the AFRI deadline.