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Other funding sources - Ireland

Irish Research Council

To address the broad skills and research needs within society, the Irish Research Council supports excellent researchers in all disciplines from Arts to Zoology. An agency of the Department of Education and Skills, the Council primarily funds early stage career researchers: namely, postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers. Diverse career opportunities are enabled through a suite of programmes which partner with employers. The other key area of activity for the Council is the funding of research projects with a societal focus; the Council has established partnerships across government and civic society. The Council represents Ireland in particular dimensions of Horizon 2020 and, by providing supports for H2020 applicants, enhances opportunities for the Irish research community.

National University of Ireland Awards 

National University of Ireland Awards for postgraduate, graduate, and undergraduates, and an academic publications scheme. Serving NUI and associated colleges graduates or staff. 

Health Research Board 

Supports medical, epidemiological, health, and health services research.  

Enterprise Ireland

Supporting industry–academic partnerships, research visits, advanced technology, and EU Framework activities. 

National Digital Research Centre

Through networking activities and formal calls for project ideas, the NDRC selectively identifies multidisciplinary research projects with the potential for translational success, and collaborates with project promoters in the delivery and exploitation of the output of those research activities.

RIA - RS International Exchange Cost Share Programm

Objectives of the RIA - RS International Exchange Cost Share Programme 2012

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

Closing Date for the Receipt of Applications is Thursday 18th October 2012
Click here to apply online

Click here to read notes for applicants