Irish Research Council New Foundations Funding 2018

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New Foundations 2018: The Irish Research Council funds researchers’

collaboration with civic society

The Irish Research Council is pleased to announce New Foundations 2018. This funding call includes an “Engaging Civic Society” strand that specifically facilitates collaboration between researchers and civic society groups, both nationally and international.

What Is The Irish Research Council?

The Irish Research Council is mandated to enrich the pool of knowledge and expertise available for addressing Ireland’s current and future needs, whether societal, cultural or economic. The Council seeks to deliver for citizens through collaboration and enabling knowledge exchange with government departments and agencies, enterprise and civic society.

What Will New Foundations 2018 Support?

The “Engaging Civic Society” strand is run in partnership with The Wheel and Dóchas, and will support small, discrete collaborative projects between academic researchers (the applicants to the Call) and an NGO or community/voluntary organisation. CVOs or NGOs interested in seeking an Academic Partner can complete an Expression of Interest form detailing their area of interest. Completed Expressions of Interest will be posted on the Irish Research Council website and social media.

Awards for this strand are valued up to a maximum of €12,000 or €15,000, depending on the focus of the research (whether it is national or international).

Potential applicants should read the Terms and Conditions of the grant call carefully to ascertain their eligibility and how to apply.

For more information, the Expression of Interest form, and all relevant documentation, please see the New Foundations 2018 page on the Irish Research Council website HERE

The closing date for applications from eligible researchers will be 4pm on 6th December 2018.

The outomes of the scheme will be announced in March 2019, and projects will be expected to beging in April of 2019.

Queries from CVOs or NGOs can be forwarded to the Council by emailing

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