NUI Grants Towards Scholarly Publications
Offered for 2012 (up to €3,000)
The Publications Committee meets in June and December to consider applications made under the scheme. Applications should be submitted to the Registrar, National University of Ireland, 49 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 by 1 June for consideration at the June meeting, and by 1 December for the December meeting.
Marie Curie International Incoming (IIF) and Outgoing (IOF)
Marie Curie International Incoming (IIF) and Outgoing (IOF) Fellowships Incoming Fellowships aim to reinforce the research excellence of the Member States and the associated countries through knowledge sharing with incoming top-class researchers active in an other third country to work on research projects in Europe, with the view to developing mutually beneficial research co-operation between Europe and an other third country. Other third countries are countries which are neither EU Member States nor third countries associated to FP7 (associated countries ftp://ftp.cordis.europa.eu/pub/fp7/docs/third_country_agreements_en.pdf ).
Outgoing Fellowships aim to reinforce the international dimension of the career of European researchers by giving them the opportunity to be trained and acquire new knowledge in a high-level organisation active in research, established in an other third country (outgoing phase). Subsequently, these researchers will return with the acquired knowledge and experience to an organisation in a Member State or associated country.
Closing date: 16 August 2012
Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowships for Career Development
Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowships for Career Development (IEF) This action provides financial support for advanced training and trans-national mobility, for a period of 12 to 24 months (full-time equivalent), for individual projects presented by experienced researchers active in Member States or associated countries in liaison with a host organisation from another Member State or associated country. The research topic will be chosen by the researcher in collaboration with the host, with a view to achieving a diversification of competences and developing his/her career in a European context.
Closing date: 16 August 2012
Independent Social Research Foundation Mid-Career Research Fellowship
The Independent Social Research Foundation wishes to support independent-minded researchers to do interdisciplinary work which is unlikely to be funded by existing funding bodies. It is interested in original research ideas which take new approaches, and suggest new solutions, to real world social problems. The award is intended to enable a scholar at the mid career stage to pursue his/her research full-time, normally for 12 months. The amount will be offered to buy out the costs of replacing all teaching and associated administration in the applicant’s home institution, and will be considered to a maximum of £60,000 per successful applicant. Scholars from within Europe are eligible to apply. The applicant should normally hold a salaried position at an institution of higher education and research, and be 10 years or more from the year of their PhD award. However, a shorter time from PhD award may exceptionally be considered, if the candidate has other qualifications to be considered as mid-career. See: http://www.isrf.org/grant-competitions/mid-career-grant-competition-2012-13/; Closing date: 4pm on June 21st 2012.
AXA Postdoctoral Fellowships
The Axa Research Fund has recently announced the Call for Postdoctoral Fellowship applications under their 2012 Campaign. Applicants must be within 5 years of completing their PhD.
The fellowship amounts to a maximum total of €120,000 for the entire duration of the award (24 months).
In 2012, submitted projects must fall under one of a number of thematic areas relating to the theme of ‘risk’. See: http://www.axa-research.org/sites/dev/files/A-Howtoobtain-Modus/Post-Doc2012.pdf
In the first stage of the application process, the Research Office must indicate to Axa the fields of research under which UCC wishes to propose candidates to the scheme.
If you wish to apply to this scheme, please send us an expression of interest (max 1 page) to firstname.lastname@example.org by 4pm Thursday 14th June indicating:
- which of the above research fields your proposal falls under.
- How it fits the present AXA call
- How it fits the research strategy at UCC
Please note that as an institution UCC will only be able to propose a maximum of 2 candidates to this call. As a result, subject to internal interest in the programme an internal pre-selection of candidates might be necessary. If this is the case all potential candidates will be notified by the Research Office regarding the internal selection process and requirements
For further details of the Call [CLICK HERE]. Please read the guidelines carefully and ensure that you are eligible to apply.
COST brings together researchers and experts in different countries working on specific topics. COST does not fund research itself, but supports networking activities such as meetings, conferences, short term scientific exchanges and outreach activities. COST Actions are networks centred around nationally funded research projects in a particular field. These are a good starting point for the development of consortia for FP7 projects. Proposals should include researchers from a minimum of five COST countries. On average, are worth around €100,000 annually over four years.
Next collection date: 28 September 2012
European Commission Culture Programme
The European Commission Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency has launched calls for proposals under the Culture Programme, the EU’s main funding Programme for cultural activities.
The Programme has been established ‘to enhance the cultural area shared by Europeans, which is based on a common cultural heritage, through the development of cooperation activities among cultural operators from countries taking part in the Programme, with a view to encouraging the emergence of European citizenship’.
The Programme has three specific objectives:
- promotion of the trans-national mobility of people working in the cultural sector
- support for the trans-national circulation of cultural and artistic works and products
- promotion of inter-cultural dialogue.
There are a number of different strands. Universities along with other cultural operators are eligible to apply. See: http://ec.europa.eu/culture/calls-for-proposals/funding-opportunities-2012_en.htm;
Closing dates in October 2012 – see website for details.
Fulbright Awards Now Open to Applicants
- Funding available for postgraduate study and research across ALL DISCIPLINES in the USA
- Funding to teach Irish language in the USA
- Awards competition runs until November 14th 2012
August 23rd 2012: The Fulbright Commission in Ireland will officially open to applicants on Friday, the 24th of August 2012. The 2013 - 2014 competition for the Fulbright Awards include a monetary grant for post-graduate students, scholars, and professionals to travel to the US to lecture, research, and study for a maximum period of one year. Further information about the application process is available on www.fulbright.ie.
All applications must be received by 3:00 p.m. in hard copy and online on 14th November 2012.
The following three types of awards are on offer:
- Fulbright Student Awards: For up to one academic year for postgraduate study or research in the United States in any discipline, including the arts. Grants are a maximum of $20,000. Applicants may stay to complete their academic program if it is longer than one year.
- Fulbright Scholar and Professional Awards: Grants available for up to €35,000 (Irish Language) and $20,000 (General Awards) for academics and professionals with more than five years’ experience to research and/or lecture in the US, lasting between and three and twelve months.
- Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship (FLTA) Awards: Ten-month Awards for Irish language teachers to refine their teaching skills in the US by teaching at a US college and taking classes at a post-graduate level. Grants are available for approximately €20,000.
There are a number of sponsored awards for students and scholars in specific disciplines, including:
- Fulbright-Environmental Protection Agency Award in Water, Climate Change, and Sustainable Environment (Student and Scholar)
- Fulbright-Marine Institute Award on Any Marine Science/Business Topic (Student and Scholar)
- Fulbright-Enterprise Ireland Award in Innovation (Student Only)
- Fulbright-Teagasc Award in Agriculture, Food, and Forestry (Student Only)
- Fulbright-University of Notre Dame LL.M. in International Human Rights Law (50% tuition waiver) (Student Only)
Speaking at the launch, Ms. Una Halligan, Chairperson of the Fulbright Commission in Ireland, said,
“Year after year, the Fulbright Awards attract Ireland’s top researchers, professionals, and graduates. I have no doubt that this year will be the same. The Irish Fulbright Awards offer winners the opportunity to study, research, and build relationships in the United States. The Fulbrighters gain invaluable experience that they can share upon their return to Ireland that will set them apart in their fields. I would encourage any interested applicants to visit our website for more information.”
The Fulbright Awards are presented on an annual basis to Irish students, scholars, and professionals to undertake postgraduate study and research at higher education, cultural, and related institutions in the United States. In 2012 there was a record-breaking 37 Irish Awardees.
Applications are encouraged in all disciplines.
For further information, please contact:
Joanne A. Davidson
Communications and Information Officer, Fulbright Commission Ireland
01.660.7670 / 087.258.1417
- For more information about Fulbright click here.
IRCHSS RDI 2012
The Irish Research Council has launched the Research Development Initiative 2012. This call is managed by the Irish Research Council on behalf of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs, the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government, the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Family Support Agency. The call includes many themes in the areas of social policy, child welfare, children and youth, conflict resolution and ‘families and community’. The closing date for the Scheme is the 22nd June 2012.
Support for new FP7 applicants
Support for new FP7 applicants
For anyone applying to FP7 (as a Coordinator) in 2012/2013 for the first time:
Further to recent pilot Advisory/Mentoring schemes for Coordinators NEW to FP7, the National Support Network for FP7 is now looking for New Academic Coordinators who are targeting the 2013 FP7 Calls (opening in July 2012) for an intensive support package. ELIGIBILITY: Academics in third level institutions and public research centres are welcome to apply subject to ‘not having submitted any FP7 proposal (as partner or coordinator) to date’ and with the support of the institution’s Research Office. OBJECTIVE: The target for this initiative is to promote and increase the critical mass of researchers using FP7 for the first time (in a coordinating role) with intensive help provided over the initial period of engagement. At the end of the new support, Researchers NEW to FP7 will have a well-defined proposal idea for progression to full proposal submission.
ON OFFER: The support package includes consideration of (1) FP7 Programme/topic identification and quality check, (2) FP7 proposal assistance and development (3) FP7 project preparation financial assessment, (4) FP7 IPR and legal regimes and (5) where applicable, industrial/academic partnership formation.
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, US
Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study invites applications for humanities, social sciences and creative arts fellowships. These support scholars, scientists, artists and writers of exceptional promise and demonstrated accomplishment who wish to pursue work in academic and professional fields in the humanities and social sciences and in the creative arts. The institute sustains a continuing commitment to the study of women, gender, and society, however applicants’ projects need not focus on gender. however. There are no citizenship requirements. Stipends are funded up to US$70,000 for one year with additional funds for project expenses. Fellows receive office or studio space and access to libraries and other resources of Harvard University. See: http://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/fellowship-program/how-apply; Closing date: 1st October 2012
Fernand Braudel Senior Fellowships, Italy
The European University Institute invites applications for the Fernand Braudel senior fellowships. These enable established academics with international reputations to conduct research in one of the institute's four departments: economics, political and social sciences. The fellowships are open to internationally established academics of all nationalities. Fellows should speak at least two EU languages, one of which should be English. The monthly grant is €3,000. Fellowships last between three and 10 months. See: http://www.eui.eu/ServicesAndAdmin/AcademicService/Fellowships/FernandBraudelSeniorFellowships/Index.aspx; Closing date: 30 September 2012
Short-term invitation fellowship programme for research in Japan, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science invites applications for its short-term invitation fellowship programme for research in Japan. These allow researchers employed at Japanese research institutions to invite fellow researchers from other countries to Japan to participate in cooperative activities at their research institutions. All fields of the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences are eligible. See: http://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-inv/short_term13.html. Closing date: 7 September 2012.
Kluge Fellowships, Library of Congress, US
The Library of Congress invites qualified scholars to conduct research in the John W. Kluge Center using the Library of Congress collections and resources for a period of up to eleven months.
Open to scholars worldwide with a Ph.D. or other terminal advanced degree conferred within seven years of the July 15th 2012 deadline ; Research in the humanities and social sciences, especially interdisciplinary, cross-cultural or multilingual; Stipend: $4,200 per month (up to 12 months); See: http://www.loc.gov/loc/kluge/fellowships/kluge.html; Closing date 15 July 2012
Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, France
The Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (FMSH, Paris) offers postdoctoral fellowships for researchers in the social and human sciences for periods of nine months. The Fernand Braudel-International Fellowship for Experienced Researchers incoming programme is intended for foreign researchers that would like to benefit from a research stay in France. All social and human science disciplines are eligible. An interdisciplinary approach to research topics is encouraged. The stipend amounts to €2,000 per month over a period of nine months.
See: http://www.msh-paris.fr/en/research/mobility/fernand-braudel-ifer-fellowships/; Closing date: 30th September 2012