Funding

The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences offers a number of funding supports to all permanent and fixed-term academic staff from Schools, Departments and Disicplines in the College. These funding supports are designed to support research-related activities in the College. For more details about these, including terms and conditions and deadline information please click here.

The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences also encourages all staff to apply for external funding to support research-related activities. Drawing on information provided by  www.researchprofessional.com, the college research officer Dr Allen White (ext: 2438) has gathered details of current open international calls applications for research funding in the humanities and social sciences. For more details about these calls please see here.

Local Supports

College Research support (allen.white@ucc.ie) and research support in the OVPRI [Noirin Uí  Bhreithiunaigh (n.uibhreithiunaigh@ucc.ie) and Imma Zoppi (imma.zoppi@ucc.ie)] are available and happy to discuss any applications.  PRIME-UCC offers a proposal writing and project management service for staff applying to Horizon 2020. 

The College  runs a competitively based annual support fund (the Major Grant Application Support Fund) to support applications to funding agencies that are in excess of €1M. The fund will provide support for teaching relief to allow members of staff time to draft an application and/or research supports that will assist a member of staff in preparing a project proposal.

College research support and the College Financial Analyst have developed a Research Project costing template to facilitate the development of effective research project budgets with PIs. Ensuring that researchers can prepare budgets that properly resource research activities and are consistent with both eligibility criteria and University financial reviews is a key strategic priority of the College. The College Research Officer and Financial Analyst are available to meet with researchers to assist them in populating this template (contact allen.white@ucc.ie or conor.delaney@ucc.ie).

College Research support (allen.white@ucc.ie) and research support in the OVPRI [Noirin Uí  Bhreithiunaigh (n.uibhreithiunaigh@ucc.ie) and Imma Zoppi (imma.zoppi@ucc.ie)] are available and happy to discuss any applications.  PRIME-UCC offers a proposal writing and project management service for staff applying to Horizon 2020. 

The College  runs a competitively based annual support fund (the Major Grant Application Support Fund) to support applications to funding agencies that are in excess of €1M. The fund will provide support for teaching relief to allow members of staff time to draft an application and/or research supports that will assist a member of staff in preparing a project proposal.

College research support and the College Financial Analyst have developed a Research Project costing template to facilitate the development of effective research project budgets with PIs. Ensuring that researchers can prepare budgets that properly resource research activities and are consistent with both eligibility criteria and University financial reviews is a key strategic priority of the College. The College Research Officer and Financial Analyst are available to meet with researchers to assist them in populating this template (contact allen.white@ucc.ie or conor.delaney@ucc.ie).

Online resources

Research Professional 

Research Professional offer a one-stop global funding search for UCC users. Any PC/laptop on the UCC campus network can access the site and, after registration, UCC users can continue to access Research Professional databases off campus. Researchers are encouraged to utilise this resource to carry out own funding searches. Researchers can sort through 1000s of funding opportunities using multiple different searches (based on discipline, type of funding, country of funder, date of deadline etc.) simultaneously see: http://www.researchprofessional.com/help/Home/Help.html  

 Vision 2020

UCC is a member of Vision2020, an EU-wide networking platform for research organisations and companies participating in Horizon 2020. Using Vision2020’s CrowdHelix online platform enables researchers to collaborate with other researchers and companies on relevant H2020 funding calls and projects. Crowdhelix allows researchers to post collaboration opportunities, respond to opportunities posted by other organisations, search for specific expertise, and communicate directly with other users. To sign-up to Crowdhelix, please go to: www.crowdhelix.com

Enterprise Ireland supports  

Enterprise Ireland offer financial supports for researchers developing applications to a range of Horizon2020 funding opportunities. These include: 

  • ERC PI: supports for applicants (up to 16k which can be used for teaching buyout, research assistance, expert consultations, limited travel etc). Applicants must apply at least 6 months in advance of the relevant ERC deadline 
  • Horizon 2020 Consortium Co-ordinator: supports up to €12k for teaching buyout, research assistance, expert consultations etc. Applicants must apply at least 10 weeks in advance of the relevant H2020 topic deadline 
  • Horizon 2020 Consortia Partner: travel supports up to €3k to meet with international partners on H2020 proposals. These supports must be applied for at least 10 weeks in advance of the call deadline. 
  • COST Co-ordinator supports: travel supports for Irish PI and costs for preparing applications (up to 3k). These supports must be applied for at least 8 weeks in advance of the call deadline. 

All applications for Enterprise Ireland supports should be supported by the relevant Horizon 2020 National Contact Point (for ERC and SC6 this is Dr Deirdre Quinn in the IRC – dquinn@research.ie)

 

College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences

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