College funding supports

 Call for ApplicationsDeadline for ApplicationsExpected Decisions
Research Support Fund Unavailable this year due to funding cuts    
       
Major Grant Application Support Fund 15 January 2021 25 February 2021 19 March 2021
       
Impact Funding Scheme 15 January 2021 23 February 2021 19 March 2021
       
Impact Case Study Narrative Prize Scheme 15 May 2021 18 June 2021 16 July 2021
       
Interdisciplinary Research Funding Scheme 19 November 2020 18 December 2020 15 January 2021
       
CACSSS Emergency Strategic Research Funding Call  19 March 2021 16 April 2021 21 May 2021 

CACSSS Research Support Fund: 2020 - 2021

Funding

This fund is intended to assist CACSSS staff in attending national and international conferences and meeting other eligible research costs.

Applications to this fund are invited tn a two-year cycle, using the relevant application form.   It will not be available in 2020-2021 due to restrictions on academic travel.

Conditions

  • Permanent and fixed-term academic staff from Schools, Departments and Disciplines in Schedule 1 of the College Rules are eligible to apply.  Holders of postdoctoral fellowships will be eligible to apply for these funds only where the project through which they are funded does not include any budget for relevant research supports.  In making applications, postdoctoral fellows and principle investigators are requested to confirm in writing whether any such support is provided by the research funder.
  • Applications for research funding will be processed by the College Research and Innovation Committee.  The maximum award will be €500 per staff member in any twelve-month period.
  • Applications must demonstrate that the grant, if awarded, will support and enhance the career development of the applicant and is in line with the current strategic plan for research of the College of ACSSS.  Applications must be supported by the Heads of School.  Heads of School should seek the support  of the Head of College in making applications.  Only forms duly countersigned by the relevant Head will be considered.
  • Grants may be used to cover conference fees, travel and accommodation costs, archival or library visits.  Applications where a member of staff is presenting a paper at the conference in question and which will result in peer-reviewed  publication will be prioritized.  Research visits will also be prioritized provided these are linked to projects leading to planned publications.  As funding depends on the overheads which are charged by the College, the availability of this support cannot be guaranteed in any given year.  Where the applications are in excess of the funding available, the Research and Innovation Committee (or a sub-group  of the Research and Innovation Committee) will make decision on which grants to award.  This fund does not cover publication costs or costs associated with organising conferences in UCC.
  • Applications must be presented on the appropriate application form.  Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
  • Applicants are required to demonstrate that where possible they have applied for alternative and/or supplementary funding (from relevant School/Department/Discipline funds, relevant funding bodies etc.)
  • Any funding which is granted must be expended and claimed by 30 September 2020, or for applications made in respect of the academic year 2020-2021, by 30 September 2021.  If funds are not used within these periods, the grant will expire and cannot subsequently be claimed.For approved grants, an expense claim must be submitted through Agresso.  Expenditure must be vouched, including proofs of payment.

Applications Closing Date: See CACSSS Research Website  

  • Applications to be submitted in hard copy and soft copy.
  • Scanned copy of application with relevant signatures to be submitted in PDF form to mariancotter@ucc.ie.
  • Hard copies to be submitted to the CACSSS Office, G31, Gound Floor,  O'Rahilly Building, UCC.

 

Application Form

Terms and Conditions

 

 


Major Grant Application Support 2021-2022

Funding

Funding

The College has created a fund to support major applications to non-national funding sources, primarily, but not exclusively the European Research Council. The fund will provide two main kinds of support: teaching support to allow a member of staff additional time to draft and prepare an application; research supports which will assist a member of staff in meeting the expected research career standards in the funding scheme in question. Support will be provided only for funding bids wth a minimum total value of €1m; in case of multi-partner bids, those where UCC is the lead partner will be prioritized.

Applications

Eligible members of staff may apply for funding either for 2020-2021 or for 2021-2022; however, as the terms and conditions state, they may receive only a maximum of €2000 in total in any given academic year.

Conditions

  1. Permanent and fixed-term academic staff from Schools, Departments and Disciplines in Schedule 1 of the College Rules are eligible to apply.
  2. Holders of postdoctoral fellowships may apply for research supports from these funds, excluding teaching support.
  3. Applications for funding will be assessed by the College Research and Innovation Committee.  The Committee may co-opt members external to the College at its discretion.
  4. Applications must demonstrate that a grant, if awarded will contribute in substantive ways to the completion of a major research funding application already under active development.  Applications must be supported by Heads of School/Discipline.  Heads of School should seek the support of the Head of College in making applications.
  5. Grants may be used to cover:

* Teaching support to provide time to complete a major research funding application

* Personal research costs in support of a major research funding application, including archival or library visits,  conference fees at major international  conferences where support beyond that provided by the College Research Support Fund may be required, travel and accomodation costs, publication costs, networking costs

  1. Applications must be presented on the appropriate application form.  Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
  2. Applicants are required to demonstrate that where possible they have applied for alternative and/or supplementary funding (e.g. from Enterprise Ireland)
  3. Any funding which is granted must be expended and claimed by 30 September 2020, or for applications made in respect of the academic year 2020-2021, by 30 September 2021.  If funds are not used within these perioeds, the grant will expire and cannot be subsequently claimed.
  4. Successful applicants will be required to make a progress and financial report to the Research and Innovation Committee, in order to facilitiate the future development of this funding scheme.
  5. Successful applicants will be advised by the College office on the processing of grants.

Closing date for applications: 23 February 2021 at 12 noon. Applications to be submitted electronically to CACSSSVHResearch and mariancotter@ucc.ie

Application Form

Terms and Conditions


Publication Fund

There will not be a separate publication fund call this year. Colleagues are welcome to apply for publication costs relating to research outputs via the other calls prioritized this year.


Interdisciplinary Research Funding Scheme

At its meeting in September 2017, the Research and Innovation Committee proposed to introduce two new funding schemes in line with key strategic proiorities in the OVPRI Research Strategy for 2017-2022.  The Interdisciplinary Research Funding Scheme is intended to provide support for interdisciplinary research initiatives led by CACSSS in response to emerging and changing societal challenges locally and globally.  Informed by commitment to the need for recognition of the value and importance of the Humanities and Social Sciences in responding to the issues faced by contemporary society, it will hence provide seed funding to encourage bottom-up initiatives to ensure UCC is at the forefront of social, cultural and ethical responses to local and global societal needs and will prioritise collaborative interdisciplinary work with partners outside CACSSS.  Identified as a core part of UCCs research mission and strategic priorities, it is important that CACSSS takes on board the challenge and provide leadership on IDR, in order to ensure that research and innovation is understood in terms that go beyond the economic, industrial and technological.

 

Applications for this fund are invited on a two-year cycle, using the relevant application form.  Applicants may apply for up to €3000, and there will be a limited number of awards.

Applications to be submitted by hard copy in an envelope clearly marked “CACSSS Interdisciplinary Research Funding Scheme” to the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, G31, O’Rahilly Building, UCC.

Conditions

  1. Project teams led by permanent and fixed-term academic staff from Schools, Departments and Disciplines in Schedule 1 of the College Rules are eligible to apply.
  2. Costs may be sought for expenditure on travel for conference attendance or network development, conference support or management, archival research, equipment purchase, publication or dissemination costs, or other such costs as an applicant may appropriately justify in relation to the terms of the scheme.
  3. Applications for the funds will be assessed by a sub-committee of the Research and Innovation Committee and will be evaluated on a competitive basis according to the following criteria:
Excellence of qualifying research project 25
Excellence of proposed research team 25
Clarity of definition of interdisciplinary innovation 25
Quality of response to societal challenges 25

4. Applications must be supported by the relevant Heads of School and must be submitted on the appropriate application form.  Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

5. Announcements of the awards will be made in September 2020. Any funding which is granted must be expended and claimed by 30 September 2021.

6. For approved grants, an expense claim must be submitted through Agresso. Expenditure must be vouched, including proofs of payment.

Proposed call 19 November 2020; Deadline for applications 18 December 2020; Decisions 15 January 2021.

Applications to be submitted electronically by 18 December 2020 at 12 noon to CACSSSVHResearch and mariancotter@ucc.ie.


Impact Funding Scheme

At its meeting in September 2017, the Research and Innovation Committee proposed to introduce two new funding schemes in line with key strategic priorities in the OVPRI Research Strategy for 2017-2022. These new schemes will replace the 4th Research Support funding call for 2019-2020. The Impact Funding Scheme is intended to provide support in developing the impact of CACSSS research, showing the ways in which it contributes to respond to emerging and changing societal challenges and the effects it has on local, national and international contexts. It is therefore intended as a form of follow-on funding for existing research projects, in order to bring excellent research to new audiences and user communities. Identified as a core part of UCC's research mission and strategic priorities, it is important that CACSSS takes on board the challenge to measure and articulate its research impact, as well as to take leadership in developing appropriate pathways to impact.

Applications for this fund are invited on a two-year cycle, using the relevant application form.
Applicants may apply for up to €3000, and there will be a limited number of awards.

Applications to be submitted electronically before 12 noon on 23 February to CACSSSVHResearch and mariancotter@ucc.ie.


Impact Case Study Narrative Prize Scheme

The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences (CACSSS) at UCC has an excellent record in fostering and sustaining high quality research at the forefront of international activity, as evidenced in the strong indicators of international excellence across the different disciplines in the 2015 Research Quality Review. A particular strength, highlighted across the College, is the commitment to an open and engaged research culture, in the range of research-related activities showcased under RAI4. Although the range and quality of activity in this area was considered by all panels to be impressive, with clear and compelling evidence of engagement with a wide range of local, national and international audiences, most reviewers indicated the need for improved systems for archiving, measuring and enhancing the visibility of these activities and, above all, for better articulation of their status as indicators of the impact of excellent research.

In order to encourage the development and embedding of best practice in articulating the impact of CACSSS research, the College has developed an Impact Case Study template for use by individual researchers and research teams across its constituent Schools. Prizes will be awarded as follows to the best Impact Case Study Narratives produced in any given year:

1st Prize = 1500 euros


The prize money will be allocated for research expenses only, and used for vouched research expenditure only. All submissions will be assessed by the College Research and Innovation Committee.

Applicants are advised to consult the  CACSSS Impact Case Study Template Guidance Document in preparing the Impact Case Study Narrative and should submit the latter using the CACSSS Impact Case Study Template only.

Proposed call 15 May 2021; Deadline for applications 18 June 2021.

Applications to be submitted electronically to CACSSSVHResearch and mariancotter@ucc.ie.

 


CACSSS Conference Organization Support Fund: 2019-2021

 

This funding call has been postponed for 2020-2021, as available funds have already been allocated to the last round of applicants. If additional funds become available, a call may be issued in semester 2.

CACSSS Emergency Strategic Research Funding Call

 

This call is designed to provide strategic support for research projects that have experienced interruption or disruption. Priority will be given to existing projects that have been impacted by lockdown, social distancing and/or travel restrictions.

College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences

Room G31 ,Ground Floor, Block B, O'Rahilly Building, UCC.

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