ISS21 to co-host nine new projects under IRC New Foundations

17 Jan 2022
IRC New Foundations

We are delighted to announce that nine ISS21-affiliated projects have been awarded funding under the Irish Research Council's New Foundations programme. Research projects funded under Strand 1 ('Enhancing Civil Society') will address a range of important social issues in the fields of ageing, health and well-being, care-giving, Deaf studies, early childhood education, welfare reform, and social justice. We are also pleased to note that departments/schools from across the university are represented in the New Foundations project teams, including Applied Social Studies, Co-operative Studies, Cork University Hospital, Management and Marketing, Nursing and Midwifery, Sociology and Criminology, Speech and Hearing Sciences, and Theatre.

In line with the collaborative nature of the New Foundations programme, researchers in UCC will work in partnership with civil society organisations. Details on individual projects can be accessed by clicking on the links in the table below. 

Congratulations to all the successful applicants, we look forward to working with you over the coming year.


New Foundations Projects 2021-2022
Ageism Challenged Through EthnoDrama (AgeACTED)
Babbling Babies: Experiences of an Early Communication and Literacy Programme for Infants
Exploring the Potential for the Development of Care Co-operatives to Support Older People to Age Well at Home (CO-AGE)
In Transit? Documenting the Lived Experiences of Welfare, Working and Caring for One Parent Families Claiming Jobseeker’s Transitional Payment
Ensuring Access Provision to Public Health Services for the Irish Deaf Community (ISL-HEALTH)
Exploring the Socio-Cultural Significance of Cycling in an Irish Regional City (Socio-Cycle)
Teenagers Transitioning to the Self-Management of Type 1 Diabetes (T1D): Exploring Day-to-Day Experiences and Developing Social Supports (TEENT1D
Sharing the Caring: Young Carers Access to and Experience of Carer Supports in Ireland (YOUNGCARERS)
Clean Slate: Understanding the Lived Experiences of Persons with Criminal Convictions. Dr Katharina Swirak (PI) (details to follow)

For more on this story contact:

Dr Margaret Scanlon, ISS21 Research Coordinator (

Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century (ISS21)

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