The mission of the Irish Research Council is to enable and sustain a vibrant research community in Ireland. To address the broad skills and research needs within society, we support excellent researchers in all disciplines from Arts to Zoology.


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RESEARCH FOR POLICY & SOCIETY 2015: CALL 2 Applicant Deadline now passed!

The Online Application System (OLS) is now open for applications to the Research for Policy & Society Scheme for the following Strands ONLY!

- Strand 4 Tusla

- Strand 5 Department of Children and Youth Affairs

- Strand 6.2 Higher Education Authority (Graduate Mobility & Employment)

As part of its mandate, the...

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Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship 2015: Call now open!

Note: The online application system will open early next week (i.e. week commencing 12th October).

Important information re. Graduation or Viva/Thesis Defence Dates:

The requirement is that an applicant must have either...

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Minister English appoints Professor Jane Ohlmeyer as Chair of the Irish Research Council

on 14.09.15

14 September 2015: The Minister for Skills, Research and Innovation, Damien English, TD has announced the appointment of Professor Jane Ohlmeyer as the new Chair of the Irish Research Council. Professor Ohlmeyer is the Erasmus Smith Professor of Modern History at Trinity College Dublin and the Director of the...

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Minister English Launches the Irish Research Council Annual Report 2014 which highlights that €2.5m is being invested by business in 300 individual top emerging researchers

on 04.08.15

In 2014, Irish businesses were investing over €2.5m under the Irish Research Council’s enterprise schemes in 300 top emerging researchers. The individuals are being supported in sectors as diverse as construction to financial services to medical devices. The businesses have partnered with the Irish Research Council to provide...

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