Enterprise-Academia-Social Engagement through Exceptional Researchers

The Irish Research Council’s suite of Enterprise Programmes are designed to support Enterprise-Academia-Social engagement through exceptional individual researchers. These Programmes are aligned with the Council’s mission to fund excellent Scholars and Fellows across all disciplines, to encourage interdisciplinary research and to promote engagement with enterprise.

The primary strategic objective of the Council centres on building an expertise-driven research system to enhance Ireland’s creative and innovation capacity and skills base in a rapidly changing global environment where knowledge is key to economic, social and cultural development. The Enterprise Programmes, being open to all disciplines, contribute significantly towards this remit.

What is an Enterprise/Employment Partner? For these Schemes, ‘Enterprise/Employment Partners’ can be a business, a company, a registered charity, a social, cultural, not-for-profit organization, or a commercial semi-state organization in any sector. To date, the Council has engaged with over 300 Enterprise/Employment Partners and is always eager to support exciting new partnerships and collaborations that link employers with talented postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers.  

Employment Based Postgraduate Programme: More information here.

Enterprise Partnership Scheme: More information here.