Information session on NORFACE funding opportunities on 19th February 2013

The Irish Research Council will be holding an information session on NORFACE funding opportunities on 19th February 2013.

NORFACE - New Opportunities for Research Funding Agency Cooperation in Europe – is a partnership between fifteen research councils to increase cooperation in research and research policy in Europe. This partnership is built on a history of less formal cooperation and joint activities between the Nordic and UK research councils.

NORFACE has recently launched its new research programme Welfare State Futures, a programme of innovative research designed to ask, and answer, fundamental questions about the design, delivery and experience of welfare in the 21st century. This highly topical theme offers an approach from a variety of perspectives and disciplines, enables and encourages multi-disciplinarity and offers a fruitful topic for a European approach with opportunities for comparison. Deadline for submission outline proposals is 16th April 2013. The Programme Text, the Call for Proposals and accompanying information are available here.

The session is designed to provide information on the background of the Welfare State Futures programme, the application process, and the role of NORFACE. It will take place between 11 am and 1 pm on 19th February 2013. Professor Sheila Greene will discuss the role of NORFACE, Professor Kathleen Lynch will provide an overview of the background to the Welfare States Futures scheme, and Tim Conlon from the Irish Research Council will outline the application procedures for the scheme. The agenda is as follows:

The event will be remotely available in the form of a webinar. Although capacity will be limited in the room, a small audience (of up to 40) will be able to attend. If you are interested in attending this event, please RSVP (imiller@research.ie) no later than 4pm on 12th February 2013. Priority will be given to research officers and active applicants.

To listen to the Norface Webinar which took place on the 19th February, please click here.