Employment Based Postgraduate Programme and Research Project Grants Pre-Announcement

In line with the Action Plan for Jobs, the Employment Based Postgraduate Programme is a priority for the Irish Research Council. Following from a successful pilot scheme in 2012, in which the Department of Food and the Marine (DAFM) were strategic partners, the Council wishes to announce that the full programme will be formally launched at the end of July with the opening of the call for submissions. Contributing to the delivery of the Action Plan for Jobs, the DAFM will continue its strategic partnership with the Council. Furthermore a number of other national funders will also this year support the co-educational Employment Based Research Programme so as to deliver on the objectives of the Government’s Prioritization Action Plans.

The Research Project Grants Scheme which will also involve strategic partnerships with a range of Government Departments and Agencies is designed to enable researchers to build capacity and enhance their competitiveness, in particular, for International Funding Opportunities.