Research Project Grants Scheme 2013 (Closed)

This Research Project Grants (RPG) Scheme is designed with the objective of facilitating researchers and research teams to build capacity in their research area by way of stimulus project grants and knowledge transfer initiatives. The rationale for this scheme is to provide funding for researchers to enable them to expand their research activities and become competitive for International Funding Opportunities.  This is being facilitated through:

  • Small-medium sized projects such as exploratory investigations which may lead to larger and more sustainable research projects and programmes;
  • Research staff;
  • Knowledge transfer initiatives; 
  • Networking and collaboration on national or international levels.

It is also recognised that taking new directions in research may require the development of new research skills or new methodological approaches.

This call for applications is managed by the Irish Research Council (the Council) and includes specific strands that are managed on behalf of the Department of Social Protection (DSP), the HSE Crisis Pregnancy Programme (CPP), and Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) / Higher Education Authority (HEA).

The Research Project Grants Scheme 2013 Applicant Registration Form is available HERE We recommend that you use Internet Explorer to access this form.

The Research Project Grants Scheme 2013 Referee Registration Form is available HERE.

Important Dates (2013):

FAQ deadline

16:00 (GMT) Tuesday 10 September

Application deadline

16:00 (GMT) Tuesday 17 September

Research Office Endorsement deadline

16:00 (GMT) Tuesday 24 September

Outcome of scheme


Project commencement date

2nd December