Ulysses 2017: CALL NOW OPEN

The programme "Ulysses" is designed to support new research collaborations between Irish and French researchers. It is named Ulysses after James Joyce’s famous novel to celebrate the Joycean links between Ireland and France. The programme facilitates the exchange of innovative ideas and approaches between Irish and French researchers and the development of mutual research projects involving young Irish researchers visiting France and reciprocal visits involving young French researchers to Ireland.

Support is provided for short visits to partner institutions and covers travel and subsistence costs. Applications involving researchers at an early stage of their academic career will be favourably received. The programme offers grants of up to 2 x €2,500 to Irish and French researchers to support visits linked to mutual research projects.

In Ireland, Ulysses is funded by the Irish Research Council and the Health Research Board, and administered by the Irish Research Council. It is funded by MAE (French Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and administered by the Embassy of France in Ireland and Campus France, the leading French agency for international mobility, on the French side.

The programme will fund applications across all fields of research. Proposals concerning patient oriented research, population health or health services research will be processed by the Council and funded by the Health Research Board.

The 2017 schedule is planned as follows:

  • May 2017 – Launch of Ulysses
  • Friday 22 September – Closing date for applications
  • December 2017 – Outcome