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Fund your research
The Research Office team pro-actively monitors, reviews and analyses the research landscape. Our expert knowledge of the NUI Galway research agenda and strategic awareness allows us to match funding opportunities with the NUI Galway Research Community.
The Research Office team issues a weekly e-zine highlighting popular and relevant funding opportunities. For a more comprehensive listing of a broader range of funding opportunities across all disciplines, view Research Professional (see sidebar).
While funding agencies have their own deadlines, please take note below of the important Internal Deadlines required for Proposal support.
Research Office Contacts by College
There is a dedicated Research Support Officer for each college. Their role is to support researchers in navigating the research funding landscape and offer proposal preparation to enhance the competitiveness of submissions. Full contact details are available below.
It's important to note that strict internal deadlines are in place for the benefit of researchers. These allow time for budget review, proposal review and proposal preparation support.
Clinical Research Facility - CRF- 4 weeks regulated clinical trial where NUI Galway is sponsor (drug or medical device), 3 weeks for non-interventional clinical study
Tenders - 3 weeks notification of request only to RO
HRB - TMRN- 2 weeks
Research Accounts- RAO - 2 weeks - please use the "Budget Template"
Research Office - RO - 1 week, see below for call specific internal deadlines.
College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies
Marina Ansaldo - email@example.com;
College of Business, Public Policy and Law
College of Engineering and Informatics
Marina Ansaldo - firstname.lastname@example.org;
Áine NÍ Dhomhnaill - email@example.com;
College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Liam Morrison - firstname.lastname@example.org
Silvia Maretto - email@example.com
College of Science
There are a range of supports and mechanisms offered by funding agencies, in Ireland and overseas, to support your research.
Below is a list of some of the funding agencies which support NUI Galway research.
Irish Funding Agencies
- Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
- Enterprise Ireland
- Environmental Protection Agency
- Higher Education Authority
- Health Research Board
- Irish Cancer Society
- Irish Fulbright Commission
- Irish Research Council (IRC)
- Marine Institute
- Royal Irish Academy
- Science Foundation Ireland
International Funding Agencies
- Bill & Melinda Gates
- Department for International Development (UK)
- Enterprise Ireland – funding for international research proposal preparation
- European Space Agency
- Horizon 2020 and other EU programmes
- National Institute Of Health (USA)
- Interreg (EU)
- Ireland Canada University Foundation
- Wellcome Trust
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1. Gantt & PERT Charts
Gantt & PERT Charts are useful tools for visualising and communicating information about projects. Click on any link below for workable sample charts where you can develop your own.
Click on the following link to edit a template Editable Work Plan
2. What does an Impact Statement consist of?
Impact statements should use lay non-technical language. Impact statements should be specific and comprehensive. Impact questions should draw on input and expertise from academics and non-academics. It is preferable to consult & seek input from other domains & stakeholders when compiling your Impact statement. Here is a list of questions that you could address when compiling your Impact Statement. Please download and use the tool below when compiling your own impact statements.
Who: Identify a number of ‘groups’ who will benefit from this research?
- Research teams
- Patient groups, Lobby groups, Community groups, Heritage groups
- Private sector
- Public sector
- Stakeholders(the government, NGO’s, companies , policy makers, professional organisations, charities, patient groups)
Benefits: What are the benefits to the groups identified above?
This could be - quality of life of citizens, new policy, economic, new or build on collaborations, knowledge transfer, capacity build, new partnership, impact on Irish education and training, impact on the research team & their careers, build an infrastructure(facilities, instrumentation, capacity) & capacity for further research and education, knowledge transfer, impact on society, Academic Science in Ireland, Ireland’s competitiveness, how will we serve globally, How can Europe benefit, Propose international collaborations with industry or societal groups, partnering with.., Can industry collaborators enable increased impact, Routes to commercialisation
How: How will the impact of this project be delivered?
Is this represented in your project plan? (person nominated, budget proposed)
Measure: Describe how this impact could be measured?(quantitative & qualitative)
Proof: Include letters of support
Click here for a list of contacts for the Research Accounts Office (RAO)
Please click here for the RAO Budget Template
Click here to read funders policies
4. Policies and procedures
Click on the following weblink for NUI Galway Policies and Procedures on:
- Post Grad Admissions
- Research Committee
- PhD Regulations
- New Research Projects
- Research Accounting
- Research Policies – General
- Animal Care Research Ethics Committee
- Code of Good Practice in Animal Research
Click here for policies and procedures on:
5. Horizon 2020 Intellectual Property & Grant Agreements
An overview of IPR in Horizon 2020 IPR from the European Help Desk with a comparison to FP7.
Click IP Management in Proposal Stage for a factsheet on IP Management in Horizon 2020 at the proposal stage. A complete annotated 'Model Grant Agreement' has been posted on the Participant Portal and is available here. Please click here to view a draft Model Consortium Agreement as well as a proposed governance structure for medium to large projects.
Please find below a checklist for gender in Research Content as available in the toolkit:
- If the research involves humans as research objects, has the relevance of gender to the research topic been analysed?
- If the research does not directly involve humans, are the possibly differentiated relations of men and women to the research subject sufficiently clear?
- Have you reviewed literature and other sources relating to gender differences in the research field?
- Does the methodology ensure that (possible) gender differences will be investigated: that sex/gender differentiated data will be collected and analysed throughout the research cycle and will be part of the final publication?
- Does the proposal explicitly and comprehensively explain how gender issues will be handled (e.g. in a specific work package)?
- Have possibly differentiated outcomes and impacts of the research on women and men been considered?
- Are questionnaires, surveys, focus groups, etc. designed to unravel potentially relevant sex and/or gender differences in your data?
- Are the groups involved in the project (e.g. samples, testing groups) gender-balanced? Is data analysed according to the sex variable? Are other relevant variables analysed with respect to sex?
- Do analyses present statistics, tables, figures and descriptions that focus on the relevant gender differences that came up in the course of the project?
- Are institutions, departments and journals that focus on gender included among the target groups for dissemination, along with mainstream research magazines?
- Have you considered a specific publication or event on gender-related findings?
7. How can I demonstrate the outputs of this funding application?
Consider mapping your outputs onto the following:
- Journal publications
- Conference publications
Human Capital Outputs
- Master & PhD graduates
- Increased capacity & experienced skillset
- Engagement with industry or NGO’s
- Incoming & outgoing industry trainees
- Participation in national funding initiatives
- Participation in EU funding initiatives
- Mapping the % Split in funding income from diverse sources – Exchequer and non-Exchequer – commercial sources
- EI commercialisation awards
- Patents filed
- Licence agreements
- Spin-out &/or Spin-in companies formed
- Annual showcase event
- Communication – website, newsletter, launch event
- Growth in academic networks
- Growth in non-academic networks
- Memberships, Boards