This section will guide you through what's out there in terms of funding and how best to engage with the Research Office.

Top Tips

1. Read the weekly funding e-zine.
2. Check out specific COVID-19 funding calls here.
3. Please contact your Research Office contact for details on how we can support you.

 

 

The Research Office team (see their contact details below)  pro-actively monitor,  review, and analyse the research funding landscape. Their expert knowledge of our university's research agenda allows them to help you identify funding opportunities.

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, check out Research Professional.

COVID-19 Rapid Response Funding Calls

Research and Innovation, in health, academia and industry, have a significant role to play in the national and global response to COVID-19. Consequently, the Government’s main research and innovation agencies have developed a coordinated Rapid Response Research and Innovation programme to help mitigate and manage the COVID-19 pandemic by unlocking the potential of Irish based researchers and innovators to join the global efforts. This coordinated response is comprised of two complementary strands. Having two focus areas allows for sufficient specialisation and coordination while optimising available resources.

• The first focus area targets medical countermeasures, health service readiness, and social and policy countermeasures to COVID-19. This is led by The Heath Research Board and the Irish Research Council. Details of the call can be found here.   
• The second focus area is an agile and adaptive initiative to combine the capabilities of industry and academia in the development of innovative solutions that can have a rapid demonstrable impact on the current COVID-19 crisis in Ireland. This is led by Science Foundation Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland and details of the call can be found here.
The agencies will work in partnership to coordinate applications and ensure a seamless and agile review and funding process, with the progress and results from each stream shared broadly. As the calls operate under a single programme, applications will be aligned by the agencies to the most appropriate call. https://grants.sfi.ie/ex/ex_viewreport.jsp?key=&token=%40Gg4KSBgZeFpZRhZQSRxXQFVVYV19HXV

• The NIH also have a number of calls, all of which can be found here.

New! Future Innovator Call for Ideas - Greenhouse gas emissions

In anticipation of SFI’s 2020 Future Innovator Prize targeting climate action, the NUI Galway Research Office is proud to announce the Future Innovator Call for Ideas 2020. This call is open to postgraduates and postdoctoral researchers with ideas that could help achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. 

The deadline has been extended to 24 April, click here for more details ZeroEmissionsChallenge.

Funding Agencies

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 International Funding Agencies

Internal Deadlines

While funding agencies have their own deadlines, please take note below of the important Internal Deadlines required for proposal support (visit the Build Your Proposal section for more once you are drafting your proposal). 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.

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.  

International Team

Dr Gary Lupton

Dr Gary Lupton

Head of International Programmes
Tel: 353 91 495821 (Direct) Ext. 5821
Rm No: 231 Email: gary.lupton@nuigalway.ie

Dr Silvia Maretto

Dr Silvia Maretto

Research Support Officer (International Funding)
College of Science
School of Law
Wellcome Trust
Tel: 353 91 492046 (Direct) Ext. 2046
Rm No: 212B‌‌‌‌‌‌ Email: silvia.maretto@nuigalway.ie

Claire Bennett

Claire Bennett

Research Support Officer (International Funding)
School of Business & Economics
College of Engineering & Informatics
Tel: 353 91 494476 (Direct) Ext. 4476
Rm No: 212 Email: claire.bennett@nuigalway.ie

National Team

Tony Flaherty

Tony Flaherty

Head of National Research Programmes
Tel: 353 91 493124 (Direct) Ext. 3124
Email: tony.flaherty@nuigalway.ie
Email: tony.flaherty@nuigalway.ie

Dr Jared Gerlach

Dr Jared Gerlach

Research Support Officer (National Funding)
College of Science
College of Business, Public Policy, & Law
Tel: 353 91 494475 (Direct) Ext. 4475
Rm No: 212‌B
Email: jared.gerlach@nuigalway.ie

Dr Ruth Dooley

Dr Ruth Dooley

Research Support Officer (National Funding)
College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences
School of Psychology
Tel: 353 91 492034 (Direct) Ext. 2034
Rm No: 212
Email: ruth.dooley@nuigalway.ie

Dr Majbritt Bolton-Warberg

Dr Majbritt Bolton-Warberg

Research Support Officer (National Funding)
College of Engineering & Informatics
College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies (excluding the School of Psychology)
Tel: 353 91 494477 (Direct) Ext. 4477
Rm No: 212
Email: majbritt.bolton-warberg@nuigalway.ie

Dr Bronagh Ann McShane

Dr Bronagh Ann McShane

Research Support Officer (International Funding)
College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies
College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences
Tel: 353 91 492045 (Direct) Ext. 2045
Rm No: 212 Email: Bronagh.McShane@nuigalway.ie