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

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.

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
College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies
College of Medicine, Nursing, & Health Sciences
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
College of Business, Public Policy, & 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)
College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences
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

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

Áine Mhic Thaidhg

Áine Mhic Thaidhg

Research Support Officer (National Funding)
College of Engineering and Informatics
College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies
Enterprise Ireland - Commercialisation Fund Programme
Tel: 353 91 492045 (Direct) Ext. 2045
‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌‌Rm No: 212B Email: aine.mhicthaidhg@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: 212‌
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