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. Be aware of internal deadlines (details below).
3. Please get to know your Research Office contact (details below).

 

 

Weekly e-zine

The Research Office team (see below)  pro-actively monitor,  review, and analyse the research funding landscape.The weekly e-zine highlighting popular and relevant funding opportunities comes from the email account 'Research Funding Opportunities'.  Click here to view the latest version (your usual login-details may be required).

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. Click here to view our dedicated page on funding opportunites in this area. 

Research Professional

For a more comprehensive listing of a broader range of funding opportunities across all disciplines, visit our section on Research Professional. The Funding opportunities database has been designed so that it’s easy for occasional users but offers complex search options for regular users.

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

The team of Research Support Officers have expert knowledge of our university's research agenda allows them to help you identify funding opportunities.  Their role is to support researchers in navigating the research funding landscape and offer proposal preparation to enhance the competitiveness of submissions.  There is a dedicated Research Support Officer for each college, based on funders, be they national or international. 

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

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

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