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DCU Internal Funding Calls

DCU offers a range of funding schemes to support DCU researchers. The following internal calls are now open. Please click on the headings below for further information.

 

The DCU Women in Leadership Initiative: Dedicated Research Funding Scheme

Closing Date:     

5pm on 9th June 2017

Details of call:

A dedicated research funding scheme has been put in place to advance DCU’s commitment to ensuring it meets best practice in terms of supporting gender equality in relation to Leadership.

Research proposals are now invited from DCU researchers under two broad thematic areas.

 (1) Supporting gender-neutral recruitment and promotion opportunities at DCU.  

 (2) Establishing best practice to enhance individual potential through career development.

Please download the Call Document for further details.

How to apply:

Please complete the attached Application Form and submit to research@dcu.ie by 5.00 pm on Friday 9th June referring to the chosen thematic area in the header of the e-mail.  

RIS Contact: Kieran.odwyer@dcu.ie  / x5729


 

President's Research Awards 2017
Closing Date:     5pm on 18th January 2017
Details of call:

The DCU President’s Research Awards were instituted in 1998 to recognise outstanding achievements of academic staff in research at DCU.

Research Staff:  The award is open to all research staff in DCU and the purpose of this award is to recognize and encourage overall research excellence. Nominees must have a research track record and profile that identifies them as future leaders in their respective fields of research. One award of €2,500 will be made and all disciplines are eligible. Please download the  researcher application guidelines for further details and use the researcher nomination form for submission.

Academic Staff: The award is open to all academic staff in DCU. The nominee must have been a member of academic staff for at least 5 years. The purpose of this award is to recognize and encourage overall research excellence. Nominees must have a research track record and profile that identifies them as leaders in their respective fields of research. Two awards will be made; one for research in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Business, Education and related areas and the other for research in the Natural Sciences, Health, Engineering and related areas. The value of each award is €2,500. Please download the academic application guidelines for further details and use the academic nomination form for submission.

How to apply:

A single combined Pdf of the nomination letters and nomination form must be emailed to Research and Innovation Support at research@dcu.ie by 5pm on Wednesday, 18thJanuary 2017. The successful candidates will be notified of the result by February 8th, 2017 and asked to present a short lecture on the topic of their choosing during Research Day at the University on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2017. Lectures will be open to the public.

RIS Contact: Kieran.odwyer@dcu.ie  / x5729

 

Equipment Maintenance Fund 2016-2017
Closing Date:     5pm on 21st October 2016
Details of call:

The provision of resources to support the on-going service/ maintenance and/or repair costs of key items of research equipment is essential if DCU is to safeguard the capital investment of recent years and develop truly internationally competitive research infrastructure. Therefore, DCU has established a Research Equipment Maintenance fund, administered by the Research and Innovation Support, and financed through Science Foundation Ireland and Enteprise Ireland research overheads. Submissions will be accepted for costs associated with service / maintenance contracts and repair costs. This funding programme is open to all researchers in the areas of biotechnology, ICT and sustainable energy, as well as the associated underlying fields of mathematics, computer science, physics, chemistry, materials science and engineering. Calls for proposals under this scheme will be issued on an annual basis.

Please download the application guidelines for further details.

How to apply:

Note that the individual applications must be evaluated and ranked in order of priority by the School or Research Centre. Final submission to the Research Support Office should be made by 21st October. Internal deadlines will need to be set for this process.

  1. Individual Equipment Application Form for submission to school, facility or centre coordinator
  2. School/Centre/Facility Application Form for submission to Research and Innovation Support by school or centre coordinator
RIS Contact:  Kieran.odwyer@dcu.ie  / x 5729

 

Science Foundation Ireland CDA call 2016 - DCU Selection Process
Closing Date:     5pm on 31st October 2016
Details of call:

SFI has launched its 2016 Career Development Award (CDA) call.  This competitive scheme enables early to mid-career researchers who already hold a salaried lecturing position to become excellent, fully independent research leaders. The CDA is a four year award with a value €300,000-€500,000. DCU is only allowed to support 12 candidates and therefore there will be an internal selection process. Interested individuals who believe they meet the CDA eligibility criteria as outlined in the call are invited to submit an Internal Application Form.

Please download the form and further information HERE.

How to apply:

Applications should be submitted as a single pdf document by email to research@dcu.ie by 31 October 2016. 

RIS Contact: Nina.Shiel@dcu.ie  / x 2265

 

President's Research Awards 2016
Closing Date:     5pm on 20th January 2016
Details of call:

The DCU President’s Research Awards were instituted in 1998 to recognise outstanding achievements of academic staff in research at DCU.

Research Staff: This year the President would also like to recognize the contribution of DCU research staff to the overall university effort.  The award is open to all research staff, postdoctoral researchers and others, in DCU and the linked colleges and the purpose of this award is to recognize and encourage overall research excellence. Nominees must have a research track record and profile that identifies them as future leaders in their respective fields of research. One award of €2,500 will be made and all disciplines are eligible. Please download the  researcher application guidelines for further details and use the researcher nomination form for submission.

Academic Staff: The award is open to all academic staff in DCU and the linked colleges. The nominee must have been a member of academic staff for at least 5 years. The purpose of this award is to recognize and encourage overall research excellence. Nominees must have a research track record and profile that identifies them as leaders in their respective fields of research. Two awards are normally made each year, one for research in the Humanities, Social Sciences and related areas and the other for research in the Sciences, Engineering and related areas. The value of each award is €2,500. Please download the academic application guidelines for further details and use the academic nomination form for submission.

How to apply:

A single combined Pdf of the nomination letters and nomination form must be emailed to Research and Innovation Support at research@dcu.ie by 5pm on Wednesday, 20thJanuary 2016. The successful candidates will be notified of the result by February 10th, 2016 and asked to present a short lecture on the topic of his/her choosing during Research Day at the University on Wednesday, January 24th, 2016. Lectures will be open to the public.

RIS Contact: Kieran.odwyer@dcu.ie  / x 5729

Dublin City University – Ulster University Joint Research Workshops 2015
Closing Date:     5pm on 11th January 2016
Details of call:

Ulster University (UU) and Dublin City University (DCU) are delighted to announce a new joint funding programme designed to support research collaborations between both of our academic communities. This call will support five joint research workshops.  These workshops are intended to help academics at both institutions to identify complementary research strengths and explore potential funding collaborations.  Proposals are invited from researchers in all research fields.

UU and DCU will each contribute up to €2,000 per funded Research Workshop (a total of  €4,000 per Workshop) for a maximum duration of 12 months.  

The activities that are eligible for funding include:

a. Travel expenses between DCU and UU (e.g., economy class train, public transport rate, etc.).

c. Partial costs for hosting a seminar/conference.

d. Accommodation and subsistence. 

Please download the application guidelines for further details and use the application template for submission.

How to apply:

Funding for Joint Research Workshops will be awarded on a competitive basis. Projects will be selected by a joint UU-DCU review panel.  Final submission to the Research Support Office should be made by the 11th January 2016. Any queries and the application form should be submitted to research@dcu.ie

RIS Contact:  Kieran.odwyer@dcu.ie  / x 5729

 

Science Foundation Ireland SIRG& CDA calls 2015 – DCU SELECTION PROCESS
Closing Date:       14th August 2015
Details of call:

Science Foundation Ireland has launched its 2015 calls that support early- and mid-career researchers to become excellent, fully independent research leaders and carry out research aligned to SFI’s legal remit (oriented basic and applied research in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)).

There are two calls:
1. Starting Investigator Research Grant (SIRG) aims to enable those at an early career stage to establish themselves as independent researchers.
2.Career Development Award (CDA) is designed to support early career and mid-career researchers who already hold a salaried lecturing position.

Eligibility Criteria
1 Starting Investigator Research Grant (SIRG) aims to enable those at an early career stage to establish themselves as independent researchers. It is a four year award, value of award €400,000 including salary of SIRG and PhD studentship. Summary of SIRG eligibility (Full details of eligibility can be found in the SIRG call document):

  • 3-8 years post PhD research experience
  • applicants must not hold a faculty position at the time of application or at the start of the award.
  • applicants must not hold or have held a significant, independent research award of greater than one-year duration (which must be valued less than €100,000)
  • applicants must have identified mentor in DCU who will allow the starting investigator to carry out the project within their research space
  • applicants must be senior author on at least 3 primary research articles in international peer-reviewed publications

2. Career Development Award (CDA) is designed to support early career and mid-career researchers who already hold a salaried lecturing position. It is a four year award, value €300,000-€500,000 – no request for PI salary allowed. Summary of CDA eligibility:

  • 3-15 years post PhD research experience
  • Applicant holds a salaried lecturing position (which can be permanent or temporary)
  • Senior author on at least 5 primary research articles in international peer-reviewed publications
  • Applicants may not have held a PI-like award from SFI *
*Exceptions apply please see full details of eligibility can be found in the CDA call document

DCU Selection Process

DCU is only allowed to submit 12 proposals against each category (SIRG and CDA) and therefore there will be an institutional selection process. For the SIRG call, SFI mandates that a maximum of six candidates, out of the 12 permitted from each eligible research body, may be male candidates.  Up to 4 of the SIRG places will be ear-marked for candidates moving from another institution to DCU.

How to apply:

Interested individuals who believe they meet the above eligibility criteria are requested to complete this Expression of Interest form, which consists of a set of key performance indicators, a summary of research project (1 Page) plus a 5 page CV, and return by email to annelouise.holloway@dcu.ie by Friday 14 August 2015.

SIRG applicants from outside of DCU are requested to complete this external Expression of Interest form.

Expressions of Interest will be reviewed by Research & Innovation Support and assessment criteria will be based on quality of the applicant’s track record and research summary.

RIS Contact:  Anne-Louise Holloway  / Extn: 5612

 

 

Enhancing Performance 2015-2016: Academic Excellence at DCU
Closing Date:       31st July 2015
Details of call:

This year, the Enhancing Performance funds will be awarded in a single call. The awards will support initiatives designed to close performance gaps, in terms of research activity and enterprise engagement, which have been identified through the playbook and scorecard exercise. The application process will be channeled through the Schools, with final proposals prioritised by the Faculties.

Further details relating to the call can be found here.

How to apply:

Applications will be submitted by each School to their Faculty. Internal deadlines will be set for this process. The final applications to RIS will come via the Faculties and must be submitted by close of business on Friday 31st July.

The application form can be downloaded here

RIS Contact:  Kieran.odwyer@dcu.ie  / Extn: 5729

 

ASU Catalyst Fund
Closing Date:       Rolling Call
Who can apply:All DCU Staff
Details of call:

The purpose of DCU's Transatlantic Higher Education Partnership with Arizona State University  is to develop collaborative projects in Research, Education and other Initiatives with ASU and these opportunities are open to all Schools and Centres at DCU. There is an internal Catalyst Fund available for this partnership.

The aim of this fund is to initiate collaborative projects and build relationships between ASU and DCU teams through small pieces of research, student exchanges, faculty visits etc.which will eventually leverage significant external funding.

How to apply:Application information can be found here
Contact:  breda.kiernan@dcu.ie 

 

 

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 Closed Internal Funding Calls
Enhancing Performance: Academic Excellence at DCU
Closing Date:       31st July 2014
Details of call:

This year, the Enhancing Performance funds will be awarded in a single call. The awards will support initiatives designed to close performance gaps, in terms of research activity and enterprise engagement, which have been identified through the playbook and scorecard exercise. The application process will be channeled through the Schools, with final proposals prioritised by the Faculties.

Further details relating to the call can be found here.

How to apply:

Applications will be submitted by each School to their Faculty. Internal deadlines will be set for this process. The final applications to RIS will come via the Faculties and must be submitted by Thursday 31st July.

The application form can be downloaded here

RIS Contact:  Kieran.odwyer@dcu.ie  / x 5729

 

Career Enhancement Award 2014
Closing Date:       1st September 2014
Who can apply:

DCU Academic Staff

Details of call:

The purpose of the Career Enhancement Award 2014 is to assist DCU academic staff to improve their research performance in line with the DCU Strategy for Research and Innovation. This may include increasing the production of outputs of international quality, starting or increasing the supervision of post-graduate students, increasing engagement in research or scholarship, increasing the acquisition of external research funds or distinctively increasing the applicant’s international research profile.

Proposals seeking up to a maximum of € 50,000 in award funding will be accepted and for a maximum duration of 2 years 

Further call details, including the application form, can be found here.

RIS Contact:  Yuliya.shakalisava@dcu.ie  / x 8003

 

 

 

Open Calls

 President's Research Awards 2015
President's Research Award 2015
Closing Date:     1pm on 5th January 2015
Details of call:

The purpose of these awards is to recognize and encourage overall research excellence. Nominees must have a research track record and profile which identifies them as leaders in their respective fields of research. Two awards for academics are normally made each year, one for research in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Education, Business and related areas and the other for research in the Sciences, Engineering and related areas. This year an additional award for researchers will be made. Researchers across all disciplines are eligible. The value of each award is €2,500.

For further details please see the following documents:

How to apply:

Two letters of endorsement by appropriate nominators and a completed nomination template are required for this year’s competition. Six hard copies of the required material should be submitted to Research and Innovation Support by 1pm on Monday, 5th January 2015

RIS Contact:  Kieran.odwyer@dcu.ie  / x 5729