Proposal Support Overview

Proposal Support Overview

Every year UCD Research supports our researchers in submitting over 1,400 proposals. We hope our experience and knowledge can help you to proposal success.

Funding Opportunities

To find out what funding opportunities are currently available, take a look at our research bulletin, our rolling call listings or our dedicated Funding Call Calendar, which can be added to your Google calendar.

Alternatively use Research Professional to select calls that might be of interest to you.

Already identified a call?

If you have already identified a call you wish to apply for, access our call specific online help packs, which contain guidance on how to structure your proposal, tips on impact and implementation sections and details of internal approval processes.

Contact Us

If you have identified a call of interest and have a query, please contact the relevant person below, or for general queries please email


Funding AgencyScheme / CallContact personEmailExt.
Department of Agriculture, Food & Marine (DAFM) DAFM Research call Dr Anne-Louise Holloway 4062
Enterprise Ireland (EI) EI Innovation Partnerships
EI Innovation Vouchers
EI Commercialisation Fund
Claire Kavanagh 4059
EI Financial Support for ERC Applicants Maire Coyle 4014 
EI Financial Support for Marie Sklodowska Curie Applicants Yvonne Smith 4057
EI Financial Support for LEIT, Societal Challenge applicants Proposal Support  
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) EPA Research call Dr Liina Rae 4035
Horizon 2020 H2020 Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies (LEIT):
  • Nanotechnologies, advanced materials, advanced manufacturing and processing and Biotechnology
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Research Infrastructures

H2020 Societal Challenges:
  • Health, demographic change and wellbeing;
  • Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research, and the Bioeconomy;
  • Secure, clean and efficient energy;
  • Smart, green and integrated transport;
  • Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials;
  • Europe in a changing world - inclusive, innovative and reflective societies;
  • Secure societies - protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens.
Proposal Support  
European Research Council (ERC)
Advanced Grants
Starting Grants
Consolidator Grants
Proof of Concept
Maire Coyle 4014 
H2020 Marie-Sklodowska Curie Actions Marie Sklodowska-Curie  − Individual Fellowships (IF)
Marie Sklodowska-Curie − Innovative Training Networks (ITN)
Marie Sklodowska-Curie − Innovation Staff Exchange Scheme (RISE)
Yvonne Smith 4057
European Commission Non-Framework Programmes including, but not limited to:
3rd Health Programme
Justice Programme
Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund
Consumer Programme
Proposal Support  
Health Research Board (HRB) Applied Partnership Awards (APA)
Collaborative Doctoral Awards
Investigator Led projects
Dr Anne-Louise Holloway 4062
Emerging Investigator Awards Yvonne Smith 4057
US-Ireland R&D Partnership Dr Liina Rae 4035
Irish Research Council (IRC) IRC CAROLINE COFUND Fellowships Yvonne Smith 4057
IRC Laureate Awards Yvonne Smith/Maire Coyle 4057/
IRC Government of Ireland Post-doc/Post graduate schemes
IRC EPS Post-doc/Post graduate schemes
Dr Liina Rae 4035
IRC Ulysses France/Ireland Travel
IRC Policy & Society
Claire Kavanagh 4059
Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) SFI Future Research Leaders
SFI Research Professorships
Maire Coyle 4014 
SFI EPSRC Partnership
SFI Investigator Programme
SFI NSF China Partnership
SFI Spokes and Strategic Partnerships
Dr Anne-Louise Holloway 4062
SFI Career Development Awards (CDA)
SFI Starting Investigator Research Grants (SIRG)
Yvonne Smith 4057
SFI Industry Fellowships
SFI Discover
Claire Kavanagh 4059
US-Ireland R&D Partnership
SFI Conferences and Workshops
SFI-Royal Society University Research Fellowships
Dr Liina Rae 4035
Wellcome Trust All schemes Dr Anne-Louise Holloway 4062

Learn more about:

Máire Coyle
Research Programmes Officer

Máire provides specialised knowledge and support for advanced research funding programmes. Her current focus is on the European Research Council suite of schemes and Science Foundation Ireland’s Research Professorship and President of Ireland Future Research Leaders programmes.

T: 01 716 4014
E: Email Máire

Dr Anne-Louise Holloway
Research Programmes Officer – National Programmes / Proposal Support Team Lead

Anne-Louise provides specialised knowledge and support for national funding schemes including SFI, EI, DAFM and HRB.

T: 01 716 4062
E: Email Anne-Louise

Claire Kavanagh
Pre-Award Research Administrator

Claire provides proposal support to researchers in UCD seeking to compile and submit funding applications.

T: 01 716 4059
E: Email Claire

Dr Paul Huddie
Research Administrator

Paul is responsible for the registration of successful research funding grants and agreements.

T: 01 716 4010
E: Email Paul

Dr Liina Rae
Pre-Award Research Administrator

Liina provides proposal support to researchers in UCD seeking to compile and submit funding applications.

T: 01 716 4035
E: Email Liina

Yvonne Smith
Project Officer - People's Programmes

Working closely with Máire Coyle on the ‘People Programmes’, Yvonne designs and implements supports to ensure the development of high quality funding proposals for strategic people programmes such as the ERC, Marie Curie, etc.

T: 01 716 4057
E: Email Yvonne