Funding is available at a national level to support research of varying scale as well as the support activities that underpin excellent research. Since 2012 the majority of exchequer funding has been directed toward 14 priority research areas and some underpinning areas of basic underpinning research and infrastructure. This is outlined in the Report of the Research Prioritisation Steering Group and the areas are listed below.
Basic Underpinning Research – Basic Biomedical Science, Nanotechnology, Advanced Materials, Microelectronics, Photonics, Software Engineering.
Infrastructure – Operation and Maintenance of Equipment, Clinical and Translational Infrastructure, eInfrastructure.
Other areas of scientific endeavour that impact on the future development and competitiveness of industry and enterprise in the State are fundable through the various national funding agencies once a strong justification is made for this impact.
A minority of funding is directed towards research for evidenced based policy and research for knowledge.
National funding agencies fund research activities in the following broad areas. A non-exhaustive list of the types of programmes funded is also detailed below.
The UCD Research Intranet contains general information, guidelines, suggested content and background information which can be used in developing proposals for the many types of national funding available.
For certain calls of high volume and/or strategic importance to the University specific help notes and review processes are created and made available on the Intranet. Other enhanced supports such as consultant led training, proposal writing workshops, mentoring, etc. are also made available for these types of calls. These supports will be communicated to the research community where available.
Anne-Louise provides specialised knowledge and support for national funding schemes including SFI, EI, DAFM and HRB.
T: 01 716 4062
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