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Seed grants in Science and Humanities Call 1 (Closed on 15th July 2017)

  1. International Collaborations
    For Trinity researchers working in area’s supported by the Wellcome Trust, to facilitate PI visits/exchanges that are focussed on the development of well-conceived research grant applications with international collaborators.
  2. International Collaborations in Neuroscience & Neurohumanities
    To build strategic collaborations with International Partner Institutions in Neuroscience and Neurohumanities. Ideal proposals will involve interdisciplinary groups with multiple TCD investigators that target long-term outcomes extending well beyond the activities that will be supported by requested ISSF funding.
  3. Public Engagement
    To support all reasonable costs associated with hosting visiting speakers to engage in any of the following activities 1) interface with Science Gallery Exhibitions in the areas of Neuroscience and Humanities or 2) facilitate Neurohumanities Development in Trinity.
  4. Other Activities
    Any other activities relevant to the broad goals of the ISSF, including (but not limited to) projects that connect the Humanities with Neuroscience in TCD. For additional information contact Dr. Aisling Hume at or +353 1 896 4411
Applicant Name Title of Project Contact
Dr. Geraldine Foley Research focused on patients’ and family caregivers’ decision-making in amytrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) care.
Prof. Daniela Tropea Support the establishment of the Irish Rett Centre: a centre of excellence for basic, translational and clinical research on Rett Syndrome and a reference point for state of the art care for national and international patients.
Prof. Redmond O’Connell Establishing common neural mechanisms for decision-making and working memory.
Dr. Nollaig Bourke How and why does inflammation increase as we age?
Dr. Julie Renwick The Airway Microbiome in Cystic Fibrosis (AIM-CF)
Dr. Lorina Naci Further development of neuroimaging paradigms to establish biomarkers for the early detection of dementia.
Prof. Redmond O’Connell Using Irish in an EEG investigation of syntax
Prof. Des O’Neill etal Workshop and Workgroups on “Rethinking Dementia through Narrative and Theatre”
Mr. Dominic Campbell Neuro-Science, Neuro-Humanities, Social Determinants and Brain Health Seminar Spring 2018
Prof. Cliona O’Farrelly etal Research Salon’ proposed topics:
  1. What is life?
  2. What is consciousness?
  3. Intelligence: Artificial and Real
  4. Evolution of language: Animal, Human and Computer
  5. What is the brain? What is the mind?
  6. What does it mean to be human? Why be human?
  7. Human & Societal Memory
  8. Communication
Prof. Arun Bokde etal Workshop on “Hate and its Mitigation: Catalysing the Development of an Interdisciplinary European Training Network Application to H2020”
Dr. Geraldine Foley Systematic Review to 1) Identify key domains of supportive decision–making in ALS care and 2) Develop decision-making tools for ALS patients, their family members and for healthcare professionals to use with patients and their (patients’) family.
Prof. Simon McCarthy Jones Catalysing Neurohumanities Research into Child Sexual Abuse
Dr. Richard McMahon Homicide, history and the biological sciences: A case study of lethal family violence in Ireland.

Prof. Veronica O’Keane; Prof. Mary Cosgrove etal

Melancholia and the Brain: Conversations between Neuroscience and the Arts
Dr. Brendan Ciaran Browne

Problematising Resilience: Risk, Resistance and Palestinian Youth 'coping' Under Occupation

Dr Caroline Jagoe; Dr Deborah Thorpe etal

On Speaking Terms: Communication disability in pre-modern Irish medicine

Prof. Jane Ohlmeyer and Dr. Deborah Thorpe etal

Neurohumanities Brainstorming Event with Columbia University

Prof. Veronica O’Keane etal

Building new capacity and collaborations for developmental neuroimaging