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Funding Opportunities

There are a range of opportunities available from junior researchers through to Principal Investigators. Links to our main funding agencies are shown initially followed by detailed calls acording to the call deadline.

Upcoming Calls


Call title


ERC Advanced Grant

August 2018 (expected)

Marie Curie IF 2018

12 September 2018

ERC Starter

October 2018 (expected)

Marie Curie ITN 15 January 2019
Science Foundation Ireland:
Call title


The President of Ireland Future Research Leaders Programme

3 August 2018 (EOI)


Q2 2018 (expected)

SFI Industry Fellowship Programme

Q4 2018 (expected)

Investigators Programme

Q1 2019 (expected)

SFI Career Development Award

Q1 2019 (expected)

Irish Research Council:
Call title


Laureate Award (Advanced)

20 June 2018 (EOI)


29 June 2018 (EOI)


Q3 2018 (expected)

Enterprise Partner Scheme (postgraduate)

Q3 2018 (expected)

Enterprise Partner Scheme (postdoctoral)

Q3 2018 (expected)

Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship

Q4 2018 (expected)

Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scheme

Q4 2018 (expected)

Health Research Board:
Call title


Emerging Investigator Awards 2019

30 August 2018 (EOI)

Enterprise Ireland:
Call title


Commercialisation Fund Programme

7 July 2017

Innovation Partnership Programme


Wellcome Trust:
Call title


Seed Award in Science 05 July 2018
Investigator Award in Science 24 July and 12 November 2018

Research Career Development Fellowships

07 August 2018

Collaborative Awards in Science

20 August and 19 November 2018

Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowships

09 October 2018

International Calls
Call title


NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grant

June – July 2018 (Applications are currently closed)

Rolling Calls

Call title


Enterprise Ireland
Commercial Case Feasibility Grant

€15,000 (up to 3 months)

Enterprise Ireland
Travel Support Scheme for Horizon 2020

€400/day for up to 3 days.

Enterprise Ireland
Coordination Support Scheme for Horizon 2020


Enterprise Ireland
Coordination Support For ERC Applications


SFI ERC Development Programme

50% of ERC proposal or €500,000 for 24 months

SFI ERC Support Programme


SFI SPOKES Programme- Rolling Call

No minimum or maximum

SFI Research Professorship Programme

€5M for 5 years

Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellowships

Salary and research expenses for 5-7 years

Wellcome Trust Public Engagement Funding within Research Grants

Justifiable costs

Wellcome Trust Innovator Awards

Up to £500,000 for 24 months

EMBO Short-Term Fellowships

Travel and subsistence costs

EMBO Long-Term Fellowships

Stipend and travel