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International Funding

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Featured International Funding Opportunities

Wellcome is the third wealthiest chartible foundation in the world and spends approximately €1 Billion per year on Biomedical research. Many of Wellcome's grant schemes are open to Irish researchers. A number of US Federal agencies including the National Insitutes of Health also have grant opportunities that allow non-US applicants to submit proposals.

The international funding organisations listed here are sponsors to which College researchers have submitted proposals in the past. Click a subject area below to expand a list of current opportunities.

This list is not, of course, exhaustive.  If you wish to submit a proposal to a sponsor not listed below please contact the Research Development Office (email) and include the name of the sponsor and details of the particular scheme.


Senior Research Fellowships support independent researchers who are emerging as global leaders in their field and want to tackle the most important questions in science.

Research Career Development Fellowships support for postdoctoral researchers at academic organisations in the Republic of Ireland who aim to become independent scientists leading their own group.

Royal Society

University Research Fellowships support research in natural sciences, which includes but is not limited to biological research, chemistry, engineering, mathematics and physics.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) provides a one-stop electronic portal where grant applicants can find and apply for US federal grant opportunities, including the various centreas of the Department of Health and Human Services, of which the NIH is one. allows applicants: to search for funding opportunities; register to receive funding alerts; download application packages and instructions; and upload completed applications.

Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

UK-Ireland collaboration in digital humanities. Your project must be large, innovative and multidisciplinary. UK and Ireland-based researchers must collaborate on the project.

AXA Research Fund

AXA postdoctoral fellowships support early-career researchers in carrying out research on inclusive and environmentally sustainable growth.

Jacobs Foundation

Research Fellowship Program is a globally competitive fellowship program for early and mid-career researchers whose work is dedicated to improving the development, learning, and living conditions of children and youth.

Social Science Research Council (SSRC)

Social data research and dissertation fellowships

Spencer Foundation

Research Grant Programs support education research projects that will contribute to the improvement of education.

Wellcome Trust

University Awards in Humanities and Social Science enable humanities and social science researchers to gain permanent positions at academic organisations.

Research Fellowships in Humanities and Social Science supports postdoctoral researchers in health-related humanities and social sciences who do not hold established academic posts.



Physical Sciences, Engineering, and ICT

Facebook Research

Fellowship programme supports doctoral students who are engaged in innovative research in areas related to computer science and engineering, with a focus on those from traditionally underrepresented minority groups.

Johnson and Johnson

The WiSTEM2D Scholars Award Program supports the development of female leaders in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, manufacturing and design.


Research Challenge prizes in the areas of compound synthesis, high-k dielectric materials, lab connectivity, and machine learning.

Royal Society of Chemistry

CAMS-UK fellowships enable early-career analytical chemists to establish their own independent analytical science research identity.

Simons Foundation

Funding opportunities in maths and physical sciences



Life and Health Sciences

Alzheimer's Association

The Zenith Fellows Award Program enables established independent investigators to work on the advancement of Alzheimer’s and other dementias research.

Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation

Prevention pipeline programme supports comparative effectiveness research, prevention clinical trials and epidemiological studies that probe whether the use or choice of drugs alters the risk for dementia or cognitive decline.

Anatomical Society

Research studentships support postgraduate students working towards a degree in the anatomical and related sciences, including anatomical education research.

BrightFocus Foundation

Macular Degeneration Research Grants for pioneering research leading to greater understanding, prevention, and treatment of age-related macular degeneration.

Cancer Research Institute

Postdoctoral Fellowship Program provides support promising young scientists in basic and tumor immunology as part of lifesaving work in cancer immunotherapy research.

Jerome Lejeune Foundation

Pilot and Advanced grants for research into Down syndrome and other rare intellectual disabilities from genetic origin.

Johnson and Johnson

The Johnson & Johnson Innovation challenges are designed to attract global, game changing entrepreneurial innovations in the Pharmaceutical, Medical Devices, Consumer and Global Public Health sectors.

Leducq Foundation

Transatlantic networks of excellence call supports collaborative basic, translational and clinical research coordinated by centres in North America and Europe in the fields of cardiovascular and neurovascular disease.

Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine

Lister Prize Fellowships are awarded to up and coming researchers undertaking high quality biomedical research.

Michael J. Fox Foundation

Funding programs that support basic, translational and clinical research from academia and industry with a goal to significantly improve the lives of people with Parkinson's.

Royal National Institute for Deaf People (RNID)

Discovery Research Grants support projects that will generate knowledge to underpin the discovery of treatments for hearing loss or tinnitus, or improve how new treatments are developed and tested.

Translational Grant aims to support and accelerate the translation of research discoveries into potential new treatments to protect and regenerate hearing and /or silence tinnitus.

Simons Foundation

Funding opportunities to improve the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorders.

Worldwide Cancer Research

Research project grants of 12 to 36 months in length to support basic, fundamental or translational research into the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of cancer.



Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Global Grand Challenges family of initiatives fosters innovation to solve key health and development problems.

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Grant Resources for Scientific Research