Last Chance to Apply for New Foundations 2018

Irish Research Council funds researchers’ collaboration with civic society

The Irish Research Council is pleased to announce New Foundations 2018. This funding call includes an “Engaging Civic Society” strand that specifically facilitates collaboration between researchers and civic society groups, both nationally and international.

The “Engaging Civic Society” strand will support small, discrete collaborative projects between academic researchers (the applicants to the Call) and an NGO or community/voluntary organisation. CVOs or NGOs interested in seeking an Academic Partner can complete an Expression of Interest form detailing their area of interest. Completed Expressions of Interest will be posted on the Council website and social media.

Awards for this strand are valued up to a maximum of €12,000/€15,000, depending on the focus (national or international).

For more information, the Expression of Interest form, and all relevant documentation, please see the New Foundations 2018 page on the Irish Research Council website:

The closing date for applications from eligible researchers will be 4pm on 6 December 2018. Queries from CVOs or NGOs can be forwarded to the Council by emailing:

The Wheel and Dóchas are partnering with the Council to support the engagement of their respective member organisations in the initiative.

About the Irish Research Council

The Irish Research Council is mandated to enrich the pool of knowledge and expertise available for addressing Ireland’s current and future needs, whether societal, cultural or economic. The Council seeks to deliver for citizens through collaboration and enabling knowledge exchange with government departments and agencies, enterprise and civic society.