Irish Research Council New Foundations Scheme 2016 Now Open

The Irish Research Council, in partnership with The Wheel and Dochas, is pleased to announce the opening of the New Foundations Scheme 2016. The call includes a strand addressing research engagement with civic society both on a national and international basis. The 2016 strand will build on similar initiatives run under New Foundations 2014 and 2015.

The Engaging Civic Society strand will support small, discrete collaborative projects between academic researchers (the applicants to the Call) and a community/voluntary group or NGO. Awards for this strand are valued up to a maximum of €20,000/€25,000 depending on the focus (national or international).

Successful awardees under this strand will develop a research idea or project, test a concept or theory and/or develop partnerships or activities.

Click here for more information, including terms & conditions and full details on how the application process.

The closing date for applications from eligible researchers is 4pm on Friday 21 October 2016.

The application portal is available at this link:

Call information will include Frequently Asked Questions. Other queries from CVOs or NGOs can be forwarded to the Council by emailing:


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