The Irish Research Council have opened the call for the Employment-Based Postgraduate Programme. The EBP programme provides postgraduate researchers with an opportunity to complete a master's or PhD while directly acquiring workplace experience and skills. The closing date is 28 February 2019.
The value of each research award is up to €96,000, depending on the duration of the postgraduate qualification.
Last year, an investment of €2.5 million in 31 early-career researchers across all disciplines was made under the EBP programme. Researchers who received funding in 2018 include:
Lána McCarthy, working with YoungBallymun and Trinity College Dublin, whose research focuses on how parental engagement can be maximised to enhance children's language and literacy outcomes;
Ciara Buchanan, working with Remedy Biologics Ltd. and Dublin City University, who is researching patient-guided studies on the immune system for the development of colon cancer therapies;
Sammy Ball, working with Dublin Airport Authority and University College Cork, who is addressing financial and safety issues related to wildlife collisions on the runways of Dublin International Airport; and
Fearghal Kerin, working with Leinster Rugby and University College Dublin, who aims to develop a better understanding of the hamstring injury epidemic in professional rugby.
Participants on the EBP programme are primarily based with their employment partner, while also benefitting from research supervision in their host higher education institution. When applying for funding under the EBP programme, researchers link up with potential employment partners and academic supervisors as part of the application process.
Applications for the 2019 EBP programme will only be accepted through the Irish Research Council's online application system. The deadline for applications is 28th February 2019.
Click here for further information and details of the application process.