The Council manages a suite of inter-linked schemes funding researchers across all career stages from postgraduate to principal investigator level. Use the filter options to the left to find out more.
European Space Agency Traineeship Scheme
Providing successful applicants an opportunity to gain valuable experience in the development and operation of space missions.
Supporting collaborations between Irish and French researchers in areas important for both economies.
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions COFUND Collaborative Research Fellowships for a Responsive and Innovative Europe (CAROLINE)
Supporting experienced researchers from any discipline to conduct research relevant to the themes of the United Nations 2030 Agenda.
Enterprise Partnership Scheme (Postgraduate) 2017
Supporting suitably qualified research master's and doctoral candidates in any discipline working in partnership with academia and industry.
New Opportunities for Research Funding Agency Cooperation in Europe (NORFACE)
Supporting Europe’s response to the grand societal challenges through the development of opportunities for scientists in the area of social and behavioural sciences.
Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA)
Supporting the continued growth and development of collaborative and transnational humanities research across Europe.
European Coordinated Research on Long-term Challenges in Information and Communication Sciences & Technologies ERA-NET (CHIST-ERA)
Reinforcing the transnational collaboration between participating states in challenging multidisciplinary research in the area of information and communication sciences and technologies
Research for Policy and Society
Supporting research in partnership with enterprise, government and civic society to address the needs of society.
New Horizons Interdisciplinary Research Awards
Supporting researchers with interdisciplinary approaches to solving the European societal challenges and target opportunities under Horizon 2020.
Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting Awards
Supporting the next generation of leading scientists to attend the annual Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings.
Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme
Supporting researchers at an early stage of their postdoctoral career to associate with established research teams who have achieved international recognition for their work.
Employment-Based Postgraduate Programme
Supporting suitably qualified research master's and doctoral candidates in any discipline working in partnership with academia and industry while employed by an enterprise partner.
Enterprise Partnership Scheme (Postdoctoral)
Supporting researchers at an early stage of their postdoctoral career working in partnership with academia and industry.
Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme
Supporting suitably qualified research master's and doctoral candidates pursuing, or intending to pursue, full-time research in any discipline.
Laureate Awards Programme 2017/18
Supporting exceptional researchers to conduct frontier basic research across all disciplines.
Supporting eligible researchers intending to pursue research, networking or dissemination activities within and across all disciplines.