Advanced Laureate Awards Programme
Programme at a glance
The Advanced Laureate Awards are for established, leading principal investigators who want funding to pursue ground-breaking, high-risk research.
Eligibility and suitability
- Applications can be made in any field of research.
- Applicants must have over 15 years of experience since completion of their PhD.
- Applications must be submitted by a single principal investigator with the support of a host institution. The principal investigator does not necessarily need to be working at the host institution at the time when the proposal is submitted. However, a mutual agreement and the host institution’s commitment on how the relationship will be established are necessary, should the proposal be successful.
What we offer
|Award type||Duration*||Value||Award start date||Discipline coverage||Location|
|Advanced Laureate Award||Up to 4 years||Maximum of €1,000,000 (inclusive of 25% overhead)||Awards must commence by 9 September 2019||ALL disciplines||Irish higher education institution or research-performing organisation (see footnote 4)|
How to apply
- Contact the research office of your prospective host institution.
- Read the call documents carefully.
- Familiarise yourself with our submission system and register (see the Guide for Applicants for assistance).
- Applicants must submit an expression of interest form by 4pm (Irish time) on 20 June 2018.
- Following this, a full proposal should be submitted via our online submission system by 4pm (Irish time) on 12 July 2018.
For the Laureate Awards programme, we are adopting a two-stage evaluation process. All applications to the programme will be evaluated by remote peer reviewers at Stage 1. Top-ranked proposals will be shortlisted to Stage 2 where a panel will evaluate their proposal supported by remote peer reviewers. Three panels will convene, each representing one of the three domains:
- Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS)
- Life Sciences (LS)
- Physical Sciences and Engineering (PE)
Proposals are evaluated on the basis of excellence as the sole criterion. It will be applied to the evaluation of both the research project and the principal investigator in conjunction.
|Call opening||14 May 2018|
|FAQs open||14 May 2018|
|Expression of interest deadline||4pm (Irish time) 20 June 2018|
|FAQ deadline||5 July 2018|
|Applicant deadline||4pm (Irish time) 12 July 2018|
|Outcome of stage 1 assessment||December 2018|
|Outcome of stage 2 assessment||March 2019|
|Outcome of selection process||March 2019|
|Award commencement date||By 9 September 2019|
* The maximum award is reduced pro rata temporis for projects of a shorter duration