COALESCE Research Fund


We are pleased to announce the second call under a fund for research that addresses national and global societal challenges.

COALESCE builds on and brings together two of our former funding programmes, namely Research for Policy and Society and the New Horizons Interdisciplinary Research Awards.

The call seeks to fund excellent research addressing national and European/global national challenges as set out in the challenge frameworks now in place. The call is run in partnership with a number of government department and agencies, who fund or co-fund specific strands.

COALESCE will consist of a number of strands including:

  • specific strands in partnership with government departments and agencies (IHREC, DCYA, HSE SH &CPP and Met Éireann); and
  • a strand in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade whereby the lead PI will work with a PI in one of Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s partner countries (Vietnam, Palestine or any African country).

How to apply

Potential applicants should read the 2019 Terms and Conditions carefully to ascertain whether or not they are eligible to apply.

Indicative versions of the application forms will be provided for information purposes only. All participants must create and submit their forms via the online system

Key dates

Deadline8 August 2019
Launch of CallJune 2019
FAQ deadline1 August 2019
Research Office endorsement deadline19 August 2019
Outcome of schemeDecember 2019

You can download the session slides from the Programme Briefing section on the right sidebar. 

Please note that the timings provided here are indicative and may be subject to change. If you do not find the answer to your query in the call documentation, you should contact the research office in your proposed institution which will provide information and clarification on the call. Research offices can send any queries they are unable to clarify to