Ulysses 2018

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Background

The aim of the Ulysses scheme is to foster new collaborations between Irish- and French-based researchers by providing seed funding for reciprocal travel visits over the course of one year. The scheme thus facilitates the exchange of innovative ideas and approaches between Irish- and French-based researchers across all disciplines.

This year, selected research projects will also be supported by the following strategic partners:

  • Electricity transmission system operator EirGrid will partner with French-based Réseau de Transport d’Électricité to support suitably aligned research projects in the area of renewable energies and smart grids.
  • The Health Research Board will partner with Inserm, the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research, to support research projects focusing on patient-oriented and clinical research, population health or health services research.
  • The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland and ADEME, the French Environment and Energy Management Agency, will provide support to research projects exploring topics relating to climate change.

What we offer

A Ulysses award will involve researcher(s) based in Ireland travelling to France and researcher(s) based in France travelling to Ireland.

Awards will be up to a maximum of €2,500 each to Irish- and French-based research partner(s) to cover travel and living expenses. These awards are simultaneously receivable and must be used within the 2019 calendar year.

How to apply

One electronic copy of the application form and all related attachments must be submitted via email to ulysses@research.ie by a person authorised by their institution to hold responsibility for research grants.

Queries not addressed in the Terms and Conditions will be answered using a frequently asked questions process. Research offices may send any queries they are unable to clarify to ulysses@research.ie.

Key dates

DeadlineDate
Call opens15 June 2018
Application deadline4pm (Irish time) 19 September 2018
OutcomeJanuary 2019

In Ireland, Ulysses is funded and administered by the Irish Research Council. In France, it is funded by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and administered by the Embassy of France in Ireland and Campus France, the leading French agency for international mobility.