Three IRC Researcher of the Year Award trophies, designed by Kathleen Walsh

Call Open: Irish Research Council Researcher of the Year Awards 2023

Posted: 14 July, 2023

The Irish Research Council (IRC) has opened its call for nominations for the 2023 Irish Research Council Researcher of the Year Awards. Now in their seventh year, these awards will commend the very best of our awardees and alumni who are making highly significant and valuable contributions to knowledge, society, culture, and innovation.

The awards also celebrate mentors, supervisors, research officers, and technical support staff from across the Irish higher education and research system (whether funded by the IRC or not). The Research Ally Prizes honour their role in supporting and sustaining the research ecosystem and fostering a positive academic culture based on equality, inclusivity, and respect.

Nominations are invited under four categories:

  1. Researcher of the Year
  2. Early Career Researcher of the Year
  3. Impact Award
  4. Research Ally


Detailed information on the criteria for awards and nomination process can be found in our Guidance Document on the Irish Research Council Researcher of the Year call page.





Key Dates
Deadline Date
Call Open 14 July 2023
Final FAQ Submissions 22 September 2023
Nomination Deadline 29 September 2023
Call Announcement December 2023

Data Protection Notice

Please read our updated Data Protection Notice.

Our use of cookies

We use necessary cookies to make our site work. We'd also like to set optional analytics cookies to help us improve it. We won't set these optional cookies unless you enable them. Using this tool will set a cookie on your device to remember your preferences.

For more detailed information about the cookies we use, see our Privacy Policy page

Necessary cookies

Necessary cookies enable core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility. You may disable these by changing your browser settings, but this may affect how the website functions.

Analytics cookies

We'd like to set Google Analytics cookies to help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on how you use it. The cookies collect information in a way that does not directly identify anyone.