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The COALESCE Scheme was launched in 2018 as the IRC’s challenge focused scheme. COALESCE, Collaborative Alliances for Societal Challenges, was conceived to fund excellent research addressing national, European, and global challenges by bringing together researchers and Government and policy makers, enterprise, and civil society. The scheme aims to integrate the knowledge and evidence borne through robust research into the sphere of public policy, creating tangible and enduring links between the publicly funded research system and policy. Since 2018 we have funded x projects, many of which were funded or co-funded by a government department or agency.

Projects have dealt with very different challenges, across all disciplines, from using AI to monitoring air quality, to x, to y, to z.

Here we showcase the impact of 3 of our COALESCE projects:

Infographic showing the impact of the Coalesce Project
  • 1576 directly funded researchers
    • 3578 Postdoctoral fellow(GOI, EPS, CAROLINE and Projects)
    • 1176 Postgraduate scholars (GOI, EPS, EBP and Projects)
    • 42 Research assistants (PI-led projects)
  • 109 principal investigator led projects
    • 33 COALESCE
    • 48 Laureate
    • 19 ERANET projects
    • 1 Research Infrastructure
    • 8 Other research projects

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