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Research funding boost to support career development, collaboration and public engagement

15 December 2016

Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and University College Dublin (UCD) are the first Irish universities to tap into the Wellcome Institutional Strategic Support Fund securing €1.1 million each.

Half of this money will be provided by the Health Research Board and Science Foundation Ireland as part of the SFI-HRB-Wellcome Partnership. Awards are matched by an equal contribution from the universities. 

The awards are designed to support areas of mutual strategic importance to both the funders and the individual institutions and will contribute to a number of new initiatives in each university. 

Dr Graham Love, Chief Executive at the Health Research Board said; 

“You can’t stifle innovation and these Irish institutions have shown that in abundance. We have seen an increasing number of Irish researchers and institutions secure Wellcome Funding through this partnership in recent years and it is because they have great ideas and know how to sell them”. 

You can read more at the Press Release below.

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