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Grant applications - February updates

2 February 2017

Emerging Investigator Awards for Health 2017, Fulbright-HRB Health Impact Award, Summer Student Scholarship 2017, and more...

Applications in progress:

Applied Partnership Awards (APA) 2016:  The international review panel for APA  has taken place and outcomes will be presented to the HRB Board on 24th February.  Applicants will be notified as soon as possible after the Board meeting. 

Definitive Interventions and Feasibility Awards (DIFA) 2017: The final funding recommendations of the DIFA call are going to the HRB February Board meeting, successful applicants will be informed by end of February.

Emerging Investigator Awards for Health 2017: 57 eligible applications are currently undergoing international peer-review. A selected number of candidates will be shortlisted in mid-April and invited for interview by an international panel. The Panel interview will take place at the HRB office in Dublin on 22, 23, 24 of May with the final HRB Board approval at the end of June.
Fulbright-HRB Health Impact Award: A selected number of candidates have been invited for interview. The final announcements will be made by the Fullbright Commission sometime during March.

Closing soon

Summer Student Scholarship 2017: The deadline for submitting the application through the GEMS system is on Wednesday 8 February 2017 at 13.00. Applicants will be notified in April, following approval by the HRB Board at their meeting on 7 April 2017.

Changes to schemes

The US-Ireland R&D Partnership Programme (submission are made to the National Institutes of Health) have been revised.

Key changes to the scheme - for the Republic of Ireland applicants - include:

  1. HRB and SFI have opened up the scheme to fund projects across the entirety of the NIH remit. This means that applicants no longer have to demonstrate how the different components of their research align either with HRB or SFI remits.
  2. The maximum amount available per project for the Republic of Ireland component has been increased from €805,000 (inclusive of 30% overheads) to €910,000 (inclusive of 30% overheads.) thus applicants will be able to apply for up to €700,000 in research funding under this programme.
  3. HRB and SFI have agreed a single set of budget guidelines and single budget template, and will fund any successful projects on a 50:50 basis, based on the outcome of the NIH merit review.

The relevant call documents have been updated in the grant notice on the HRB website.

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