HRB Rapid Response Mechanism to support Ukrainian researchers in crisis 2022 (Ucrisis 2022)

Under this scheme, Principal Investigators of eligible HRB awards can request supplementary funding for a named individual/s who have been displaced by the Russian invasion in Ukraine or who cannot return to Ukraine due to the invasion (and are being supported by the Irish Government under the Temporary Protection Directive). Funding can be requested for more than one named individual. The researchers supported by the scheme need to be located in the Republic of Ireland and to provide documentation showing that they are covered by the Temporary Protection Directive as part of the application.

Additional Information

The Ucrisis scheme will provide financial support in the format of a start-up grant (“equipment” - to cover basic necessities as required including laptop, books etc.), running costs, dissemination, contributions to monthly salary and overheads contributions.

Awards will have a duration of up to 12 months. The budget requested and the award duration must reflect the scale and nature of the proposed research.


Applications are welcomed from Principal Investigators for currently active awards across all HRB schemes with the exception of training awards tailored to specific individuals (Summer Scholarships and Post-doctoral fellows, e.g., ARPP, CSF and HRB Interns) and short, specific awards (Conference and Event Sponsorship, Knowledge Exchange and Dissemination Scheme, HRB Impact Awards). Principal Investigators of eligible awards will be alerted by the HRB. Where awards are co-funded with another organisation, the HRB will provide the full cost associated with this scheme.


The scheme is open to support researchers and research-related technical staff across the research career framework, including those that were conducting MSc or PhD-level training, postdoctoral fellows and senior investigators. Proposals should be proportionate and appropriate to the original award in terms of scale and ambition and the skills of the supported individual/s. Applications need to be supported by the Host Institution.


Applications must be completed and submitted through the HRB online Grant E-Management System (GEMS) (

The application must have been reviewed and approved by the signatory approver at the research office (or equivalent) in the Host Institution before it is submitted to the HRB.


Peter Hyde/Sónia Pereira

Project Officer

Research Strategy and Funding

Opening date
Rolling call

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