Research visits – Ulysses 2019 (Next call in May 2020)

The HRB is partnering with the Irish Research Council’s (IRC) Ulysses travel grant to fund a number of research visits to France in three areas:

  • Patient-oriented and clinical research.
  • Population health research
  • Health services research.

Scheme at a glance

Career stage
  • Early career
  • Mid career
  • Senior career
Research area
  • Health services research
  • Patient-oriented and clinical research
  • Population health research
Funding available Awards will be up to a maximum of €2,500 each to Irish and French-based research partners to cover travel and living expenses. The HRB may fund up to five awards.
Duration of funding Two short research visits within 12 months

Additional Information

The immediate aim of the Ulysses scheme is to foster new collaborations between researchers in Ireland and France by funding travel visits between two research groups (from Ireland to France and from France to Ireland) over the course of one year. The longer-term goal is to establish lasting professional networks of researchers and institutions. The scheme provides seed funding to begin the collaboration. Successful applicants are encouraged to develop their collaboration post-Ulysses by seeking large-scale funding from other sources.
Support is provided for short visits to partner institutions, and covers travel and subsistence costs. The programme offers a grant of up to €2,500 each to one Irish and one French research individual/team.  



Irish-based academic researchers in third level institutions or publicly-funded research institutions.


The Irish partner(s) should submit an application form to the Irish Research Council (IRC). The French partner(s) should submit an application form to Campus France.

An application form and full details of the scheme can be found on the Irish Research Council website:


Irish Research Council,


Opening date
10:00 17-06-2019
Closing date
16:00 25-09-2019
Decision expected
January 2020
Next call expected
May / June 2020