UL researchers, Dr Brendan Florio, MACSI, Dr Karol Mullaney-Dignam, Department of History and Dr Klaas-Jan Stol, Lero – Irish Software Engineering Research Centre were awarded Royal Irish Academy Charlemont Awards. Funded by the Academy, the Charlemont Grants are designed to act as a career springboard to assist scholars in strengthening their international mobility and developing international collaborative networks. In short, to fund excellent people with excellent ideas. These are small grants, with high impact, and are complimentary to larger programmes offered by other funders including the Irish Research Council and SFI.
Grants are available for short visits to any country to support primary research in any subject area. The duration of visits is generally between one week and six weeks in length, the key objectives being to initiate one-to-one collaborations, explore opportunities to build lasting networks and gain access to ideas, research facilities, and complementary equipment. Funds are available to facilitate initial project planning and development; to support the direct costs of research; or for visits by or to partner scholars. The 2016 call for applications will open in early autumn, for further details please visit www.ria.ie.