There are many funding bodies offering opportunities to research with us. In Ireland alone both the Irish Research Council (IRC) and Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) offer many funding calls. Lists of their calls for 2024 can be found here:

IRC 2024 Programme Calls

SFI Funding Calls


For further information contact a member of the UL Research Support Staff.

Building a Research Proposal

Read the following article from Ena Brophy for advice on Building a Research Proposal.


Research Professional Overview

Research Professional provides a searchable database of global funding opportunities across all disciplines. All funding opportunities returned by the search tool have been checked by the service provider for eligibility so researchers based in an Irish university should be eligible to apply for any of the funding opportunities listed. Funding Opportunities can be searched by a number of criteria including Discipline, Award Type, Funder, Date or a full text search. The system is set up for automatic access from within the UL campus. In addition, you can create your own account on the system to allow you to access the site from off campus, save searches that you create and also to set e-mail alerts to receive notification of new funding opportunities that meet your search criteria.

If you have any problems accessing the system or if you have any queries or feedback please contact