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Information for Ireland-Scotland bilateral network grantees

Those successful for this grant will be notified of the outcome via email.

Acceptance and payment 1:

Please email ‘’ indicating your willingness to accept the award, and note the below requirements. In all email correspondence please use the subject line: Ireland Scotland bilateral network grants and your name.

Our Finance department will then make contact under separate cover to request the financial information required, including verification of tax clearance status. If an institution is administering the award on behalf of the grantee then we will require the bank details of the institution. 50% of the Grant (payment one) will be processed upon receipt of the documents listed above

Important: this required documentation should be submitted by 16 December 2023, at the latest.

Failure to submit your details to accounts will delay the grant drawdown. 

Payment 2:

The remaining 50% of the grant (payment two) will be released upon safe receipt of the following:

  • A detailed report,using this template. The report will include a full account of expenditure submitted via this form.

  • Submitted receipts for each expense incurred (Important: Only vouched expenses will be reimbursed).

Additional notes:

  • This award is subject to the travel and subsistence rates as set out by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform. Please note that expenses listed as ineligible in the notes to applicants during the application process cannot be claimed.

  • It should be noted that the sum allocated is the maximum to be awarded and final amount will be based on vouched expenditure. You must submit ALL receipts as you will be required to return any unspent funds to the Academy. Please note that this specifically includes items for which there is no receipt attached.

  • Please note that these are subject to change:

Domestic Subsistence Allowances: here(link is external)

Subsistence Allowances Abroad here(link is external)

  • Please note that expenses listed as ineligible in the notes to applicants during the application process cannot be claimed.

  • You must also ensure that the ‘Guidelines for acknowledging funding’ are followed including use of the RIA logo as outlined.

  • Deadline for submission of your report is 21 July 2023.

  • The report will include a lay summary of your project (maximum 200 words) and require relevant high quality image (300dpi), for inclusion on the Academy website and annual review. This summary should be written in plain English, free from jargon and at a reading level as found in a standard broadsheet newspaper. It should provide a concise overview of the project, main findings and impacts of the research.


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