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Ireland-Scotland bilateral network grants

The Royal Irish Academy (RIA) and the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), with the support of the Scottish Government Office in Ireland and the Department of Foreign Affairs, are pleased to invite applications for the second round of the Ireland–Scotland Bilateral Network Grants.

The ambition of the Ireland–Scotland Bilateral Network Grants is to strengthen co-operation and learning between excellent researchers, academics and practitioners in Scotland and Ireland within the five thematic areas identified within the 2021 Irish–Scottish Bilateral Review.

In 2022, the Ireland–Scotland Bilateral Network Grants invites applications which address the theme of ‘Revival, Resilience and Recovery: Academic and Research networks post Covid-19’. The importance of academic and research links between Ireland and Scotland are highlighted within the 2021 Irish-Scottish Bilateral Review, and a number of disciplines were identified as being natural areas of collaboration and development and which are eligible under this scheme:

  • Oceanography
  • Aquaculture
  • Rural development

The Ireland/Scotland Bilateral Netword Grants scheme opens at noon on 7 September 2022 and closes at noon on 27 October 2022.

For more information on how to apply see here.

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