R&D: launch of Ulysses programme for 2018

The 2018 Ulysses programmes for R&D projects has been issued. Deadline for applications: 22d September 2017.

12th May 2017

The "Ulysses" scheme is designed to support new research collaborations between Irish and French researchers. It is named Ulysses after James Joyce’s famous novel to celebrate the Joycean links between Ireland and France. The scheme facilitates the exchange of innovative ideas and approaches between Irish and French researchers and the development of mutual research projects involving young Irish researchers visiting France and reciprocal visits involving young French researchers to Ireland.

Support is provided for short visits to partner institutions and covers travel and subsistence costs.

Applications involving researchers at an early stage of their academic career will be favourably received. The programme offers grants of up to 2 x €2,500 to Irish and French researchers to support visits linked to mutual research projects.

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Dr Orla Feely, Dr Katherine O’Callaghan and French Ambassador Thebault during last year’s launch

In Ireland, Ulysses is funded by the Irish Research Council and Teagasc, and administered by the Irish Research Council. It is funded by the French Departments for Foreign Affairs (Ministère des Affaires Etrangères et du Développement International) and Research (Ministère de l’Education Nationale, de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche) and administered by the Embassy of France in Ireland and Campus France, the leading French agency for international mobility, on the French side.


This year, the Call for Ulysses Awards for Travel in 2018 will be opened on the 16th of May 2017.

The programme will fund applications across all fields of research, except clinical medicine. Proposals concerning agrifood research and the rural environment will be processed by the Irish Research Council and funded by Teagasc.


For more details about the programme and applications (only for Irish researchers): www.research.ie

The closing date for receipt of applications will be at 5pm on Friday, 22nd September 2017.

Published on 17/08/2017

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