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Funding

​​​Geological Survey Ireland provides research funding for geoscientists through a number of mechanisms. Funding provided and managed by the Geological Survey/DCCAE includes (i) Short Calls, (ii) Postdoctoral Fellowships and (iii) Griffith Awards. We also partner with external funding agencies in Ireland and in Europe to support Irish based geoscience research. 

​Call Title
​Funded by
​Managed by
​Eligibility (see call documents)
​Scale​Topics Included
​GSI Short Call
GSI​GSI​Research Institutes & industry
​Up to 12 months, up to €25,000
​Geoscience
​GSI Postdoc Fellowship
​GSI​GSI​Post PhD researchers
​24 or 36 months, up to €75,000/year
​Specific to annual calls
​GSI Griffith Awards
​GSI​GSI​Third level geoscience lecturers
​Up to 12 months, up to €100,000
​Geoscience
Fulbright Ireland partnership​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Fulbright-GSI (Outgoing)GSI and FulbrightFulbright IrelandGeoscience researchersTravel & accom. for 3-10months​Geoscience
​Fulbright-GSI (Incoming)
​GSI and Fulbright
​Fulbright Ireland
​Geoscience researchers
​Travel & accom. for 3-10months
​Geoscience
Science Foundation Ireland​ ​ ​partnership ​ ​ ​
​SFI-GSI Investigators' Programme
​SFI (50%) and GSI (50%)
​SFI​Mid-Senior career researchers in approved institutes
​Up to 60months, up €500,000/year
​Geoscience
​ ​ ​Irish Research Council Partnership
​IRC-GSI Enterprise Partnership Scheme
​IRC (1/3rd) GSI (2/3rds)
​IRC​Early Career researchers in approved institutes
​24 months, up to €45,895/year
​Geoscience - and in line with GSI programme activities
​IRC-GSI Employment Based Programme
​Industry partner (1/3rd) GSI (2/3rd)
​IRC​MSc candidates
​12 months, up to €24,000
​Geoscience
​IRC-GSI Res. for Policy & Society
​IRC (1/3rd) GSI (2./3rd) (+/- SEAI)
​IRC​Researchers in approved institutes
​24 months, up to €100,000
​Geoscience in relation to policy & social impact
​ ​Environmental Protection Agency partnership
​EPA-GSI (water)
​EPA (50%), GSI (50%)
​EPA​Researchers in approved institutes
​Small, Medium or Large scale
​Groundwater (specific topics)
​ ​​Horizon2020 ERA Nets/International partnerships
​GeothermicaIrish partner funded by GSI​​Geothermica ERA Net
​Research institutes and industry researchers
​Up to 36 Months, up to €200,000
​Geothermal Energy
​ERA MIn 2
Irish partner funded by GSI​​ERA MIn 2 ERA Net
​Research Institutes and industry researchers
Up to 36 months, up to €450,000
​Raw Materials/ Minerals