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GSI Griffith Awards

GSI Griffith Awards    2018

The aim of the GSI Griffith Geoscience Awards is to provide teaching cover and support to allow excellent researchers to pursue novel research ideas and advance pioneering scientific discoveries. It is expected that the research outputs will be ambitious; projects moving into new areas of research or developing new synergies with other disciplines/area of expertise will be prioritised. Proposals should include either proof of concept studies for a novel and innovative research idea or application of existing expertise in a new area of research.

Ultimately the outputs should help build expertise and capacity, increase research impact and improve the quality and sustainability (through diversification) of geoscience research in Ireland.

It is envisaged that all research funded under the Griffith Geoscience Awards will lead to an extended programme of research and development in the areas funded. It is also expected that the research to be undertaken is not currently being funded by other research funding agencies (either due to exclusion of the specific topic or the high risk/high gain nature of the research).

GSI aims to support groundbreaking research in the following areas:

  • Geology
  • Geochemistry
  • Geophysics
  • Geohazards
  • Remote sensing and Earth Observation
  • Earth resources (including water)
  • Marine geoscience
  • Artificial Intelligence/machine learning for geoscience data

Griffith Awards Terms and Conditions, Submission Information, Templates and FAQs

GSI Geoscience Research Programme - Griffith Award 2016

The call is open to geoscience lecturing staff in Higher Education Institutes in the Republic of Ireland. Funding is available for a teaching substitute plus some additional costs to support the planned research programme. Expected outputs include publications of significant research work, co-ordination and submission of large scale/high impact project proposals etc.

Please read the Terms and Conditions carefully as these will form the basis of contracts for successful applicants.

Key information

Funding available: Maximum €100,000

Deadline for applications: 5pm, November 30th 2016

Submission: By email

Expected start date: August 2017

Duration: Maximum 12 months

Research themes: see Terms and Conditions

Eligibility: Academic teaching staff

Eligible costs: Replacement teaching cover for academic staff, research costs

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