GSI Short Call

Short Call 2020

The GSI Short Call is designed to support small scale applied, basic or 'blue skies' projects. Examples include:

  • Seed projects towards development of larger scale projects
  • Student bursaries or scholarships (e.g. summer students, MSc.)
  • Development of prototypes/software
  • Development of methodologies/toolkits
  • Demonstration projects
  • Development and publication of products (e.g. open databases, map products, books etc.)

For the 2020 call, and to support recent Government policies in relation to the Covid-19 economic recovery, this years' call aims to increase support the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) sector as well as projects based in higher education institutes.
 
In addition, projects utilising the new Earth Surface Research Laboratory at Trinity College are particularly encouraged. The ESRL carries out analysis for the GSI Tellus programme and provides analytical facilities for bulk-rock and soil geochemistry research. Available instruments include wavelength dispersive XRF, energy dispersive XRF, a multi-element analyser and a Mercury analyser. For further information please see the website and refer to the review process information below.

Deadline
9am, 5 October 2020

Maximum funding
€30,000 including indirect costs

Duration
Maximum 14 months

Submission
By email – Applicants must use the application form provided, please see template below.

Eligibility
The call is open to researchers in any company or Higher Education Institute based in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland (projects led by researchers based in Northern Ireland must include a partner based in RoI).

Documents

If you have a question that is not answered in the above documents, or if you encounter any difficulty with the Word document, please contact research@gsi.ie


If you would like more information about the programme, or projects previously funded through this call, please go to:

There will be an online information session for SMEs on 1 September 2020 at 2.30pm.
For the link, please email aoife.braiden@gsi.ie.

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GSI Short Call 2017

The Short Call is designed to support applied, basic or 'blue skies' projects. Examples include:

  • Seed projects towards development of larger scale projects
  • Student bursaries or scholarships (e.g. summer students, MSc.)
  • Development of prototypes/software
  • Development of methodologies/toolkits
  • Demonstration projects

Development and publication of products (e.g. open databases, map products, books etc.)

Maximum funding
€25,000 including indirect costs

Duration
Maximum 12 months

Submission
By email – Applicants must use the application form provided - please see note below.

Eligibility
The call is open to researchers in any company, advisory group, charity or Higher Education Institute based in the Republic of Ireland

Documents
Please read the call documents carefully.

Should you encounter any difficulty with the Word document, please be aware that it is available from research offices or email research@gsi.ie  
 
If you would like more information about the programme or projects funded to date please go to: