Minister Simon Harris announces IRC funding to support rising researchers and pioneering projects at TU Dublin
Exploring workplace well-being practices in the Irish Tech sector and using 3D culture models to accelerate therapeutic discovery and development for brain cancer. These are among the research projects at TU Dublin awarded funding under the Irish Research Council’s (IRC) flagship Government of Ireland programmes, which was announced by Minister Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD on Monday.
The IRC’s Government of Ireland scheme supports top early-career researchers who are based in Ireland’s higher education and research institutions. The investment will fund 294 awards in total, namely 214 postgraduate scholarships and 80 postdoctoral fellowships.
Announcing the funding awards, Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD, said:
I am delighted to announce this investment for a new generation of postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers under the Irish Research Council’s Government of Ireland programmes. These awards will support the development of the next generation of excellent researchers in Ireland, as they pursue new knowledge at the cutting edge of a wide range of disciplines.
This investment recognises the huge potential of Ireland’s early-career researchers, and it will support the development of skills, knowledge and innovation that will meet the challenges of today and the future
The Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme awardees at TU Dublin are:
How Online Learning Contributes to Management Team Development in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs).
A computational approach towards the understanding of diffusion of nanoparticles in biological fluids.
Well-washing: An exploration of workplace well-being practices in the Irish tech sector.
Contemporary Irish Piano Music: Perspectives on Practicing and Performing the Commissioned Works of the Dublin International Piano Competition.
The successful postgraduate awardees supported at TU Dublin are:
Janith Manohara Bandara Wanigasekara Waigasekara Mudiyanselage
ACCELERAT3D: Advanced 3D culture models to accelerate therapeutic discovery and development for brain cancer.
Discourse and Hierarchy in Cultural Fields.
Welcoming the announcement, Peter Brown, Director of the Irish Research Council, said:
The IRC’s prestigious Government of Ireland awards will enable close to 300 exceptional and innovative early-career researchers to progress a wide variety of pioneering areas of research. Early-career researchers represent the future of research and innovation, and the funding being announced by the Minister today will support a vibrant knowledge ecosystem. This eco-system will benefit and shape the further development of enterprise, public policy and our higher education institutions. The awards encompass funding across all disciplines – from the arts, humanities and social sciences, to science, technology, engineering and maths.
We are delighted to collaborate with our national partners on the awards again this year- boosting future expertise and knowledge in areas such as the environment and weather, social policy, and civil society