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The Pre-Award team are here to help researchers to find funding opportunities and build winning proposals! Collectively, the team has reviewed hundreds of proposals for National and European programmes as well as for TU Dublin staff and prospective students. They regularly meet with funders and other organisations and can share their experience with staff at all stages of their research career.

The earlier you engage with us the more support you can receive! 
More detailed information on planning your research is available on our Research intranet here.

Contact us here

The Pre-Award team supports researchers across the University. 

Name: Roles and Interests

Dr Paul Hynds

Information about National funding calls; advises and supports funding applicants; provides critical friend reviews, endorsement of applications.  Can set applicants up on IRC and SFI platforms.  

Dr Oluwasegun Seriki
Strategic Research Proposal Co-Ordinator

STEM  - National Funders

Guldan Kalem
Strategic Research Proposal Co-Ordinator

European Programmes

Dr Mariia Perelygina
Strategic Research Proposal Co-Ordinator

AHSS -  National Funders

Victoria Jagun
Research Projects Budget Advisor

Budget queries in relation to project set up

Phyllis Prendergast
Assistant Staff Officer
Admin support to Pre-Award team

Anna O'Brien
Assistant Staff Officer

Admin support to Pre-Award team and website support


The European Commission implements the EU’s activities. It is the civil service and comprises  55 executive agencies and departments (directorates-general). Each has its own knowledge development and policy formulation requirements.

The departments also issue calls for tender which you will find on the Participant portal here....   or by department here........