New programme announced to fund 400 PhD student research projects, call out later this year.

Published: 1 Jul, 2023

The Government has announced a new funding programme, Innovate for Ireland, in partnership with Global Innovators Ireland to recruit and retain research talent.

The programme will embrace all relevant disciplines, from Science, Technology and Engineering to Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. 

The initiative's initial phase will attract up to 400 PhD high-calibre students to undertake research in Ireland that tackles national and global grand challenges such as climate change and climate adaptation; global health and pandemics; water poverty; digital society; cyber-security.

A package, including a stipend of €28,000, will be awarded through the programme to the PhD students. It will be open to Irish and International students.

The programme will be managed through Science Foundation Ireland, in partnership with the Irish Research Council and the Health Research Board. A competitive call process aimed at Higher Education Institutes is being developed and should be initiated later this year.

Please contact for more information, and watch out for the call announcements on the weekly Research News Updates.