New Foundations 2020: Irish Research Council funds researchers’ collaboration with civic society

Irish Research Council

The Irish Research Council is pleased to announce New Foundations 2020. This funding call once again includes an “Engaging Civic Society” strand that specifically facilitates collaboration between researchers and civic society groups nationally.

The “Engaging Civic Society” strand will support small, discrete collaborative projects between academic researchers (the applicants to the Call) and an NGO or community/voluntary organisation. CVOs or NGOs interested in seeking an Academic Partner can send their organisation name, contact details and strategic themes/relevant topic details to An updated spreadsheet with this information will be made available on the New Foundations 2020 page of the Irish Research Council website:

Awards for this strand are valued up to a maximum of €12,000.

For more information, deadlines, and all relevant documentation, please see the New Foundations 2020 page on the Irish Research Council website listed above.

The closing date for applications from eligible researchers will be 4pm on 20th October 2020. Queries from CVOs or NGOs can be forwarded to the Council by emailing

The Wheel and Dóchas are partnering with the Council to support the engagement of their respective member organisations in the initiative.

About the Irish Research Council

The Irish Research Council is mandated to enrich the pool of knowledge and expertise available for addressing Ireland’s current and future needs, whether societal, cultural or economic. The Council seeks to deliver for citizens through collaboration and enabling knowledge exchange with government departments and agencies, enterprise and civic society.

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
20th Aug, 2020
Expiry Date
20th Oct, 2020