Funding your Research

A range of organisations offers funding which is accessible to teachers and others carrying out educational research. We have included links to relevant websites below. If you are aware of other sources of funding which are not referenced below, please email us at research@teachingcouncil.ie

National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA)

The NCCA runs a Research and Development Programme, which was established to support knowledge of, engagement with and critical reflection on educational assessment theory and practice. There are four strands of this programme, viz. i) Master's Strand ii) Doctoral Strand iii) Developmental Strand, and iv) Network Strand.

Children's Research Network of Ireland and Northern Ireland (CRNINI)

CRNINI makes runs a Prevention and Early Intervention Research Grant scheme, which provides small-scale, competitive grants to individuals or teams from any discipline to conduct further exposition of research data that was generated by The Atlantic Philanthropies' Prevention and Early Intervention Initiative (PE11). Click here for more information.

Irish National Teachers' Organisation (INTO)

The INTO makes grants available for education research. There are five bursaries of €1,500 available, and these are open to all INTO members. Further information is available here.

Association of Secondary Teachers, Ireland (ASTI)

The ASTI Scholarship is an annual Scholarship of €4000. The aim of the Scholarship is to assist ASTI members in undertaking further third level studies. Click here for more information.

Irish Research Council

The Council manages a suite of inter-linked schemes funding researchers across all career stages from postgraduate to principal investigator level. Click here for more information.

Royal Dublin Society (RDS)

The RDS runs a number of schemes as follows:

i) Charlemont Grants, which offer young Irish researchers the opportunity to travel internationally, make important connections and further their research networks in any discipline.

ii) Royal Society International Exchange Cost Share Programme, which is designed to enable international collaboration by providing the marginal costs of research, i.e., travel, subsistence and research expenses. The collaboration should be based on a single project including two teams or individuals: one based in Ireland, and the other in the UK. A relationship between both parties should already be established prior to making an application.

iii) R.J. Hunter Research Bursary Scheme, which promotes writing on the history of plantation and settlement in ulster in the early modern period (c. 1550s - 1750s) including patters of migration from and to Britain and North America. The scheme also promotes cognate areas of research on early modern Ulster, including urban growth, local administration, social structure, religion, print culture, political interaction, trade and commerce and economy.

iv) Eoin O'Mahony Bursary in Irish History, which supports candidates engaged in historical research on subjects of Irish interest. Preference is given to family, history projects, particularly those associates with the "Wild Geese".

For further details please click here.

An Comhairle um Oideachas Gaeltachta agus Gaelscolaíochta (COGG)

COGG's scheme of research bursaries is open to individuals, groups, companies, and publishers who wish to provide resources relating to the learning or teaching of Irish or for education through Irish. Details are made available in February/March each year. Click here for further information.

Standing Conference on Teacher Education, North and South (SCoTENS)

SCoTENS provides Seed Funding to support a number of collaborative research projects and professional activities in teacher education in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Further details are available here

The Teaching Council

For further details on the Teaching Council's Research Support Framework is available here.