2020 Ulysses Call for Projects is Now Open

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Deadline: 25 September 2019

The 2020 Ulysses programme for R&D projects has been issued to support new research collaborations between Irish and French researchers.

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The aim of the Ulysses scheme is to foster new collaborations between Irish- and French-based researchers by providing seed funding for reciprocal travel visits over the course of one year. The scheme thus facilitates the exchange of innovative ideas and approaches between Irish- and French-based researchers across all disciplines.

About Ulysses 2020

All research areas, including social sciences and humanities, are covered by this programme.

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In addition, each partner may provide funding to projects that tackle its own strategic concerns, regarding the following distribution:

  • Applications following up the fight against climate change will be processed by the Irish Research Council and funded by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland and the Ademe in France;
  • Projects targeting renewable energies and smart grids will be funded by Eirgrid and RTE;
  • Health-related research plans will be funded by HRB.

Projects aiming at an application within the Horizon 2020 scheme shall be given special attention and proper support.

Finance Information

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  • A Ulysses award will involve researcher(s) based in Ireland travelling to France and researcher(s) based in France travelling to Ireland.
  • Awards will be up to a maximum of €2,500 each to Irish- and French-based research partner(s) to cover travel and living expenses. These awards are simultaneously receivable. Overnight subsistence rates for researcher(s) based in Ireland travelling to France must be calculated in accordance with Irish civil service rates.
  • Expenses for researchers based in Ireland will be funded by the Council, EirGrid, the Health Research Board or the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland as appropriate. Expenses for researchers based in France will be funded by Campus France, on behalf of the French Embassy, ADEME, or Réseau de Transport d’Électricité as appropriate.
  • Awards must be used within the 2020 calendar year.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Eligible Irish-based partner(s) include academic researchers in third level institutions or publicly-funded research institutions.
  • Eligible French-based partner(s) include academic researchers and staff in an academic institute, research institute or facility, or the R&D unit of a private company.
  • The scheme is only open to researchers resident in Ireland or France. There are no nationality or citizenship requirements.
  • Applicants who are past awardees under the Ulysses scheme on three or more occasions will only be considered if the budget is not fully allocated.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can download the application form via given website.

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For more information, please visit http://research.ie/funding/ulysses/

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