Issue 20 - September 2016
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Research Support Newsletter

Welcome to the September 2016 Issue of the Research Support Newsletter
Research Spotlight
Research Spotlight is a new series where we shine a spotlight on the research being undertaken in DCU research centres. This month we are looking at DCU Institute for Future Media and Journalism (FuJo ). 

Launched in 2015, the DCU Institute for Future Media and Journalism (FuJo) is a pioneering space to advance research and support innovation within the rapidly evolving media sector. For over 30 years, DCU has trained generations of Irish media professionals and encouraged creativity and innovation across the Irish media industry. FuJo builds on this rich legacy to place DCU’s researchers, graduates and partners at the heart of the historic transformations in media and journalism.

The institute brings together journalism and communication scholars from DCU’s School of Communications; data scientists and software engineers from two Science Foundation Ireland research centres – the Insight Centre for Data Analytics and the ADAPT Centre for Content Creation – as well experts in social science, philosophy and business from the School of Law and Government, the Institute of Ethics and the Centre for Cloud Computing and Commerce. FuJo is additionally guided by an industry advisory board representing traditional and digital media companies.

To read the full spotlight profile please visit our website here.

September Updates 

Welcome to new colleagues We are delighted that our new colleagues from the former St Patrick's College, Mater Dei Institute and Church of Ireland College of Education have joined us as part of the new DCU. Their expertise in the fields of Education and Humanities and Social Sciences will further enhance DCU's research community and we look forward to working with them.  

DCU Research Engine The University's new research profile management system allows staff members to create dynamic, detailed profiles of themselves and of their work. Create your own here.  

Congratulations to Dr. Sharon O’Brien (CTTS, SALIS, ADAPT), on the awarding of a H2020 RISE project. Dr. O’Brien is Coordinator of the project, which will be funded for 36 months and will focus on establishing an international research and innovation network in Crisis Translation.

Congratulations to Dr Brian Harney for his GETM3 Coordinator award! Global Entrepreneurial Talent Management 3 focuses on young talent as a key driver of future development, developed through co-operation of 3 stakeholders: employers, universities and students/graduates.

DCU’s Enrich framework will encourage postgraduate students to develop skills for further careers in enterprise. The framework is designed to encourage graduate students to spend time in a professional setting outside the university and to develop relevant skills and mindsets. Find out more here.  
Research on school lunches by Dr Mary Rose Sweeney and her team, published in the journal Public Health Nutrition, received a lot of media coverage. The research concluded that shop-bought and school lunches were of a lower nutritional value than home-made lunches. Find out more.   

Congratulations to Prof. David Collings, who was named one of the world's Most Influential Thinkers in the area of Human Resource Management by HR Magazine for the third consecutive year. Find out more here.

Professor Oliver Dolly's work into pain relief using neurotoxins (Botox!) recently featured in the Irish Independent. Read more. (Please note that the article's publication date appears very erroneous.) 

Placing Education, Research and Innovation at the heart of Ireland The new DCU Institute of Education will be the largest of its kind in the country. The Institute will lead the provision of teacher education in Ireland and will become a centre of excellence in educational research. Read more. 


Upcoming Events

Orientation for Researchers 
11 October 2016
Research & Innovation Support Office and the Training & Development section of Human Resources are running this course for Researchers as part of the Research Development Programme. Find out more

Engaged Research Consultation
5 October 2016; 12:00 to 1:30

During September and October 2016 the Campus Engage Engaged Research Working Group will be consulting as widely as possible to gather information on engaged research. Information gathered will inform a Campus Engage - Irish Research Council National Report.
Register here. 

COST Action IS 1201 Disaster Bioethics
3-4 October 
The Disaster Bioethics Conference taking place at DCU Glasnevin Campus from Monday aims to present the main findings and outputs of COST Action IS1201: Disaster Bioethics, 2012-2016. For full details on the conference line-up click here 

First meeting of the ERC Scientific Council in Ireland
Royal Irish Academy
10-12 October 2016

The Royal Irish Academy will be hosting the 57th plenary meeting of the ERC Scientific Council from 10-12 October 2016.The Council will be discussing new directions in ERC research policy and their work programme for 2017. 

Gender Summit 9 - Europe
8-9 November 2016, Brussels.
Gender Summit 9 is a platform for dialogue where scientists, policymakers, gender scholars and stakeholders in science systems examine new research evidence showing when, why, and how sex and gender impact on outcomes. Visit the website for the programme. 

Funding Opportunities 

Fulbright-HRB HealthImpact Award The Fulbright Commission and the Health Research Board are offering a unique opportunity for an Irish Professional with 5 years or more experience to travel to the U.S. to undertake research or professional development in any area of Health.Submission is through the Fulbright online application system.
Find out more
Deadline: 28 October 2016 

HRB Emerging Investigator Awards (EIA) 2017 This award aims to create a strong cohort of new and talented independent investigators by facilitating and supporting the transition of these individuals from mid-stage researchers to independent and self-direct health researchers in the Republic of Ireland. Find out more. Deadline for the pre-eligibility submission: Friday 07 October 2016.

COST proposals collection date
The announcement for the next collection date for COST Action proposals (oc-2016-2) has been published on the COST website. Please note the change of date
to 7 December 2016, 12:00 CET – Noon. See key documents on
COST webpage  

Funding Opportunities 

To find more funding opportunities,
log on to Research Professional 

SFI Investigators 2016 supports
the development of world-class
research capability and human
capital in areas of science,
technology, engineering
and mathematics (STEM) that
demonstrably support and underpin enterprise competitiveness and
societal development in Ireland.
RIS contact:
SFI Career Development
Award 2016
 aims to support
early- and mid-career researchers
who already hold a salaried,
independent research post and
who are looking to expand
their research activities in
STEM areas.
RIS contact:
Find out more about these SFI calls.

IRC Government of Ireland
Postgraduate Scheme

These scholarships enable
individuals to pursue a
postgraduate degree at a higher
education institution in Ireland.
Scholarships are worth up
to €24,000 per year for a
duration of one to four years,
depending on the degree type. 
Closing date: 2nd Nov 2016. 
DCU contact:

IRC New Horizons Research
Award and Research for
Policy and Society Award

Expressions of interests for
these two awards should be
emailed to the IRC by
4pm Fri 30th Sept. For further
info see:
RIS contact:

2017-2018 Fulbright Irish Awards
Fulbright Irish Awards provide
grants for postgraduate
students, researchers, lecturers
and professionals across all
disciplines, to study, research
or teach / lecture in the USA.
The application deadline is
4pm, 28th October 2016.
To find out more, visit the
Fulbright Awards Page.

HRB Investigator Led Projects 
Applications must be submitted
under one of three remits:
(1) Patient-Oriented Research
(2) Population Health Research
(3) Health Services Research.
These should comprise clearly defined research projects with a duration of between 24 and 48 months and to a maximum award value of €370,000 
(inclusive of overheads). 
Deadline for applications:
13th October 2016. RIS contact:

Breast Cancer Now - Project Grants Breast Cancer Now are inviting project grant applications from researchers who have a strong track record in their field, and who want to work in one of their priority areas (which include risk and prevention, early detection and diagnosis, treatment and secondary breast cancer). Applications from talented researchers at the start of their independent careers are encouraged. Project grants are available in awards of up to £200,000. 
Deadline for applications: 2nd December 2016. RIS contact:  

Royal Irish Academy - Charlemont Grants These support short international visits for the conduct of primary research in any subject area. Grants are worth between €750 and €2,500 each over one to six weeks. Deadline for applications - 12th October 2016. RIS contact: TBC

Opening Soon

CAROLINE postdoctoral fellowship
programme focused on UN Sustainable Development Goals. Open to all disciplines. IRC anticipate to open call mid-October 2016. Find out more


Did you know?
You can find presentations & resources from all our past events on our site here,

We share research news on Twitter and LinkedIn as well.

Do you have a piece of research news or research activity that you would like to highlight for publicity? Research & Innovation Support (RIS) would like to invite staff from across the university to submit research-related news and highlights. Stories may include, but are not limited to, these topics: Research Outputs (e.g. key publication/cover articles/ key findings/reports), Funding Success, Prizes, Launch of new centres/initiatives, Commercialisation activity, Upcoming events (e.g. international conferences).You can submit your story to us by filling out this short form.
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