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Latest News Archive

National Disability Authority: NDA Research Promotion Scheme 2014

Proposals are now being sought from research, disability or employment organisations. A key condition is that the organisation is in a position to provide suitable research support and oversight of the project.

Expiry date: 31/03/14. Further details available here

Trócaire lecture - Thursday 6th March 2014

On Thursday 6th March, at 1pm, there will be a Trócaire lecture in Tara T201, co-hosted by the Department of Learning, Society, and Religious Education, and the Department of Geography. The speaker, Chitsanzo Kamowatimwa, is from Malawi and has a background in food security, agriculture and the management of development projects before joining Trócaire.

Please see poster here for more details.

All are welcome to what is sure to be a very interesting talk

Dobbin Scholarships 2014

Since its establishment in 1993, The Ireland Canada University Foundation has awarded Dobbin Scholarships to Irish and Canadian scholars and academics whose research contributes to the rich academic and cultural links between Canada and Ireland.

These awards are open to applicants from all disciplines, but are designed principally for scholars and academics who are either beginning or are currently engaged at graduate level research in a discipline which is, or has potential to be, related to both Ireland and Canada. Full details available here

Irish applications and supporting documents must be received before 5.00pm, Irish time, on Friday 7th March 2014.

ICUSTA Grant Opportunity: GRGSF

ICUSTA established the Gerardo Rocha Global Solidarity Fund (GRGSF) to support institutional coordination and cooperation among our members. The GRGSF was established in 2011 at UST Manila during the 10th ICUSTA General Assembly by unanimous vote of the delegates. The fund is administered by the Executive Committee of ICUSTA. Full details available here

ACCU Research Grant Program 2014

The Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities will sponsor a set of small research grants on topics related to Catholic higher education. The ACCU Board of Directors has increased the funds available for this program, with the same number of grants – up to five— but at a slightly higher level than last year. ACCU will reimburse research expenses once the project has been completed. Full details here.

Please see a summary of the projects funded in 2013 here along with the evaluation rubric here.

Maternity Leave Policy Updated

The Maternity Leave policy has been updated and can be viewed here. An updated application form to request suspension of fellowship can also be found here.

Government of Ireland ‘New Foundations’ Awards 2013

The Irish Research Council are pleased to announce that the New Foundations Scheme 2013 is now open. The ‘New Foundations’ scheme supports eligible researchers who intend to pursue research, networking and/or dissemination activities within and across the diversity of disciplines.

This scheme provides support for research actions, the development of networks, conference development, conference participation or attendance, workshops and/or more general dissemination activities designed to better communicate the outcomes and values of academic research in Ireland and beyond. FAQ deadline 5pm, 11th December 2013; Application deadline Noon, 18th December 2013. Full details available here

Horizon 2020 is coming to Ireland!

Horizon 2020 will be launched on Tuesday 10th December 2013. This is the European Union’s new €70 billion programme for research and innovation to create new growth and jobs in Europe. Hosted by Enterprise Ireland, the event will take place from 10am until 1pm in the Convention Centre, Dublin 1.

Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, EU Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science and Sean Sherlock T.D. Minister for Research & Innovation will outline the opportunities Horizon 2020 offers industry and researchers in Ireland. Programme of launch and registration details available here


Women in Philosopy of  Education - Workshop

The workshop 'Whose Philosophy? Which Research?: Troubling practices in Philosophy and Education' is to be held in MIC, Limerick on 4th-6th October 2013. If you wish to participate it requires making a commitment from Friday 4th at 3pm followed by dinner to Saturday 5th followed by dinner (all meals are funded). Further details available here

EPA Sustainable Environment Research Workshop

The registration page for the EPA Sustainable Environment Research Workshop on 25th September 2013 in The Clyde Court Hotel, Lansdowne Road, Dublin 4 is now open and can be found here.  This event is free of charge but you must register to attend due to limited places.


Health Research Awards 2014: Pre call announcement

Full details available here


Irish Research Council confirmed for biggest Career Zoo event to date

Career Zoo returns to the Convention Centre Dublin on 14 September 2013. The Irish Research Council, an event sponsor, will host its annual symposium in tandem with Career Zoo. Hundreds of researchers are expected to attend and PhD researchers and post-graduates will have the opportunity to showcase their work and meet with potential employers. Career Zoo provides a platform to enable employers to engage with highly skilled researchers and vice versa. As well as employers, course providers will also be showcasing upskilling opportunities and conversion programmes.

is now open for the free event. A full report, courtesy of Silicon Republic, can be found by clicking here 


Irish Research Council Annual Symposium 2013

The Irish Research Council is holding its Annual Research Symposium on 14th September 2013 from 11am until 3pm in the Convention Centre, Dublin. This year’s event will address the value of investing in researchers in Ireland and will explore the pathways within the headline theme of ‘My Research Career – Next Steps’. RSVP by 25th July to info@research.ie. For Draft Schedule click here

For full details click here 


REMINDER EPA 2013 - Climate, Sustainable Environment & Water Calls - Closing date 23rd July 2013

Applications for all calls must be made using the EPA Grant Application & project Management Portal available here.  More information on the EPA Website here  

Centre for Otherness news: New journal issue out now

The latest issue of Otherness: Essays & Studies, 3.2, has now been published online. This is a general issue which brings together contributions on topics from the fields of literary criticism, philosophy, political rhetoric, journalism, history, photography, and film.   The upcoming special issue: ‘Philosophy and the Other’ which will be published in the Autumn, will be edited by Michelle Cooney, PhD scholar at the Department of Philosophy, MIC.  The Centre for studies in Otherness is a collaborative project between scholars primarily from the University of Aarhus, Denmark and Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland.

Link to new issue here



Link to the current call for papers for the upcoming special issue: ‘Philosophy and the Other’, edited by Michelle Cooney, PhD scholar at the Department of Philosophy, MIC, here  

MIRR is now Live on RIAN

Mary Immaculate College‘s Research Repository on the National Research Portal

We are delighted to announce that the Mary Immaculate Research Repository (MIRR) is now part of RIAN, the national research portal which centralises all the open access repository services for Ireland. For more details click here  

Horizon 2020: the new EU research and innovation programme

An invited talk by Patricia Reilly,
Cabinet of EU Commissioner for Research, Maire Geoghegan-Quinn will take place on Thurs 30th May 2013 at 2.30pm in Computer Science Building, Theatre CSG-01.

Full full details click here

Click here to read about the speaker, Patricia Reilly 

The McAuley Conference – MIC - May 17th & 18th 2013
What is distinctive about Catholic Learning?

The 2013 McAuley Conference will explore: “What is Distinctive about Catholic Learning?” In particular it will address what is unique and special about learning in the Catholic tradition across the centuries through examining how the humanities and secular subjects have been cultivated within this tradition. Those involved in Catholic education at all levels will have an opportunity to engage with thought leaders in this important field of Catholic scholarship. There will be opportunity to explore with other participants their own provision of and commitment to their distinctive ethos or characteristic spirit.

For full details click here 

International Symposium Media & Mass Communication

The International Symposium Media & Mass Communication is been held in Bulgaria, Sunny Beach Resort from September 10-14 2013.  This Symposium is being organized by Science and Education Foundation (Bulgaria) and Faculty of Journalism, Saint Petersburg State University (Russia).

For more details please click here

Mary Immaculate Research Repository

MIRR Submission Week
From Wednesday the 8th to Wednesday the 15th of May 2013

During MIRR Submission week (8th to 15th May) the MIRR Team will be on hand, at peak times, in the staffroom to collect submissions from you. Bring your USB key with your material, bring hard copies or email it to us at  mirr@mic.ul.ie. We will be available to answer any queries or questions. Also you can arrange a meeting with us to discuss your material and we’ll collect it from you. Feel free to call in at any time to the MIRR office G33a.

Please contact the MIRR Team for any Submissions or Queries.
Email: mirr@mic.ul.ie     Phone: 061 77 4711/4785
MIRR TEAM: Edel Murphy, David Cowhey

Further information available here        

Conversations in the Consortium

This week’s session in the series will be in UL, Wednesday 1st May:

Title:                  Using NVivo Software To Analyse Video Files
Presenter:          Yvonne Delaney
Time/date:         1.00 – 2.00pm, Wednesday 1st May, 2013
Venue:               MC2005, Millstream

The developers of the NVivo software application claimed that it provides researchers with a set of tools to organise and interrogate data, sift ideas, create models and generate reports from the data collected (University of Durham Information Technology Service 2011). Click here to read more

Full programme available here 

Latest edition of Taighde now on-line!

The Spring edition of Taighde has now been circulated to all post-boxes in the Staff-room.  It can also be viewed here.

The full archive of Taighde is available here

Bia Dúchais

Déantar cur síos sa gceathrú clár ar ghránaigh; coirce, eorna, cruithneacht agus seagal as a ndéantar arán, fuisce, beor agus leite. Bhí siad ar fad an-tábhachtach in aiste bia mhuintir na hÉireann - Tá ár gcomhghleacaí an Dr Maura Cronin ag labhairt ar an gclár seo. ‘Arbhar’ documents the story of the grains; oats, barley, wheat and rye that have given us our bread, whiskey, beer and porridge; the staples Ireland survived on for centuries. Our colleague, Dr Maura Cronin is on this programme
Is féidir an dá chlár a fheiscint ar www.tg4.tv

Launch of Toward Mutual Ground:Pluralism, Religious Education and Diversity in Irish Schools.

Edited by Gareth Byrne and Patricia Kieran. Published by Columba Press

The book, Toward Mutual Ground:Pluralism, Religious Education and Diversity in Irish Schools, will be launched by Prof John Coolahan on Friday 26 April at 17.15 in the Academic Staff Room,  St Patrick's College, Drumcondra.  This volume, the result of the two 'Toward Mutual Ground' conferences held in Mater Dei Institute (October 2011) and in Mary Immaculate College (March 2012), is an important and timely contribution to the public discourse surrounding education, religion, and religious education in contemporary Ireland. It represents a variety of vantage points and approaches, and features nationally and internationally recognised voices in these fields. 

This book launch coincides with the conference that will commence later that evening at St Patrick's,  entitled 'The Place of Religion and Beliefs in the Primary School Curriculum: Educating the 21st Century Child'. We do hope you will consider coming to the book launch and staying for the conference.

For more details on the conference click here

8th Public Lecture Series in Mary Immaculate College


The 8th Public Lecture entitled "Hope beyond reasonable expectation" will be delivered by Prof. John Hayes on 9th April 2013 from 17.00-18.00 hours in MIC Room 206.

For more information click here

For further information and enquiries please contact: Lauraine.howley@mic.ul.ie

ACCU Small Grant Program 2013

Late last month at the annual forum of the Catholic Higher Education Research Coooperative (CHERC), the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities announced that it will again sponsor a set of small research grants on topics related to Catholic higher education. Information about this year's research grant program is available on the ACCU website.   


Welcome to the first ICUF newsletter

This Foundation is celebrating its 20th year with a large range of scholarships on offer between our two countries. To celebrate this anniversary, they have completely upgraded their website, and initiated this newsletter:

Click here to read more.

Irish Marie Curie Office Bulletin - March 2013

Click here to read more.

IP (IPR) and copyright issues

Those interested in issues related to IP (IPR) and copyright issues should consult the link below

Click here to read more.


Interested in preparing a paper for publication?

This applies in particular to those who are active in research (conducting project work, gathering and analysing data, presenting at seminars/workshops etc) but who are not yet comfortable with taking on the challenge of submitting articles for publication in professional journals.

Click here to read more.

MIRR is Live!

Today saw the launch of MIRR (the Mary Immaculate College Research Repository). This is a RIAN compliant open-access repository for research materials generated by MIC staff, postgraduates and research groups.

Click here to read more.


The Undergraduate Awards

The Undergraduate Awards is a global pan-discipline academic awards programme that aims to identify leading creative thinkers and problem solvers through their undergraduate coursework.

Click here to read more.

Guest Lecture - Grace Neville

Prof. Grace Neville (Professor of French and Vice President for Teaching & Learning, University College Cork) gave a guest lecture on La bande dessinée francophone (comic books written in French) to first-year students of French (advanced only) on February 6th 2013.  Prof. Neville's lecture was delivered in English and was open to all.

Vacancy at Irish Forum for Global Health

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Information Day on Tempus & European Institute of Innovation and Technology

An Information Day on Tempus, European Institute of Innovation and Technology and Campus France will take place on Wednesday 30 January 2013 at European Union House, 18 Dawson Street, Dublin. The agenda includes a presentation on the role and future of the EIT and opportunities for Irish participation. Any queries on the event should be sent to Mr. Gerry O’ Sullivan at gerry@hea.ie

Click here to read more.

The National Academy Newsletter for Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning

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Marie Curie Career Integration Grants Call 2012
Dr Jennifer Brennan

Click here to read more.


Marie Curie February 2012 Questions and Answers

Click here to read more.

ICUSTA STAIEP February 2012

Supported by the Anglicum Foundation and ICUSTA, a call for applications for the St Thomas Aquinas International Exchange Program (STAIEP) has been circulated.

Click here to read more.

HERA - Humanities in the European Research Area

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