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Mother Tongues: Conference on Heritage Language Education in Ireland

Mother Tongues organisation invites all heritage language teachers and migrant community groups in Ireland to the first conference on Heritage Language Education in Ireland. The purpose of this event is to create an environment where international can share good practice on teaching heritage languages and cultures. The conference will take place on 3rd of November, 2018 at the Wood Quay Venue in Dublin (Dublin City Council). More details here.

SCoTENs Conference: Education as a Common Good: the Role of Teacher Education

This year’s annual conference will take place at Canal Court Hotel, Newry on 18 and 19 October 2018. The 2018 SCOTENS Annual Conference invites debate on how ‘the common good’ – an alternative conception to ‘the public good’ – can help us think about our approaches to teacher education. Registration is now open. More details here.

Growing up in the digital environment, 2018 annual conference of the Children’s Research Network

Date: 6th of December 2018
Location: Chartered Accountants House, 47/49 Pearse St, Dublin 2

The Children’s Research Network brings together a wide range of professionals with an interest in research on child and family issues across the island of Ireland. Our aim is to support the research community in Ireland and Northern Ireland and to better understand and improve the lives of children and young people, by creating and maintaining an inclusive, independent, non-profit network. More details here.

2019 Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship — call now open

The Irish Research has opened its call for the 2019 Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme. All applications should be submitted via the online system by the deadline of 16:00 (Irish time) on 1 November 2018. More details here.

Scholarships and Fellowships with the Irish Research Council

The Irish Research Council is inviting applications for funding under the Enterprise Partnership Schemes 2019. The Irish Research Council's Enterprise Partnership Scheme is a national initiative designed to link excellent early-career researchers with enterprise or organisation. The scheme co-funds awardees to bring research talent into an enterprise in cooperation with a higher education institution. Call deadline: 16:00 (Irish time) 5 September 2018. More details here.

IRC Researcher of the Year 2018

The IRC have opened nominations for the 2018 Researcher of the Year awards. There are three categories in which nominations can be made. The deadline for nominations is 4pm (Irish Time) on the 5th of October 2018. More information available here.

New French and Irish strategic partners announced for Ulysses research programme

The Irish Research Council and the Embassy of France in Ireland announced details today of new strategic partners for the Ulysses funding scheme, which is designed to support collaborations between Irish- and French-based researchers across all disciplines. This year, selected research projects will also be supported by the following strategic partners:

  • EirGrid will partner with French-based Réseau de Transport d’Électricité to support suitably aligned research projects in the area of renewable energies and smart grids
  • The Health Research Board will partner with Inserm, the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research, to support research projects focusing on patient-oriented research, population health or health services research.
  • The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland and ADEME, the French Environment and Energy Management Agency, will provide support to research projects exploring topics relating to climate change.

More details here.

Irish Research Council July Newsletter

Please find the July 2018 IRC Newsletter here.

International Action Research Colloquium 2018

The 8th annual International Action Research Colloquium on “Developing Leadership through Action Research” is being held at UCD on June 28th and 29th 2018, with pre-colloquium activities on June 27th and 28th. Professor Joe Raelin is the keynote speaker this year. More details here.

Women in Research Ireland: 'Your Best Media Self' Workshop

Trinity College Dublin are hosting this event which aims to prepare you to communicate effectively your research to the media.This workshop will take place from 12:30pm in the Studios of the Science Gallery on Saturday, May 26th. Tickets are limited, and are available now on Eventbrite for €3.75. All proceeds will be donated to the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre. If you have any additional accessibility requirements (ISL interpretation, etc.), please notify us in advance at womeninresearchireland@gmail.com. Futher details here.


The Irish Social Policy Association (ISPA) will host its biennial research conference on Friday, 27 July 2018 in the Carmelite Community Centre, 56 Aungier Street, Dublin 2. The conference is intended to provide a forum for postgraduate and early career researchers in social policy and related academic fields.The call for applications to present at this conference is now open.These abstracts, and any questions, should be sent to the association’s postgraduate officer, Megan Curran (events@ispa.ie), by Friday 8th June 2018. More details here.

Focus Ireland: May Lunchtime Talk - The Value of Peer Research Involvement in Monitoring and Evaluation

Peer research has emerged as a popular method of participatory social research. Broadly speaking, it is research that is guided and conducted by people with lived experience of the issue being studied, produced in collaboration with academic researchers. Focus Ireland employs a team of three peer researchers with lived experience of homelessness to assist in the tracking and monitoring of tenancy sustainment of customers after they disengage from services. This presentation, co-produced between Focus Ireland Research Officers and the peer researchers themselves, details the findings from nine months of tracking and monitoring of tenancy sustainment while also exploring the experience and value of undertaking a participatory peer research methodology in quantitative research.

Date: Wednesday 16th May 2018
Time: 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Location: The Chapel, George's Hill, Halston Street, Dublin 7

If you would like to attend this lunchtime talk, please RSVP here

CAROLINE 2019 (Call 3) pre-call announcement

There will be a third call for applications under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions COFUND scheme “Collaborative Research Fellowships for a Responsive and Innovative Europe - CAROLINE”.A pre-call announcement for CAROLINE Call 3 is attached. The Council’s website will be updated accordingly next week.

Important: Please note the change in the structure and duration of International fellowships. Both fellowship types will be 2-year awards and only one optional placement will be possible under International fellowships. In line with the Council’s general policy, applicants who have applied for funding under both previous calls and their application was unsuccessful on both occasions are not eligible to re-apply under Call 3. Applications deemed ineligible do not count as unsuccessful applications.

Grant Opportunities from the Royal Irish Academy

A number of Grant opportunities are now available from the Royal Irish Academy. Please see here for more details.


Closing date for applications: Friday 28 September 2018

The INTO Bursary Scheme for members will be continued for 2018. As part of the INTO 150th anniversary there will be five bursaries of €3,000, which are open to all INTO members to apply for any project which has been approved as a research endeavour by a recognised third level institute will be considered for grant purposes. Applications must be sent on the relevant application form, available here. All applications received by the closing date will be examined by an independent assessor who will make recommendations on the applications. Bursaries will be awarded at a ceremony at this year’s INTO Consultative Conference on Education which takes place on Friday 16 November 2018, in the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone. More details here.

Kimmage Development Studies Centre: Seminar - How Critical is Our Development Education in Ireland?

Kimmage DSC and Comhlámh would like to invite you to an event 'How Critical is Our Development Education in Ireland?' at Kimmage DSC. Date: May 2nd from 10.30am to 3.30pm - booking essential.


New Perspectives Postgraduate Symposium on the Humanities: Call for Papers

NPPSH is an annual conference, initiated in 2016 by Maynooth University. Designed and organised by postgraduate students, for postgraduate students – our objective is to highlight the scope and depth of emerging humanities across a diverse range of disciplines.We invite both individual and panel abstracts from researchers (Masters and PhDs) for 20- minute presentations centred on the theme of ‘Unseen voices: Representations, interpretations and reconstructions’. Proposals of no more than 250 words should be submitted via the below link no later than Friday 18th May 2018. More details here.

International Action Research Colloquium 2018 | Registration now open

The 8th annual International Action Research Colloquium on 'Developing Leadership through Action Research' is being held at University College Dublin on June 28th and 29th 2018, with pre-colloquium activities on June 27th. Professor Joe Raelin, an internationally-recognised scholar in the fields of work-based learning and leadership, will be a keynote speaker at this year's event. More information can be found here and you can register for the event here.

Erasmus+ and Digital Skills Traineeships 2018

The European Commission has launched a pilot project for the development of digital skills through Erasmus+ traineeships – known as the “Digital Opportunity Scheme”– it will be implemented under Erasmus+ calls 2018 and 2019. The aim is to better support higher education students in all disciplines to acquire the digital skills necessary to thrive in the modern world and successfully tackle the challenges that the future holds. For more information click here.

Developing Leadership through Action Research: 8th International Action Research Colloquium
University College Dublin, June 28th & 29th 2018

The Action Research Colloquium 2018 invite contributions that reflect on the experience of leading or encouraging leadership in others during your action research projects. Submission Proposals should be submitted to actionresearch@ucd.ie by 7th April 2018. More details here.

Fulbright Scholarships to study, research or lecture in the USA

On Wednesday 21 March the Fulbright Commission will visitMary Immaculate College to give an overview of Fulbright opportunities for Irish and EU citizens to study research and teach / lecture in the USA, and opportunities for your institution to host a US Fulbright Student or Scholar. Final year undergraduates, postgraduates, researchers and staff across all disciplines are invited to attend. The 2019-2020 Fulbright Irish Awards Application period will open in 31st August 2018, visit www.fulbright.ie  for further information.

February 2018 Newsletter from the Irish Research Council

Please find the current IRC Newsletter here.

IRC Employment-Based Postgraduate Programme

The call for the 2018 Employment-Based Postgraduate Programme is now open. The Deadline for Applications is 12th of April 2018 at 16.00 (Irish Time). For more details please see here.

International Action Research Colloquium 2018 - Save the Date!

The 8th annual International Action Research Colloquium is taking place in Dublin on Thursday 28th and Friday 29th June 2018. More details to follow in the coming weeks!

IRC 2018 Indicative Call Schedule

The Indicative call schedule for the Irish Research Council's 2018 prgrammes is now available here. Please note that the schedule is subject to change where necessary.

IRC December Newsletter

The December edition of the Irish Research Council Newsletter is available here.

EPA Research Stakeholder Workshop

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Health Service Executive (HSE) are developing a National Roadmap to inform investment in Environment and Health Research. A Stakeholder Workshop is being held on January 31st, 2018 between 11.30 am and 4.00 pm. More details here.

National Research Integrity Training Programme for all HEIs and RPOs

The National Forum on Research Integrity is delighted to announce the roll-out of a three year pilot online research integrity programme within Higher Education Institutions, Teagasc and the Marine Institute. The courses will be accessible for a three-year period from the first business day of January 2018. A recording of the Epigeum webinar that took on Friday the 8th of December 2017 is now available here.

November Newsletter from the Irish Research Council

The IRC have now released their November 2017 Newsletter. Full details here.

Social Research Association (Ireland): Ethics and the Research Process

The Social Research Association (Ireland) are delighted to be hosting a free Seminar on the subject of ethics and the research process, with Dr. Helen Kara, at 6pm on 24th Oct 2017 in the Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square W, Rotunda, Dublin 1. To register to attend please email the following to Ireland.Events@the-sra.org.uk to book your place. Full details here.

Launch of Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship 2018 call

The Irish Research Council is delighted to announce that it has opened its call for the 2018 Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship programme.This programme aims to support suitably qualified applicants in any discipline to pursue a postdoctoral fellowship at an eligible higher education institution in Ireland.All applications should be submitted via the online system by the deadline of exactly 16:00 (Irish time) on 30 November 2017. Full details here.

Ministers launch new International Academic Mobility Programme

A new International Academic Mobility Programme has been announced by the Minister for Education and Skills, Mr. Richard Bruton T.D. and Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, T.D. The scheme, to be known as the Government of Ireland Academic Mobility Programme, will provide €500,000 to enable staff from public and certain private higher education institutions to undertake collaborative mobilities and activities with partner institutions in high potential international markets in support of the objectives of the International Education Strategy 2016-2020, “Irish Educated, Globally Connected”. A Call for Proposals from Higher Education Institutions has been issued. Full details here.


The deadline for submitting papers to the 6th International Conference on Professional Doctorates is Friday 20th October. Papers are being accepted for the following themes: Curriculum development in collaboration with industry & commerce, professional & statutory bodies; Pedagogy including novel modes of delivery; Professional impact and transformation; The candidate experience. Full details here.

The Postgraduate September Newsletter

The September edition of The Postgraduate has details of THE Awards shortlist, a reminder about the ICPD Call for Papers, news of the Working Groups and details of forthcoming UKCGE events. Full details here.


Fulbright Irish Awards provide funding and support for Irish & EU citizens to undertake study, research, or lecturing in the USA, across all disciplines. The application deadline for 2018-19 Fulbright Irish Awards is 4pm, 31 October 2017. Full details here.

2017 Dyslexia Research and Remediation Webinar

Dr Martha Burns is presenting a free webinar on the topic of Dyslexia Research and Remediation for Dyslexia Awareness Month on 2 October 2017. Full details here.

Social Care Ireland: Upcoming Conferences

Social Care Ireland have two upcoming conferences: Intellectual Disability, Mental Health and Dementia on September 22 at 9:30 am - 4:00 pm. Disability, Sexuality and Relationships-Supporting service users to make choices, on October 24 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm. Full details here.

Sheehy Skeffington School 2017: Borders and Belonging, Migrants and Membership - Putting the Human back into Human Rights, 7 October 2017

This year’s school occurs amidst the greatest displacement of peoples worldwide since the second world war, creating huge insecurity, uncertainty and division among the peoples and governments of Europe. Some favour a generous humanitarian response and firm adherence to Europe’s human rights tradition but others advocate intensified border security and increasingly nationalist and xenophobic responses. Full details here.

ActionAid Ireland: Seminar - Where are the Women? Gender, Localisation and the Grand Bargain

ActionAid Ireland is convening a high level seminar on Tuesday 26th September to assess progress and learning on following through on commitments made by donors, UN and civil society agencies at the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016. The aim of the seminar is to provoke further thinking on ‘Gender and the Grand Bargain’, and bring different perspectives and experiences to the debate on localisation. This Seminar will be of interest to leaders in civil society organisations, INGOs, policy makers, academics and students. Full details here.

Limerick Medical and Institutional History Seminar, Tuesday 10 October 2017

Triona Waters, PhD Student in History (MIC) alongside two students from NUIG, has organised a conference taking place in G08, MIC on the 10th of October 2017. The Key-note Speaker is Dr Ciara Breathnach (UL) with a presentation entitled: Medicalisation and Irish Women in New York and Boston, 1860-1920. This is a free event and any queries should be directed to limerickmedicalhistoryseminar@outlook.com. Please find the schedule here.

Irish Research Council Culture Night showcase – this Friday 22 September in Boston College

The invisible world of textiles, an examination of how bodily sounds are portrayed on screen, and an exploration of martial arts music will form just part of the exciting line-up of the Irish Research Council’s 2017 Culture Night programme. Culture Night takes place nationwide on Friday, 22 September, from 5pm to 10pm, and for a second year in a row the Irish Research Council is offering a jam-packed schedule of activities in the historic surrounds of Boston College on Dublin’s St. Stephen’s Green. The Irish Research Council’s 2017 Culture Night programme will build on the success of last year’s, which saw over 400 people in attendance. Full details here.

Call for Participation in the 2nd SCoTENS Doctoral Studies Roundtable

The Standing Conference on Teacher Education North and South (SCoTENS) invites proposals for participation and working papers at the 2ndSCoTENS Doctoral Studies Roundtable.  The Roundtable will provide a mix of short presentations by participants on their work in progress and from speakers who are leaders in the field of Teacher Education and related research in Ireland and beyond.  It will be held in conjunction with the 15th Annual SCoTENS Conference, which takes place on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 October 2017 in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Dundalk. Proposals for presentations are due Friday, 22 September. Full details here.

Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship 2018

This programme offers scholarships for suitably qualified individuals to pursue a research master’s or PhD (either traditional or structured), in any discipline, at eligible higher education institutions in Ireland. Potential applicants should read the 2018 Terms and Conditions carefully to ascertain whether or not they are eligible to apply. Applicant Deadline: 16:00 November 1st 2017. Full details here.

Irish Research Council - July 2017 Newsletter

Welcome to the July 2017 issue of the Irish Research Council newsletter, which brings you news of the #LoveIrishResearch campaign, a look at some recent media coverage of our work and an update on funding opportunities and awards. Full details here.  Other latest news is available here.

Cork Autism Conference 2017

The Cork Autism Conference is taking place this September. As you know, one of the key challenges facing parents, healthcare practitioners and teachers is working with and effectively responding to people living with autism and aspergers syndrome. Full details here

Cork City Profile Inter-Agency Group: Tender - Consultancy Researcher / Analyst

The Cork City Profile Inter-Agency Group seeks to carry out a Cork City Profile 2017. For this purpose we are tendering for a Researcher/Analyst with experience in developing City Profiles and knowledge of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) on a full-time basis for six months to support the development of a city profile. The time scale for completion of the project is April 2018. Full details here

Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Children and Young People’s Service Committee: Invitation to Tender

The interagency structure ‘Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Children and Young People's Services Committee’ (DLR CYPSC) is currently being established to improve life outcomes for children and young people aged 0-24 years living, studying and working in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown. This development is part of a national initiative by Government to enhance working across agencies and sectors to plan and coordinate services for children and young people in every county in Ireland.  Full details here

Research Day 2017 - Monday 28th August 2017 - Research Integrity Documentation

Please find links to the following "Research Integrity" documentation which relates to the Research Day 2017:
* Briefing Paper: Research Integrity
* Workshop Report: Integrity Practices and Policies
* European Code of Conduct
* Science Europe Integrity Survey Report

Research Day 2017 - Monday 28th August 2017, Venue: Room 221, John Henry Newman Campus from 9am to 3pm.  All Welcome!

This year's MIC Research Day will be dedicated to exploring two main issues. The first relates to Research Integrity, and will be led by Dr Maura Hiney of the Health Research Board. This session will inform the development of a Research Integrity Policy for MIC. The second deals with communicating the impact of research and impact-scenario-building in the context of conducting substantial and original research leading to publications. This will be led by Dr Niamh Nic Ghabhann from the University of Limerick.  Both strands will place a particular focus on roles and responsibilities, as well as opportunities, for researchers at MIC. Contact rgso@mic.ul.ie with enquiries.  The Research Day Programme is available here.  Register to attend here

Conference: Responding to the Needs of Refugee Children

On World Refugee Day 2017 the Irish Refugee Council and the School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice, UCD are hosting a conference titled, ‘Responding to the Needs of Refugee Children’. The conference will take place on the 20th June at University College Dublin from 9.30am to 1.30pm.This is a free event but registration is required. To RSVP please visit the Conference Eventbrite page or email Owen at socialpolicy@ucd.ie for further information.

Public Lecture: The Suffocation of Meaning in Asylum Seekers’ Life in Ireland - Re-Traumatising the Traumatised

The final lecture in the School of Nursing and Midwifery ‘Tell Me About’ public lecture series 2016/17 takes place on Thursday 25 May 2017.  Speaker: Dr Rebecca Murphy, Post-Doctoral Researcher, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin.  More details here

Launch of Mother Tongues

Mother Tongues is a new organization created to raise awareness of the benefits and challenges associated with bilingualism and multilingualism.
During the launch, we will discuss our goals, our current projects and our plans for the coming years, as well as the many ways in which everyone can get involved.  Full details here

ICUF - Clár Gaeilge 2017-2018 - Irish Language Programme 2017-2018
Gairm ar Iarratais - Call for applications

Gach bliain, le tacaíocht ón Roinn Ealaíon, Oidhreachta, Gnóthaí Réigiúnacha, Tuaithe agus Gaeltachta, ceaptar méid áirithe teagascóirí chun teagasc inár n-ollscoileanna comhpháirtíochta i gCeanada.  Chun tuilleadh eolais a fháil, cliceáil anseo Each year, with the support of the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, ICUF appoints a number of Irish Language Instructors to work in our partner universities in Canada. To find out more information on this scheme, click here

January 2017 Newsletter from the Irish Research Council

Please find link to the IRC January 2017 Newsletter here.

Irish Research Council - information session on migration topics in 2018-2020 Societal Challenge 6 Work Programmes

The Irish Research Council will hold an information session on the topics of migration in the forthcoming 2018-20 Societal Challenge 6 Work Programmes. The details are as follows: Date: Tuesday, 17th January 2017; Time: 11am – 2pm (will include a light lunch); Location: Council boardroom, 1st floor, 3 Shelbourne Building, Crampton Avenue, Shelbourne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.Places are limited, so please register. If you register and are unable to attend, please do let us know immediately so we can allocate the place to someone else.  The password to register is: IRC

November Newsletter from the Irish Research Council

Please find link to the Irish Research Council November Newsletter here.

Mary Immaculate Staff Research Support Schemes 2016-17

Details of Calls, Deadlines and Outcome dates of all MIC Staff Research Support Schemes can be found here.

Two events in Milford Care Centre

Milford Care Centre invites you to attend two inspiring events to be held on the 6th & 7th October 2016. “Making a difference, measuring the difference - International models of quality in palliative care and the Irish context", details here and Compassionate Cities International Summit, details here

Research Day 2016

The Research Day 2016 will take place on Tuesday 30th August from 9am to 4pm in Tara Room T.115.  This year the focus is on Externally Funded Research.  The morning will commence with a welcome and launch by Michael Healy and Professor Michael Hayes, followed by a Keynote Lecture by Dr Fintan Bracken.  A number of successful funding applicants will then present 15 minute reports on their respective projects. The afternoon session will be a Postgraduate Forum, including presentation, panel discussion and open forum.  Michael Healy would like to invite you to attend.  As soon as the final programme is decided we will post the link here.

Social Research Association: Evaluation and Qualitative Training Courses

The Social Research Association (SRA) is delighted to bring research training courses to Belfast for the first time. Courses on offer are: Introduction to Evaluation, Advanced Evaluation: Options and choices for impact evaluation and Qualitative Multi-method Data Collection. Full details here

Seminar: Using Research to Improve Practice

This seminar is suitable for anyone with an interest in using research to improve practice including: service providers and practitioners, academic teaching and research staff and students, staff in the voluntary, private and statutory research sectors. Full details here

Conference Invitation: First Child Summit

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs and the Children's Rights Alliance would like to invite you to a very exciting and timely event. Following on from the recent examination of Ireland's children's rights record by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, this joint symposium will focus on the work of progressing implementation of the Committee's recommendations.  Full details here

Cork Autism Conference 2016

The conference will address approaches to issues from first diagnosis, early intervention to adulthood. The event provides a unique forum for parents, families, caregivers, adults with ASD, employers, educators, professionals, agencies, advocates and anyone with an interest in autism and aspergers syndrome. Full details here

AkiDwA: Embracing Diversity Conference

The conference will celebrate the positive contributions made by migrants in Ireland and will explore measures and strategies that need to be put into place in promotion of an inclusive Ireland. Full details here

UCC: Seeks Citizens, Policymakers, and Stakeholders to shape the future of European Research

UCC are currently seeking 50 citizens, policymakers, and stakeholders in Ireland to meet on UCC campus on the 2nd September to meet discuss the future of research in the EU, focusing particularly on the theme of "Holistic Health and Technology Empowerment.”  Full details here

Research Day 2016

The Research Day 2016 will take place on Tuesday 30th August from 9am to 4pm in Tara Room T.115.  This year the focus is on Externally Funded Research.  The morning will commence with a welcome and launch by Michael Healy and Professor Michael Hayes, followed by a Keynote Lecture by Dr Fintan Bracken.  A number of successful funding applicants will then present 15 minute reports on their respective projects. The afternoon session will be a Postgraduate Forum, including presentation, panel discussion and open forum.  Michael Healy would like to invite you to attend.  As soon as the final programme is decided we will post the link here.

IRC Information Sessions Re CAROLINE - Friday, June 3rd

A new programme of fifty 2-3 year postdoctoral research Fellowships will commence later this year: CAROLINE – Collaborative Research Fellowships for a Responsive and Innovative Europe – is a  Marie Skłodowska Actions COFUND programme and is open to any discipline; more information here.  An information session will be held at the Strand Hotel Friday, June 3rd at 10.30 AM; please register here.

May Newsletter from the Irish Research Council

Please see here for the May edition of the IRC newsletter.

Spring Newsletter from the Irish Research Council

Please see here for the spring edition of the IRC newsletter.

Realising your Research Value

Dr. Fintan Bracken, Research Services & Bibliometrics Librarian, UL Glucksman Library, will offer a series of workshops over April entitled Realising Your Research Value.  Full details here

2016 Action Research Colloquium

The deadline for receipt of abstracts for the 2016 Action Research Colloquium has been extended to Friday, April 15th.  Full details here.

Fulbright Awards Information Session at MIC, 11 a.m. 12th April 2016 – Study, Research or Teach in the USA

Fulbright Commission Staff will present at 11am on 12th April in T.1.15, TARA Building. MIC students, researchers and staff can learn what funding is on offer to go to the US; how to prepare an application; and how US Scholars and Students can be hosted at MIC. Full details here.

IRC to Offer New Round of Marie Curie Fellowships

The Council is pleased to announce a new postdoctoral programme: CAROLINE, with the first call anticipated for September 2016.  Full details here.

National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is currently seeking applications for the following posts: Project Manager (Enabling Policies) - 9 Month Secondment; Project Manager (Learning Analytics) - 9 Month Secondment;
Research Assistant - 6 Months.  Full details

DARIAH Call for National Coordinator

Please see here for information on the call for applications for the role of DARIAH National Coordinator. 

Seminar: Cultural and Religious Pluralism in Education

Marino institute of Education will host a seminar entitled Cultural and Religious Pluralism in Education on Saturday April 16th from 10.00 AM to 4.00 PM.  Further information available here.

Máire Ní Neachtain Presents at Boston College Ireland's International Theatre Conference

Máire Ní Neachtain, Ceann Roinne Gaeilge, participated in Boston College Ireland's theatre conference, "Drámaíocht na Gaeilge" which took place over the 25th and 26th of February in Dublin.  A full schedule of events is available here.

MIC Awarded International Credit Mobility Award

Mary Immaculate College has successfully bid for funding under the new Erasmus+ Mobility Action to engage with partner universities in Morocco, Lebanon and Serbia. The funding, which totals €39,770, is to be spent on student and staff mobility between Mary Immaculate College and its partner universities in those countries.  Read more here.

Trial Access to New Library Database - America's Historical Newspapers

Trial access has been organised to the America's Historical Newspapers database.  The trial is available until Friday March 4th.  You can access the database here.  Please contact Emma O'Connor, Information & User Services Librarian, with any queries.

President's Report to ABR

On behalf of Prof. Hayes, attached is the President’s Report which was presented to An Bord Rialaithe at their meeting on 7th October 2015. An Bord Rialaithe agreed that the President’s Report would be communicated to all staff following each meeting. Full report here

Royal Irish Academy Newsletter Issue 7 September 2015

RIA Newletter here

Transformation and education in GDR youth literature. SG15, Wednesday 16.09 @ 5.15pm

Challenging the script? Transformation and education in GDR youth literature;  Jean E Conacher (German, MLAL); School of MLAL Research Seminar, Wednesday 16 September, 5.15pm, Venue: SG19. Full details here 

James M. Flaherty Scholarship Program - opening for applications shortly.
Update! Call for applications imminent

Earlier this year at St Patrick's Day celebrations in Toronto, Minister Charles Flanagan T.D. and Minister Rob Nicholson M.P. announced the most generous support of both governments for the James M. Flaherty Scholarship Program, celebrating the enormous contribution to both Canada and Ireland made by this great Irish-Canadian, who worked as Canada's Minister of Finance from 2006 to 2014. In announcing this multi-annual award program, Minister Nicholson said; "The establishment of this scholarship will contribute to greater collaboration between Canada and Ireland while also supporting current and future leaders in their academic pursuits.”. Full information here

MIC Research Day 2015

The MIC Research Day will take place on 1st September 2015 in the Tara Building. The Research Day is an opportunity for researchers to publicise and celebrate their work in research, scholarship and creativity over a day of talks and presentations.  All staff and students are welcome. If you are attending please rsvp to rgso@mic.ul.ie so that we can cater for the numbers. Programme available here.

CARDI E-Bulletin August 2015

Please see the CARDI E-Bulletin for August 2015 here.

12th Quality in Postgraduate Research Conference: Call for Papers
Conference theme: Society, Economy & Communities: 21st Century Innovation in Doctoral Education.

Quality in Postgraduate Research (QPR) is the world’s biggest & longest-standing conference on doctoral education.  Held every two years in Adelaide, South Australia, QPR brings together educational researchers, policy makers, university leaders, research students & research degree supervisors for the purpose of better understanding the processes, practices, pedagogies and theoretical frameworks of doctoral education. Full details here

Erasmus+ Master's Degree Loans (Spain)

The first loans for graduates taking their Master's degree abroad are now available under the Erasmus+ Master Loan Guarantee Scheme. The agreement, which will provide up to €30 million worth of loans guaranteed by the European Commission through its Erasmus+ Programme, will be signed by MicroBank and the European Investment Fund. Please click here to read the European Commission's Press Release. Click here to browse the scheme's FAQs.

Preas Ráiteas: Seoladh Piaras Mac Gearailt, A Shaol agus a Shaothar le Dr Breandán Ó Cróinín

Cliceáil anseo, le do thoil, chun léamh faoi imeacht a reachtáileadh sa Choláiste le déanaí.  Please click here to read about an event that took place in the College recently.

Writers' Retreat 2015

The Writers’ Retreat (25th – 27th May 2015) was funded by the MIC research committee Seed Funding Scheme (Development of Research Skills) and organised by Dr. Elaine Murtagh.  Evaluation Report here

 Leabhar leis an Dr. Breandan Ó Cróinín

Sheol an Mons. Pádraig Ó Fiannachta Piaras Mac Gearailt: A Shaol agus a Shaothar, leabhar leis an Dr. Breandán Ó Cróinín, Roinn na Gaeilge  ag ócáid an-taitneamhach aréir.  Saothar tábhachtach acadúil é an leabhar seo ar dhuine de mhórfhilí na Mumhan san ochtú aois déag. Comhgáirdeachas le Breandán. An Mons. Pádraig Ó Fiannachta launched Piaras Mac Gearailt: A Shaol agus a Shaothar by Dr. Breandan Ó Cróinín of Roinn na Gaeilge at a very enjoyable event in College last night. This is a significant academic publication on one of Munster’s best known 18th century poets.  Congratulations to Breandán! More details here.

CARDI E-Bulletin May 2015

Please see the CARDI E-Bulletin for May 2015 here .

President's Scholarship Awards June 29th

Professor Michael A Hayes, President of Mary Immaculate College, is delighted to announce the President’s Scholarship Awards. The scholarship awards have come into existence in response to the College’s Strategic Plan 2012-2016 and, in particular, Mary Immaculate College’s vision for enabling worthy students to pursue “higher level learning opportunities and research of outstanding quality” at this time of unprecedented change, renewal and reform in Irish education. An information session will be held on June 29th in the Tara Building (T117). More details here.

PhD Studentship Sponsored by Middletown Centre for Autism

Mary Immaculate College is pleased to invite applications for a Ph.D. studentship commencing in autumn of 2015. The Department of Special Education and the Department of Reflective Pedagogy and Early Childhood Studies are seeking a highly motivated candidate to enrol as a fulltime Ph.D. student at Mary Immaculate College. Applications are welcome from candidates with special education interests in the area of autism spectrum disorder. More details here.

Training of Trainers workshops - May 2015

The Mobile Learning (mlearning) workshop facilitated by Dr. Frances Boylan from Dublin Institute of Technology under the Training of Trainers professional development workshops will take place on 22nd May 2015.  Full details here.

Vacancy - ISSC/IDS Post-Doctoral Fellow

The ISSC and IDS are seeking a motivated and outstanding post-doctoral researcher to do research and help with the editorial coordination of the 2016 World Social Science Report. We are looking for a talented, early career social scientist with long-term experience and an institutional affiliation in a low or middle income country, and a passion for making knowledge work to help solve global challenges. For more information on the role and how to apply, kindly see attached document here.


Issue 21: April 2015 here

Royal Irish Academy Newsletter

Please see newsletter here.

CARDI E-Bulletin April 2015

Please see the CARDI E-Bulletin for April 2015 here.

PhD Flyer for Action Research Colloquium 2015

The PhD Pre-Colloquium Workshop for the 5th Action Research Colloquium 2015, will take place on 18th June 2015 in the UCD O'Brien Centre for Science, University College Dublin, Belfield. More details here

Free Referencing Application

Below is link to free app which scans the bar code of a book or journal paper and formats it as a reference. It offers different citation convention settings. https://itunes.apple.com/ie/app/refme-citations-made-easy/id553222694?mt=8

MAMS Media Research Guest lecture series

Every year we invite colleagues, students of all disciplines and members of the public to a ‘mini-series’ of guest lectures that we run as part of the MA in Media Studies. This year’s line up will be of interest to a wide range of people, academics and others, so please feel free to come along but also, please help us to advertise this by a. printing off the poster and sticking it up on your office door/noticeboard; b. sending the information on to anyone who you think may be interested. We look forward to seeing some of you there, on some of the nights. Many thanks  in advance. Media Research Series Poster. Dr Rosemary Day, Head of Department of Media and Communication Studies, Director of Audio Research Centre (ARC).

CPD Opportunity: Adventure into life, culture and music in Africa

Please see below for details of an upcoming DICE CPD event. The upbeat and fun workshop will include both an exploration of cultural life in West Africa along with a high-energy drumming lesson. While the workshop has been designed to help lecturing staff to make links between their own curricular areas and West African culture, it is open to all staff who wish to learn more about West Africa and take part in the unforgettable drumming lesson.

The NDA Research Promotion Scheme 2015

The NDA Research Promotion Scheme 2015 is now open for applications. The focus of research topics for this year is 'Sustaining and supporting families where there is a disability'. Expiry date: 02/04/15.  Full details here

Fulbright Student award

Annemarie Brosnan, a Ph.D. student in the History Department, has been awarded a Fulbright Student award in order to spend time collecting research material at the University of North Carolina and elsewhere in the USA. AnneMarie’s topic is ‘ Freedmen’s Education in North Carolina during the Civil War and Reconstruction era, 1861-1876’. Her supervisor is Dr Úna Ní Bhroméil, History Department.

Irish Research Council partnership with The Wheel  

On 12th March 2015 Minister Jan Sullivan launched the Irish Research Council and the Wheel partnership through the announcement of the Strand 1 Engaging Civic Society awards of New Foundations. The press release and full information on all awards funded under the Scheme are available here 

 Congratulations to Dr Deirdre Ní Chroinín

Congratulations to Dr Deirdre Ní Chroinín for her success in two projects under the Government of Ireland New Foundations scheme.  Government of Ireland New Foundations 2014: Strand 3: Enhancing Knowledge Exchange. 1. Pedagogies of Meaning-Making in Physical Education and Sport 2. Self-Study Research Network of Physical Education and Coach Educators

HERA uses of the Past_E Grant

Please ensure that any applicants in your institution acting as Project Leaders for a HERA ‘Uses of the Past’ award are encouraged to register early – i.e. before March 30 - in the submission system https://www.e-grant.dk/  (click “Persons with no NemID” > “set up an e-grant user”). For information on the registration, see the step-by-step E-Grant instruction and the FAQ's.  All documents are available on http://heranet.info/hera-jrp-documents-1.

Irish Marie Skłodowska-Curie Office Bulletin
Spring 2015

Full Bulletin available here  

Guide to Publication: How To Get Your Writing Published in Journals

This Guide is Written by an academic author, editor and proof-reader, this Guide to Academic and Scientific Publication provides practical advise on planning, preparing and submitting articles for publication in scholarly journals. Guide available here

Registration for MIC National Seminar next Tuesday 17th February

MIC is hosting a National Forum Seminar next Tuesday, 17th February, 2015, in G10 in the main building, on the theme of Building an evidence base for enhanced digital pedagogy for online learning. It will showcase research into online learning across the Shannon Consortium. The keynote address will be given by Dr Jen Ross, University of Edinburgh, and is entitled, Many ways to get it right: reflections on ‘best practice’ and digital education research. If you are interested in attending, please register as soon as possible by clicking here (this is a free event).  Full details here

European Social Survey Conference in MIC: Call for papers

MIC will be hosting this two day conference in May, 28th-29th. The deadline for submissions is the 28th of February 2015. Submissions should be emailed to ess5@mic.ul.ie with a subject line reading: “ESS Ireland 2015”. Full details here.

Research Council takes part in €20 million humanities funding call “Uses of the Past”. Now Open!

The research programme will fund new and exciting humanities-centred projects involving researchers from four or more countries. The €20 million transnational call is funded by national funding from HERA partners and the European Union.    Deadline for submission of Outline Proposals: Thursday 9 April 2015, 19:00 CET/18:00 GMT. If you have any questions please contact Michael Healy aVPR.  Further information is now available in the RGSO. Please contact Elaine Mulqueen for details if you are considering an application.

 Cultural/Literary Translators – Selected Irish-German Biographies II (Irish-German Studies 9). Trier: wvt, 2015, ed. by Sabine Egger.

The book will be launched on Friday, 20 February 2015, 6 pm at NUI Galway (Room THB-G010, Hardiman Research Building) by Prof. Pól O Dochartaigh, Registrar & Deputy President at NUIG, followed by a wine reception to celebrate the event. The launch will be part of a conference on “Word-Bridges: Translation in Ireland 1700-1900”. For the full conference programme, registration and a campus map, see http://translationhistory.nuigalway.ie/conference/.  
Please find a content overview here. On the evening, copies of the book will be available for 20 Euro.

Irish Humanities Alliance - Research News and Opportunities

Please find link to the webpage here.

Training webinar for RISE 2015 Call

In advance of the 2015 deadline for MSCA Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (28th April 2015), the Irish Marie Skłodowska-Curie Office are offering a webinar to assist researchers with writing a RISE proposal. The webinar will be hosted by Dr. Jennifer Brennan, NCP for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions and will take place from 12:00 to 12:45 on February 26th.  To register, please email mariecurie@iua.ie. You will receive an email confirming your registration and containing more information about accessing the webinar. Please note that it may be up to 48 hours before you receive the confirmation email.

NB: For those unable to participate at the appointed time, the webinar will be recorded and placed on the IUA website for viewing at your own convenience.

Launch of the multi-country project: Social and Economic Costs of Violence Against Women and Girls

You are cordially invited to the launch of the multi-country project “Social and Economic Costs of Violence Against Women and Girls” on February 11, 2015 in NUI, Galway. More details here.

Some good new re You, Me and Diversity

Anne Dolan's Book "You, Me and Diversity" has been shortlisted for the prestigious United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA) Academic Book Award 2015. Please see press release here.

Call for Papers: 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society

"Culture, Ethics, and the Knowledge Society". 11 - 12 November 2015, Dublin, Ireland. Call for Papers, Panels, and Workshops. As the annual flagship event of the IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (SSIT), IEEE ISTAS 2015 provides a multi-disciplinary forum for engineers, entrepreneurs, philosophers, policy makers, researchers, social scientists, technologists, and polymaths to collaborate, exchange experiences, and discuss the implications of achieving the Knowledge Society in developed and developing countries. More details here

Call for entries to the postgradireland Course of the Year Awards

On Thursday 30 April gradireland will be hosting the ninth annual postgradireland Postgraduate Course of the Year Awards ceremony at The Mansion House, Dublin. We had a fantastic evening last year with over 500 guests and VIPs attending this glittering occasion, so make sure you get the date in your diary for the 2015 Awards. This year the postgraduate awards will be once again supported by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) and looks like being the biggest and best evening yet. More information here


The social sciences and humanities are indispensable to understanding and addressing contemporary global challenges and to grasping emerging opportunities. Every challenge the world faces has a human dimension, and no solution can be achieved without enlisting the support and efforts of individuals, communities and societies. Read more

 Conference on the European Social Survey  

Mary Immaculate College will host a conference on the European Social Survey on May 28th & 29th 2015. Click here for further information and the Call for papers. The European Social Survey in Ireland is funded by the Irish Research Council.

RGSO Viva Voce Training Workshops   

Research and Graduate School are hosting Continuing Professional Development Seminar/Workshops for Viva Chairs and Internal Examiners who are to be involved in the examination process for postgraduate research students. The next in the series of workshops will take place on Tuesday, December 9th and Wednesday December 10th  in T1.01.  This CPD is required to ensure that those performing the key administrative roles at and after Viva Voce examinations are fully prepared for their roles and this will diminish the risk of legal challenges that may otherwise arise. This CPD will not address academic issues. Its focus is solely on administrative processes and associated roles. This training is in line with the decision of the Executive Team and fully supported by The Deans of Faculties.

Talking History

Eilís O’Sullivan participated in Newstalk’s Talking History programme, on Sunday, November 23rd.   The discussion focused on a new publication, Educating Ireland: School and Social Change, 1700-2000, which includes a chapter from Eilís entitled ‘Irish Women and Elementary Education for the Poor in Early Nineteenth Century Ireland’.  You can access the programme here. The relevant piece runs from 17.21 – 28.25.  Congratulations and Well Done Eilís!

Ireland’s most distinguished living philosopher to deliver key note speech at forthcoming symposium, Nov 18th

During his inaugural address in November 2011 President Michael D Higgins, President of Ireland, spoke of his intention to hold a number of Presidency Seminars which would “reflect and explore themes important to our shared life yet separate and wider than legislative demand, themes such as the restoration of trust in our institutions, the ethical connection between our economy and society, the future of a Europe built on peace, social solidarity and sustainability”. Following this worthy initiative, the Department of Philosophy at Mary  Immaculate College Limerick is now delighted to host the Ethics, Politics, and Health Symposium as part of the President of Ireland’s Ethics Initiative. Read more

"Ethics, Politics, and Health" symposium

The "Ethics, Politics, and Health" symposium will take place at MIC as part of The President of Ireland's Ethics Initiative on Tuesday 18th November, from 9.30am to 6.00pm at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. This symposium is organized by the Department of Philosophy, MIC.  See here for more information Admission is free, although booking is essential. To reserve your place, please contact:linda.mcgrath@mic.ul.ie

Limerick Labour History Conference 8th November 2014

The Limerick Labour History Conference is to be held on Saturday next (8 November) in the Mechanic's Institute in Hartstonge Street. This conference is being run jointly by the Irish Labour History Society, the Limerick Mechanic's Institute, and MIC History Department. The main organiser is John McGrath, postgraduate student in the History Department. View Poster here. View Programme here

 2015 Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Field School, Great Blasket Island, Ireland

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, May 25 to July 3, 2015
6 weeks, 6 credits.

This field school in archaeology, history, heritage, and landscape studies will examine the lifeways of residents of Great Blasket Island (Blascaod Mor) off the southwest coast of the Dingle Peninsula (Corca Dhuibhne) of the Republic of Ireland. Read more

 HERA - Uses of the Past - Matchmaking Event

The HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area) Network invites researchers to apply for participation in the “Uses of the Past – Matchmaking Event” taking place in Tallinn on 29 January 2015.  The aim of the Matchmaking Event is to present the Call for transnational humanities-led research proposals under the theme “Uses of the Past” to be formally announced early January 2015 and to facilitate the building of international research partnerships. With up to €23 million available, the research programme will fund new and exciting Humanities-centred projects on Uses of the Past involving researchers from four or more countries.  Read more 

This month's CARDI newsletter

CARDI's e-bulletin provides up-to-date information on ageing research including seminars, funding opportunities, latest research and innovation. More detailed information is available here

 Inaugural lecture for the Irish Institute of Catholic Studies.

This week Professor Liam Gearon will visit MIC to deliver the inaugural lecture for the Irish Institute of Catholic Studies. Of particular interest will be his Master Class: ‘The Paradigms of Contemporary Religious Education’ in T.2.13 at 12.00 – 1.00pm on Wednesday 15th October, and to the inaugural Irish Institute for Catholic Studies Lecture : ‘On Holy Ground: The Theory and Practice of Religious Education’ in the Lime Tree at 6.00pm on Thursday.  Please make a special effort to attend these events. RSVP please to Una O’ Donovan at the RGSO.  Below please see some short details about Liam Gearon here. 

 MIC Irish Studies Institute lunchtime lecture

The second in the MIC Irish Studies Institute lunchtime lecture will take place next Monday, October 20, in G10 at 1 pm. The title of the lecture is: 'The Limestone Effect: Ireland's enigmatic dramatic tradition' and it will be given by Dr Michael Finneran. This paper will explore the multifaceted nature of Irish dramatic tradition and examine the importance of theatre in Irish society by exploring its historical roots and contemporary presence. It will argue that we need to understand theatre in the broadest possible performative sense in Ireland; from the ritualistic and communal to the post-dramatic. The paper will offer the provocation that we are in fact the inheritors of a dysfunctional and disconnected dramatic tradition, which nonetheless has unique significance in 21st century Ireland. Full programme here 

 Léacht Uí Chadhain UCD 2014

Is mór ag Scoil na Gaeilge An Léinn Cheiltigh, Bhéaloideas Éireann agus na Teangeolaíochta, UCD, cuireadh a thabhairt duit bheith i láthair ag Léacht Uí Chadhain 2014. Ócáid mhór i bhféilire litríocht na Gaeilge is ea an Léacht agus i mbliana beidh Darach Ó Scolaí, údar, aistritheoir agus fear foilsitheoireachta Leabhar Breac, ag tabhairt cainte dar teideal 'Cuimhne agus Díchuimhne'. Beidh an Léacht ar siúl ar 9 Deireadh Fómhair i Léachtlann M in Áras Newman, Belfield, agus tosóidh sí ar 19:00. I ndiaidh na léachta, seolfar leabhar nua aistí ar Mháirtín Ó Direáin, Mo Ghnósa Leas an Dáin, arna chur in eagar ag Meidhbhín Ní Úrdail agus Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith. Beidh dreas cainte agus súimíneachta i seomra foirne an Choláiste dá éis sin. Ceangailte leis seo gheobhaidh tú cuireadh oifigiúil chuig an Léacht, chomh maith le póstaer a bhfuil an t-eolas uile air agus clúdach an leabhair atá le seoladh. Beidh an t-ábhar céanna ar fáil ar leathanach Facebook Scoil na Gaeilge anseo. Is muidne a bheadh buíoch díot dá scaipfeá an focal orthu siúd ar spéis leo an Léacht. Oíche mhór litríochta agus plé a bheidh inti agus ba bhreá linn dá mbeifeá in ann páirt a ghlacadh inti.

 ACHIEVING IMPACT - Insights & key findings of the conference

The “Insights & key findings of the conference” of the “ACHIEVING IMPACT - SOCIO-ECONOMIC SCIENCES & HUMANITIES (SSH) IN HORIZON 2020” Conference & Information Day held on 26-27 February 2014 in Athens, Greece the document and the presentations are online at the conference website here and here.  The Conference material, presentations and videos are available here

Research Showcase 2014

Tuesday September 2
Venue: Tara Building, T117
All welcome!

This year's MIC Research Showcase will be dedicated to exploring the key relationships between postgraduate students and supervisors in the context of conducting a substantial and original research project leading to the award of a research degree. It will place a particular focus on the roles and responsibilities that underpin supervisory processes and practices in postgraduate research at MIC. Read the programme here

 CARDI Newsletter

This month's CARDI newsletter can be viewed here. This provides up-to-date information on ageing research including seminars, funding opportunities, latest research and innovation. More detailed information is available on our the Cardi Website.

 Employment Based Programme - Academic Supervisor, Employment Mentor and Referee deadline 29th of July 2014

The deadline for Academic Supervisors, Employment Mentors and Referees for the Employment Based Programme is 4pm on 29th of July. Please contact info@research.ie should you have any technical queries relating to the submission of the respective forms. Full details available here.

 Employment Based Programme Applicant - deadline 22nd of July

The Irish Research Council’s Employment Based Postgraduate Programme provides funding for SMEs, HPSUs, SPIN-OUTs, SPIN-INs and MNCs to employ competitively selected, high-calibre Researchers to work onsite with them on product, service or process innovations. The Applicant deadline is 22nd of July. Full details available here

 Internationalisation: Myths, Realities, Challenges & Opportunities - Call for Papers
Dublin Institute of Technology, 29th September 2014

Abstracts of no more than 300 words are invited for thirty-minute papers. Please send proposals to Elaine.Martin@dit.ie. It is intended that the conference proceedings will be published. Deadline for submission of abstracts: 10 August 2014. Full details here

 2014 Ulysses Scheme

The Irish Research Council has opened the 2014 call for the Ulysses Scheme. The Ulysses scheme is a jointly-run scheme between IRC and the French Embassy/Campus France (the French exchange agency).The Terms and Conditions and application form is now available for download here. The closing date for applications is Friday 12th September. 

International Conference  on "Thomas of Aquinas Today"

The University of St. Thomas of Mozambique, in collaboration with the International Council of the Universities of St. Thomas of Aquinas, takes this opportunity to invite all ICUSTA members to an international conference on, “Thomas of Aquinas Today” to be held in Maputo, Mozambique on the 11th and 12th November, 2014.  Please note the extended date for submission of abstracts is July 31, 2014.  Full details available here

4th Action Research Colloquium 19th – 20th June 2014

The 4th Action Research Colloquium is being held at University College Dublin on June 19th and 20th 2014. The Action Research Colloquium seeks to develop interest in and support for action Research. This colloquium provides a forum for practitioners, academic staff and researchers to meet and engage in conversations about their work. Read more.

Good News from the Health Promotion Office

Our colleague, Eva Devaney, has been awarded an Irish Research Council,  Government of Ireland Scholarship to facilitate her PhD research.  The title of Eva’s research is: Governing the family: State discourses and professional practices in the making of Irish drug policy, 1980-2016.  This study aims to trace how family has been conceptualised and problematized in Irish drug policy, how professional knowledge has contributed to official policy discourses, and how official policy has been negotiated in the micro-politics of service provision.  Eva’s supervisors are  Dr. Amanda Haynes and Dr. Orla McDonnell, Department of Sociology, University of Limerick.  Congratulations Eva!

Launch of You, Me and Diversity by Dr. Anne Dolan

You, Me and Diversity: Picturebooks for teaching development and intercultural education by Dr. Anne Dolan was launched in Mary Immaculate College on May 22nd 2014. This book explores how picturebooks can be used in primary schools to inspire, educate and encourage children to care about the world. It describes how carefully selected picturebooks can introduce complex global issues such as social justice and sustainability to children in ways they can understand.  Read more

Limerick Postgraduate Research Conference 2014.

This conference is co-organised by Postgraduate Students of Limerick Institute of Technology, Mary Immaculate College and the University of Limerick. It is the 3rd Annual Limerick Postgraduate Research Conference (LPRC) entitled: ‘Developing a Culture of Research’ and will be hosted this Thursday 29th of May 2014 at Limerick Institute of Technology and the Arts Centre at 69 O’Connell Street.  Read more

Call for Proposals - Conference on Thomas of Aquinas Today November 2014

The University of St. Thomas of Mozambique, in collaboration with the International Council of the Universities of St. Thomas of Aquinas, takes this opportunity to invite all ICUSTA members to an international conference on, “Thomas of Aquinas Today” to be held in Maputo, Mozambique on the 11th and 12th November, 2014. Full details here

Visit from Dr. Gillian Klein from Trentham Books/ IOE Press London

Dr. Gillian Klein from Trentham Books/ IOE Press London will be in the college on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd May 2014 for the Buzzing with Books conference and the launch of Anne Dolan's new book: You, Me and Diversity: Picturebooks for teaching development and intercultural education. She is willing to talk to members of staff who are interested in writing or submitting a book proposal.

Buzzing with Books Education and Book Fair - Mary Immaculate College - 22nd-23rd May 2014

Buzzing with Books, a conference to celebrate children’s literature, will take place in Mary Immaculate College for the first time in May 2014. The conference is a collaboration between several bodies, each of which plays a key role in education both nationally and internationally.  Full details here

MIC Lecturer Appointed Editor by Oxford University Press

Dr. Eugene O’Brien, Head of English Department, Mary Immaculate College (MIC) was recently appointed as Editor in Chief by Oxford University Press, for the literary theory module in their Oxford Bibliographies Online project. Oxford Bibliographies, named one of the Top 10 Internet Resources of 2013 by CHOICE Reviews Online, is one of the biggest such projects in the world, being used by thousands of academic librarians, faculty, and key decision makers for collection development and scholarly research. Read more here

Pre-announcement of the Irish Research Council's Employment Based Postgraduate Programme – Full Launch Early May 2014

The Irish Research Council Employment Based Programme provides support for businesses of all sizes, at all stages of the lifecycle, to employ quality-assured Researchers on site. Academic Supervisors and Researchers benefit from exposure to industry collaborations in business environments. This year will see a doubling of awards being made. Coupled with high success rates and commercially oriented terms, applications are encouraged from all sectors and disciplines. Call opens on May 13th 2014. Full information here

Symposium: Gender, Sexuality and Culture

A symposium in honour of Professor Patricia Coughlan, to mark the occasion of her retirement from University College Cork, will be held from 11am to 5pm, Friday May 16th 2014 in the CACSSS Seminar Room, ORB Building, UCC - www.ucc.ie. All Welcome. Full details here

 Lecture Three: Roisin Meany: From Blackboard to Bestseller

Have you ever dreamed of giving it all up and becoming a writer? Well that's just what our third speaker this season did - becoming a best selling author. A former pupil of Mary Immaculate College, Roisin Meaney's lecture is sure to be interesting and entertaining! It is on Monday, April 7th at 7pm in T1.16.  Full details available here 

CARDI Training Events

The Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI) will host two training events 'Why and how to get involved in ageing research' - on Tuesday, 25 March, 2014 in Dublin and on Wednesday, 28 May, 2014 in Belfast. These training events are free and aimed at voluntary and community organisations and older people who have an interest in getting involved in ageing research but want to learn more about why and how to get involved. Further details available here

 Horizon 2020 - Podcasts and speakers' slides

The Irish Research Council and its partner agencies wish to advise you that podcast recordings and PDF slides of the workshop’s speakers are now available on the website of the Irish Research Council. To access the podcasts and the speakers’ slides, please follow the link below: http://research.ie/Horizon2020

MIC Research Sabbatical Scheme

Through the MIC Research Support Policy (2013) the College will make provisions for merit-based, competitive Research Sabbatical leave. This leave will enable faculty members to develop their research profiles and to achieve specified research targets in the context of their personal research plans. Further details available here

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