New Commentary on Improving Science-Society Dialogue

Maja Horst, professor and department head in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Copenhagen, and Sofie Carsten Nielsen, the Danish minister for Science and Higher Education, have co-authored a commentary on how to support and improve RRI in practice. You can read the commentary here: http://www.dasts.dk/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/Horst-Nielsen-2015-Improving-Science-Society-dialogue.pdf

Two new types of New Horizons Research Project Grants available for 2015

The Irish Research Council will offer two types of New Horizons project grants in 2015:

Starter Grant - AHSS
The aim of the New Horizons Strand (1) Starter Grant is twofold:
To allow promising early stage AHSS researchers to develop track record in basic and exploratory research in AHSS disciplines through a project grant award.
Provide seed funding for researchers interested in applying for a Horizon 2020 European Research Council grant in the medium term.

New Horizons Research Project Scheme

Webinar: New Horizons Research Project Scheme

The IRC will host an online webinar on both schemes at 3pm, Tues 19th May

The IRC deadline for submission of applications to both schemes is 4pm Friday 12th June 2015

New Horizons Research Project Scheme
The Council will offer two types of New Horizons project grants in 2015:

Starter Grant - AHSS
The aim of the New Horizons Strand (1) Starter Grant is twofold:

Logo and Slogan Competition Winners Announced!

Studentvolunteer.ie

The winners of the national student logo and slogan competition for first Higher Education National Student Volunteer Management System, to be launched in September 2015, was announced at the Irish Universities Association, Merrion Square, Dublin 2.  

DCU President's Award for Engagement 2015

The 2015 President’s Awards for Engagement were celebrated at a ceremony in the Helix on April 28th. These awards recognise the outstanding contributions by staff and students, in the wider community, across a range of activities such as social regeneration and community empowerment, social enterprise and local economic development, sustainability and voluntary activities.

Congratulations to the following four winning projects, chosen from a total of 40 nominations.

Gaisce 30th Anniversary & Research Launch Event

Gaisce - The Presidents Award recently hosted an event to mark the 30th Anniversary of Gaisce and to launch research on impact of participation in Gaisce for young people. The event was held at the European House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2 on Wednesday 22nd April.

Dr. James Reilly, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs and Dr John Bamber, Centre for Effective Services, were the event guest speakers. 

Have a brilliant idea for an app or start-up? Well then this competition is for you!

The Ireland Funds 2015 Business Plan Competition gives student entrepreneurs the chance to win €10,000.   long with being described as ‘Europe’s Silicon Valley’, Dublin also hosts a thriving young start-up scene which has grown over the past decade, with a number of businesses and ventures being started by students and recent graduates.    Irish start-ups by college students and young graduates include ventures such as Coder Dojo, a not-for-profit network of community-based programming clubs for young people, set up by James Whelton at the age of 19. 

 

Limerick Students: "Our City, Our Culture"

On Saturday April 11th 2015, Limerick Students, 'Our City, Our Culture' was launched. It is a collaborative initiative driven by Higher Education Student volunteers in the University of Limerick, Limerick Institute of Technology, and Mary Immaculate College.  

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