Nine DCU researchers awarded funding in Irish Research Council scheme
The IRC New Foundations scheme focuses on addressing societal challenges. The awards are designed to bring researchers, civic society organisations and policy makers together to provide evidence for policies and practices with tangible local, national and international impact. The scheme enables research, networking or dissemination activities with an emphasis on multi-disciplinary work.
The projects span a wide range of activities including an anti-racist teaching collaboration with early school leavers, a handbook for caring for children with trauma, and reducing plastic pollution in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Today’s announcement represents a total investment of €633,000. Forty-three projects are funded by the IRC to enhance research partnerships with civic society organisations. Through these partnerships with researchers, diverse community organisations will attain new evidence and insights to enhance their services and their impact. In addition, a further thirteen projects are funded by Government departments and agencies.
Maria Loftus, SALIS
Emma McEvoy, School of Law & Government
Sinéad Smyth, School of Psychology
Miriam DeCock, School of Theology, Philosophy, and Music
Amanda Drury, School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health
Lucía Pintado-Gutiérrez, SALIS
Áine Travers, School of Psychology
Danny Marks, School of Law & Government
Ashling Bourke, Institute of Education