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Dr Aine Travers is among nine awardees from DCU. Credit: Kyran O'Brien

Nine DCU researchers awarded funding in Irish Research Council scheme

The projects from Dublin City University are among 56 nationally, and come from schools across DCU’s five faculties. The awards range from €10,000 to €20,000.

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.


DCU Awardees:


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