Research Newsletter - Issue 62: Events

Horizon Europe - Launch Event for Ireland

Date: 25th March

Venue: online, please register here

This event will provide an overview of the Horizon Europe programme, and offer practical advice for researchers and innovators on submitting competitive applications in Horizon Europe.


Overview of the Horizon Europe Clusters Webinar Series

Date: 22nd, 23rd and 25th March (You may choose one or more sessions)

Venue: online, please register here

This event will go into the details of each of the different Horizon Europe Pillar 2 Clusters. The webinar series is open to UK as well as European delegates with an interest in participating in European collaborative projects in Horizon Europe.


Launch of the new Horizon Europe European Innovation Council

Date: 18th and 19th March

Venue: webstreamed on the EUScienceInnov YouTube channel, no registration necessary.

The event on the 18th will launch the EIC first calls for proposals, present the vision of the EIC programme and what is behind its funding opportunities.

The second day (19th) will be dedicated to applicants and potential beneficiaries and stakeholders, and provide concrete information on how the EIC works, how to apply, who is eligible, etc. Applicants can register here.


Fulbright Commission Ireland DCU Info Session

Date: 24th March 1-2pm

Venue: Online. Register here and join on the day via the following Zoom link: 

Fulbright Commission Ireland will host a presentation for DCU staff and students on the Fulbright Ireland-USA Awards on March 24th 1-2pm.  The Fulbright Awards provide grants for Irish citizens, and E.U. citizens resident in the Republic of Ireland for 3+ years, to research, study, or lecture in the USA.  

Representatives of the Fulbright Commission Ireland will showcase the awards available and how to succeed at the application stage.  Following the presentation, there will be a panel of experts available to provide advice and take part in a questions and answers session:

  • Dr Donal Fitzpatrick, DCU Fulbright Ambassador. 

  • Dr Rachel Barret, DCU International Strategic & Research Partnerships Coordinator - coordinating the DCU/Arizona State University Partnership

  • Dr Francis Ward, School of Arts Education and Movement (Music) - travelled to University of Washington in Seattle for semester 2 2019/20.

  • Prof Stefan Ward - currently visiting the School of Arts Education and Movement (PE) from Central Washington University.

How to prepare a successful proposal in Horizon Europe 

Date: 24th March

Venue: a YouTube live stream link will be made available here

This upcoming webinar, hosted by the European Commission, will inform all potential applicants to Horizon Europe calls on the modalities for preparing their proposals.The agenda will include two main points: “Submission and Evaluation” and the “Model Grant Agreement”. 

The draft agenda and registration link are available here.


Business Ideas for Resiliant and Sustainable Future - Online Masterclass Series

Date: 25th March (kick-off event)

Venue: Online - please register here

MaREI and partners are launching a programme of online events to run between March 25th and June 3rd 2021 to encourage those interested in Sustainable Entrepreneurship to take some action towards our Sustainable Future. The kick-off event on the 25th March is an introductory webinar on Sustainability, with a particular focus on International Start Up Accelerator programmes focused on Energy, Climate, Digital Health, Materials, Blue Economy, Agtech and Bioeconomy. 

Get a sense of the types of technologies and solutions that are making progress, what opportunities are emerging, trends into the future and how your idea or research might find an attractive application.

They are also launching an All-Island Start-Up Competition which will involve three Masterclasses (April 1st, 15th and 22nd) which will introduce Start-Up methodologies to get you thinking about your idea as an enterprise.

Once you have completed at least 2 of the 3 Masterclasses you will get the opportunity to record and submit a short video about your idea and be in with a chance of winning one of nine substantial cash prizes available across three categories including; Post Graduate Students, Post Doctoral Researchers and Early Stage Start-Ups from across the Island of Ireland.


DCU Information Session on Horizon Europe Health Work Programme (Cluster 1)

Date: 13th April (9.30-11am)

Venue: Online (Registration link will be circulated by email)

Kay Duggan-Walls, the Irish National Contact Point for Health, Horizon European has kindly agreed to present an information session for DCU researchers interested to know more about the upcoming 2021-20212 calls under the Horizon Europe Cluster 1 - Health. 

Cluster 1 Health includes opportunities for interdisciplinary partnerships, in particular contributing towards Horizon Europe's Key Strategic Orientations on the development of key digital and enabling technologies and by creating a more resilient, inclusive and democratic society.

Researchers are encouraged to consult the available draft of the Work Programme and to familiarise themselves with the proposed topics under the 6 Destinations, as the session will include ample time for questions and discussions. For a copy of the most recent Work Programme please contact the EU Research Development Officer Liana Drummond (


Horizon Europe Marine Brokerage event

Date: 28th April

Venue: Online, please register here

The Enterprise Europe Network in partnership with Enterprise Ireland, Invest N. Ireland, Scotland, Denmark, Norway and Iceland's National Contract Points (NCPs) invites you to participate in an international partnering event on Horizon Europe's Marine calls.

This is a FREE one-day virtual event that will introduce the Marine calls for proposals for the next two years, present insights and expectations from the European Commission whilst offering a unique international networking experience to forge the winning partnerships of the future.


UKRIO Annual Conference 2021 (research integrity two-day event) 

Date: 19th - 20th May

Venue: Online - please register here

Join UKRIO’s renowned annual research integrity conference on the topic of “good research practice in a changing world”.

This conference is aimed at anyone with an interest in good research practice, research integrity, research ethics, improving research culture, ensuring quality and high ethical standards in research, or in addressing sloppiness or misconduct in research.

The event will be of particular interest to researchers, research students and research administrators; people with managerial, supervisory or leadership roles in research; and people working in the fields of research integrity, research ethics, research culture, research governance or research policy.


PPI Ignite Network at DCU: Seminar Series

Date: April - June 2021

Venue: Online -  all registration links can be found here

The PPI Ignite Network at DCU, in collaboration with the PPI Ignite Network National Office, have organised the following seminar series, centred on PPI in research involving children and young people. 


Seminar 1: Involving children and young people in research- a rights based approach

Date: 8th April 13:00- 14:00

Seminar 2: Young People Advisory Groups- A model for how to develop and operate YPAGs

Date: 20th April 13:00- 14:00

Seminar 3: Participatory Health Research with Children and Young People

Date: 27th May 13:00- 14:00 

Seminar 4: Embedding PPI with children and young people in Tusla practice and policy

Date:10th June 13:00-14:00


PPI Ignite Network at DCU 2021 Seminar Series: Case study examples of PPI

A parallel series, also organised by PPI Ignite at DCU, will highlight case study examples of PPI.

Seminar 1:  PPI in clinical research involving people with cancer of the food pipe/stomach

Date:1st April 13:00- 14:00

Seminar 2: Applying PPI principles in the co-design of an adolescent health literacy intervention

Date: 6th May 13:00- 14:00

Seminar 3:  PPI Ignite Network at DCU  - Partner Organisation PPI Examples

Date: 17th June 13:00- 14:00