Research Newsletter - Issue 82: Funding Success

Royal Irish Academy 2023 Charlemont Grant awardee

Congratulations to Dr Rónán Condon (Law & Government) who has been awarded an RIA Charlemont Grant for his research project  “Supply Chain Liability: Network Liability and Network Responsibility of Chain Leaders and Intermediaries.” 

The Charlemont scheme is an international research scheme awarded to outstanding early career researchers in the humanities, social sciences and sciences. Funded directly by the Academy, it facilitates short international visits from Ireland for the conduct of primary research in any subject area, including the development of new research collaborations and networks, access to research equipment and training not available in Ireland. Dr Condon is one of twelve 2023 awardees under the Humanities/Social Sciences panel.

STEM Teacher Internship Programme Grants

Congratulations to Dr Eilish McLoughlin, CASTeL and School of Physical Science and Prof. Deirdre Butler, CASTeL and Institute of Education, on securing almost €1M in funding from Skillnet Ireland, Science Foundation Ireland and Intel Ireland to further develop the highly successful STEM Teacher Internship (STInt) Programme.  

The STInt Programme is a globally unique opportunity for Primary and Post-Primary student and early career STEM teachers to take part in a 12 week paid summer internship placement in industry.  It is an evidence - based programme supporting teachers to design integrated STEM education. In 2022, 62 teachers were placed in 31 organisations across Ireland, enabling them to gain first-hand experience of careers in industry and the application of STEM in a wide range of workplaces. The programme continues to grow, with even more teachers and organisations expected to take part 2023-2025. The funding from Skillnet Ireland, Science Foundation Ireland and Intel Ireland will allow further strategic development of the programme to expand the programmes to teachers from UCD, MU, UG, UL, UCC and TCD, over the next three years.

Further information on the Programme can be found on the STInt website.