Appointments to The Irish Research Council: State Board Vacancies

Posted: 30 May, 2013

The Irish Research Council is a non-statutory body and operates as a sub-board of the Higher Education Authority (HEA). While established as a sub-board of the HEA, the Council is independent in its funding decisions and day-to-day activities, but operates within the agreed policy framework of the HEA and the Department of Education and Skills. All expenditure is subject to the standard operating procedures of the HEA.

The mission of the Irish Research Council is to enable and sustain a vibrant research community in Ireland and supports excellent researchers in all disciplines from Arts to Zoology. The Council primarily funds early stage career researchers: namely, postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers. Diverse career opportunities are enabled through a suite of programmes which partner with employers. A key area of activity for the Council is the funding of research projects with a societal focus and has established partnerships across government and civic society.

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