October Funding recognises rising researchers and pioneering projects
Three CÚRAM researchers are among the research projects awarded a combined €24.6m in funding under the Irish Research Council’s (IRC) flagship Government of Ireland programmes, announced by the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD, recently.
The IRC’s Government of Ireland scheme supports top early-career researchers who are based in Ireland’s higher education and research institutions. The investment will fund 294 awards in total, namely 214 postgraduate scholarships and 80 postdoctoral fellowships.
Announcing the funding awards, Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris TD, said: “I am delighted to announce this investment for a new generation of postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers under the Irish Research Council’s Government of Ireland programmes. These awards will support the development of the next generation of excellent researchers in Ireland, as they pursue new knowledge at the cutting edge of a wide range of disciplines.
This investment recognises the huge potential of Ireland’s early-career researchers, and it will support the development of skills, knowledge and innovation that will meet the challenges of today and the future”.
Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Programme awardeeMaria Redmond will Investigate the endocannabinoid system as a novel therapeutic target for anxiety, depression and impaired cognition associated with chronic wounds.
Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme awardees includeAmir Abdo and Sean Kilroy.
Amir Abdo will investigate reactive oxygen and nitrogen species-shielding and carbon monoxide generating microgels for the treatment of triple negative breast cancer. Sean Kilroy, based at UCD, will investigate the development of an antimigration coating for gastrointestinal stents.
CÚRAM also wishes to acknowledge and congratulate Saoirse Ryan, a graduate of our Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (2022) who has been awarded a Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship to investigate biomaterial enhanced cellular brain repair for Parkinson's disease.
For more information about the Irish Research Council, visit www.research.ie.