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Irish FP7 participants to benefit from new national financial supports

Enterprise Ireland, the Irish state development agency focused on transforming Irish industry, launched new financial supports for FP7 participants today (March 7th).

Enterprise Ireland, the Irish state development agency focused on transforming Irish industry, launched new financial supports for FP7 participants today (March 7th). Researchers based in Irish companies and public research bodies who want to participate in FP7 can now avail of the following financial supports: Proposal Preparation Support for Companies The maximum grant for this support has been increased to €25,000 (at 50% grant rate i.e. €25,000 based on a total expenditure by the company of €50,000). Eligibility has been expanded to include all research projects. Proposal Preparation Support for Academic Coordinators The maximum grant under this support is €25,000 and all research projects are eligible. Eligibility has been expanded to include researchers in publicly funded institutions. Travel Support for Researchers Researchers based in higher education institutions can apply for a maximum grant of €3,000 to facilitate multiple visits to research partners. Eligibility has been expanded to include researchers in publicly funded institutions. Speaking at the launch, Dr. Imelda Lambkin, Director of the Irish FP7 National Support Network said, “Now that the supports for researchers are more accessible, flexible and valuable, I am confident that even more people will be motivated to take part in FP7. Our network of national contact points is on hand to assist potential participants access funding opportunities under the new Programme.” For more information on the financial supports and to download application forms, visit www.fp7-ireland.com

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