To strengthen cooperation, knowledge exchange and learning between Wales and Ireland;
To support collaborative and interdisciplinary research
To encourage the initiation of new partnerships and/or the development of existing partnerships, potentially leading to innovative future proposals bringing disciplines and nations together
To contribute to policy discussion in Ireland and Wales in the specified thematic area.
This Pilot Scheme invites applications which address the broad theme of ‘Culture, Language and/or Heritage’, with a particular focus on indigenous, minority and lesser-used languages, in line with Wales’s leadership of this area within the British Irish Council. This theme also fits within the Communities and Culture priority theme of the Agile Cymru Irish Sea Frame-work, as well as the 2021 Ireland Wales Shared Statement and Joint Action Plan.
The project can build on existing international collaboration between the two countries or may demonstrate plans for the development of new collaborative networks.
It is envisaged that each project will lead to the development of a network, or an outline of a concept for grant project proposal in the area explored in order to provide tangible results that will be of value to the academic community and the wider public.
While awards will be open to all career stages and all HEIs in Ireland and Wales, we encourage applications that are either led by early career researchers (ECRs) or include ECRs as active participants within the proposed project.
The grant does not cover activities that would have taken place regardless (for instance, connected to an existing conference).
For more information contact Cathy Stroemer at ResearcherDevelopment@lsw.wales.ac.uk