Marine Institute Funding Overview
The Marine Institute provides funding for marine related projects under the Marine Research Programme. Funding is provided under a number of programmes including the Cullen Fellowship Programme, Shiptime Programme, Post-Doctoral Fellowships, Project-Based Awards, Networking and Travel Awards and the National Infrastructure Programme (NIAP).
Click on the individual programmes listed below to view additional information on each funding programme.
Project-Based Awards funded by the Marine Institute will provide assistance for appropriate research activities that support the goals of Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth, and/or address the objectives of other national and international marine strategies/plans.
The specialist marine equipment and small infrastructures call is intended to address a need in the Irish marine research and innovation community in relation to capital supports for specialist marine research equipment and access to national marine infrastructure. This scheme is funded by the Marine Institute under the Marine Research Programme with the support of the Irish Government.
The Marine Institute provides awards to promote appropriate networking and marine research communication activities that support the Irish marine research community. The awards are designed as a small-scale, flexible scheme to support networking and marine research communication initiatives in the marine sector.
The Cullen Scholarship Programme provides research training opportunities for scientists in marine and related disciplines, leading to Masters and PhD degrees. Cullen Scholarships provide funding for 2 years MSc and up to 4 years for PhDs. Cullen Scholars are generally located at a Marine Institute research facility for the duration of their Scholarships.
The Marine Institute Post-Doctoral Fellowship Programme provides an opportunity for early career researchers to advance their careers and build a programme of marine research in an area of identified strategic importance. This scheme is funded under the Marine Research Programme with the support of the Irish Government.