The 2019 Ulysses programme for R&D projects is now open for applications. Ulysses is the scheme designed to support new research collaborations between Irish and French researchers. In Ireland, Ulysses is funded by the Irish Research Council and Teagasc, and administered by the Irish Research Council. It is funded by the French Departments for Foreign Affairs (Ministère des Affaires Etrangères et du Développement International) and Research (Ministère de l’Education Nationale, de l’Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche) and administered by the Embassy of France in Ireland and Campus France, the leading French agency for international mobility, on the French side, in partnership with EIRGRID (Ireland), RTE (France), INSERM (France) and the Health Research Board (Ireland), ADEME (France) and SEAI (Ireland).
The aim of this scheme is to foster new collaborations between researchers in Ireland and France by funding reciprocal travel visits between two research groups over the course of one year. The longer-term goal is to establish lasting professional networks of researchers and institutes. The programme provides ‘seed-funding’ to begin such collaborations. Successful applicants are encouraged to develop their collaboration post-Ulysses by seeking larger-scale funding from other sources.
In Ireland, Ulysses is funded and administered by the Irish Research Council. Further information for Irish applicants is available on the Irish Research Council website.