he Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Irish Centre for Research in Applied Geosciences (iCRAG) invites potential research supervisors to submit proposals under the Centre’s Public Perception and Understanding (PPU) challenge area.
The research will be supported from iCRAG funds. Please note that all research projects must be completed by 31st December 2020, which is the termination date for iCRAG’s current phase of funding.
Up to three (3) research projects will be funded. As all research must be completed by 31st December 2020, we are unable to support PhD or MSc projects but we encourage applications for postdoctoral research and/or, if appropriate, for projects to be carried out by a research assistant.
Proposals should address an aspect of the three research themes listed below and should also align with iCRAG’s current Public Perception and Understanding of Geoscience research. The current research programme aims to systematically investigate the factors that underlie both the public and expert perceptions and attitudes towards geological activities in Ireland with the aim of enhancing two-way communication between experts and various, identified, publics. These various perceptions and attitudes feed into other research agendas surrounding responses to geoscience activities in Ireland and give context to the multilevel socio-political, market, and community acceptance. Proposals for research projects are sought under the following research themes, with specific focus on social science research. We encourage interdisciplinary collaborations between social scientists and geoscientists.
- Public Engagement and Citizen Science
- Public Perception and Public Acceptance
- Risk Communication and the Geosciences
This scheme will offer research opportunities for academic researchers affiliated with, or supported by, a recognised SFI eligible research body. The list of eligible SFI research bodies can be found here.
The call is open to the following applicants:
- Current Principal Investigators and Funded Investigators (FIs) in iCRAG;
- iCRAG Investigators;
- Researchers not currently in iCRAG.
Deadline for applications
The deadline for applications is 12pm, Wednesday, 6th March 2019. Late applications will not be considered.
A full and complete application comprises the application form and the applicant’s 2-page CV including appendix. Applicants must:
- use the templates provided;
- upload the application to the inline system in PDF format: iCRAG Public Perception and Understanding Call
Project Duration and Budget
Duration: up to 12 months, Value: 100,000 euro, Start Date by 1st December 2019 at the latest.
Duration: 12-18 months, Value: 120,000 euro, Start Date by 1st July 2019 at the latest.
We welcome enquiries about the call for proposals or about iCRAG and its research priorities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.