RESEARCHER TRAINING PROGRAMME

The Directorate of Research, Enterprise & Innovation Services provides a continuing Professional Development Programme for research and research support staff.

For more information contact:

  • Dr. Sandra Fisher, Head of Enterprise and Research Development Services,
    (Social, Business and Economic Development)
    t: +353 1 402 3308
    e: sandra.fisher@dit.ie

Upcoming Events for DIT Researchers

Upcoming events will be announced soon.

Previous Events

IRC

Irish Research Council  -  MSCA COFUND Postdoctoral Scheme (CAROLINE)  Information Session

The event: The Irish Research Council is holding a number of information sessions in respect of a new postdoctoral research fellowship funding scheme, Collaborative Research Fellowships for a Responsive and Innovative Europe, (CAROLINE) .  Details of the Dublin session outlined below:

Presenter:  Irish Research Council

Date: Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Time: 10.30a.m. 

Venue: Gresham Hotel, Dublin 

Who should attend: Researchers and senior managers with responsibility for academic development

Registration: with Irish Research Council (https://dcya.wufoo.com/forms/mq9e1r3148fvu2/   For  assistance, please contact Dr. Sandra Fisher,  Head of Enterprise & Research Development Services, tel. 01 402 3308.


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Irish Research Council  - Information Session (Research Funding Opportunities)

The event: This Information Session will provide a briefing in respect of a number of funding schemes, including New Foundations, Ulysses, Research for Policy and Society Research Grants,  as well as other funding opportunities such as HERA and Norface.

Presenters:  Dr. Maria O'Brien, Programme Manager and Ms. Leonora Harty, Research Officer, Irish Research Council

Date: Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Time: Start: 12.45p.m.  Finish: 2.30p.m. approx.

Venue: DIT Grangegorman Campus

Who should attend: Researchers and senior managers with responsibility for academic development

Registration: Please email Sandra.fisher@dit.ie with your details (that is name, title, School/Centre/Institute, email, tel ).  For more information please contact Dr. Sandra Fisher, Head of Enterprise & Research Development Services, tel. 01 402 3308.


IRC

Irish Research Council  -  MSCA COFUND Postdoctoral Scheme (CAROLINE)  Webinar

The event: This webinar  will provide a briefing in respect of a new postdoctoral research fellowship funding scheme, Collaborative Research Fellowships for a Responsive and Innovative Europe,  (CAROLINE) . 

Presenter:  Irish Research Council

Date: Friday, 13 May 2016

Time: 10a.m. 

Venue: N/A.  Webinar.

Who should attend: Researchers and senior managers with responsibility for academic development

Registration: with Irish Research Council (https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3599064770912324354) - or via IRC website www. research.ie.  For any assistance, please contact Dr. Sandra Fisher,  Head of Enterprise & Research Development Services, tel. 01 402 3308.


ERC

European Research Council (ERC) Awards - Proposal Development Training

Presenters: SFI, IRC, ERC Awardees, Yellow Research, Halbert Research, Carr Communications

Date:  Thursday, 7 April 2016

Time: 1p.m.-4.45p.m. approx.

Venue: O'Reilly Hall, UCD

For information in respect of registration:  contact Dr. Sandra Fisher, Directorate of Research, Enterprise & Innovation Services, DIT, email sandra.fisher@dit.ie  with your first name, surname, title, School/Centre/Institute, and a contact phone number. Limited number of places available .


COST

COST Action Information Session and Researcher Networking Event

Presenter:  Ms. Rita Ward, COST Programme Manager, Enterprise Ireland

Date: Thursday, 3 March 2016

Time: Start: 2.15p.m.  Finish: 4p.m. approx.

Venue: DIT Grangegorman Campus 

Who should attend: Researchers and colleagues  with responsibility for academic development

Registration: Please email Sandra.fisher@dit.ie with your details (that is name, title, School/Centre/Institute, email, tel ).  For more information please contact Dr. Sandra Fisher, Head of Enterprise & Research Development Services, tel. 01 402 3308.


IRC

Irish Research Council  - Horizon 2020 SSH Research Funding Opportunities and Best Practice Engagement Tips

Presenter:  Mr. Paul Kilkenny, European Programmes Manager, Irish Research Council

Date: Friday, 18 September 2015

Time: Start: 10a.m.  Finish: 11.30a.m. approx.

Venue: DIT Aungier Street Campus

Who should attend: Researchers/research support personnel and senior managers with responsibility for academic development

Registration: Please email Sandra.fisher@dit.ie with your details (that is name, title, School/Centre/Institute, email, tel ).  For more information please contact Dr. Sandra Fisher, Head of Enterprise & Research Development Services, tel. 01 402 3308.


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ICT in the Societal Challenges

Presenters: Thierry Boulange, European Commission and ICT Research Groups

Date:  Thursday, 2 July 2015

Time:  10.30a.m.-4 p.m. approx.

Venue:  Griffith College Dublin

For more information on registration etc. contact a member of the Research Support Team (jean.cahill@dit.ie or sandra.fisher@dit.ie or andy.maguire@dit.ie)


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Introduction to Grant Writing with particular reference to Horizon 2020

Presenter:  David Murphy, General Manager, AquaTT

Date:  Thursday, 7 May 2015

Time:  9 a.m. - 1 p.m. approx.

Venue:  On-Campus DIT

As there are a limited number of places advance registration is required.  Please email your title, first name, second name, School / Centre / Institute, and a contact 'phone number to sandra.fisher@dit.ie


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 Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 6 Workshop

Presenter: Professor Brian O'Neill, Directorate of Research, Enterprise & Innovation Services

Date: Friday, 27 March 2015

Time: 12 noon - 1.30 pm approx.

Venue: Board Room, DIT Aungier Street Campus

To register: Please email mary.homan@dit.ie


DIT

Developing your Research Career

Presenter: Dr. Sandra Fisher, Head of Research & Enterprise Development Services (Social, Business & Economic Development)

Date: Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Time: 1-2p.m. approximately

Venue: DIT Grangegorman Campus


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Horizon 2020 - Matchmaking event - Europe as a Global Actor (Societal Challenge 6)

Date:  Thursday, 26 February 2015

This international event will highlight research topics covered within the Horizon 2020 Programme and it’s call “Europe as a Global Actor”.

Participants will have the possibility to participate in a matchmaking event according to the topics of the HORIZON 2020 open call “Europe as a global actor” (Societal Challenge 6). It will give participants the opportunity to join pre-arranged meetings with other participants in order to identify possible collaborators and to facilitate the setup of Horizon 2020 project consortia.

In addition to the matchmaking session the event offers an info session. The info day in the morning will focus on the policy context, funding opportunities and the open call for proposals. The info session will also highlight the experiences of successful FP7 projects and offer valuable insights for your proposal preparation.

Registration:  To register and for more information please log on to Link  https://www.b2match.eu/SC6-INT-2015 


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Excellent Science Pillar in Horizon 2020

 The aim of the Excellent Science Pillar in Horizon 2020 is to raise the level of excellence in Europe's science base and ensure world-class research. The European Research Council (ERC) and Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) are of particular interest to Humanities researchers. This day long workshop will feature Keynotes talks from those involved at the European level in both the ERC and MSCA, it will profile Ireland’s grant awardees and feature advice from National Contact Points and Evaluators.

Date: Wednesday, 21 January 2015 

Venue: Royal Irish Academy

Registration: Please register with Royal Irish Academy - www.ria.ie/Events/Events-Listing/Excellent-Science-in-the-Humanities


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The 4th annual InterTradeIreland ‘Collaborate to Innovate’ Horizon 2020 Conference 

This years’ Conference takes place on 3rd December 2014 at Dublin Castle and will focus on harnessing the opportunities presented by North/South collaboration and the cooperation between the Horizon 2020 support networks in Ireland and Northern Ireland. Confirmed speakers to date include Dr. Seán McCarthy, Hyperion Ltd., and Ms. Isoline Roger-Dalbert, Eureka (Eurostars). Further information available here...


ERC

European Research Council (ERC) - Visit by ERC President, Prof. Jean Pierre Bourguignon

Presenter: Professor Jean Pierre Bourguignon, President, ERC

Date:  Monday, 17 November 2014

Time:  to be confirmed

Venue: Off-campus

To register:  contact Dr. Sandra Fisher, Directorate of Research, Enterprise & Innovation Services, DIT,  email sandra.fisher@dit.ie  with your first name, surname, title, School/Centre/Institute, and a contact phone number. Limited number of places available to each attending HEI.


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Focus on Horizon 2020 workshop 

InterTradeIreland is pleased to announce the next Focus on Horizon 2020 workshop in the area of Manufacturing and Transport (including aerospace) on Tuesday 4th November 2014, NIACE Centre, Airport Road, Belfast, BT3 9DZ. . This event will bring together end-users and researchers seeking to maximise their engagement in Horizon 2020. Specific opportunities to be discussed include: (i) “Innovation in SMEs”, (ii) “Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Advanced Manufacturing and Production”, (iii) “Factories of the Future” and (iv) “Smart, Green and Integrated Transport”. To register for this event please contact aileen.mackin@intertradeireland.com     More information here....


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InterTradeIreland ‘Focus on Horizon 2020’ Workshop – ICT Seminar

InterTradeIreland is pleased to announce the next Focus on Horizon 2020 workshop in the area of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) 2015 Call on 29 October 2014. Welcoming a keynote speaker from the European Commission, this event will bring together end-users and researchers seeking to maximise their engagement in Horizon 2020 ICT. This is a satellite event to the eChallenges 2014 conference.

To register for this ICT event please email aileen.mackin@intertradeireland.com


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DIT H2020 Marie Sklowdoska Curie Awards workshop

As part of its ongoing H2020 support programme the REIS Research Support Unit is organising a workshop on the  Marie Sklowdoska CurieAward (MSCA)programme on October 10th at 2.00pm in the Focas Research Institute. For more information and to register for this event please click here....

 


DIT

The College of Sciences & Health Research Seminar 

The College of Sciences & Health are holding a Research Seminar on 2nd October in DIT, Kevin Street,  Room KE 1005 at 1:00pm to inform staff of Research opportunities and general information about funding possibilities. All Staff are welcome to attend.

Speakers: Dr. Tony Betts (College Head of Research) ; Dr. Izabela Naydenova (Lecturer, School of Physics)

National Information Day for Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5

The EPA is organising a National Information Day for Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5 on the 2nd October 2014 at the Davenport Hotel, Dublin 2. This event aims at promoting Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5 amongst the Irish Research Community and at supporting the active and successful engagement & participation of Irish researchers in Horizon 2020. Full information here...


Irish Social Sciences Showcase

Irish social sciences showcasing event takes place on Thursday, 2 October 2014 from 09:30 to 17:00 in Renehan Hall, NUI Maynooth. The event includes a breakout session on Horizon 2020 and opportunities available in SC6 and other areas namely, MCSA and ICT.  More information here...

 


Research Professional Webinar: Learn how to use Research Professional, DIT's fully searchable funding database.

Date: Friday, 5 September 2014
Time: 11.00 a.m.

To participate in Webinar please click here...


DIT

Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016/17 (Arts,  Humanities, Business & Social Sciences)

Facilitators:  Directorate of Research & Enterprise and Heads of Research (Colleges of Business and Arts & Tourism)

Date: Thursday, 4 September 2014

Time:  Registration: 9a.m., start: 9.30am., finish:  1.30p.m  (approx)

Venue: On-campus DIT

For more information: please contact Dr. Sandra Fisher, Head of Enterprise & Research Development Services, Directorate of Research & Enterprise, sandra.fisher@dit.ie, tel 01 402 3308.

 


Research Professional Webinar: Learn how to use Research Professional, DIT's fully searchable funding database.

Date: Friday, 18 July 2014
Time: 11.00 a.m.

To participate in Webinar please click on link below:

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/join/645504113


IUA

Working group meeting for Marie Sklodowska-Curie
IF Programme

Date: May 29th 2014

Venue: FOCAS seminar Room 

Time: 12.30 to 2pm lunch included

Session II in MSCA IF support programme.

By invitation only but please contact jean.cahill@dit.ie for further information.


IRC.2

Information Session with National Contact Point, Socio-economic Sciences & Humanities, Irish Research Council, in association with TCD 

Presenter: Mr. Paul Kilkenny, EU Programmes Manager, National Contact Point for Socio-economic Sciences & Humanities, Irish Research Council.

Date: Tuesday, 29 April 2014 (2.30p.m.-4p.m. approx) 

Venue: TCD

Information Session:  outlining funding opportunities (Socio-economic Sciences & Humanities)  under Horizon 2020

Registration:      Advance registration is required.  Please email (i) your  title, first name , surname (ii) School/Research Centre/Institute (iii) a contact  phone number to sandra.fisher@dit.ie  For further information/queries contact Dr. Sandra Fisher, Head of Enterprise & Research Development Services, Directorate of Research & Enterprise (tel. 01 402 3308). 


ERC

European Research Council Awards DIT Researcher Support Programme - Module 3 - Expert Panel

Presenter: Dr. Catherine Halbert, Halbert Research, and Expert Panel 

Date: Thursday, 13 February 2014

Time:  to be confirmed

Venue: on-campus DIT

To register*:  email sandra.fisher@dit.ie  with your first name, surname, title, School/Centre/Institute, and a contact phone number.

*Registration closed,  restricted to DIT  ERC applicants.  This Module  is part of DIT's ERC Researcher Support Programme, which is open to DIT researchers preparing an application for a European Research Council award .   If you have any queries please contact Dr. Sandra Fisher, Head of Enterprise & Research Development Services (Social, Business and Economic Development), Directorate of Research & Enterprise.


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Horizon 2020 Presentation - Transportation

Presenters:  Dr Bob Flynn, Enterprise Ireland
Date: Thursday, 30 January 2014
Venue: DIT Bolton Street


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Horizon 2020 Presentation - Environment

Presenter:  Mr Mark Sweeney, Enterprise Ireland
Date: Friday, 17 January 2014
Venue: DIT Focas


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Horizon 2020 Presentation - Energy

Presenters:  Mr Matthew Kennedy, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and Mr Philip Cheasty, Enterprise Ireland (EI)
Date: Monday, 13 January 2014
Venue: DIT Focas


ERC

European Research Council Awards Researcher Support Programme - Module 2 (Mentoring)

Presenter:  Dr. Graeme Horley, NCP ERC, Science Foundation Ireland
Date:  Monday, 16 December 2013 (pm)
Venue: DIT Aungier Street Campus

Registration: as this event is part of DIT's ERC Researcher Support Programme attendance is restricted.  Inquiries to Dr. Sandra Fisher, Head of Enterprise & Research Development Services, Directorate of Research & Enterprise, email: sandra.fisher@dit.ie; tel. 01 402 3308.


ERC

European Research Council Researcher Support Programme - Module 1 - Workshop

Presenter: Dr. Catherine Halbert, Halbert Research 

Date: Friday, 20 September 2013

Time:  9a.m. (for registration, start @ 9.15a.m.) finish by: 4.15p.m. approx)

Venue: on-campus DIT

To register:  email sandra.fisher@dit.ie  with your first name, surname, title, School/Centre/Institute, and a contact phone number.

For further information/queries contact: This workshop which is part of DIT's ERC Researcher Support Programme, is open to DIT researchers intending to apply for a European Research Council award within the next 1-3 years.  If you have any queries please contact Dr. Sandra Fisher, Head of Enterprise & Research Development Services (Social, Business and Economic Development), Directorate of Research & Enterprise.


Developing Networks and Research/Educational Opportunities International Development Conference

Keynote Speaker:  Dr. Vincent O'Neill, Director of Policy, Planning and Effectiveness Section, Irish Aid 

Date: Thursday, 21 March 2013
Time:  9:30am- 2p.m. (approx)
Venue: On-campus DIT Aungier Street

This conference, which is a DIT and IOTI initiative, will provide an opportunity for staff/postgraduate research students across all disciplines, to network, explore the development of collaborative research projects and engage in discussion  around current International Development challenges and future funding opportunities.  Advance registration is required.  Please email your: title,  first name, surname,  School/Centre/Institute, and a contact telephone number to mary.homan@dit.ie;   For further information/queries contact: Sandra Fisher, Head of Enterprise & Research Development Services (Social, Business & Economic Development), Directorate of Research & Enterprise, sandra.fisher@dit.ie tel. 01 402 3308.


Developing networks and research/educational opportunities - International Development

Presenters:  Dr. James Loughman, DIT, Ms. Aoife Phelan FAOI, DIT, Mr. Andrew Brownlee, IOTI.
Date: Friday, 8 February 2013 (12.30-1.30p.m.)
This webinar has been jointly organised by DIT and the Institutes of Technology of Ireland (IOTI) to provide a forum to explore research/educational opportunities of relevance to international development.  It will be of interest to staff (and all disciplines). Research Supervisors may wish to nominate postgraduate/postdoctoral students to attend.   An example of a current DIT international development project may be found at http://mozeyecare.org/   To participate in the webinar please email your contact details to Mary.homan@dit.ie . Approximately 3 working days in advance of 8 February 2013 final arrangements and the URL will be sent to you.  For further information contact either Ms. Aoife Phelan, FAOI, Research Optometrist Mozambique Eye Care Project, DIT (aoife.phelan@dit.ie) or Dr. Sandra Fisher, Directorate of Research & Enterprise (sandra.fisher@dit.ie)


DIT

InCites & Research Information System (RIS) Reporting - Information Session

Presenters: Ms. Yvonne Desmond, Senior Librarian and Mr. Paul Kilkenny, Research Performance Analyst. 

Date: Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Time: 9.45a.m.-11.30a.m. approx

Venue: DIT Aungier Street Campus


This Information session is open to DIT researchers and support staff who are interested in learning how to generate useful reports about research activity from the InCites and RIS systems.  These reports can be used for both analysis of research and for augmentation of research proposals.  Regular updating of all research information; biographical details and other outputs on RIS, can enhance the profile of research on InCites and that of your School/Centre/Institute and DIT as a whole.

Registration: Advance registration is required.  Please email (i) your first name, surname (ii) School/Centre/Institute (iii) a contact phone number (iv) whether you are DIT staff/postdoctoral researcher to mary.homan@dit.ie


IUA

Marie Curie Information Session 

Presenter: Dr. Jennifer Brennan, Marie Curie National Contact Point, Irish Universities Association

Date: Tuesday, 2 October  2012 (9.45a.m.-11.30a.m. approx) 

Venue: DIT  Aungier Street Campus

Marie Curie (MC) Actions under FP7 represent a significant opportunity for researchers at all stages of their career to secure "bottom-up", non-thematic funding, including the opportunity to collaborate with industry or other commercial and non-commercial organisations.  The MC Actions fund all areas of research from science, engineering and technology through to social science, humanities and business.  This Information Session will summarise the various funding streams under the Marie Curie Actions, helping researchers to identify the best funding for their needs, whether they are a Principal Investigator seeking to build research networks with Europe and the wider world or wishing to attract talented early-career or established researchers to their group, or a researcher interested in an individual fellowship.  Looking beyond the last Calls of FP7, the Information Sessions will also provide an overview of the development of the Marie Curie Actions in Horizon 2020.   

Registration:      Advance registration is required.  Please email (i) your  first name , surname (ii) School/Research Centre/Institute (iii) a contact  phone number (iv) and whether you  are  DIT staff//postgraduate/postdoctoral researcher to mary.homan@dit.ie.  For further information/queries contact Dr. Sandra Fisher, Head of Enterprise & Research Development Services, Directorate of Research & Enterprise (tel. 01 402 3308). 

 


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Writing a Competitive Proposal for Framework 7 and Getting Ready for Horizon 2020

Presenter: Dr Sean McCarthy, Hyperion Ltd

Date: Friday, 6 July 2012

Time:  9.15a.m. (for registration, start @ 9.30a.m., finish by: 4p.m. approx)

Venue: on-campus DIT

To register:  email mary.homan@dit.ie  with your first name, surname, title, School/Centre/Institute, and a contact phone number.

For further information/queries contact: Dr. Sandra Fisher, Head of Enterprise & Research Development Services (Social, Business and Economic Development), Directorate of Research & Enterprise.


SFI

Challenges & Opportunities in the Research Environment 

Guest Speaker:  Professor Mark Ferguson, Director General, Science Foundation Ireland 

Date: Thursday, 10 May 2012

Time:  8:30am-10.15am (approx)

Venue: On-campus DIT Aungier Street

Professor Ferguson's presentation will focus on the challenges and opportunities in the research environment and will be followed by a discussion.  The event is open to members of  DIT's research community and will be of  particular interest to researchers and senior managers with responsibility for the development of research.  
Contact: Sandra Fisher, Head of Enterprise & Research Development Services (Social, Business & Economic Development), Directorate of Research & Enterprise, sandra.fisher@dit.ie tel. 01 402 3308.


DIT

Dr. Tom Clonan in conversation with Professor Fiona Lyng  (winner of Enterprise Ireland 2011 award 'the one to watch')

Date:  Wednesday, 25 April 2012 (8.45a.m.-10.15am. approx)

Venue: DIT Aungier Street Campus

Dr. Tom Clonan, School of Media, will interview Professor Fiona Lyng, an ward winning researcher who is Centre Manager of DIT's Radiation & Environmental Sciences Centre about how she has developed her research career.  The event is aimed at members of DIT's research community with an interest in or responsibility for researcher career development and is especially relevant to colleagues who recently joined DIT who are engaging in or supporting DIT's research activity.  Attendance is by invitation or by nomination by a local manager.  Inquiries to Sandra Fisher, Head of Enterprise & Research Development Services, Directorate of Research & Enterprise, email: sandra.fisher@dit.ie; tel. 01 402 3308.


DIT

Writing for peer reviewed journals with special reference to submitting articles to natural/formal science/technical journals

Presenter:  Professor  Declan McCormack, Head of School of Chemical & Pharmaceutical Sciences and  Dr. Tony Betts, Head of Enterprise & Research Development Services (New Materials)

Date:  Wednesday, 29 February 2012 (10a.m.-11.30a.m. approx)

Venue:  On-Campus DIT Aungier Street

About this event: The aim of this workshop is to provide guidance on submitting articles for publication in peer reviewed journals.  While the workshop will be of general interest to all researchers wishing to enhance their success in submitting to peer reviewed journals, the workshop will focus on submitting articles to journals in the area of natural/formal sciences and applied sciences such as engineering. 

Open to:   The workshop is open to members of DIT's research community, that is, staff, postdoctoral, postgraduate researchers, interns. 

How to register for this event: To attend the workshop please email your (i) first name (ii) surname (iii) name of your School/DIT Centre/Institute (iv) a contact phone number  (v) whether you are staff/postgraduate student/ postdoctoral researcher to mary.homan@dit.ie.   If you have any queries in respect of this event please contact Sandra Fisher, Head of Enterprise & Research Development Services (Social, Business & Economic Development) sandra.fisher@dit.ie; tel. 01 402 3308.


DIT

Innovation Vouchers Workshop

Presenter:  Dr. Tony Betts, Directorate of Research & Enterprise, Mr. Gareth O'Neill, Fees & Income Unit, Directorate of Finance.

Date:  Thursday, 19 January 2012  (9.30a.m.-11a.m. approx)

Venue:  On-Campus DIT Aungier Street

About this event: The aim of this workshop is to explore how researchers may maximise the potential of Enterprise Ireland's Innovation Voucher Scheme. 

Open to:   The workshop is open to senior researchers in DIT and their nominees. 

How to register for this event: To attend the Information Session please email your (i) first name (ii) surname (iii) name of your School/DIT Centre/Institute (iv) a contact phone number  (v) whether you are staff/postgraduate student/ postdoctoral researcher to mary.homan@dit.ie.  Where appropriate please indicate the name of the senior researcher who has requested you attend the workshop.    If you have any queries in respect of this event please contact Sandra Fisher, Head of Enterprise & Research Development Services (Social, Business & Economic Development) sandra.fisher@dit.ie; tel. 01 402 3308.


SFI

Science Foundation Ireland Information Session

Presenter:  Dr Stephen Flinter, Scientific Manager, Science Foundation Ireland

Date:  Wednesday, 23 November 2011  (2.30p.m.-4p.m. approx)

Venue:  On-Campus DIT Aungier Street

About this event: The aim of this Information Session is to brief DIT's research community on research funding programmes offered by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI).  The Information Session will provide information and guidance on  SFI schemes such as the Research Professorship Programme, the Starting Investigator Research Grant, the Principal Investigator Programme and the Research Frontiers Programme. The Session will be of interest to researchers (staff) and postgraduate/post doctoral researchers. 

How to register for this event: To attend the Information Session please email your (i) first name (ii) surname (iii) name of your School/DIT Centre/Institute (iv) a contact phone number  (v) whether you are staff/postgraduate student/ postdoctoral researcher to mary.homan@dit.ie.  If you have any queries in respect of this event please contact Sandra Fisher, Head of Enterprise & Research Development Services (Social, Business & Economic Development) sandra.fisher@dit.ie; tel. 01 402 3308.


Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology (IRCSET) Information Session 

Presenters: Mr. Justin Synott, Programme Manager, IRCSET and Dr. Steve Jerrams, Centre for Elastomer Research, DIT.

Date: Wednesday, 26 October 2011 (10a.m.-12noon approx) 

Venue: DIT Aungier Street Campus

This Information Session will outline IRCSET's postgraduate (Embark) and postdoctoral (Empower) funding schemes as well as its Enterprise Partnership Scheme.  The Information Session is open to DIT staff, students and postgraduate/postdoctoral researchers. For more information on IRCSET funding schemes:  www.ircset.ie

Registration:      Advance registration is required.  Please email (i) your name (ii) School/Research Centre/Institute (iii) a contact  phone number (iv) and whether you  are  DIT staff/student/postgraduate/postdoctoral rresearcher to mary.homan@dit.ie.  For further information/queries contact Sandra Fisher, Head of Enterprise & Research Development Services, Directorate of Research & Enterprise (tel. 01 402 3308). 

 


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The Fulbright Commission - Information Session

Presenter:  Ms. Sonya McGuinness,  Programme Manager/Educational Advisory,  The Fulbright Commission

Date:          Tuesday, 11 October 2011 @ 12.45p.m. (finish: 2.15p.m. approx)

Venue:        DIT Aungier Street Campus

Event:         Information Session  to include:

General Overview of Postgraduate Study/Research in the US: Choosing a degree/programme; timeline for applications;funding options; completing successful applications; selection criteria of US institutions.

Fulbright Awards: About the awards; what the Fulbright Commission offers:  Scholar Awards (for professionals and lecturers); Student Awards (for undergraduates thinking of a masters in the US, or PhD students looking to carry out research in the US); Irish language awards; International Science and Technology Award (fully funded PhD in the US); Fulbright Schumann Awards.

Registration:  Email your (i) first name (ii) surname (iii) School/Research Centre/Institute (iv) contact phone number and (v) indicate if you are  a DIT staff member/postgrad/postdoc researcher to mary.homan@dit.ie.  Further information/queries: Sandra Fisher, Head of Enterprise & Research Development Services, Directorate of Research & Enterprise (tel. 01 402 3308).


COST

How to develop your research network through COST
 (European Cooperation in Science and Technology)

Date:  Friday, 7 October 2011 (10a.m.- 12 noon approx)
Venue: DIT Aungier Street Campus
Presenters:   Ms. Rita Ward,  COST CSO and National Co-ordinator, Enterprise Ireland, Dr. Tony Betts, Directorate of Research and Enterprise, and Dr. Brian O'Neill, College of Arts & Tourism

COST is an intergovernmental framework for European Co-operation in Science and Technology, allowing the co-ordination of nationally-funded research on a European level.  COST is appropriate to all disciplines and is an especially important mechanism for researchers to raise their profile and to develop their research network.  For information on COST:  www.cost.esf.org.  This session is open to DIT staff and postgraduate/postdoctoral researchers.  Please email your (i) first name (ii) second name (iii) DIT School/Centre/Institute (iv) email and (v) telephone number to mary.homan@dit.ie.   Further information:  Sandra Fisher, Head of Enterprise & Research Development Services, Directorate of Research & Enterprise (tel. 01 402 3308).

 

 


EnterpriseIreland

Enterprise Ireland (EI) Briefing Session on EI Commercialisation Fund & Innovation Partnership Programme

Presenters: Ms. Majella Maher & Dr. Tom Bannon, Programme Managers, Enterprise Ireland

Date:  Friday, 17 June 2011 (11a.m.-12.30p.m. approx)

Venue:  DIT Aungier Street Campus

A Briefing Session  for DIT's research community on two EI schemes (the Commericalisation Fund and the Innovation Partnership Programme).  
Register by emailing your (i) first name (ii) second name (iii) contact email and tel (iv) School/Centre/Institute to:sandra.fisher@dit.ie 

 

 


DIT

Practice Session - Competitive Tendering - Tips and Traps to Avoid! 

Date: Tuesday, 14 June 2011 (10a.m.-11.30a.m. approx)
Venue: DIT Aungier Street Campus
Presenter:  Paul O'Reilly, Head of Research, College of Business

This practice session provides an opportunity for colleagues to share their interest and experience in preparing tenders as a supplier in a competitive tendering process.  The session is open to DIT staff, advance booking is required. 

 Please email: sandra.fisher@dit.ie with your (i) first name (ii) second name (iii) DIT School/Centre/Institute (iv) email and (v) telephone number.


Irish Research Council for the Humanities & Social Sciences (IRCHSS) - Research Funding Opportunities

Presenter:  Ms. Sorcha Carthy, European Projects Officer, IRCHSS-Irish Research Council for the Humanities & Social Sciences
 

Date: Monday, 18 April 2011 @ 12.45p.m. (finish: 2.15p.m. approx)

Venue:  DIT Mountjoy Square Campus

Event: A briefing on international research funding opportunities

Registration:  Email your (i) First name (ii) surname (iii) School/Research Centre/Institute (iv) contact phone number and (v) indicate if you are staff member/postgrad/postdoc researcher to Sandra Fisher, Head of Enterprise & Research Development Services,  e: sandra.fisher@dit.ie

 

 

 


DIT

Writing for peer reviewed journals – tips and pitfalls to avoid!

Presenter: Dr. Anne Murphy, Directorate of Academic Affairs, DIT

Date: Wednesday, 6 April 2011 (11a.m.-12.30p.m. approx)

Venue: DIT Aungier Street Campus

This workshop will be of interest to early stage researchers (staff) and postgraduate/postdoctoral  scholars who wish to improve  their chances of successfully submitting an article to a peer reviewed journal for publication. The workshop will outline best practice in academic writing for journals, what editors expect and handling feedback from reviewers.

Registration: Advance registration is required.  Please email (i) your name (ii) School/Research Centre/Institute (iii) a contact  phone number (iv) whether you DIT staff/postgraduate/postdoctoral scholar to Sandra.fisher@dit.ie.

 


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Tyndall National Institute - Presentation on National Access Programme

Presenter: Paul Roseingrave, National Access Programme Co-ordinator, Tyndall National Institute

Date: Wednesday, 30 March 2011 (1p.m.-2.15p.m.)

Venue: On-campus, Focas Institute, DIT.


Under the National Access Programme, the Tyndall Institute, provides access to researchers to state- of-the art research facilities and equipment.  To learn more about Tyndall's National Access Programme a presentation will take place in DIT on 30 March 2011. To register your attendance please email sandra.fisher@dit.ie

 


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Challenges & Opportunities in the Research Environment 

Guest Speaker:  Martin Shanahan, Chief Executive, Forfas 
Date: Tuesday, 22 February 2011
Time:  8:30am-11:00am
Venue: On-campus DIT Aungier Street

Martin’s presentation will focus on the challenges and opportunities in the research environment and will be followed by a discussion.  The event is of particular interest to researchers and senior managers with responsibility for the development of research.  Attendance: by invitation. 
Contact: sandra.fisher@dit.ie.


DIT

Making Money from Research

Presenter: Tom Flanagan, Head of Commercialisation, Hothouse, DIT
Date: Wednesday, 2 February 2011
Venue: On-campus, DIT, Aungier Street 


DIT

New to writing competitive applications for research funding? Want to understanding the process and how applications are evaluated?

 

Presenter:  Dr. Anthony Betts, Directorate of Research & Enterprise, DIT
Date: Tuesday, 14  December 2010
This workshop will be of interest to early stage researchers (staff) and postgraduate/postdoctoral scholars.

Venue: On-campus, DIT, Rathmines (College).


COST

COST Workshop

Workshop on Establishing a European Research Network ('Action') or Joining an Existing European Research Network ('Action') as a Partner under the European Co-Operation in the field of Science & Technology programme (COST)

Date: Thursday, 11 November 2010 (morning)
Venue: DIT Mount St *** Note change of venue

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DIT

Welcome/Induction (recently joined academics/research support personnel)

 

Date: Thursday, 14 October 2010 (early morning)
Venue: on-campus, DIT
(Attendance by invitation)


DIT

Research Management Practice Forum

Date:  Tuesday, 6 July 2010

The Research Manager Practice Forum will brief and update colleagues in respect of policies and procedures in areas such as human resources, finance, IT, procurement and provide an opportunity for colleagues to share practice around operational activities.  The event is for managers of designated Centres, Focas, EHSI and Gradcam and attendance is by invitation.


How to Write a Competitive Proposal for Framework 7Read more ....

Presenter: Dr Sean McCarthy, Hyperion Ltd
Date: Thursday, 24 June 2010

The event:
A half day Workshop led by Dr Sean McCarthy on how to write a competitive proposal for Framework 7


DIT

Planning Workshop - Follow Up

Date:  Thursday, 13 May 2010 (full day)

Follow up (full day) planning workshop for designated R & D Centres/Institutes (Participation by invitation)


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Library Services & Directorate of Research & Enterprise
DIT Library Services - Support for Researchers ... Read more

Presenters:
Ann McSweeney & Colleagues, DIT Library Services
Date: Wednesday, 12 May 2010

This briefing will provide an introduction to the services provided by library staff to support the work of researchers: accessing databases, using Endnote, FAQs, and publicising research via Arrow.


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European Research Funding Opportunities-Information Session (open to DIT staff researchers and postdoctoral students) ... Read more

Presenter:  Dr John Donovan, Head of Research, Directorate of Research & Enterprise, DIT

Date:
Tuesday, 11 May 2010
Venue : Board Room, DIT Linenhall, Dublin 1


DIT

Peer Reviewed Journals - Thinking about submitting an article?
Practical tips ... and traps to avoid! ... Read more

Presenter:  Dr Anne Murphy, Academic Affairs DIT

Date: Thursday, 22 April 2010
Venue:  Theatre G6, DIT Mountjoy Square, Dublin 1


DIT

European Research Funding Opportunities-Information Session (open to DIT staff researchers and postdoctoral students) ... Read more

Presenter: Dr John Donovan, Head of Research, Directorate of Research & Enteprise

Date: Monday, 19 April 2010
Venue: The Blue Room, DIT Kevin Street


DIT

How to make Money from your Research ... Read more

Presenter:  Tom Flanagan, Head of Commercialisation, Hothouse DIT
Date:  Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Topics include: Research outputs; Market Research; Patents; Commercialisation routes; Collaborative research agreements.


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Information Session on the Fulbright Commission - Overview and Opportunities for Research and Internationalisation
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 Presenter:  Colleen Dube, Executive Director, The Fulbright Commission
Date:  Thursday, 15 April 2010

The primary function of the Ireland – United States [Fulbright] Commission for Educational Exchange is to administer the Fulbright Program which was established in Ireland in 1957 to provide scholarships to Irish citizens to lecture, research or study in the United States and for the US citizens to lecture, research or study in Ireland.


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Invitation to a mixed methods research seminar from The School of Social Sciences and Law in association with the Centre of Social and Educational Research DIT ... Read more

Presenter: Professor Nigel Fielding, Professor of Sociology at the University of Surrey
Date:
Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Topic: Mixed Methods Research: Methodological Muddle, Alternative Research Design or the Beginning of a New Research Era?


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How to Get a Book Published ... Read more

Presenters: Brian O'Kane, Managing Director, Oaktree Press and Dr Tom Cooney, Director, Institute for Minority Entrepreneurship, DIT
Date: Wednesday, 10 March 2010

An informal briefing around: How to find and approach a publisher, What publishers expect from authors, Tips on successful publishing, Contractual issues.



 


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Research Ethics Workshop

Facilitators:  Centre for Professional Ethics, University of Keele
Date:  Friday 29 January 2010

One day workshop in research ethics for Reviewers, Heads of designated R & D Centres, Heads of Research.  As the number of places available on the workshop are limited participation is by invitation.


DIT

Thinking about publishing for the first time?
Practical tips . . .  and traps to avoid! Read more

Presenter:  Dr Anne Murphy, Academic Affairs, DIT
Date: Wednesday, 2 December 2009
This workshop will be of interest to staff who wish to develop the knowledge and skills required to write and submit articles to peer reviewed academic journals.


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Research Internet Tools - Benefits and Pitfalls ...Read more

Presenters:
Dr Kevin O'Rourke, Head of eLearning Support & Development, DIT and Mr Brian Gillespie, Faculty Librarian, Tourism & Food, DIT
Date:  Thursday, 26 November 2009

This event will outline and critique some of the research tools available on the internet.  The presenters will share their thoughts and experiences of using them, and attendees will be encouraged to discuss their own experiences of internet-based research.


IRC

Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology (IRCSET) ...Read more

Information Session Postgraduate and Postdoctoral Scholarships/Fellowships
Presenter: Justin Synnott, Programme Manager, IRCSET
Date:
 Thursday, 15 October 2009
Information session to outline IRCSET's Postgraduate(EMBARK) and Postdoctoral (EMPOWER and INSPIRE) Scholarships / Fellowships.


DIT

Seminar - 'Quality Issues in Mix Methods Research'...Read more

Presenter: Professor Alan Bryman, Professor of Organisational and Social Research at the University of Leicester
Date: Tuesday, 6 October 2009
Invitation to seminar from the School of Social Sciences and Law in association with the Centre of Social and Educational Research (CSER) DIT


SFI

Workshop for Researchers Applying to Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Research Frontiers Programme.  Read more ...
CALL CLOSING 28 September 2009

Facilitator: Dr Tony Betts, Head of Enterprise & Research Development Services, DRE
Date: Wednesday, 2 September 2009
The SFI Research Frontiers Programme (RFP) supports research in framework and/or integrative fields of science, engineering and mathematics that impacts diverse fields and that contributes educ\ation benefit that will advance national scientific progress.  RFP awards may be up to €220,000 (total direct costs) and are of 4 years duration.


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Science Foundation Ireland Information Session on Research Funding Schemes

Presenter: Dr Annie Curtis, Scientific Programme Manager, Science Foundation Ireland
Date: Wednesday, 1 July 2009
Information session covering:
1. NEW (Launched on 12/6/2009) Technology and Innovation Development Award (TIDA) 
2. President of Ireland Young Researcher Award (PIYRA)
3. Research Frontiers Programme (RFP)
4. Principal investigator Programme (PI)
5. Starting Research Grants Programme (SIRG)


DIT

New Technologies in Qualitative Inquiry - Strengthening Research Practice

Presenter: Professor Dan Kaczynski, Department of Educational Leadership, Central Michigan University
Date: Tuesday, 16 June 2009
Topic: Dissertation supervisors, teaching staff and researchers increasingly utilise qualitative research and mixed methodologies.  This seminar will discuss the impact of new developments in technology upon the field of qualitative research.  Participants will explore strategies to strengthen their understanding of qualitative methodologies and the role of technology in shaping high quality practices.


SFI

Science Foundation Ireland - Live Webcast - Powering the Smart Economy

Seminar: via Live webcast from Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, Boston, MA
Date: Thursday, 28 May 2009
This seminar via live webcast from Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, Boston MA, will highlight a cross section of research being carried out by some of the SFI funded researchers, who are the drivers to achieving the strategic objectives of SFI.
The seminar will also provide an insight into the dynamic and collaborative nature of the Irish research landscape.


HRB

Health Research Board Information Session - Research Funding Schemes

Presenter:  Dr Annalisa Montesanti, Research Programme Manager, Health Research Board
Date: Thursday, 7 May 2009
Funding Schemes covered: Health Research Awards; Post-doctoral Research Fellowships; Marie Curie/HRB Post-doctoral Mobility fellowships; National Cancer Institute Summer Curriculum in Cancer Prevention; Summer Student Scholarship


DIT

Writing for Peer Reviewed Academic Journals

Presenters: Dr Kevin O'Rourke, Head of eLearning Support & Development, DIT and Professor Jim McGovern, Head of School of Mechanical & Transport Engineering, DIT
Date: Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Aimed at staff interested in submitting articles for publication in academic journals


DIT

Making Money from Research

Presenter: Mr. Tom Flanagan, Head of Commercialisation, Hothouse, DIT
Date: Wednesday, 25 March 2009
This event will cover commercialisation and technology transfer issues.


DIT

DIT Research Ethics - Policy and Procedures

Presenter: Dr Kevin Lalor, Acting Chair, DIT Research Ethics Committee
Date: Tuesday, 10 March 2009
The briefing will provide an overview of good ethical practice and brief participants on policy and procedures governing research in DIT.


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Enterprise Ireland Information Session on Research Funding Schemes

Presenter: Ms. Monica Flanagan, Programme Manager, Innovation Partnerships, Enterprise Ireland
Date: Wednesday, 11 March 2009
Information on all of Enterprise Ireland's research funding schemes.


DIT

Thinking about publishing for the first time?
Practical tips . . .  and traps to avoid!  Read more

Presenter:  Dr Anne Murphy, Academic Affairs, DIT
Date: Wednesday, 2 December 2009
This workshop will be of interest to staff who wish to develop the knowledge and skills required to write and submit articles to peer reviewed academic journals.


DIT

Research Project Management

Presenters: Prof.Steve Jerrams, Head of Research DRE; Dr John Donovan, Head of Enterprise & Research Development Services; Ms Catherine McGarvey, Research Accountant; Dr Charlie Pritchard, Centre Manager, Digital Media Centre
Date: Thursday, 26 February 2009
Topics to include, funding, management and adminstration of research projects and budgets.