Starting grants

Year Award Holder Award Holder Award Holder Project Awarded PoC
2007 John Laffey NUIG LS

Hypercapnic acidosis and NF-kB in ventilator induced lung injury: developing strategies to minimize lung injury and facilitate repair

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  Stephen Connon TCD PE Novel Biomimetic Organocatalysts  
  Martin Albrecht UCD PE

Probing the relevance of carbene binding motifs in enzyme reactivity

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2009 Fergal O'Brien RCSI PE

Collagen scaffolds for bone regeneration: applied biomaterials, bioreactor and stem cell technology

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  Robert Gerwarth UCD SSH The Limits of Demobilization, 1917-1923: Paramilitary violence in Europe and the wider world  
  John O'Doherty TCD LS

Beyond dopamine: Characterizing the computational functions of midbrain modulatory neurotransmitter systems in human reinforcement learning using model-based pharmacological fMRI

 
2010 Gavin Collins NUIG LS

Cold Carbon catabolism of microbial communities underpinning a sustainable bioenergy and biorefinery economy

 
  Ron Pinhasi UCD SSH

From the earliest modern humans to the onset of farming (45,000-4,500 BP): the role of climate, life-style, health, migration and selection in shaping European population history

 
  Laoise McNamara NUIG PE

Frontier research in bone mechano-biology during normal physiology, disease and for tissue regeneration

 
 

Jonathan Coleman

TCD PE

Semiconducting and Metallic nanosheets: Two dimensional electronic and mechanical materials

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  Daniel Kelly TCD PE

Novel mesenchymal stem cell based therapies for articular cartilage repair

 
2011 Valeria Nicolosi TCD PE

Next Generation of 2D-Nanomaterials: Enabling supercapacitor development

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  Eoin Casey UCD PE

Analysis of biofilm mediated fouling of nanofiltration membranes

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  John Nolan WIT LS

Enrichment of macular pigment, and its impact on vision and blindness

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  Paolo Guasoni DCU PE

Market frictions in mathematical finance

 
  Seán Ó Riain NUIM SSH New deals in the new economy  
  Jennifer McElwain UCD PE

Atmospheric oxygen as a driver of plant evolution over the past 400 million years

 
  Clionadh Raleigh TCD  

Conflict landscapes & life cycles: Exploring & predicting African political violence

 
 

Carola Schulzke

TCD LS

Synthesis of mono-dithiolene molybdenum complexes and their evaluation as potential drugs for the treatment of human isolated sulfite oxidase deficiency.

 
2012

Emma Teeling

UCD LS

Comparative genomics / ‘wildlife’ transcriptomics uncovers the mechanisms of halted ageing in mammals

 
 

Aoife McLysaght

TCD LS

Dosage sensitive genes in evolution and disease

 
 

Stefano Sanvito

TCD PE

Quantitative electron and spin transport theory for organic crystals based devices

 
 

Debra Laefer

UCD PE

RETURN – Rethinking Tunnelling in Urban Neighbourhoods

 
 

Robert Staszewski

UCD PE

Time-domain RF and analog signal processing

 
 

Aoife Gowen

UCD PE

Development of new chemical imaging techniques to understand the function of water in biocompatibility, biodegradation and biofouling

 
 

David Hoey

TCD PE

Primary cilium-mediated mesenchymal stem cell mechanobiology in bone

 
 

Thomas Reed

UCC LS

Alternative life histories: linking genes to phenotypes to demography

 
 

Maria McNamara

UCC LS

Animal coloration through deep time: evolutionary novelty, homology and taphonomy

 
 

Martin O’Halloran

NUIG PE

Frontier research on the dielectric properties of biological tissue

 
 

Martin O’Donnell

NUIG LS

Clarifying optimal sodium intake project

 
 

Mark Ahearne

TCD PE

Engineering a scaffold based therapy for corneal regeneration

 
 

Caitriona Lally

TCD PE

Frontier research in arterial fibre remodelling for vascular disease diagnosis and tissue engineering

 
 

Redmond O’Connell

TCD LS

The neural determinants of perceptual decision making in the human brain

 
 

Suzanne Kingston

UCD SSH

Legal Architectures: The influence of new environmental governance rules on environmental compliance

 
 

Sarah McCormack

TCD PE

Plasmonic enhancement and directionality of emission for advanced luminescent solar devices

 
2015

Eilionoir Flynn

NUIG SSH

Voices of Individuals: Collectively exploring self-determination

 
 

James Kapalo

UCC SSH

Creative Agency and Religious Minorities: ‘hidden galleries’ in the secret police archives in 20th century central and eastern Europe

 
 

Aidan McDonald

TCD PE

Late first-row transition metal-oxo complexes for C–H bond activation

 
 

Mary Rogan

TCD SSH

Prisons: the rule of law, accountability and rights

 
 

Porscha Fermanis

UCD SSH

Realigning British Romanticism: White settler and indigenous writing in the British-controlled southern hemisphere, 1783-1870

 
 

Gary Donohoe

NUIG SSH

Immune response and social cognition in schizophrenia

 
 

Lydia Lynch

TCD LS

Targeting iNKT cell and adipocyte crosstalk for control of metabolism and body weight

 

Consolidator grants

YearAward HolderResearch BodyResearch AreaProjectAwarded PoC
2013

John Quinn

UCC LS

The evolutionary ecology of cognition across a heterogeneous landscape

 
 

Marie-Louise Coolahan

NUIG SSH

The reception and circulation of early modern’s women’s writing, 1550-1700

 
 

Martin Albrecht

UCD PR

Exploiting synergistic properties of mesoionic carbene complexes: teaching rusty metals challenging catalysis

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2014

Lorraine Brennan

UCD LS

Metabolomics based biomarkers of dietary intake- new tools for nutrition research

 
 

David Stifter

NUIM SSH

Chronologicon Hibernicum – A probabilistic chronological framework for dating early Irish language developments and literature

 
 

Ruth Britto

TCD PE

Loop amplitudes in quantum field theory

 
 

Madeline Lowry

UCD PE

Multiscale modelling of the neuromuscular system for closed loop deep brain stimulation

 
 

Daniel Kelly

TCD PE

3D Printing of cell laden biomimetic materials and biomolecules for joint regeneration

 
 

Anna Davies

TCD SSH

SHARECITY: Assessing the practice and sustainability potential of city-based food sharing economies

 
 

Wolfgang Schmidt

TCD PE

Towards Artificial Enzymes: Bio-inspired oxidations in photoactive metal-organic frameworks

 
2015

Valeria Nicolosi

TCD PE

3D Printing of Novel 2D Nanomaterials: Adding advanced 2D functionalities to revolutionary tailored 3D manufacturing

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Martin Sokol

TCD SH

Western banks in Eastern Europe: New geographies of financialisation

 

Advanced grants

YearAward HolderResearch BodyResearch AreaProjectAwarded PoC
2009

Kevin O’Rourke

TCD SSH

Trade and the Great Depression in a long run perspective

 
2010

Kenneth Wolfe

UCD LS

Programmed and un-programmed genomic rearrangements during the evolution of yeast species

 
 

James Heckman

UCD SSH

Understanding Health Across The Lifecourse: An integrated developmental approach

 
 

Luke O'Neill

TCD LS

An exploration into the role of microRNAs in innate immune signalling

 
2011

Daniel Bradley

TCD SSH

Decoding domesticate DNA in archaeological bone and manuscripts

 
 

Frederic Dias

UCD PE

Multidisciplinary studies of extreme and rogue wave phenomena

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2012

John Boland

TCD PE

Cognitive networks for intelligent materials and devices

 
 

Peter Humphries

TCD LS

A radical approach for improved glaucoma treatment

 
 

Robert Kitchin

NUIM SSH

The Programmable City

 
2014

Poul Holm

TCD SSH

North Atlantic Fisheries: An environmental history, 1400-1700

 
2015 Jonathan Coleman TCD PE

Tuneable 2D nanosheet networks for printed electronics

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* The awardees marked above with an asterisk are also winners of an ERC Proof of Concept Grant. This additional funding helps PIs to bridge the gap between their research and the earliest stage of a marketable innovation.

Proof of concept grants

YearAward HolderResearch BodyResearch AreaProject
2011

Jonathan Coleman

TCD PE

Up-scaling production of 2-Dimensional materials

2012

Martin Albrecht

UCD PE

Mesoionic carbene complexes for water splitting: Harnessing renewable energy sources

2013

Valeria Nicolosi

TCD PE

Ultrasonic Spray Deposition: Enabling new 2D based technologies

 

John Nolan

WIT  

LutEin Algae Feasibility

 

Debra Laefer

UCD  

Proof of Concept for rethinking tunnels in urban neighbourhoods

 

Frederic Dias

UCD  

Calibration of extreme wave measurement on the ocean surface

2014

Valeria Nicolosi

TCD  

Ink-Jet printed supercapacitors based on 2D nanomaterials

 

John Laffey

NUIG  

Medically licensed mesenchymal stem cells for acute respiratory distress syndrome.

 

Eoin Casey

UCD  

Biofouling control in nano-filtration and reverse osmosis processes using a smart polymer approach

 

Fergal O’Brien

RCSI  

miRNA-activated scaffold technologies for cartilage regeneration