Our congratulations if you have been successfully funded.   This page will guide you through the topline information you need and help get you started on your project.

 

 

Top tips

1. Account set-up can take time, so get the ball rolling as quickly as possible.
2. Be aware of NUI Galway policies relating to research.

Accepting an award and putting agreements in place

Please visit our dedicated Starting your Research Project page where we will try and guide you through the next steps in getting your project up and running and your legal documentation in place. 

Recruiting Researchers
Research posts are funded by external funding grants and agencies and are usually on a fixed-term contract basis.  The University recognises the need for research units to be in a position to recruit research staff in as expedient a manner as possible while adhering to best practice methods of recruitment and selection and in compliance with legislation.  HR will assist and advise staff of Research Units/Schools/Colleges in managing the recruitment of research staff.  All offers of employment at NUI Galway must be processed by the HR office. Visit the section on Recruiting Researchers on the HR website. 

In October 2013 NUI Galway was awarded the HR Excellence in Research Logo by the European Commission in recognition of our commitment in implementing the principles of European Charter & Code for Researchers.  

Industry / Commercial elements

If the funding is from a source such as Enterprise Ireland Awards, is an industry collaboration, is contract research or pertains in any way to intellectual property (or potential IP) please also notify the  Innovation Office.  There are dedicated Commercialisation Executives for different disciplines.

Publicity

For major grants, the funder often takes the lead announcing multiple awards across institutions, so you may need to follow there lead on that. You should, however, keep our Press Office in the loop so that they are aware of your award if you think it will be of media interest. Their email is pressoffice@nuigalway.ie.