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Research Support in TCD

School Administrative Support and Grant management

The School of Nursing and Midwifery has a Research Support Office to provide administrative and financial support in the pre-award applying for research funding and post-award administration of research grants and services agreements. Some of the functions of the office include: assistance is provided with budget, endorsement process/ signature, guidelines on eligibility and proposal evaluation criteria, related tax & insurance documents (if required), monitoring all project income and expenditure at post-award, grant management, liaison between principal Investigators, internal College support offices and external funding bodies and completion of financial management reports.

Research Supervisors' Development Programme

Graduate Studies in association with Academic Practice (CAPSL), are pleased to announce the Research Supervisor Development Programme for 2021-22, a unique IUA collaborative webinar series with UCD, TCD, RCSI, DCU, MU, NUIG, UCC and UL. Click here for further details.

Professional Skills for Research Leaders

A new programme and format is currently being redeveloped. In 2022, the new PSRL Programme will be launched and it will be known as "Advancing your Research Career".

New modules will include:

  • Actively Managing Your Research Career
  • Building a Positive Research Culture
  • The Value of Mentoring
  • Accelerating the impact of your Research through Engagement
  • Funding your Research
  • Leadership for Successful Project Management
  • Collaboration
  • Managing a Research Team
  • Communicating your Research
  • Continuing Professional Development Plan
  • Trinity has access to internationally recognised Integrity Training for researchers at all career stages and interested staff. For more information contact Jennifer Daly in the Research Office (

    Further details can be found here.

    Career Planning Supports on LinkedIn Learning

    Having a realistic career plan in place is often an essential part of our personal growth and professional development. Having career goals and a plan to achieve them will help you to:

  • Take responsibility for your development
  • Define your future career path
  • Gain the confidence you need to succeed.
  • We have put together some useful on-line training supports from LinkedIn Learning to help you to create a career plan and develop the skills necessary to implement it; from researching career opportunities to designing a professional looking resume and handling the interview, and more.

    Career planning catalogue

    Further details can be found here

    Vitae – Realising the Potential of Researchers

    Free to all staff

    Further details can be found here.

    Research Master Classes

    Research Metrics and Evaluation: This session will explore the range of metrics that are used to evaluate research impact. You will also learn how to use key metric tools and databases that track your own research, including: Scopus; Web of Science; Altmetric Explorer

    Promoting your Research: In this session, you will learn how to build a research profile and market your work effectively online. We will discuss a range of options for creating your personal research profile, including ORCID, Google Scholar, and the TCD Research Support System.

    Open Access Publishing: This session covers the full range of options available to publish open access and how you can use open publishing to increase the impact of your research.

    FAIR Data Management: In this session you will learn how to write and implement a Data Management Plan (DMP) for your research project. The session also covers a range of tools and resources that you can use to make the process of writing your DMP quicker and easier. DMPs are increasingly required by funders and institutions worldwide. Learning how to correctly approach writing a DMP will help you meet these requirements and ensure that your data is properly managed, stored, and preserved.

    Further details can be found here

    TCD TR&I Support & Services

    The Research Development Office acts as liaison point between Trinity’s researchers and Irish and international funding agencies. Its primary role is to support Trinity researchers in submitting competitive proposals for external research funding. It also provides information about funding opportunities through its Research Focus e-Bulletin and Forthcoming Deadlines webpage. Its main services and activities include are accessible here

    Perfect Your Pitch

    The Research Development Office is organising a series of four Perfect Your Pitch (PYP) clinics in 2022, for candidates who intend to apply for large PI-led grants over the next 6-12 months.

    The aim of Perfect Your Pitch is to give grant applicants the opportunity to practice selling their idea for a future grant to a group of senior researchers. If grant applicants can’t rapidly convey why their research is worth funding early in the application then all subsequent detail is wasted – therefore we consider a clearly thought out and expressed pitch is crucial to developing a full application.

    To benefit from PYP you don’t need to have written your proposal yet (in fact it is better if you haven’t), but you do need to have a very clear idea of what you think your grant is about. The Research Office advise that applicants undertake the PYP process at least six months in advance of the relevant funding scheme deadline.

    Please contact Gill Marmelstein, Senior Research Funding Specialist (International) at