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Research Awards Call 2017

The HSE Health and Wellbeing Division is pleased to announce the second call of the Research Awards on Ageing Fund.  The aim of this second phase of funding is to promote and sustain the use of research and evidence to explore “Health Inequities and Inequalities as we Age in Ireland”. The value of the call is approximately €500,000. Priority will be given to high quality primary research applications.

Expression of Interest

All applicants must submit an Expression of Interest (EoI) form by Wednesday 28 June 2017 at 12 noon. The purpose of this form is to determine if your project meets the general eligibility criteria and to select peer reviewers for the evaluation process. It is compulsory to submit an EoI form: failure to do so will render an application ineligible.

Key documents are available to download here:

  • Application - click here for downloadable word document
  • Guidance Notes - click here for downloadable PDF document
  • Frequently Asked Questions  - click here for downloadable PDF document

Key dates

Expression of Interest deadlineWednesday 28 June 2017 at 12 noon - now closed
Deadline date for queries relating to applicationFriday 25 August 2017
Application deadlineWednesday 6 September 2017 at 12 noon
Announcement of resultsDecember 

Further information

For any queries about applying to this funding scheme, please email the HSE Research Awards Team on Ageing: hapai@hse.ie


Research Fund and Awards Call 2015 – Details of Projects Funded

Project 1"What are the important determinants for maintaining social participation in over 50s in Ireland? Evidence from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA)”Participation
Project 2"Frailty-related Outcomes and health Care USe (FOCUS): Supporting Older Adults to Age in Place in Ireland”Health & Wellbeing
Project 3“Caregiver Stress and the Host-Microbe Interface: The Microbial Toll of a Challenging Societal Problem”Health & Wellbeing
Project 4"Financial Security in the Older Population in Ireland: Assessing the Impact of Austerity and Policy Change”Security 
Project 5“The impact of a tailored dietary intervention coupled with oral rehabilitation on the nutritional status of older patients”Health & Wellbeing