Supported by the Higher Education Authority of Ireland, the NCAD +UCD venture aims to identify, examine and develop the potential practical and operational synergies resulting from closer ties between the two institutions. The venture encompasses teaching projects, research initiatives, and cross-institutional programmes and events, with a view to deepening the relationship between NCAD and UCD.
This Seed Funding Call seeks to encourage closer collaboration and support the establishment of a new shared NCAD + UCD academic research centre in Creative Arts and Critical Cultures. The funding scheme will provide support for projects that are ambitious and innovative and that will lead to new knowledge and capacities. It offers staff and postgraduate students the opportunity to apply for internal funding to enhance existing and future activities.
This competitively-awarded funding is open to staff and registered postgraduate students of UCD and NCAD, in any department and discipline. Funding will be awarded to projects that involve interdisciplinary collaborations, and promote cross-overs between artistic activity, cultural production and intellectual engagement. A maximum of €5,000 will be awarded to any one project (smaller applications are also encouraged).
1. Projects must demonstrate their relationship to and contribution towards the overall NCAD + UCD alliance.
2. Applicants must be either members of UCD/NCAD Staff or registered postgraduate students, and must hold an employment contract (staff) or be fully registered (students) for the duration of the award.
3. Participation of at least one applicant from each university is required to be eligible.
4. Awarded funding must be used by December 2015.
5. All supported projects will be expected to submit a final report and project descriptions that will be published on the NCAD + UCD website (http://ncad-ucd.ie/).
A total fund of €30,000 has been made available to support projects. A maximum of €5,000 will be awarded to any one project (smaller applications are also encouraged). Value for money is a key criterion. Applicants should only seek amounts that are justifiable for the delivery of proposed outcomes.
Organisation of coursework, events, workshops and exhibitions. Dissemination of research (including publications, and development of digital platforms and outputs). Travel and subsistence. Short-term project development assistance. Consumables and materials specifically required for a project. Staff replacement costs are not eligbile.
Dissemination & Outputs
Conferences & Events
Taught Course Development
An assessment panel comprised of academics from both institutions (and two external assessors) will review all applications; its decisions will be final. Panel members will review applications based on the following criteria:
The scheme opens on 23 February 2015 with a submission closing date of 16 March 2015. Award announcements will be made on the third week of April 2015.
Successful projects must be completed by the end of December 2015.
Any questions regarding the seed funding scheme, the website, application form or noticeboard should be emailed to the NCAD-UCD Project Coordinator Amy Smith: firstname.lastname@example.org