Irish Uplands Forum

Irish Uplands Forum (IUF) Research Grant 2018
Call for Research – 2nd Opening (until 1st August 2018)

IUF is offering a small research grant (€500) for a research project concerned with mountains.
A mountain area is defined as any area>150m on the island of Ireland.

Eligible Topics
• Physical environment of mountains (particularly water)
• Natural environment of mountains (particularly in relation to farming and recreation)
• Cultural environment (evidence of past use, people who live, work or recreate in mountain areas).
• AOT (any other topic) related to the centrality of mountains in provision of ecosystems and cultural services.

Any person is welcome to apply, but particularly masters students.

Word limit: 300 words.
Write about your relevant experience, your objective, methodology, outputs and timeline.
Send your application with two references (one from a supervisor – if relevant – and another from an independent researcher) to
There are two deadlines for applications: 1st February 2018 (now closed) and 1st August 2018.

Terms and Conditions
Willingness to engage with members of local/ community groups/residents /activists in IUF including IUF research officer, Dr Mary Tubridy.
Submit digital copy of evidence of work i.e. final draft of study.
Acknowledge IUF in any reports/publications/talks.

IUF will assess applications on two occasions in each year.
The result will be announced within one month of closing date for applications.
50% of the research grant will be given at the start of the project and the balance on delivery of the final report.