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Political Studies Association of Ireland


Funding Calls

Ad Hoc Funding

The PSAI Ad Hoc Funding Application scheme is designed to promote scholarly networking and research activity in Political Science across the island of Ireland by means of financial support for workshops and other occasional events.

€1250 is the maximum award and also the normal award amount. The intention is to give 2 or more €1250 awards per annum, rather than a larger number of smaller awards. PSAI retains the right to fund fewer or no awards in any funding round.

The deadline for the next round of applications is Monday 1st April 2019.  Full details, terms & conditions and the application form are found here: PSAI Ad Hoc Funding Application Call 2019


PSAI Postgraduate Support

The Political Studies Association of Ireland has established a scheme to support postgraduate members of the Association (in politics departments or departments of cognate subjects). The scheme is intended to support postgraduate members giving political studies-oriented papers at academic conferences. It is limited to two applications per academic year. Applications must be signed by the Head of Department/Postgraduate Director of the institution the student is affiliated to. Applications should be made in advance of the presentation.

Please click here for application form: Application for the PSAI Postgraduate Travel Funding Support Scheme

The conditions to this scheme are:

  • Applicants must be PSAI members;
  • If an application is successful, reference to PSAI sponsorship must be noted on any consequent relevant publications;
  • The PSAI is supplied with proper receipts documenting expenditure;
  • Successful applicants provide the PSAI with a brief (2-3 paragraph) report on the specific activity which the funding supported, to be circulated at the AGM;
  • Postgraduate PSAI members may only receive this funding once.

For further information, please contact the PSAI Phd Student Representative,

Sadhbh O’Neill, UCD ( or the PSAI Secretary.


Global South Grant

The PSAI will offer a Global South grant of up €1,500 for the purposes of travelling and presenting a paper at the Annual PSAI conference. The applicant must be a postgraduate student or academic who is a national of a non-OECD country and who is affiliated with an institution of higher education anywhere in the world.  The application form can be downloaded here: Global south fund application form. Any enquiries and the application form should be sent to Dr. Adina Preda (University of Limerick) at

Specialist Group Funding Call

PSAI specialist groups can apply for funding for events from the PSAI, up to a maximum of €1250. Decisions will be made on a rolling basis. The application form can be found here: PSAI Specialist Groups Funding Application Call 2019


Book Launch Fund

Applications are accepted from PSAI members seeking funding for book launch events.  Decisions will be made on a rolling basis by the PSAI President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The application form can be found here: PSAI Book Launch Fund Applications