The Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering & Technology forms a Board of senior academic and industrial figures. IRCSET operates multi-million euro research funding initiatives which support talented researchers in their early stage career formation across Masters, Doctoral and Postdoctoral levels in the sciences, engineering and technology. The emphasis of our funding programmes is on exploratory research aimed at yielding new concepts, findings and innovations within Ireland. Funding is made available through a series of strictly competitive calls for applicants. Selection for funding is based on merit and the decision processes are overseen by independent assessment panels. IRCSET’s initiatives are funded by the National Development Plan of Ireland under the auspices of the Department of Education & Science.