Research Promotion Grant Scheme

Our Research Promotion Scheme helps us deliver high-quality research on disability in Ireland. This scheme runs every two years depending on the budget availability at the time.

NDA Research Promotion Scheme 2023-24

The 2023/24 Research Promotion Scheme is now open for funding. This year’s theme is ‘Disability in Marginalised Groups and Communities’.

We have awarded funding to the following two research projects:

  1. Trinity College Dublin: Dr Julie Broderick and her team will investigate the scale and impact of physical disability in people experiencing long term homelessness in Ireland.
  1. University of Galway: Professor Eilionóir Flynn and her team will examine the barriers for disabled people with multiple marginalised identities in political candidature or in holding elected office.

These projects will run for the next 12-18 months.

NDA Research Promotion Scheme 2021-22

The theme for the 2021/22 Research Promotion Scheme was ‘Assistive Products and Consumer Products that Support Choice and Control for Persons with Disabilities’.

We awarded funding to the following two research projects:

  1. University College Cork and Dublin City University: "A User-Centred Exploration of the Assistive Potential of Digital Voice Assistants for People with Disabilities in Ireland".

  2. The National University of Ireland, Galway: "Assistive and Consumer Products for as Supplementary Reading Instruction for Children with Disabilities: Current Status & Potential for Application in Practice".

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Our next funding scheme will run in autumn 2023.

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions and General Terms and Guidelines for more information.