The Research Incentive Grants (RIG) scheme allows an Early Career Researcher to undertake, as the Principal Investigator, their own project or line of research, either of a stand-alone nature or in the form of an initial study that could be expected to lead to a more extensive project.
The principal criteria for the award of a RIG are that the planned research is original and addresses a new idea/research question/hypothesis, extends existing knowledge, or aims to develop new methodologies.
Proposals should include a clearly defined, discrete piece of research, which will have an identifiable outcome on completion of the Carnegie funded component of the research. The proposed project should be of benefit to the Principal Investigator’s personal development and enable them to acquire new skills or extend existing ones, build their network, collaborate with other researchers, practitioners or industry partner as well as disseminate their research through publications, conferences, workshops, knowledge exchange or public engagement activities.
The RIG scheme is open to applications in any field of research and there is no restriction as to the type of research methodology applied.