Shaun’s primary role with Insight is to assist researchers in getting involved in non-national funding programmes, primarily the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme. His daily duties vary depending on the requirements of the researchers. However, his role is broadly divided into several distinct activities:
·Identifying funding calls that are aligned with Insight’s research expertise
·Engaging with partners and leading companies/research organisations to explore opportunities for researchers to join consortia in development
·Assisting in the writing and administration of proposals being led by Insight@UCC researchers
·Attending Information/Networking events to develop partnerships and learn of new funding opportunities
On a daily basis, he engages with the UCC Research Office and Insight’s other two EU Grants Managers.