Covid 19 (Coronavirus) - Advice for Researchers and Research Organisations
The health and well-being of researchers and organisations who host researchers is a priority of EURAXESS Ireland.
Please click here to access a dedicated website which has been launched by the European Commission including information on the latest developments and actions, general advice, useful contacts and links, statistics and various other topics of interest for citizens and institutions, which will be regularly updated. We also included support materials for our web visitors on the EURAXESS EU portal, that you can also use for the update of national portals.
COVID 19 Funding Calls
Health Research Board & IRC Rapid Response Funding Call (COV19 2020)
In response to the fast evolving COVID-19 pandemic, HRB in cooperation with the IRC, are launching a rapid response mechanism to fund research that will provide evidence for the national and global efforts to deal with the virus outbreak. See the projects via the Irish Research Council Press Release.
Hosting Agreement Scheme during COVID19
EURAXESS Ireland would like to ensure a smooth procedure for processing hosting agreements for accredited HEA institutions and enterprises under COVID-19 crisis. This document adapts and consolidates information published in the ‘COVID-19 Employment Permits System Contingency Arrangements’ guidelines by Employment Permit Section, Department of Business Enterprise and Innovation on 30th March 2020, with procedures related strictly to hosting agreement holders and institutions employing researchers on hosting agreements in Ireland in line with the Council Directive 2005/EC/71 (Third Country Researchers Directive). Read the full document here
Click here for Visa application porcedure for researchers on Hosting Agreements
The HSE is providing regularly updated health advice for the education sector nationally in relation to the COVID – 19 Coronavirus health emergency. They provide regular updates here.
The Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HSPC) website, contains specific updated information and guidance relating to educational settings.
The Department of Justice and Equality will publish updates relevant to the Immigration Service Delivery Function which address the significant challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic on this page. Click here to access the service.
The Department of Education is also providing regular updates to the Higher Education Institutions, many of whom host researchers. Information on advice already sent can be found on their website.
Daily general updates from the Department of Health are available here.
There are travel restrictions in place. Information on affected regions from the Department of Foreign Affairs can be found here.
Higher Education Institutions Updates:
For specific information from our network members, updates and FAQs relating to individual universities use the following links:
More information from the EURAXESS Central Portal:
- National numbers in the leaflet template on COVID-19
- Websites from national authorities
- Geographical distribution of cases globally (updated daily)
- Cases in the EU/EEA and UK
- Questions and Answers on novel coronavirus
- EU Civil Protection Mechanism
- EU Emergency Response Coordination Centre (ERCC)
Other Useful Links