Wednesday, 8 July 2009

CARDI Research Grants Programme: PLACE to work with QUB, TCD and Irish National Disability Authority

CARDI (The Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland) yesterday announced the successful applicants for Call 1 of its research grants programme.

As part of this programme, PLACE, Trinity College Dublin, Queen’s and the National Disability Authority plan to build a larger partnership that will study how the urban environment, not just housing, can be accessed and used to the greatest possible extent by people of all ages.

Professor Bob Stout, Queen’s University Belfast, Co-chair of the grants panel, said:
“We were delighted to receive a very large number of applications. Clearly a lot of new contacts have been made between academics and representatives of the voluntary, public and private sectors on both sides of the border. These grants, worth almost €90,000, will serve as pump-priming money. This fits well with CARDI’s wish to get all the partners together and stimulate research that will bring benefits to the daily lives of older people and ensure that both parts of Ireland are geared up to meet the needs of an ageing society.”

More info: Press release from PLACE website

No comments: