Major functions of the SFI Board

  • Advising and assisting the Director General and senior management of the Foundation in formulating and achieving the Foundation’s mission
  • Providing for the preparation, implementation, and review of strategies and operational plans that promote the undertaking of basic research of the highest international standards in Ireland—particularly in areas that are related to Ireland’s economic competitiveness.
  • Ensuring SFI compliance with corporate governance requirements for State bodies.
  • Approving annual and multi-annual budgets for the Foundation and ensuring appropriate accountability for the disbursement and management of these budgets.
  • Establishing the organisational structures and resources required to enable the Foundation to undertake its functions efficiently and effectively.
  • Providing annual and ongoing review of the results, impacts, and organisational effectiveness of the Foundation.