All Funding Calls

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  1. SFI Research Professorship Programme

    Attracting outstanding research talent to Ireland is one of the principal ambitions of SFI. The recruitment of world-leading scientists and engineers will help to build the national research base and enhance Ireland’s reputation as a location to carry out high-impact, high-quality research.

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    • Deadline — Apply at any time
    • Award amount — up to €5,000,000
    • Duration — 5 years only
  2. SFI Discover Programme Call - Opportunistic Funding Mechanism

    The Science Foundation Ireland Discover Programme Call aims to support and develop science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) education and public engagement sector in Ireland by: investing in, developing and extending activity and ability in this area, and exploring and encouraging novel means of engaging the public

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    • Deadline — Apply at any time
    • Award amount —
    • Duration — 1 year
  3. SFI Strategic Partnerships Programme

    The Strategic Partnership Programme is open on a rolling basis to applications involving strategic opportunities within all areas covered by SFI’s legal remit where significant co-funding from a company, collection of companies, funding agency, charity, philanthropic organization or Higher Education Institute is available.

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    • Deadline — Apply at any time
    • Award amount —
    • Duration — up to 5 years
  4. SFI ERC Support Programme

    The SFI ERC Support Programme provides an additional overhead payment to the Host Institution of ERC award winners, which is designed to assist awardees, who may either have won their ERC award while working at an Irish Host Institution or who may have recently been recruited to an Irish Host Institution from overseas, to successfully carry out their ERC-funded research.

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    • Deadline — Apply at any time
    • Award amount — up to €150,000
    • Duration —
  5. SFI ERC Development Programme

    The SFI ERC Development Programme supports researchers based in Ireland that have submitted a proposal to the ERC Starting Grant, Consolidator Grant and Advanced Grant schemes, have been deemed fundable, but were not eventually funded by the ERC due to a lack of available programme budget. Importantly, the programme aims to support or improve a resubmission to an ERC funding scheme.

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    • Deadline — up to 2 years
    • Award amount — up to €500,000
    • Duration —
  6. SFI/EI Technology Innovation Development Award (TIDA) Programme 2017

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    • Deadline —
    • Award amount — €100,000 direct costs
    • Duration — 12 Months
  7. BBSRC-SFI Partnership

    BBSRC and Science Foundation Ireland have entered an agreement to welcome, encourage and support research applications that cut across national boundaries involving collaborative teams led by researchers from the UK and Ireland.

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    • Deadline —
    • Award amount — up to €500,000
    • Duration — See https://goo.gl/zVjyRs
  8. SFI Career Development Award

    SFI is committed to supporting and developing early- and mid-career researchers to become excellent, fully independent research leaders and offers a suite of funding opportunities to help facilitate this transition, including support for those who are transitioning to independence, transitioning to leadership as well supporting more established research leaders.

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    • Deadline —
    • Award amount — up to €500,000
    • Duration — 4 years only
  9. SFI Research Infrastructure Programme

    The purpose of the SFI Research Infrastructure Call is to support the research community in building and sustaining the required infrastructural capacity to accomplish high quality, high impact and innovative research in areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics that demonstrably enhance and underpin enterprise competitiveness and societal development in Ireland.

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    • Deadline —
    • Award amount — up to €200,000
    • Duration —
  10. Call for Submission of Proposals for Phase 2 Funding

    SFI’s Agenda 2020 strategy aims to position Ireland as a global knowledge leader. A key objective of Agenda 2020 is to develop a set of world-leading, large-scale Research Centres that will provide major economic impact for Ireland.

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    • Award amount —
    • Duration —

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