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Minister Harris announces 62 research grants through the SFI Frontiers for the Future Programme

Minister Harris announces 62 research grants through the SFI Frontiers for the Future Programme


Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, TD, has announced 62 grants valued at €42 million to support research across 13 Higher Education Institutions through Science Foundation Ireland's Frontiers for the Future Programme.

Minister Harris commented on the programme:

"These awards, supported under the SFI Frontiers for the Future programme, will enable research ideas to contribute new knowledge, solving problems faced by our society, while also providing a continuum of support from early career to established researchers, thus growing and retaining top talent in Ireland.

 The SFI Frontiers for the Future programme takes important steps to address gender imbalance and to provide support and opportunity for emerging investigators who are returning to their research after a period of leave."

The awarded grants focus their research and innovation in different scientific topics, thus funding a wider range of scientific domains.

The SFI Frontiers for the Future Programme is funded in collaboration with Geological Survey Ireland (GSI). 

Commenting on the announcement Koen Verbruggen, Director, Geological Survey Ireland, said:

"Geological Survey Ireland, a division of the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications, has partnered with SFI for several years and we are very pleased to again support geoscience researchers through the Frontiers programme. Both of the SFI-GSI projects funded this year will improve our understanding of the impacts of climate change in the past and what this might mean for our future."

Two projects are co-funded by Geological Survey Ireland:

  • Gordon Bromley, University of Galway, Geologic Perspectives on Abrupt Climate Change (GeoPAC2):  Strengthening Ireland's capacity for projecting future change. 
  • Audrey Morley, University of Galway, Signal Tracking to unveil Arctic Climate variability.

Complete announcement from SFI on their website.