Science Foundation Ireland Frontiers for the Future Programme 2019
in partnership with GSI, have announced the Frontiers for the Future
Programme. Funding will support excellent independent researchers to
conduct highly innovative, collaborative research with the potential to
deliver impact, whilst also providing opportunities for high-risk,
high-reward research projects.
The new programme comprises two streams – Frontiers for the Future Programme Projects and Frontiers for the Future Programme Awards.
- Frontiers for the Future Projects (2,
3 or 4 years; €200k-480k) will provide funding for high-risk,
high-reward research that facilitates highly innovative and novel
approaches to research.
- Frontiers for the Future Awards
(4 or 5 years; €500k-1M) will provide larger scale funding for
innovative, collaborative and excellent research programmes that have
the potential to deliver economic and societal impact.
SFI Frontiers for the Future Programme will replace the SFI
Investigators Programme and the SFI Career Development Award Programme.
Pre-proposal deadline is 28 March 2019. Full proposal deadline is 13 August 2019
Further information is available on the SFI funding website
Investigators Programme 2017/2018
Science Foundation Ireland and Geological Survey Ireland co-fund Earth science research under the SFI Investigators programme. This programme is managed by SFI with funding partners from several agencies and government departments.
The programme funds research in third level institute for up to 5 years, and up to €2.5m . Its aims are;
- To support excellent scientific research that has potential economic
and societal impact aligned to Innovation 2020 enterprise themes
- To build capacity, expertise and relationships that will allow
researchers based in Ireland to lead consortia and to win further
support through various non-Exchequer funding schemes, such as Horizon
- To support relevant collaborations and partnerships between academia and industry
- To maintain Ireland’s top-20 position in international bibliometric
rankings through an increase in the number and quality of journal
- To allow Ireland-based researchers to win top-tier international
prizes (e.g., the Nobel Prize, the European Science Prize, the Lasker
- To facilitate partnerships with other agencies
- To support researchers returning to active academic research after a
prolonged absence through the Investigator Career Advancement (ICA)
component of the call
Further details and application information are available on the SFI IvP website.