Open Calls

SFI have launched a new awards programme specifically targeting Institutes of Technology and Technical Universities as lead hosts and partnering with a university.

This is a new call running in parallel with the SFI Frontiers for the Future Programme Awards rolling call and will include geoscience topics co-funded by GSI.

For more information and application details, please see the SFI website

Deadline: Fixed Deadline: 26th May 2021, 13.00 Dublin local time

Funding available per project: €500,000 - €1,000,000 (direct costs)

Duration: 48 or 60 months

Fulbright Incoming to Ireland, 2021 call for applications

GSI is pleased to continue our partnership with Fulbright Ireland and announce the current call for incoming Scholars and Students. The Fulbright-GSI awards offer travel and subsistence funding (this does not include salaries) for US based researchers to be hosted by an Irish geoscience institute to carry out research and develop trans-Atlantic partnerships. Under this call the visiting researcher must also contribute to the teaching programme of their host or an HEI partner (however this can include workshops, short courses, specialist fieldtrips etc.)

For any question and clarifications please see the Fulbright Commission website 

Deadline: 15 September 2021


SFI-GSI Frontiers for the Future Awards 2020

Medium-large scale projects

GSI will again partner with Science Foundation Ireland for the SFI Frontiers for the Future Programme 2020. This programme 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. 

Two streams are available: Projects and Awards

  • Frontiers for the Future Projects will provide funding for high-risk, high-reward research that facilitates highly innovative and novel approaches to research.

  • Frontiers for the Future Awards will provide larger scale funding for innovative, collaborative and excellent research programmes that have the potential to deliver economic and societal impact.

Lead Applicants on SFI Frontiers for the Future Project proposals must submit a proposal to SFI through their host institution Research Office before the deadline of 8 October 2020 at 13:00 Dublin Local Time. CLOSED

Lead Applicants on SFI Frontiers for the Future Award proposals may submit a proposal to SFI through their host institution Research Office from 1 September 2020. The SFI Frontiers for the Future Awards call will remain open for a minimum of 12 months (i.e. end of August 2021).

To be eligible for the SFI-GSI funding, proposed projects/awards must fit he nominated topics - please make sure you have carefully read the call documents including this topic list.

Applicants are vis the SFI system, for call details and submission information please visit the SFI website.