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Award Management System

Grants and Awards Management System – SESAME

What is SESAME?

SESAME is SFI’s online grants and awards management system. SESAME enables:

  • Researchers to apply online to SFI’s calls for proposals
  • Researchers to keep a record of research outputs in their contact profile
  • Research Body representatives to review and authorise all applications from their research body
  • Research Body representatives to track the status of applications
  • The submission of scientific annual reports and financial reports
  • The submission by researchers and approval by research body representatives of requests for budget reallocations and no cost extensions

How to Access SESAME?

SESAME is accessible online at

In order to access the system all researchers must be set up by their local Research Office.

Grant Administrators within the Research Office of each institution should contact SFI ( to complete their setup on the system.

Questions specific to the SESAME are answered on the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for the SESAME

For further information about SESAME we recommend that you sign up for SFI eAlerts.