SFI Conferences and Workshops
Science Foundation Ireland’s Conference and Workshop Programme supports conferences and workshops which enable Irish research bodies to contribute to international scientific debates, and which encourage industry-informed research and foster academic-industrial collaborations to build competitive advantage for Ireland. SFI will support conferences and workshops that encourage dissemination and collaboration on topics of timely importance in all areas covered by SFI’s legal remit.
There are five different award types within the Conference and Workshop Programme, namely Conferences, Exceptional Conferences, Workshops, Academic-Industrial Workshops, and Conference Bids. Different award types are eligible for different maximum funding amounts.
SFI is currently not accepting applications under the Conference & Workshops programme heading for Events Raising Public Awareness of Science, Technology, Mathematics and Engineering. Should you wish to submit a proposal relevant to this area please contact Alva O’Cleirigh (email@example.com) to discuss your proposal in the first instance
Call for Proposals and Application Form:
Applications may be submitted at any time during the year subject to the following criteria:
- Applications may not be submitted more than 12 months in advance of an event, with the exception of Exceptional Conferences.
- Conference applications must be submitted at least 6 months in advance of the event.
- Workshop applications must be submitted at least 3 months in advance of the event.
- Conference Bid applications must be submitted 3 months before the final bid presentation (and not more than 12 months in advance of the final bid presentation).
Further information available here:
Conference and Workshop Programme FAQ pages.
To assist in preparing applications examples of high quality previously funded proposals can be downloaded here:
For queries not addressed in the FAQs, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Other sources of funding for conferences and workshops
Please be advised that Irish researchers are also eligible to apply to the European Science Foundation’s conferences and workshops programme.
Further details may be found on their website http://www.esf.org/activities/exploratory-workshops.html and http://www.esf.org/activities/esf-conferences.html
Fáilte Ireland also offers practical and financial support for international conferences and meetings hosted in Ireland. Further details may be found on their website. http://www.irelandinspires.com/en/amb/ambassador-home.aspx
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides financial support for conferences and workshops with relevance to Irish environmental research priorities. Further details can be found on their website. http://www.epa.ie/researchandeducation/research/funding/current/#d.en.26825
EMBO provides funds for conferences, workshops, symposia, courses and plenary lectures with relevance to the field of molecular biology. Further information can be located on their website. http://www.embo.org/programmes/courses-workshops.html