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SFI Grant Budget Policy

Science Foundation Ireland’s Grant Budget Policy (GBP) describes budgetary requirements in relation to both the submission of grant applications for review and the management of funded award budgets. 

SFI acknowledges that, following award, the approved budget may need to be modified over time.  Therefore, it is recognised that a certain degree of flexibility in the design of revised budgets is required in order to best achieve the objectives of the funded research programme. Budget revisions may be permitted provided that they are appropriately justified within the terms of the corresponding Letter of Offer, SFI Terms and Conditions of Research Grants, SFI Policy on Budget Reallocations and other relevant SFI policies. 

SFI Grant Budget Policy: View the policy in PDF format

SFI Team Member Budget Scales:  Revised salary contribution scales reflect the Haddington Road and Lansdowne Road Agreements and are to apply to all grant applications, effective from April 1st 2017. See here

Revised salary scales will take immediate effect and should be used in the preparation of applications submitted to SFI.  However, it is recognised that grant applications to rolling calls may be at an advanced stage of preparation or applications under review may refer to previous scales. These applications will be reviewed as normal and any budget revisions required will be handled on a case-by-case basis where proposals are recommended for funding. 

SFI Approved Access Charge Plans:  HERE 

When preparing your grant proposal, please read the Grant Budget Policy closely to ensure your application is fully compliant with the GBP.


Last Updated May 2017