SFI is the largest funder of competitive research in Ireland.
We believe in driving STEM-led innovation to address society's greatest challenges
We are committed to supporting educators as they shape
tomorrow's greatest minds.
We partner with lots of organisations to support and deliver STEM events in Ireland, from large scale scientific conferences to exciting public events such as Science Week.
We believe in the ability of the research we fund to effect
positive change in the world.
SFI Research Centres are making important scientific advances, enhancing enterprise and industry, training students with critical, in-demand skills, supporting regional development, and enhancing Ireland’s international reputation.
Science Week 2018 highlights
Science Foundation Ireland launches five new SFI Research Centres
SFI Researchers on highly cited list
Schrödinger at 75 – the Future of Biology
World-Leading Experimental Quantum Physicist Joins University College Cork
HEA and SFI Collaboration
cOAlition S: Making full and immediate Open Access a reality
Ten APC Microbiome Ireland researchers are ranked in the top 1% of their fields
Science Foundation Ireland Publishes Gender Data
Science Foundation Ireland and the Irish Research Council co-host the inaugural UK – Ireland Research Funders’ Forum
World Premiere of Science on Screen Documentary ‘A Tiny Spark’ Showcases Stroke Research
€13.6m SFI Research Centre for chronic and rare neurological diseases launched by Minister Heather Humphreys
Ever wondered why your fingers and toes go wrinkly when wet?
Why is a Golf Ball dimpled?
What is an Autonomous Vehicle?