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Science Foundation Ireland Programmes with Industry

Science Foundation Ireland Industry Fellowships

The Industry Fellowships programme develops and supports academic partnerships with industry. Fellowships can be awarded to staff and postdoctoral academic researchers based in Ireland, wishing to spend time in industry worldwide (“Academia to Industry” Fellowships), and to individuals from industry anywhere in the world (including Ireland) wishing to spend time in an eligible Irish academic or research institution (“Industry to Academia” Fellowships). Fellowships can be for between 1 and 12 months in duration if full time or for up to 24 months if part time. The maximum Industry Fellowship award amount is €100,000 direct costs. 

Science Foundation Ireland Research Centres

These are world leading, large scale Research Centres with a major economic impact for Ireland.  SFI Research Centres may be funded at a level of between €1-5 million per year in direct costs.  Science Foundation Ireland funds up to 70% of the overall Research Centre budget.  A minimum of 30% of the budget must be secured from industry partners, at least one-third of which must be in cash.
See details on the 12 funded SFI Research Centres here.

Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre Spokes

The Science Foundation Ireland Spokes programme provides a mechanism to allow new industry and academic partners to join the existing SFI Reseach Centres.

Science Foundation Ireland Partnership Programme

The Partnership Programme provides a flexible mechanism by which Science Foundation Ireland can build strategic collaborations with key partners such as industry, funding agencies, charities, philanthropic organisations or higher education institutes (HEIs) with the goal of co-funding outstanding opportunities.