SFI is pleased to introduce the SFI Frontiers for Partnership Awards component of the SFI Frontiers for the Future Programme.

The SFI Frontiers for Partnership Awards call is running in parallel with the SFI Frontiers for the Future Programme Awards rolling call. The SFI Frontiers for Partnership call is open to research proposals led by the Technological University (TU) / Institutes of Technology (IoT) sector with partners from the established University sector. 

A key goal of the recently launched SFI Strategy 2025, Shaping our Future, is to “increase geographical involvement and engagement across the country, including through the SFI Research Centres, and increased collaboration with the new Technological Universities and the Institutes of Technology to ensure that benefits arising from our activities are realised across the entirety of Ireland.” In support of this goal, the newly formed Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science (DFHERIS) has provided budget to SFI to support partnerships between the TU/IOTs and the University sector. The key goal of this partnership is to support highly excellent, impactful research which benefits from the unique strengths of both sectors.

Our Partners

The SFI Frontiers for the Future Programme will be run in collaboration with the Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) and the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). SFI is open to forging new co-funding partnerships with agencies and organisations. 


SFI hosted an information webinar for applicants on the 27th April 2021 – the webinar was recorded and can be downloaded here.