The award

The SFI St. Patrick’s Day Science Medal will be awarded annually to a distinguished Irish scientist, engineer or technology leader living and working in the USA. 

In 2016 the competition was further developed to include a specific award for an industry leader.

Both the industry and academic medals recognize individuals who are not only outstanding in their fields of expertise but who also have demonstrably assisted researchers in Ireland in either academia or industry – via mentorship, supervision, collaboration, industrial development, entrepreneurship or who have made significant contributions to developing the research ecosystem in Ireland.

Prof Mark Ferguson explains how a St. Patricks Day Medal recipient is considered for the prestigious award:



Nominations are now being sought for the 2019 SFI St. Patrick’s Day Science Medal Award.


Nominations must be submitted to by 5pm (Dublin local time) on Friday, September 21st 2018


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