SFI is the largest funder of competitive research in Ireland.
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.
“Serotonin on the Wild Atlantic Way”
Science Foundation Ireland Launches 2017 Annual Report
Kostal and Lero researchers at IT Tralee and UL announce €800,000 R&D programme to develop autonomous robots for assembly line of the future
MaREI secure €4.4 million to support Ireland’s indigenous biomass and bioenergy industry
Lero researchers at UCD announce programme with Microsoft to enable future communications between deaf and non-deaf people
‘A Tiny Spark’ Selected for Science on Screen Film 2018
Irish network joins international team to organise first ever International Day of LGBTQ+ People in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) this Thursday 5th July
Ministers Humphreys and Halligan announce 2018 Science Week Festivals and events supported by Science Foundation Ireland
Irish professor receives top award for outstanding research
Tánaiste Simon Coveney and Minister Pat Breen announce over €12 million in joint research funding with Chinese Science Foundation
Mind our Microbes on the first ever World Microbiome Day
Ministers Humphreys and Halligan announce winners of Science Foundation Ireland Discover Science and Maths Awards
Minister Humphreys announces €1.8 million investment in 23 new Science Foundation Ireland Industry Fellowships
Ministers Humphreys and Halligan launch new SFI postgraduate research training programme that will see investment of over €100 million to meet industry skills needs
Science Foundation Ireland and the American Chamber of Commerce host thought leaders to develop new challenge-based funding programme