Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) in collaboration with the Marine Institute, Teagasc, the Geological Survey of Ireland and the Environmental Protection Agency, launched the SFI Investigators Programme 2016.
The SFI Investigators Programme supports the development of world-class research capability and human capital in areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) that demonstrably support and underpin enterprise competitiveness and societal development in Ireland. To this end, the Investigators Programme funds outstanding people with innovative ideas and strategic partnerships, recognising that excellence remains a paramount criterion. For this Programme, scientific excellence is both necessary and paramount but is not sufficient in isolation; applications must also be able to clearly articulate the potential for economic and societal impact.
An information Webinar took place on the 11th August 2016, 15:00.
Lead Applicants on Investigators Programme proposals must were requested to submit preliminary information to SFI through their host institution Research Office before the deadline of Friday 30th September 2016 at 13:00. Only Lead Applicants that have submitted the requested preliminary information through their host institution Research Office were permitted to submit a proposal to the call. The deadline for submission of full proposals was Friday 9th December 2016 at 13:00