The Royal Society and Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) established a partnership to ensure that outstanding early career researchers from the Republic of Ireland have the opportunity to establish an independent research career. This partnership will award a prestigious Royal Society – SFI University Research Fellowship to outstanding early career researchers. The fellowship will be hosted within an SFI Eligible Research Body. Funding was provided for successful candidates for 5 years initially, with the possibility to apply for a further 3 years. Applicants from the Republic of Ireland were assessed along with candidates from the UK through the normal Royal Society peer review process. Successful candidates were awarded a fellowship by the Royal Society, the cost of which will be met by Science Foundation Ireland.
This scheme is currently closed to applications. For further information on the RS-SFI URF scheme please see the Royal Society website.