Mark Ferguson, director of of SFI Science Foundation Ireland, said that the new research centres “will make a significant contribution to Ireland’s economy, employment and reputation”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / THE IRISH TIMES

Almost €250 million is to be invested in five new world-class Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) research centres, in a move aimed at enhancing research(...)

Mark Ferguson, director of SFI – Science Foundation Ireland: “It is very important that we give Irish researchers the opportunity to win these fellowships.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Ireland’s best and brightest young scientists are being offered a unique opportunity to be awarded a prestigious research fellowship by the Royal Soci(...)

Mark Ferguson, Director of of SFI Science Foundation Ireland, photographed in the Science Gallery, Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/Irish Times

More than €1.7 million in funding has been made available to support twenty new high-potenial industry-academia partnerships. The funding, whic(...)

Mark Ferguson, Director of of SFI Science Foundation Ireland, photographed in the Science Gallery, Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/Irish Times

More than €1.7 million in funding has been made available to support twenty new high-potenial industry-academia partnerships.The funding, which is bei(...)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton said the investment will help develop Ireland’s international reputation for excellent research with impact.

More than 200 scientists in the Republic are to receive €47 million in funding through Science Foundation Ireland’s investigators programme. (...)

There is no doubt that funding scientific research is costly. The Hubble Space Telescope cost US taxpayers a staggering $1.5 billion to build, maki(...)

From left: Dr William Finlay, director of global biotherapeutics technologies, Pfizer; Dr Paul Duffy, vice-president, Pfizer; Minister for Research and Innovation Seán Sherlock, and Prof Mark Ferguson, director general, Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and Pfizer have joined up in a unique new academic-industry partnership which aims to promote biotherapeutic b(...)

Queen’s University Belfast

Northern Ireland researchers will now be able to participate directly in projects supported by Science Foundation Ireland. The “Investigators Programm(...)

Grants are being provided next year to encourage more women with science degrees to remain in research or return to it after a break or career pause. (...)

Dr Imelda Lambkin, national director of Ireland’s National Support Network for Horizon 2020: “Irish researchers are often getting involved in small activities, but I would urge them where possible to look at leading or co-ordinating a project.”

You might not think of it amid the fireworks and champagne corks, but when January arrives European research will enter a new phase. That’s because Ho(...)