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  • This programme is designed to encourage excellent but recently unsuccessful ERC applicants to resubmit to the ERC. To increase Irish success in future ERC calls. To improve the success rate of Irish-based applicants who resubmit to the ERC.
    Geographical Coverage: National
    Budget: 
    SFI ERC Development Programme grants will be up to 50% of the original ERC proposal, or €500,000, whichever is lower, for a maximum of 24 months
    Sector of Activity:
    Research & innovation
  • This programme aims to provide successful candidates with the opportunity to develop their career through experiencing and participating in first-hand, the diversity of activities carried out by a funding agency
    Geographical Coverage: National
    Budget: 
    Funding for a 24 month fellowship, which includes salary + associated costs + subsistence (case by case)
    Sector of Activity:
    Research & innovation
  • The aims of the SFI ERC Support Programme are: To enhance the benefits of applying to ERC schemes for institutions and applicants To increase the participation of Irish-based researchers in all ERC schemes To provide greater institutional support for Irish-based ERC awardees
    Geographical Coverage: National
    Budget: 
    ERC award (2015 call or later) with an Irish Host Institution: €150,000, regardless of ERC scheme. ERC award from a 2014 call with an Irish Host Institution:20% of the award stated in the ERC grant agreement, up to a maximum of €300,000, regardless of ERC scheme. ERC awardee (from any year) recruited to work in an Irish Host Institution: The award may depend on the time remaining on the ERC award and will depend on the type of ERC award held, as follows: - ERC Starting Grant: up to €500,000 - ERC Consolidator Grant: up to €750,000 - ERC Advanced Grant: up to €1,000,000
    Sector of Activity:
    Research & innovation
  • The purpose of the SFI Conference and Workshop programme is to facilitate international and national conferences and workshops of strategic value hosted in the Republic of Ireland.
    Geographical Coverage: National
    Budget: 
    Categories of Conference and Workshops Awards: - Conferences up to €50,000 - Exceptional Conferences up to €100,000 - Workshops up to €10,000 - Conference Bids up to €6,000
    Sector of Activity:
    Research & innovation
  • The SFI Partnership Schemes aim to provide a flexible mechanism by which SFI can build strategic collaborations with key partners such as industry, funding agencies, charities, philanthropic organisations or higher education institutes (HEIs) with the goal of co-funding outstanding opportunities.
    Geographical Coverage: National
    Sector of Activity:
    Research & innovation
  • Like the SFI Research Centres, the SFI Spokes programme will help link scientists and engineers in partnerships across academia and industry to address crucial research questions, foster the development of new and existing Ireland-based technology companies, attract industry that could make an impor
    Geographical Coverage: National
    Budget: 
    The total request for salary and subsistence for a 12 month visit cannot exceed €150,000 and must be appropriately pro-rated for shorter term visits
    Sector of Activity:
    Research & innovation
  • Feasibility study grant aid is available to groups, organisations, businesses or individuals to allow them assess the viability of a business idea
    Geographical Coverage: National
    Budget: 
    Funding amounts will depend on the type of business proposed, geographical location, skills level required, and the potential employment level of the project.
    Sector of Activity:
    other
  • Research and development grants are available to assist businesses develop innovative products, processes and services which will lead to an enhancement of their ability to perform in increasingly competitive markets.
    Geographical Coverage: National
    Budget: 
    Funding amounts will depend on the type of business proposed, geographical location, skills level required, and the potential employment level of the project.
    Sector of Activity:
    other
  • Údarás na Gaeltachta can provide assistance by way of capital grant to enterprises seeking aid for an initial investment for capital expenditure costs.
    Geographical Coverage: National
    Budget: 
    Funding amounts will depend on the type of business proposed, geographical location, skills level required, and the potential employment level of the project.
    Sector of Activity:
    other
  • Referred to as an employment grant, aid is calculated by reference to the expected wage costs over the first two years of jobs created as a result of an initial investment project.
    Geographical Coverage: National
    Sector of Activity:
    other

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