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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

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    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 im

    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
  • The Renewable Energy Investment Fund (REIF) provides financial assistance for projects that will:

    Geographical Coverage: National
    Budget: 
    Priority will be given to projects which require investment levels above £400,000 (the upper limit of the existing District Heating Loan Scheme)
    Sector of Activity:
    Ocean renewable energy
    Research & innovation
  • The Scottish Venture Fund invests in companies from start ups, early-stage to expanding businesses seeking funding to develop products and/or markets.

    Geographical Coverage: National
    Budget: 
    This fund can invest alongside private sector investors on equal terms, up to a maximum of 50% of the total funding package on a commercial basis. Provision from £10,000 up to £2 million, as part of a total deal size ranging from £20,000 to £10 million.
    Sector of Activity:
    other
    Other Sector of Activity: 
    Support to SME
  • SMART: SCOTLAND provides grants to Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) based in Scotland. The grant helps you undertake technical feasibility studies and research and development (R&D) projects that have a commercial endpoint.

    Geographical Coverage: National
    Budget: 
    Feasibility studies must last between 6 and 18 months, and the maximum grant is £100,000 R&D projects must last between 6 and 36 months, and the maximum grant is £600,000
    Sector of Activity:
    Research & innovation
  • The Scottish Recycling Fund is operated by Zero Waste Scotland, in partnership with Scottish Enterprise, to develop key sorting, repair and reprocessing capacity for eligible waste materials, and additional remanufacturing capacity in Scotland.

    Geographical Coverage: National
    Sector of Activity:
    Environmental monitoring