Researchers to get €47m boost from SFI scheme

More than 200 researchers are to receive a €47 million boost in funding for pioneering research initiatives, the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation announced today.

30th April, 2014
The successfully funded projects have links to 62 companies.

More than 200 researchers are to receive a ���47 million boost in funding for pioneering research initiatives, the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation announced today.

The Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Investigators Programme will provide funding over a three to five year period, for 36 research projects involving over 200 researchers. Funding for each project will range from €400,000 to €3.1 million.

Enterprise minister Richard Bruton said that the funding is linked to 62 private sector companies.

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