SFI Frontiers for Partnership Awards now open!

13 Apr, 2021

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) has announced the introduction of the SFI Frontiers for Partnership Awards. a component of the SFI Frontiers for the Future Programme.

The SFI Frontiers for Partnership call is open to research proposals led by the Technological University / Institutes of Technology sector with partners from other Universities. 

A key ambition of the recently launched SFI Strategy 2025, Shaping our Future, is to “increase geographical involvement and engagement across the country, including through the SFI Research Centres, and increased collaboration with the new Technological Universities and the Institutes of Technology to ensure that benefits arising from our activities are realised across the entirety of Ireland.” 

In support of this goal, the newly formed Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science (DFERIS) has provided a budget to SFI to support partnerships between the TU/IOTs and the University sector. 

The call will close on Wednesday, 26 May 2021, at 13:00hr. Funding is for up to €1m in direct costs, and the key goal of this partnership is to support highly excellent, impactful research which benefits from the unique strengths of both sectors. More information is available here.


An SFI webinar about this call will take place on Tuesday, 27 April 2021, on Zoom, and details are here.

For TU Dublin applicants, note you must include a co-applicant from the following list of applicants but not another IOT or TU. For example, you can partner with Tyndall, Teagasc, ESRI or any of the other Universities.

SFI Partners

The SFI Frontiers for the Future Programme will be run in collaboration with the Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) and the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). SFI is open to forging new co-funding partnerships with agencies and organisations.