Featured Article 25 Mar 2014

Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) has officially launched its Industry Fellowship Programme 2014 to develop and support academic partnerships with industry with the maximum award amount is €120,000-worth of direct costs.

The fellowship is a part of the SFI’s Agenda 2020, a European initiative to build on the considerable achievements in Ireland’s scientific and enterprise communities since the SFI was established twelve years ago and increase Ireland’s potential for further development and growth by 2020.

According to the SFI, the purpose of the programme is to facilitate exchanges between academia and industry to break any potential barriers between the transfer of ideas and development from the two bodies, thereby building critical mass in areas of strategic importance for Ireland and enabling economic and societal challenges to be tackled.

The available fellowships will enable access for researchers to work with the latest technologies and standards and facilitate training in the use of this specialist equipment.

These can also be awarded to academic researchers wishing to spend time in an industry worldwide and to individuals from industry anywhere in the world (including Ireland) wishing to spend time in an eligible Irish research body.

For individuals or organisations looking to take part in the industry fellowship, the duration of the programme can be for between one and 12 months, or for up to 24 months if part-time.

Details on the fellowship and where to apply are available at the SFI’s website.

Colm Gorey

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SFI director general, Mark Ferguson 

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