Archive for Frank Gannon

The Birth of SFI

Posted in research with tags , on 1 December 2010 by Steve

“In the last blog, triggered by the 10-year anniversary of the start of Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), I reflected on research in Ireland in the eighties and early nineties …” (more)

[Frank Gannon’s Blog, 29 November]

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How Australia’s ‘Smart State’ Lured Irish Science Guru

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 3 September 2010 by Steve

“Last month, one of Australia’s leading biomedical centers, the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) in Brisbane, announced it had enticed Frank Gannon to step down from running the funding agency Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) and become its next director in 2011 …” (more)

[John Travis, Science Insider, 31 August]

Science Foundation Ireland chief confirms departure from post

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 20 August 2010 by Steve

“The head of Ireland’s largest research funding body Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) is to resign his post and move to take up a new appointment in Australia at the beginning of next year …” (more)

[Dick Ahlstrom, Irish Times, 20 August]

Simplification of EC rules

Posted in research with tags , , on 6 August 2010 by Steve

“… For me, the biggest problem with the current rules is how they are applied. Essentially, the attitude seems to be that the research community cannot be trusted. As a result, time-sheets are required for those employed on an EC award. For an artist, I think it would be understood that timesheets are not appropriate …” (more)

[Frank Gannon’s Blog, 6 August]

Science Foundation Ireland chief to take up an overseas position

Posted in Governance and administration with tags , on 30 July 2010 by Steve

“The head of research funding body Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) is preparing to leave Ireland and take up a new post abroad. The move relates to professional advancement rather than dissatisfaction with his current position, according to sources in the Government …” (more)

[Dick Alhstrom, Irish Times, 30 July]

Excellence and Cohesion in European Science

Posted in research with tags , , on 6 July 2010 by Steve

“I was invited to talk about the topic of excellence and cohesion in European Science at the EuroScience Open Forum in Turin last weekend. (This is the meeting that will come to Dublin in 2012 for the City Of Science events). Both of the words –‘excellence’ and ‘cohesion’ – carry heavy baggage. ‘Excellence’ has become the only level of research that anybody plans to support …” (more)

[Frank Gannon’s Blog, 6 July]

Prestigious new role for SFI director general

Posted in research with tags , on 1 June 2010 by Steve

“Prof Frank Gannon, director general of Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), as been appointed vice-president of EUROHORCS (European Heads of Research Councils), just one year after he was elected to the association’s Steering Committee …” (more)

[Deirdre Nolan, Silicon Republic, 1 June]