Archive for SFI

Science funding remains central to recovery

Posted in research with tags , on 17 February 2011 by Steve

“According to the director general of Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), John Travers, a change of government will not mean any significant change in approach to State investment in research, and that there is an acceptance across all parties that investment in research will help rebuild the economy when recovery comes …” (more)

[Dick Ahlstrom, Irish Times, 17 February]

Irish science funding hangs in electoral balance

Posted in research with tags , on 15 February 2011 by Steve

“In December last year, John Travers took over as director-general of the research-funding body Science Foundation Ireland (SFI). Appointed on an interim basis for six months while a permanent replacement is found, the former head of the government advisory board Forfás takes over at a difficult time …” (more)

[Dick Ahlstrom, Nature, 15 February]

International success for Science Foundation Ireland-funded researchers

Posted in research with tags , , on 31 January 2011 by Steve

“Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) has welcomed the announcement that two of its leading funded researchers, Professors Luke O’Neill and Ken Wolfe – both based at Trinity College Dublin (TCD) – have each been successful in securing special funding from the prestigious European Research Council (ERC) …” (more)

[Education in Ireland, 31 January]

Access to world-class facilities announced for Tyndall

Posted in research with tags , , , on 12 January 2011 by Steve

“Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation, Batt O’Keeffe, TD has announced that Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) has embarked on a further five-year programme to facilitate access for higher education institutions to world-class facilities and experts at Tyndall National Institute, UCC …” (more)

[UCC, 12 January]

Ten Years of Achievements by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)

Posted in research with tags on 11 January 2011 by Steve

“Two of my recent blogs dealt with research in Ireland in the eighties and the steps leading to the establishment of SFI. Dilogies don’t sound nice so I will make it a trilogy by reflecting on what SFI has achieved in its first ten years …” (more)

[Frank Gannon’s Blog, 11 January]

Ireland Holds its Nerve on Science Research

Posted in research with tags , on 29 December 2010 by Steve

“Despite the country’s parlous economic situation, the Irish government has provided a modest increase in funding for its main university research funding agency Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) in 2011 …” (more)

[Cormac Sheridan, BioWorld, 29 December]

Knowledge is power

Posted in research with tags , on 17 December 2010 by Steve

SCIENCE FOUNDATION IRELAND: Early diagnosis can mean the difference between life and death in a range of illnesses including cancer, cardiovascular disease and meningitis. DCU’s BDI is working to shorten the odds …” (more)

[Irish Times, 17 December]