SFI is the largest funder of competitive research in Ireland.
We believe in driving STEM-led innovation to address society's
We are committed to supporting educators as they shape
tomorrow's greatest minds.
We partner with lots of organisations to support and deliver STEM events in Ireland, from large scale scientific conferences to exciting public events such as Science Week.
We believe in the ability of the research we fund to effect
positive change in the world.
SFI Research Centres are making important scientific advances,
enhancing enterprise and industry, training students with
critical, in-demand skills, supporting regional development,
and enhancing Ireland’s international reputation.
Minister Harris launches €2 million prize fund for research in Food Waste and Plastics
The gut microbiome of Travellers gives a timely public health lesson
Cork Institute of Technology joins Lero, the SFI Research Centre for Software Cork researchers join world-leading SFI research centre
Minister Harris announces SFI investment of €4.8 million Covid 19 Research Partnership at Trinity College Dublin
Discovery of new step in how brain cells work could lead to new therapies for epilepsy
International study discovers three potential new targets for treating epilepsy
COVID-19 Rapid Response Research and Innovation Funding
Professor Rory O’Connor Prize for Outstanding Service to Lero
New microbiome research of practical benefit to patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis