SFI - NEW PROGRAMME TO ATTRACT ICONIC INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH TALENT TO IRISH UNIVERSITIES – Minister Bruton, Minister Sherlock
The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mr Richard Buton, T.D. together with the Minister for Research and Innovation, Mr Sean Sherlock, T.D. today announced a major new drive by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) to attract the world’s top research talent to the seven Irish universities. The Targeted SFI Research Professorship Programme 2014 will be delivered by Science Foundation Ireland and will provide research funding of approximately €5 million for each successful applicant. Attracting top international research Professors is a critical part of the Government’s strategy to build research capacity in key areas of economic importance.